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Keynote Speakers to Present at HTNG's Insight Summit in Park City, UT

Wednesday, July 10, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (July 10, 2019) – Caroline Y. Chan of Intel Corporation and Dan Cockerell, former VP of Disney’s Magic Kingdom will give keynote presentations at the 2019 HTNG Insight Summit meeting on August 5-7 at The Chateaux, Deer Valley in Park City, UT.

Caroline Y. Chan is Intel Corporation's vice president of business incubation and general manager of the Data Center Group. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises.

Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, data analytics, immersive media, cloud gaming, and others.

Dan Cockerell first joined Disney in 1989 as a participant of the Walt Disney World’s College Program, where he worked in resort parking and front desk guest services at hotels. Upon graduation from Boston University, he was selected into Disney’s Management Trainee Program and joined the task force to open Disneyland Paris.

After five years in France, Cockerell returned to Walt Disney World Florida where he held successive executive positions in both resort hotels and theme parks. These roles grew from General Manager of the All Star Resort to later becoming VP of Disney’s Epcot Center theme park, followed by serving as VP of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, and culminating in becoming VP of the Magic Kingdom theme park. Responsible for daily operations of the largest theme park in the world, Cockerell oversaw the experiences of 12,000 cast members and over 20 million annual visitors.

In addition to general sessions, a number of HTNG workgroups will also meet to continue their work on topics of 5G, business analytics, fiber optics, guest data, integration, IoT, staff alert technology, payments, Wi-Fi and more.

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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 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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