A lecture organized especially for RIT Croatia hospitality industry partners was held by Mr. Karthik Namasivayam on Monday, May 21st, at RIT Croatia Dubrovnik campus. Around 20 industry partners and Alumni attended Mr. Namasivayam’s lecture on the topic "Technology and Future of Hospitality”.
Taking reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the presentation covered the latest trends in technology and its application to the hospitality industry. The lecture included Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Sensors and Data Analytics, Robotics and Intelligent Automation, 3 D Printing, Platform technologies, Liquid Workforce and their potential impacts on Customer Experience. Based on this, Mr. Namasivayam discussed trends and potential directions for the evolution of the hospitality industry especially with reference to the customer experience.
About the guest lecturer:
Karthik Namasivayam, Ph.D. is Chair of the HTM Department at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of experience straddling industry and academia in consulting and organizational design. He has lived and worked on three continents as Operations Manager, Project Consultant, Entrepreneur, Educator, and Education Administrator. Previously he served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Namasivayam is a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and Academy of Management. His current interests include the intersection of technology and hospitality, technology driven organizational design and strategy, and hospitality pedagogy. He welcomes conversations about technology and its strategic impact on organizations of the future.
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), an honorary society for students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT Croatia's Dubrovnik campus, held its induction ceremony to welcome 10 new members on Thursday, April 29 at the Hotel Hilton Imperial.
After an exciting weekend in Dubrovnik, filled with interactive workshops and final presentations done by all finalists, we are happy to announce the winners of the Hospitality Star Search Contest 2022!
As part of RIT Croatia’s celebration of its 25th anniversary, the college organized a creativity competition for its students. Students were invited to produce a video, an image, or a text on the topic of celebrating 25 years of RIT Croatia.
The winner of the 2022 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters, a virtual hotel simulation employed to test students on their management skills, is one of our own – HTM student Angel K. Hristov! Honorable mention goes to Ana Žaja, Filip Stanišić, and Ante Cvitković who also participated in the competition!