TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2020

TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2020.

THEME>>>THE FUTURE FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN AFRICA

BIOMETRICS>>> ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE>>>DATA

Brandworld Media in partnership with Technology Mirror is proud to present the 2nd edition of the  TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT  with the theme   THE FUTUTURE FOR TRAVEL AND  TOURISM IN AFRICA.>>>BIOMETRICS  . ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE . BIG DATA.

The future of travel is technology-based, so tourism jobs will require both technical and advanced soft skills used to effectively implement and manage smart initiatives. The greatest societal impact of digital transformation in tourism may be the effect on the sector’s workforce, which directly and indirectly represents 1 in every 10 jobs worldwide. Like in other economic sectors, intelligent automation will change the nature of some travel jobs and eradicate others altogether. However, digitally-enabled growth will also generate new employment opportunities that could outpace the automation of existing roles, especially as strong growth is forecast for the sector.

Tourism and Technology Summit is a project driven by a vision to disrupt the Tourism industry in Africa through Technology.It works with the public & private sector to drive the growth & development of the industry through:

  • Emerging technology driven by innovations
  • Sector inspiring policies that enhance growth & development
  • Thoughtful stakeholders’ engagement.
  • The exposure of players to knowledge on global best practices that engender quality services

BIOMETRICS

biometric system is a computerized system that allows a user to be recognized based on his/her biometrics. It is based on four components: (1) a sensor module, which includes a reader/scanner used to acquire a raw biometric image from a user; (2) a feature extractor module, which extracts a feature set from the raw biometric image and creates a template for the user; (3) a matching and decision-making module, which compares a feature set extracted from the user with the ones existing in the database and makes a decision to either validate a claimed identity or classify the enrolled identities to identify a user; and (4) a database module, which is a repository of templates for users (Jain & Ross, 2008). Biometric systems function in two stages: (1) enrollment, and (2) recognition. In enrollment, a user provides a sample image of his/her biometric (i.e., fingerprint, iris) via the sensor module. Then, the feature extractor module extracts features of the user’s biometric and stores a unique template of that user’s biometric into a database.

ARTIFICIAL  INTELLIGENCE

Technological innovations support increased efficiency in every industrial sector. Artificial intelligence (AI) is among the most important innovative solutions. Intelligence is measurable and clearly defined. AI has brought several new ideas into our everyday lives like ‘sharing economy’, ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Internet of People’. Tourism industry is no exception of the many sectors affected by AI: different smart systems and chatbots are used in travel agencies and air transport companies. Predictions about the near future foresee the development of personalised solutions, which will lead to further rearrangement in the technological revolution that has been going on for decades in the tourism industry. The process of continuous progress seems to be unstoppable, and that leads to the big question: how can we adapt to the new world brought to humanity by AI?

BIG DATA

Tourism is a very dynamic industry where political, economical and social factors could determine the success or failure of a certain destination, service or product. Therefore, having enormous amounts of solid facts could really benefit the industry in making decisions, and predicting patterns as well as outcomes. The Big Data technology creates opportunities for the travel and tourism industry to grow and invent new business models by analysing said data and spotting market opportunities. However, Big Data is still unknown to most travel agencies, furthermore smaller businesses tend to overlook the benefits of it, This huge source of data can provide managers, businesses, organizations, policy makers and researchers with tons of solid and reliable information for decision making.

The use of technology to design diverse and innovative tourism products will no doubt play an imperative role in positioning travel and tourism in Africa

Under SDGS 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS, the summit aims to focus on how Technology can deliver smart solutions to enable and grow the Tourism industry in Africa.

We shall be glad to discuss your areas of interest  and confirmation of your participation or sponsorship by phone or  email  at your earliest convenience.

SPONSORSHIP/PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS.

We believe that your sponsorship/partnership of this event would be beneficial for the following reasons:

  • The potential reach of the publicity for an event of this magnitude will be enormous as we would maximize all media (Electronic, Print & Social Media) platforms available to us both in Nigeria and internationally.
  • Sponsoring /Partnering this event would highlight your company’s support for innovation and inclusiveness in supporting young talents in the Tech/ICT Industry in Nigeria to design innovative solutions for the travel and tourism sector in Africa
  • This will serve as an initiative to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in supporting the growth of the Disruptive Technology and innovation space in
  • Your brand / logo will be visible on all promotional materials as well as mentions of your brand in all our media broadcasts, interviews and publications.

We also have a special template package for our partners different from the above, tailored to meet the needs of their specific area of participation, details will be discussed in a followup document as partners indicate interest especially for those exhibiting.

Our emails are

 brandworldx@hotmail.com and  editor@technologymirror.com.ng.

Miss Clara Chinwe Okoro can be reached by telephone at +234 8023032954  +234 7031233729  and Mr Isaiah Erhiawarien on 08023313302,08111813094.

We appreciate your kind consideration of this letter and await your favourable response.

Sincerely

Clara Chinwe Okoro                                                  Isaiah Erhiawarien

Executive Director                                                    Project Consultant

Brandworld Media                                                    Technology Mirror.