Luncheon Recap: Tourism Tech - Creating the New Guest Experience in Hawaii

Thank you for joining us on Friday, October 13th for a panel discussion on how technology touches almost every aspect of the tourism industry today. We learned from our panelists as they discussed new innovation in this sector, what the future guest experience may be, balancing technological advances and human contact, and more. 

Chris Hemmeter also presented a deep dive on venture capital in the hospitality innovation space and his investments through Thayer Ventures. 

Our Featured Panelists Included: 

  • Chris Hemmeter - Managing Partner, Thayer Ventures
  • Leslie Dance - VP of Marketing & Product Development, Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Elizabeth Churchill - Owner, Churchill Group LLC
  • Ikaika Sheehan - Co-Founder & CEO, Activiter

Proudly sponsored by Pineapple Tweed, High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and the Plaza Club Honolulu. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sandy Shiraki at