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HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 06.11.18
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that Tammy Farley and Jing Zhu will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Houston, Texas, next week. 

Both were recognized for their generous knowledge-sharing, using their expertise to further advance industry practices and move hospitality technology forward. Both will be recognized on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in a ceremony at the commencement of that morning's general session.


The International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame is HFTP's highest level of recognition in the area of technology. Since 1989, 44 individuals have received this award as a reflection of their contributions to the hospitality industry. Farley and Zhu were nominated and selected by their peers for representing the best in innovation and application, and for being leaders in their profession.


Tammy Farley, co-founder and president of The Rainmaker Group, was selected for influencing the evolution of revenue optimization to meet the needs of today’s global hospitality market. Since co-founding Rainmaker in 1998, she has been credited for her leading role in securing the company’s impressive growth. Her natural abilities in entrepreneurship have proven vital in identifying opportunities that have helped Rainmaker to enhance and expand its industry-leading portfolio of hospitality and gaming technology solutions. Over the past two decades, Farley has maintained her dedication to ensuring that more and more properties have the ability to leverage the latest advancements in revenue management technology.


“I am so very honored to be inducted into this prestigious group of hospitality professionals,” said Farley. “Advancing the way hospitality revenue managers utilize technology has been both my personal objective as well as Rainmaker’s corporate mission for over 20 years and it means a great deal to have our efforts recognized.”


Jing Zhu, founder and chairperson of the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA), was selected for establishing the Chinese hospitality technology network. CHTA aims to build industry innovation best practices and future platforms through talents in China and worldwide, and to connect ecosystems with leading-edge technologies to make travel and hospitality a better and fun space. Zhu is also CEO of 3D Networks, a hospitality technology business where her emphasis on leading-edge hospitality technologies has resulted in a significant transformation for the company. She has more than 18 years of extensive experience in the IT/Telco industry.


“I am so honored and very humbled to receive such a significant award,” said Zhu. “CHTA with a mission will continue striving for connecting East and West from innovation and technology perspectives.”


HITEC Houston will take place from June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas. Also this year is HITEC Dubai, which will take place from December 5-7 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE, in partnership with Naseba. For more information about HFTP’s international events, visit www.hftp.org and www.hitec.org or contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org.

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