How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact the meetings industry? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest developments? This webinar reviews what’s new and way cool in the technology in this fun, fast-packed look at what’s here for us to use now, and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other important tech trends.
- Identify the five pillars of business disruption.
- Understand how to evaluate which technologies you should be using today.
- Recognize how new technologies, such as mixed reality and artificial intelligence reality can impact the hospitality industry.
James Spellos is the president of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology.
Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist. He delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He has been honored with both its Award for Teaching Excellence and its Outstanding Service Award. Jim was also named one of the hospitality industry’s trendsetters in 2015 for his technology education.
In 2014, Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger think tank, which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. Jim co-created for them their Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organizations identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced by an organization helping to recover excess food from events.
Jim is also an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboard and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband. They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008 and is perpetually in the recording studio working on their next project.