Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RoboMQ Selected for the HITEC Entrepreneur 20X Competition

RoboMQ is excited to announce that it has been selected by the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) organization to compete in the  Entrepreneur 20X Startup Pitch Competition at HITEC 2016 in New Orleans on Monday June 20 from 1 to 4 PM.

RoboMQ in the Hospitality Industry:

As part of the competition, RoboMQ will present its Topgolf Success Story where RoboMQ provides enterprise-wide integration services to the 24 (and growing) Topgolf locations, connecting world-class hospitality applications including: ADP Vantage HCM, MS Active Directory, Sertifi, Newmarket, Crunchtime, Focus POS, Skywire POS, Chase MerchantLink, MySQL, Jira, and RFID IoT Devices.


The value that RoboMQ provides to Topgolf addresses the same challenges that are universal throughout the entire hospitality industry:
  • Breaking down the information and data silos created by organizational dynamics including vertical application implementation. Businesses need their legacy applications to work seamlessly with the new, leading-edge applications including Cloud, mobile, IoT, and microservices.
  • Improving the customer experience by integrating the business-critical applications and processes with customer facing or action-based applications, in order to build a lasting relationship based on delivering the best customer experience possible.
  • Improving the employee experience by integrating, automating and optimizing applications and processes throughout the enterprise, enabling staff to be as productive as possible, succeed in the delivery of the businesses products and services to their clients, and are based on the a multi-beneficial model that incorporates the success of the client, the company, employees and partners.

According to Andrew Macaulay, CIO of Topgolf, said, “RoboMQ has enabled us to get our business critical information at the right time, and at the right place, without any manual intervention. Needless to say, their services have had a significant impact on the ability to optimize and transform our business so we are ultimately able to leverage leading edge technology to deliver great value and services to all of our Topgolf guests, as well as our own employees.”

HITEC E20X Session/Pitch Competition Details:

Monday, June 20, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center—Rivergate Room 1 to 4PM

During the three-hour competition, 15 unfunded entrepreneurs will pitch followed by 2-3 minutes of judge feedback/tough questions. After the pitches, the judges’ panel will deliberate and cast a vote for their choice of (1) winner. That winner will receive a $5,000 check onsite as well as an opportunity to be funded by the E20X seed fund. The session will also include a presentation by last year’s Most Innovative winner—Whistle—with an update on where they are and how winning has impacted their startup. And we will have a techie lounge space for session attendees to meet-and-greet with the pitching companies during judge deliberation and post-competition.


About HITEC:

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest products and services from over 300 companies, occupying more than 130,000 square feet. Nowhere else can premiere hospitality professionals gather to learn and experience the technologies that continue to enhance our industry and our customers’ experiences.

About Topgolf:

Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 24 locations serving 8 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each venue offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties and social and corporate events. To learn more about Topgolf, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.

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