fvw Kongress 2019

The next mobile revolution is coming

Nigel Beighton is CIO of Atcore
Nigel Beighton is CIO of Atcore

Apps and real-time data have changed tourism but the true mobile revolution will come with 5G, according to Atcore CIO Nigel Beighton. At the fvw Kongress the technology expert will explain how the era of ultra-fast mobile communications will create new opportunities for the travel industry.

The switch from fixed-line internet access to mobile surfing is underway. The next generation of 5G technology will enable data transfer 10 to 100 times faster than today. This means large quantities of data can be called up in real-time. This could be a breakthrough for the tourism industry and travellers. Where is the right hotel? Where is the next POI? Is there a free tour guide?

“The next mobile revolution has just begun,” says Nigel Beighton, CIO of British travel IT company Atcore. “We are about to reach the next level of this revolution with new changes, challenges and opportunities for the travel industry.”

Beighton joined Atcore, which operates the reservation and sales platforms Atcom (formerly @Com) and Tigerbay, in 2018 and is an experienced technology expert. His former positions include Lastminute.com (CTO), Capgemini (Head of Technology Consulting), Symantec (CTO), Rackspace (CTO) and Addison Lee (CTO).

At the fvw Kongress, which takes place on September 17 and 18 in Cologne, Beighton will describe the future of mobile technology along with the implications and opportunities for travel companies. His presentation (in English) is called: "What you might not know about mobile and how it changes everything again for travel".

The new-look fvw Kongress will feature a wide-ranging programme of presentations on key issues for the travel industry, including changes in technology, digitalisation, latest developments in tourism and aviation, and how to make the industry more sustainable.

There is one single ticket that gives entry to the entire event on both days, including the presentations on all three stages, documentation and the Kongress party.

The ticket costs just 349 euros as a special early booking price until 14 July. Travel agency owners and staff pay only 99 euros, while start-ups (no older than three years) pay 129 euros. All prices are liable to VAT.  

You can find more information about the travel industry event under: www.fvw-kongress.de