A day in the life
Laurent Idrac, Chief Operating Officer at hapicloud.io | 9 Sep 13
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” is the Third Law of famed science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Testing whether this “law” holds true for the hotel industry, Laurent Idrac, Group CIO for Accor, imagines how technology might enhance the stay of a hotel guest in the year 2039. He then draws some sensible conclusions for those of us still wondering how 2014 will develop.
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