2023 Speakers - The CIO Summit Austin

Cindy Estis Green, CEO & co-founder

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Cindy Estis Green is the CEO and co-founder of Kalibri Labs, a next generation benchmarking and analytics company that has built the most robust database of hotel performance in the U.S. and uses data science techniques to evaluate and predict hotel revenue performance. Estis Green is a thought leader and frequent speaker on hospitality distribution and commercial strategy having written many books and studies on the topic that explain and anticipate how digital disruption will impact the economics of hotels. Estis Green’s background include roles as a corporate brand marketing executive, hotel general manager and founder and leader of two successful data analytics companies.

Douglas Landoll, CISSP, MBA, ISSA Distinguished Fellow

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

As an accomplished author, Doug has contributed significantly to the cybersecurity literature. He is the author of several highly regarded books, including "The Security Risk Assessment Handbook," "Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards," "The CMMC Assessment Handbook," and the "Physical Security Assessment Field Guide." These works serve as valuable resources for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of cybersecurity best practices and compliance. Doug specializes in the practical application of cybersecurity regulations and frameworks to both corporate and government entities. With a keen focus on assessing and improving cybersecurity programs, Doug's insights have been instrumental in guiding organizations toward robust and effective security measures. His holistic approach emphasizes not only regulatory compliance but also the strategic alignment of security with overall business objectives. With a strong commitment to the cybersecurity community, Doug is recognized as an ISSA Distinguished Fellow, highlighting his dedication to advancing the field and promoting knowledge sharing among peers. His extensive industry experience, coupled with his dynamic speaking style, makes him a sought-after speaker at conferences, workshops, and seminars worldwide.

Erin Snodgrass, Attorney

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Erin Snodgrass, an attorney with Foster Garvey, represents a wide variety of businesses at all stages of development, including industry leaders and start-up companies in the hospitality, travel and technology industries. Representing several of the travel industry’s most prominent players, Erin advises clients on enterprise sales and licensing, sourcing, IP licensing, and sales and distribution. She also works closely with clients to develop privacy and data security compliance programs and social media and blogging programs, including creating internal and external policies for social media partners and contractors.

Brennan Gildersleeve, VP Property Technology

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

David Chestler, President

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

David has a consistent record over the last 30+ years of achievement in diverse organizational environments for global market penetration and growth within the hospitality and travel sector. Known as ”The Revenue Catalyst”, David is a deeply engaged leader of sales strategy, sales operations, and people management process and is highly skilled at establishing strategic focus, clear goals, transformation, and high-performance teams.

Michael Moros, General Manager

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Page Petry

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Prior to starting PDPetry Consulting in 2020, Page served as the Chief IT Officer of the Americas at Marriott International in Washington D.C. where she directed key initiatives for Marriott International hotels. During her extensive 33 year Marriott career, Page held a variety of roles allowing for a deep understanding of the Hospitality Industry. For 10+ years as CIO she led the Continent IT Organization. She designed and led the implementation of the Marriott International North America IT Organization, launched the industry leading Property Internet Program and was part of the integration efforts for several major acquisitions including Ritz Carlton Hotels, Starwood Hotels, the Autograph Collection, Gaylord Hotels, and Delta Hotels and Resorts. In 2011, Page was honored with a place on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. Page was featured in the 2020 Hospitality Upgrade group of Technology Rockstars. Page is on the Board of Directors for Cloud5 Communications, a Business Advisor to SekureTrak Inc., a Business Advisor to PurpleCloud Technologies and a Business Advisor to Sinclair Digital. She works with companies assisting in their product planning and go to market strategies. Page is an active member of AHLA, an industry association focused on hospitality. Page has worked for many years supporting the education of students with a focus on STEM. She served on the board for The Information Technology & Computer Science Advisory Group for Montgomery County Public schools and the National Academy Foundation STEM Advisory Board.

Jady West, Vice President, Hospitality

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Jady leads Cox Business’ Hospitality Sector, including brands Hospitality Network and Blueprint RF. Under his stewardship, Hospitality Network has become a national brand serving even more luxury hotels, casinos, venues, and stadiums throughout the United States. An incredible feat considering the industry’s recent stagnation but a testament to his experience as a former sales executive of T-Mobile USA and AZCom Wireless. In addition to his role with HN, Jady serves the community by volunteering with Boy Scouts of America, mentoring youth, and coaching youth sports.

Jeremy Rock, President

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Mr. Rock is a principal and the founder of the RockIT Group, a hospitality technology consulting group that he founded over twenty-four years ago, that specializes in the design, selection and implementation of systems and telecommunications in new and refurbished hotels and resorts. With more than three decades of industry experience, he brings an extensive level of knowledge in all areas of low voltage systems and applications. Mr. Rock has successfully provided consulting services on numerous projects of all types, including some of the largest and most prestigious resort and hotel properties in the United States and abroad. He is often published writer in various industry technology and trade publications and is an invited speaker at a number of the industry conferences. Prior to founding the RockIT Group, he headed up the IT and technology for Sunstone Hotels where he was responsible for overseeing the Information Systems and Telecommunications for a portfolio of over 70 multi-branded and independent hotels as well as their Corporate Office.

Mark Haley, CHTP+Co-Founder & Partner

Speaker - Educational Session #1 - Cybersecurity – Staying ahead of the bad guys - Lady Bird I, II & III

Mark G. Haley, CHTP+ is co-founder and Partner of Prism Hospitality Consulting, LLC, a professional services firm serving the global hospitality industry based in Boston, MA. Prism Hospitality Consulting offers proven expertise in all aspects of hospitality technology and strategy consulting. Mark frequently speaks at industry events and contributes articles to a range of lodging and technology publications. Mark also plays a leadership role in the industry as Past President of the New England Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals and Past Chair of the AH&LA Technology Committee. Prior to founding Prism, Mark founded and led High Touch Technologies, a consulting firm. Prior to 1997, Mark was with ITT Sheraton for 15 years in a broad range of positions of increasing responsibility at every level in the organization, beginning as a Guest Service Agent. In his last role at Sheraton, he served as Director of Property Technology, responsible for the alignment of business and technology strategies. Mark lives in Bradford, MA with his wife Julie and two children. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Denver School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

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