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…

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,…

An Interview with Ian Millar, 2020 Paragon Award Recipient

Ian Millar, CHTP was selected this year as the HFTP Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of the association and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large, specifically among students and hospitality professionals within Europe. Ian is a senior lecturer of…

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…

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…

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…

Embracing Change: Lessons Learned During a Pandemic that Has Changed Hospitality

For the past three months, HFTP has hosted weekly “Hangout” sessions on Zoom, uniting hospitality professionals to learn from and support each other during a particularly difficult period. Paul West has been a familiar face in these virtual meetings, so it was only fitting that he capped off HFTP’s inaugural…

Getting Value from Cloud Services in Today’s Environment

The first European HFTP Hangout in June was a masterclass on hospitality business software-as-a-service (SaaS) costs and cloud services optimization. It was presented by Carson Booth, CHTP, HFTP Global director and former CEO of SnapShot GmbH. Cloud services optimization really refers to trading services and costs. While you have the…