Annual Elections Bring New Representatives to HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Posted by: Emily Wilson
CHICAGO (June 27, 2018) - Six individuals have been chosen by HTNG's Vendor member community to represent their companies on the organization's Vendor Advisory Council (VAC).
HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council facilitates communication and alignment between HTNG's most engaged vendors and the hospitality IT executives serving on the organization's Board of Governors. The Council is made up of fifteen representatives, each serving a three-year term. Starting this year, the VAC decided to add an additional seat dedicated to the growing HTNG Startup community.
There were 18 candidates nominated for this year's five available positions in the general election and six candidates nominated for the single additional Startup seat. The new and re-elected members joining HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council are:
- Larry Birnbaum, VP Global Hospitality, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company
- Carson Booth, CEO, Snapshot GmbH
- Florian Gallini, Group CEO, INTEREL
- Vanessa Ogle, CEO, Enseo
- Luis Segredo, CEO, Data Travel
- David Berger, Founder and CEO, Volara *Startup Seat
Now consisting of sixteen members, the HTNG Vendor Advisory Council will continue to ensure that HTNG can address the needs and concerns of members who are technology providers in the hospitality technology industry.
For more information about HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council, please visit: https://www.htng.org/VendorAdvisoryCouncil
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 this 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 www.htng.org.