Newly-Appointed 2007-2008 HITEC Advisory Council Begins Planning HITEC 2008, Located in Austin, Texas

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 07.05.07
To assure top-notch education sessions, exciting exhibits and useful networking opportunities, the planning for HITEC 2008 has already begun.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced the 2007-2008 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) Advisory Council, with David Sjolander, CHTP, VP of hotel information systems for Carlson Hospitality Corporation as the council chair. HITEC 2008 is slated for June 16-19 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

“It takes a lot of coordinated effort to plan a HITEC that is informative and interesting to attendees,” said Sjolander. “The HITEC 2008 Advisory Council is dedicated to providing a premier event and great learning experiences for all HITEC 2008 attendees.”

The 2007-2008 HITEC Advisory Council includes:

  • Floor Bleeker, group director of I.T. for Jumeirah Group
  • Brenda Burke, CHTP, director of hotel technology for Hilton Hotels Corp
  • Pamela Burke, CHTP, assistant director of I.T., NA for Millennium Hotels & Resorts
  • Scot Campbell, vice president of business solutions for MGM MIRAGE’s CityCenter
  • Amitava Chatterjee, MMH, CHTP, senior consultant for IBM Global Business Services
  • Valyn Erickson Perini, consultant for Perini Projects
  • Cindy Estis Green, managing partner for The Estis Group
  • Andrew Frew, PhD, professor at Queen Margaret University
  • Andrew Furrer, VP of technology for Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
  • Fraser Hickox, general manager of research technology for The Peninsula Group
  • Ted Horner, managing director for E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Shannon Knox, CIO for Destination Hotels & Resorts
  • Robert Machen, VP of operations technology for Hilton Hotels Corp
  • Paul Manley, director of loyalty marketing for Wyndham Worldwide
  • Chuck Marratt, MIS manager for MTM Mgmt
  • Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, senior director of finance for Accor North America - Business & Leisure Hotels
  • Steve Murphy, MBA, VP and CIO for The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
  • Peter O'Connor, PhD, professor at IMHI - ESSEC Business School
  • Jeffrey Parker, CHTP, VP of technology for Magnolia Hotels
  • Raman Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE, VP and director of technology and telecommunication for JHM Hotels
  • Jeremy Rock, CHTP, president of RockIT Group
  • Terence Ronson, managing director for Pertlink Limited
  • Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, hospitality consultant for O'Neal Consulting
  • Richard Siegel, president and publisher of Hospitality Upgrade magazine
  • Todd Thompson, CIO with Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Burton Ward, CCM, general manager for Century Country Club
  • Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO for HFTP



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