HFTP Global President Update: Reflection on Leadership in Crisis

The year 2020 has been a difficult one – not least for those in leadership who have had to bear the weight of tough, quick-thinking decisions. HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP found himself in the unique position of leading HFTP’s prestigious group of board members and guiding the association…

Understand the Present, Celebrate the Future of Hospitality at HITEC

One of the most compelling aspects of attending the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology event brand are the brilliant minds who present the education program. These established industry experts are sharing their knowledge on an array of topics important to hospitality finance and technology professionals: from data security to operating investments,…

The Challenges Faced by CFOs: How to Clearly Communicate When the Future Is Not Clear

How can you forecast for meetings, business conferences, weddings and special holiday gatherings like those that take place at Christmas when you have no solid idea what restrictions the future holds? How can you accurately build your budget assumptions if you are not sure when regular business and leisure travel…

Guest Bloggers Are Important for Information Sharing, Advancing the Industry

As an educational association, HFTP’s core purpose is “to lead and advance the hospitality profession by providing a forum for continuous learning and knowledge sharing.” The HFTP Connect blog furthers this purpose by collecting the latest research, expert guidance and different perspectives on hospitality and technology trends, best practices and…

Innovation Is the Way Forward: Get Back to Business in a New Way

Now that the world is just days away from the official start of a new season, the hotel market is evaluating its post-summer state of affairs and trying to figure out how best to get back to business this fall. This is also the time to start getting a feel…

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

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…

This Month, HFTP Spotlights Members Who Have Shared What HFTP Means to Them

 The HFTP Connect blog features hundreds of posts that have been collected, researched, written and published for the purposes of continuing education and professional development for our hospitality finance and technology members who span the globe. And each month, we spotlight a different HFTP membership benefit that has been developed by the association to further this goal. Some of these…

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

This week in Part III of a series introducing the HITEC Advisory Council — whose collective experiences and industry knowledge influence and refine the world-class education program at HITEC each year — meet Mike Dickersbach, Donna Hale and Mark Haley. In this blog post, they give their insights into what…

Strategic Analysis and its Position in a New Product Launch

The final session in a special “Hackathon Week” series that took place earlier this month tackled strategic analysis as it relates to emerging business concepts and new product launches. It featured three hospitality industry veterans: Gregg Rockett, hospitality industry thought leader and award-winning academic instructor; Prakash Shukla, founder at Wayfare Ventures and HFTP Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame inductee; and Seán Worker, managing…

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

Last week, HFTP introduced four members of the HITEC Advisory Council: Council Chair Justin Taillon, MBA, Ph.D., CHIA, CHTP; Vice Chair Barry Thomas, CHTP; Executive Committee Liaison Mark Pate, CHAE, CHTP, MBA; and Council Member Ummara Marshall. This week in Part II, meet several more members of this esteemed council, whose collective…