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Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett

Chief Information Officer
Ginn Clubs and Resorts

What are some of your responsibilities?
I oversee four main areas of technology for Ginn Clubs and Resorts. They include our company infrastructure such as networks, servers and telecommunications; our community infrastructure such as voice, data and video services for our developments; our in-house application development; and our client services covering all aspects of technology support.

What do you like most about your job?
This is a very fast paced environment and we are growing rapidly. We get to try lots of new technology and there is always a backlog of interesting projects.

What do you like least about your job?
Because of the fast pace and constant design changes, sometimes we don’t have all the time desired to deliver solutions.

Where did you go to school? What was your major?
I attended the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

What is your favorite movie?
Too many to mention but my favorite musicals have been Evita and Les Miserables.

What is your favorite song?
I really like the aria Nessun Dorma by Puccini

What was your first job?
My first job out of College was Information Systems Manager for the Quebec Hilton in Quebec, Canada. And I did not speak French so it was a challenge but very interesting.

What was your most interesting day at work?
Probably also at the Quebec Hilton when there was an armed robbery in the accounting office and because of the language problem I had no idea what was happening when told to “hit the floor”.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
I haven’t traveled internationally for a few years so I would do more of that, going to Africa first.

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I play golf although not that well. I do enjoy the sport and the company.

What is the next technology to impact the hospitality industry?
We are spending a lot of time looking at HDTV and IPTV. I think these technologies will have a big impact in the guest room.

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