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Jun 16, 2016

Agilysys Executive Ravi Angadi to Moderate Panel at HITEC 2016

Discussion Will Focus on Navigating the Payments Security Challenge

ALPHARETTA, GA. — June 16, 2016 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, has announced that Ravi Angadi, the company’s vice president of product management and product marketing, will moderate a panel discussion at HITEC 2016, which will be held June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Angadi will moderate the panel discussion entitled, Navigating the Payments Security Challenge: Get Expert Guidance. In this session, a group of industry professionals will discuss the current and future state of payments technology and address a variety of topics, such as card network rules, data security, EMV deployment, and payment challenges specific to hospitality operations. Participants will learn what is most important when planning EMV deployment and simple steps they can take to safeguard guest data and reduce the potential for fraudulent activity.

Angadi, who has an extensive background in payment security and solution integration, joined Agilysys in April 2013. As the company’s vice president of product management and product marketing, he oversees strategy, planning, execution and sales enablement for the entire Agilysys product suite. He was instrumental in envisioning and launching the groundbreaking platform-based rGuest® Pay payment solution. He works with gateway providers, processors, payment hardware vendors and payment security companies to define solutions specific to hotels, resorts, casinos, foodservice operators and other hospitality providers. His expertise spans the unique challenges related to payment security, including gateways, point-to-point encryption, EMV and mobile wallets.

“I am excited to moderate this highly relevant panel discussion,” said Angadi. “With data breaches and payment card fraud on the rise, hotels and other hospitality providers are struggling to find the most effective ways to secure their payment systems and protect their reputations. This panel of experts understands the many challenges facing our industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion.”

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled tradeshow showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies. HITEC is a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) in Austin, Texas.

About Agilysys
Agilysys is a leading technology company that provides innovative point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The company's solutions and services allow property managers to better connect, interact and transact with their customers by streamlining operations, improving efficiency, increasing guest recruitment and wallet share, and enhancing the guest experience. Agilysys serves four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare. A significant portion of the company's consolidated revenue is derived from contract support, maintenance and subscription services. Agilysys operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. For more information, visit

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