Marriott unveils shortlist for Testbed programme

Marriott Hotels has unveiled the eight shortlisted start-ups for this year’s Testbed European accelerator programme. The firms have been whittled down from around 150 submissions from 24 countries, and will now pitch their ideas to a panel of judges later this month. Among the companies are Reward Technology – a UK start-up offering guests personalized communication and services based on the detection of their loyalty / room card READ MORE - https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/08/12/marriott-unveils-shortlist-testbed-programme/...

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Marriott Hotels Announces The Shortlist For Its 2017 Testbed Programme

Marriott Hotels has announced the eight start-ups shortlisted for the 2017 edition of its European accelerator programme, TestBED. This year saw almost 150 start-ups from 24 different countries submitting their innovative solutions and technologies for consideration. Reward Technology – a UK start-up that has developed a digital engagement platform using smart card detection. Reward Technology offers guests personalised communication and services based on the detection of their loyalty and/or room key card. READ MORE - https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4084069.html...

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Access control in the connected workplace 2017

IFSEC Global has surveyed hundreds of security professionals, facility managers and building owners/managers across 54 countries to ascertain just how integrated with one another smart building technologies are in a range of building types, from offices to industrial premises. READ MORE - https://www.ifsecglobal.com/access-control-connected-workplace-2017/...

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Titanic Building, “Met all the required building standards”

We know it wasn't the iceberg, it was the lack of lifeboats that was the flaw. Now Tuesday night’s tragic fire in Kensington is just the latest reminder of the issues cities like London still face in 21st century. Fire prevention and evacuation technologies are improving all the time and can be employed to reduce the risk to property and life, but many are forsaken, as the Grenfell fire sadly reminds us - 24 floors, one stairway. Why, given the heart-breaking outcomes, is everything possible not done to reduce the risks? One answer comes from the telling story of an amendment to the 2016 housing and planning bill that would have tried to ensure that all accommodation was safe for people to live in, but which was defeated by 312 votes to 219 because it would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords.” Other anecdotes from the commercial space support the idea...

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Future Cities: Interviews with Startups, Investors, Influencers

Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago. By 2030 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won’t be built again. And they won’t be changed easily either. READ MORE - http://www.dabcc.com/future-cities-interviews-with-startups-investors-influencers/? ...

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Targeting rewards to foster loyalty.

Reward Technology takes a new approach to customer acquisition and retention through loyalty programmes by changing the time, place and way retailers provide their shoppers with special offers and rewards, Dennis Daniel reports Paul Sheedy, founder and CEO of Reward Technology, a UK-based loyalty solutions provider, has an interesting proposition to offer retailers looking for loyalty solutions to attract and retain customers. He begins by drawing ttention to a simple fact. Customers use their loyalty cards when they pay their shopping bill at the till (POS terminal) in a store to accumulate points. That’s when the retailer first identifies and connects with them. He can then access consumer data on their cards that shows their wants and preferences and target them with promotional vouchers or coupons based on this data to entice them back to his store.   Sheedy feels this will more than likely turn out to be a wasted opportunity because...

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Internet of Things

Retail Technology wrote about how Software AG brings new capabilities by partnering with our loyalty card company Reward Technology. Reward Technology can deploy its innovative RFID property technology together with Software AG's powerful location analytics. This resolution permits retailers to achieve valuable info regarding their customers like wherever they pay the foremost time in-store and how regularly they visit, similarly as key knowledge regarding their buying and web-browsing history. Read the full article here:...

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A Year In Review For London Technology.

Russ Shaw, is founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA), a coalition of over 2,100 expert individuals who champion London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. In this article, he examines the biggest tech developments and challenges in London in 2015. Never before has British technology enjoyed such a global reputation for innovation, diversity of specialism and growth potential. For me, the crucial turning point of 2015 has been London tech companies translating user numbers and product quality into significant valuations and investment. For the first time, the London digital ecosystem is generating a critical mass of tech companies with real financial security. Areas of digital expertise We have seen continued success for London’s emerging areas of digital expertise. At the beginning of the year, FinTech was the shining beacon of UK tech scene. Back in January, UK Trade & Investment stated that the UK and Ireland was the fastest...

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Reaping retail rewards

Reward Technology offers consumers and retailers a loyalty card that can be detected on store entry and then deliver targeted offers – offers that are automatically validated at the till. Founder Paul Sheedy answers our Q&A from his office at Level39....

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