The talk was moderated by Dezeen's chief content officer Ben Hobson and discussed how digital technology can be used to enhance luxury hospitality projects and how it can offer users greater personalisation in their environments.
Speakers appearing on the panel included Kristina Zanic, CEO of Kristina Zanic Consultants, Paul Wiste, vice president of design and construction at Four Seasons Hotels and Lun Cheak Tan, vice president of industrial design at Kohler.
Zanic is an interior designer and founder of Dubai-based design firm Kristina Zanic Consultants. She specialises in hospitality projects, and has worked with clients such Accor, Marriott, and Hilton.
Wiste is vice president of design and construction at Four Seasons, and oversees all of the brand's design and construction projects in the Asia Pacific region. He is also involved in researching and exploring future trends and movements in hospitality design.
He has previously held design roles at Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels, and until earlier this year was a principal at hospitality consultancy Design Assembly.
Tan joined Kohler in 2013 as design director for its Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific division, before moving to his current role of vice president of industrial design. Tan is responsible for creating strategies for product innovation and design.
In addition, Tan co-founded design collective Little Thoughts Group to create greater awareness of design and its importance in everyday life and culture.