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Rosewood CIO Appointed to HTNG's Board of Governors

Thursday, November 21, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (November 21, 2019) - Rosewood Hotel Group's Chief Information Officer, Micah Friedman, joins Hospitality Technology Next Generation's (HTNG's) Board of Governors, the direction-setting body of the organization.

Bringing over thirty years of hospitality and technology experience, Micah Friedman will lead the global IT organization of Rosewood Hotel Group and work with the company's leaders to craft and drive a digital business transformation that will create better experiences for guests, associates, management and owners.

Most recently, Micah led travel and hospitality management consulting for Cognizant Technology Solutions and previously oversaw Oracle Corporation's hospitality industry business unit. Prior to joining Oracle, Micah served as Enterprise Architect for a major private equity firm and held technology leadership positions at renowned clubs and resorts.

In addition to Micah's extensive experience in the hospitality technology industry, Micah has been engaged with HTNG for about 15 years, including his service as a former workgroup member, workgroup leader, Co-chair on HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council, event speaker and evangelist. Moving forward, Micah told HTNG he is proud to join as a leader or Rosewood.

HTNG's Board of Governors now consists of 21 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world. These individuals are responsible for technology in over three million hotel guest rooms and world-leading hospitality venues.

To view all of HTNG's board members, 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 this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 21 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