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HTNG Announces Three New Board Members

Tuesday, November 1, 2016  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (November 1, 2016) – Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announces three additions to its Board of Governors: Gustaf Burman, Kristie Goshow and Jai Govindani.

 

Gustaf Burman is the Senior Vice President, Information Technology for Montage Hotels & Resorts. In this role, Gustaf is responsible for developing and executing the technology strategy for the brand. Prior to joining Montage in 2016, Gustaf was Chief Technology Officer at Morgans Hotel Group, where he was responsible for all technology, loyalty, customer relations management, and call center operations and strategy. He also led the implementation of global cloud strategy for finance and human capital management systems, developing guest- and associate-facing technology standards and developing a new loyalty program.

Kristie Goshow is the Senior Vice President, Commercial, for Viceroy Hotel Group. With over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing, Kristie Goshow is among the thought leaders in her field. Appointed to serve as Senior Vice President, Commercial, for Viceroy Hotel Group, the role created expressly for Kristie enables her to display an impressive range of experience that includes intimate knowledge of the airline, hotel representation, agency and travel technology fields.

Jai Govindani is the Chief Technology Officer at Red Planet Hotels. Jai oversees the entire technology stack both internal and guest-facing. Jai was responsible for architecting and implementing the end-to-end guest experience as part of Red Planet’s rebranding in 2015 and continues to drive innovation in that area.

 

HTNG is excited to welcome these new board members and looks forward to their continuous industry involvement.  

 

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About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.

 

 

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