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New Members Elected to HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council

Friday, June 23, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (June 23, 2017) - Six representatives elected to join current members on Hospitality Technology Next Generation's (HTNG's) Vendor Advisory Council.

There were 24 candidates nominated for this year's available positions on the Vendor Advisory Council.

The six elected representatives are:

  • Micah Friedman - Senior Director, Travel & Hospitality, Cognizant
  • Mike Gray - Senior Manager-Hospitality Practice Manager, Americas, NEC
  • Daniel Krisch - Senior Director, Hotel Solutions & Strategy, Oracle
  • Jan Larsen - Senior Director of Product Management and Strategy, Agilysys
  • Piotr Lipiec - Senior Business Development Manager, Samsung
  • Tom Moore - Director, Hospitality Solutions, Zebra Technologies

Consisting of fifteen members, the HTNG Vendor Advisory Council is intended to ensure that HTNG can better address the needs and concerns of members who are technology providers. This council was created to improve communications and alignment between HTNG's most engaged vendors and the hospitality IT executives serving on the board.

For more information about HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council, please visit:




About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from 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 the spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality 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