Team OpenTable is heading to New York next week for the second annual TechTable Summit, a day of panels and discussions bringing together leaders in the hospitality, technology, and investment communities. The goal? Creating conversations, forging connections, and discovering solutions to benefit “hi-tech for hi-touch.”
OpenTable CEO Christa Quarles will join an all-star lineup of speakers from companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Instagram, plus smaller food brands such as Smitten Ice Cream and San Francisco’s Souvla. Joined by James Liakakos, Vice President of Operations for Jean Georges Management LLC, she’ll share insights about how data from OpenTable’s network can help create better experiences for restaurants and diners alike.
Ahead of the conference, we talked to three TechTable founders: Lauren Hobbs, Director of Marketing at Union Square Hospitality Group; Jaci Badzin, formerly in marketing for Google and Nike; and Camilla Marcus, an angel investor who previously served as Director of Business Development for USHG. Read on for their take on the intersection of hospitality and technology today: where we’ve been, how the landscape is evolving, and what’s yet to unfold. [Read more…]