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Four New Workgroups Chartered at HTNG

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (March 14, 2017) – HTNG has chartered four new workgroups: Centralized Authentication, Hotel Systems Dashboard, Hotel Technology Renovations Management and Open API.

HTNG workgroups address a specific business problem and then actively work toward an end deliverable or solution for the problem. Each new workgroup is stated with their end result below:

  • Centralized Authentication Workgroup: produce a Wi-Fi Authentication technology framework to map the business needs of a hotel brand against the various available technologies that provide solutions for each individual business case.
  • Hotel Systems Dashboard Workgroup: define the requirements for a comprehensive dashboard system, ranging from high-level system information to detailed technical data required to troubleshoot issues with hotel systems.
  • Hotel Technology Renovations Management Workgroup: create a best practice to ensure that hotel renovations minimize delays due to technology upgrades, ensure projects are completed within budget and create a technology plan for the new hotel space.
  • Open API Workgroupdefine and support an infrastructure standard for sharing an open source set of libraries containing common and advanced interoperability functions for purposes of enabling rapid development and testing of integration between technology partners.

"HTNG workgroups are building momentum and our members are coming together to build seamless authentication systems, a modern API approach, a centralized systems dashboard and a streamlined approach to hotel technology renovations projects," said Patrick Dunphy, CIO of HTNG. "Hospitality technology professionals have an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of core systems and processes by leading these groups."

If you are interested in joining a workgroup, or for more information, please contact us.




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 21 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