Data Science. Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence. Internet of Things.
These emerging technologies have empowered widespread innovation across the hospitality industry.
This event will provide hands-on experience with the data and technologies that are responsible for disruption in hospitality, supervised by an industry leader in hospitality innovation: Hilton. Mentors from Hilton’s Innovation Lab, Brands and Guest Experience Team, and Food & Beverage Teams will be onsite to help diverse teams of students develop new technologies that engage and solve some of the most pressing problems in 21st century hospitality. Representatives from Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, and Microstrategy will be onsite to empower students with cutting-edge technology being used by hospitality leaders like Hilton on a daily basis.
Students have 36 hours to whiteboard, prototype, and launch technologies
that directly address this year’s theme: Community <-> Connection. At the close of the event, teams will demo their proposed solution to an audience of students, staff, and faculty, as well as a panel of judges comprised of industry leading technologists. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event, including certificates for hotel stays, swag from Hilton collaborators like Salesforce and Facebook, and possible opportunities to visit Hilton headquarters in McLean, VA.
What can I expect? Videos of prior hackathons organized by Entrepreneurship at Cornell: Hospitality '17, Vet '18 Health '18, Fintech '17