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|HTNG Strategic Pillars|
HTNG has identified the greatest challenges and opportunities within the business of IT in hospitality. These concepts have been divided into the following Strategic Pillars:
To increase progress and performance in these areas across the industry, Strategy Chairs and appointed Strategic Advisors from HTNG’s Board of Governors form the newly established HTNG Global Strategy Team. This team’s primary purpose is to bring focus and attention to the Strategic Pillars and align HTNG Workgroups to higher strategic concepts.
To join HTNG's Global Strategy Team, please click here.
HTNG is currently accepting both self-nominations and third party nominations for a Strategy Chair for the Staff Recruiting and Engagement Strategic Pillar and a Strategy Chair for the new Distribution Strategic Pillar.
Quality of the Guest Experience
Mission: Increase guest satisfaction by providing hotel guests cutting edge technologies and personalized content with a focus on reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enabling the staff to connect more directly with guests.
Strategy Chair:Roger Tabbal, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Strategic Advisor:Marco Trecroce, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Current Workgroups:Central Authentication, CRM, NFC Contactless Payments, Voice Interaction Framework
Staff Recruiting and Engagement
Mission: Improve technology and its use to increase staff engagement, to make staff members' lives easier and to generate greater productivity while also making careers in hospitality operations and IT more attractive.
Strategy Chair:Stephen Barratt, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Strategic Advisor:Jeff Bzdawka, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Current Workgroups:Cloud Communications
Adopting Brand Standards
Mission: Help brands champion their standards to to owners and operators, increase penetration of each brand's strategic solutions at properties, convey value and performance, and return metrics in a measurable way and ensure solutions are being created with a multi-national view.
Strategy Chair:John Prusnick, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Strategic Advisor:Jason Shane, Hersha Hospitality Management, L.P.
Current Workgroups:Hotel Technology Renovations Management, New Builds
Mission: Provide insights into emerging technologies, ease the difficulty of deploying and accelerate the pace of modernizing infrastructure.
Strategy Chairs:Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless | Dick Wagner, Marriott International
Strategic Advisor:Yvette Vincent, Delaware North
Current Workgroups:CBRS, Fiber to the Room, IoT, Systems Dashboards
Mission: Increase security awareness beyond compliance, promote best practice security measures, and develop a common understanding of risks and threats targeting the hospitality industry.
Strategy Chair:John T Bell, Ajontech LLC
Strategic Advisor:Dan Kornick, Loews Hotels
Current Workgroups:CISO Forum, GDPR, Payments
Mission: Give operational stakeholders the ability to measure whether a solution makes a positive, neutral or negative influence and include the evaluation of sustainability, cost savings, staff retention and satisfaction, brand goal attainment and more.
Strategy Chair:Matthew FitzGerald, Ubiquiti Networks
Strategic Advisor:Wendy Mertz, Hard Rock International
Current Workgroups:API Registry, Blockchain, Bulk Data, Business Analytics Transactional Extract, Cloud Communications, Next Generation Distribution Messaging