HFTP Announces Track Leaders for its 7th Annual Hospitality Technology Professionals Forum

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 09.12.06
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has secured well-known, industry experts as track leaders for its upcoming Hospitality Technology Professionals Forum, November 11 at the Penn Club of New York in New York, N.Y.

The forum will feature two tracks, Club Technology and General Hospitality Technology, with industry experts leading three different discussions on the industry‚Äôs prevailing topics of interest, providing an overview of the topic and moderating audience discussion. The format is designed to foster an open dialogue and exchange of ideas between professionals working for clubs, hotels, resorts and other hospitality-related businesses.

The Club Technology track leaders include:

  • Darrin Pinkham, CHTP, who will lead the Wireless & Beyond track. Pinkham is vice president of technology at Ginn Clubs & Resorts in Celebration, Fla.
  • JoAnna Schilliaci, CHTP, will lead the Security & Disaster Recovery track. Schillaci is the food and beverage controller at Boca West Club Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Ronald Comfort and Charles Dorn, CCM, will lead the Clubhouse Technology track. Comfort is the IT director at Technology Assurance in Parker, Colo. Dorn is the managing director of The Dorn Group Ltd. in Rye, N.Y.

General Hospitality Technology track leaders consist of:

  • Derek Wood and Ronald Comfort will lead the In-Room Technology Trends track. Wood is managing director at Derek Wood Associates Ltd. in Bristol, England. Comfort is the IT director at Technology Assurance in Parker, Colo.
  • Ted Horner will lead the Wireless & Beyond track. Horner is the managing director at E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd. in Sydney, Australia. He is also the 2004 inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.
  • Carol Campbell Beggs, CHTP and Brenda Burke, CHTP, will lead the Security & Disaster Recovery track. Beggs is the vice president of technology at Sonesta International Hotels Corp. in Boston, Mass. Burke is director of hotel technology at Hilton Hotel Corp. in Vancouver, Wash. She is also the 2007 HITEC Advisory Council chair and a member of the HFTP board of directors.

Those who register for the forum will receive a complimentary registration to the 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, November 12-14 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, N.Y. It is one the world's largest showcases and exchanges of hospitality industry products, trends and developments, and attracts many segments and facets of the industry. The show unveils more than 1,400 products and services and draws more than 35,000 attendees each year.




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