September 1, 2020

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part IV)

Written by Briana Gilmore

In the fourth and final installment of the blog series introducing the HITEC Advisory Council, HFTP invites you to meet the remaining hospitality professionals whose collective experiences and industry knowledge influence and refine the world-class education program at HITEC each year.

Revisit Read Part I, Part II and Part III on HFTP Connect. Then, register to attend the educational program they have worked hard to put together for Cyber HITEC, taking place live October 27-29, 2020 on a computer near you.

Gustaf Berman
Senior Vice President (SVP), Information Technology
Montage Hotels & Resorts

Steve D'Erasmo, CHTP
Director, Software Engineering, Property

Kristin Gassick, CHTP
Corporate IT Director
Enchantment Group

Katherine (Holmes) Lee, MSMIT
Director, Hospitality Systems
Sonesta Hotels

Wendy Mertz
Vice President, IT Applications & Strategy
Hard Rock International

Jeffrey Parker, CHTP
VP Hospitality Systems
Touchdown Hospitality

Rich Siegel
President/Publisher, Hospitality Upgrade
Owner, Siegel Communications

In anticipation of this series, Siegel shared that his favorite part of HFTP is getting to work with the advisory council liaison staff; his favorite part about HITEC has been the stunning HITEC Europe locale of Mallorca; and a few words of wisdom: "Those in the industry are better simply by participating... live or cyber."

Gustaaf Schrils
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
White Lodging Services

Jason Smith
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

Lyle Worthington, CHTP+
Principal, Technology Executive, Consultant, Advisor, Mentor
Worthington Consulting, LLC
Past HFTP Global President

Register for Cyber HITEC Today

This interactive online event will present a comprehensive education, exhibits and networking program, starting with three live days (October 27-29, 2020) and continuing on-demand access to the event’s resources for one month (through November 25). Register to attend today.

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