Discussion of Hospitality Technology Across the Atlantic

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP COO Europe  Cyber HITEC featured a new virtual session this year that built a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and brought together two regions separated by a common language. This engaging session was called the “HFTP Europe: Technology and Tea” Hangout, and featured an interview-style discussion…

The Usefulness of Current AI Systems for Food Waste Management

Written by: Varun Khanna, research scholar With the remarkable growth of the food and beverage industry, the issue of food waste management seems to be increasing. It has been identified that in the United States alone more than 86 billion pounds of food is wasted per year (Charlebois, Creedy and…

Technology Brings Hospitality Necessary Agility

Written by: Claire Kenney, Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger Reinvent. Reimagine. Rethink. Reorganize. Rearchitect. Realign. Reinvest. These words resonate with the contemporary hospitality industry. They are a roadmap for hotel agility. As such, they are a roadmap for hotel success. Adopting this creative mindset equips hotel brands and hotel properties to…

Now Is the Time to Improve Your Accounting Processes

Written by: Katie Paolino, CHAE | Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger If your processes are not tight, you may be bleeding money. And who can afford that in 2020? PKF O’Connor Davies presented on Accounting Processes and Procedures at Cyber HITEC this year, and although they did an excellent job, it…

Two 2020 Mindset Shifts You Need to Adopt

Written by: Katie Paolino, CHAE | Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger Guest blogger Katie Paolino, CHAE shares her experiences navigating Cyber HITEC’s first-ever virtual exhibit hall and what she learned when she attended “Smaller Staff, Same Service: 5 Creative Ways to Use Technology to Support Your Lean Team.” This was an education session…

What Happened at Club Forum: Unpacking the Greatest Challenges for Clubs in 2020

This year, the HFTP Club Forum served as an invaluable opportunity for clubs across the United States to virtually come together and discuss the challenges that have unfolded throughout the course of this year, how they are planning ahead for 2021, and what they think the future will look like for this segment of…

I Am Grateful To Be Global President and Amazed by Our Members

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I don’t think I can adequately express how exciting last week was to me —the first-ever CYBER HITEC. I was amazed by the keynote speakers, the phenomenal education sessions, the high-tech booths of our business partners and getting to meet some of…

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,…

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…