Interior Design's Cindy Allen, and Futuregreen board member, kicks off the day with her usual panache by adding a note of levity to the proceedings by referencing American Idol. (The theme of the conference: American Idle.)
Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor, and Futuregreen board member, energizes the group and says " There's a lot of talk in the industry [about sustainability], but very little action." And yes, he wants to change that.
Marisa Scinto of Marriott International presented her team Ace's revolutionary idea: "With all the emerging technology people carry around with them, this could eliminate all the AV in a guest room." Thereby reducing the costly installation of wiring and equipment.