Speakers

Each year, HITEC features an exceptional lineup of industry experts.

2024

Speaker Lineup

The HITEC education sessions are presented by top field experts, delivering to attendees a range of perspectives from across the industry.

Note: Program content, speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

Bart Berkey Featured Speaker
Bart Berkey Keynote Speaker, Top 2% Podcast Host, Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker
Glenn Haussman Featured Speaker
Glenn Haussman Host, No Vacancy News
Anthony Melchiorri Featured Speaker
Anthony Melchiorri President, Argeo Hospitality
Dr. Bryan K. Williams Featured Speaker
Bryan Williams Owner, B.Williams Enterprise, LLC & Keynote Speaker
Gavin Allison Gavin Allison Global Head of IT, Lore Group
Janine Alsalam Janine Alsalam Vice President, Sales, Cvent
Christian Althen Christian Althen Chief Relationship Officer (CRO), Macrotech
Ajay Aluri Ajay Aluri, Ph.D. Founding Director, Nemacolin Hospitality Innovation/Technology Lab & Associates, West Virginia University
Suzanne Bagnera Suzanne Bagnera, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Florida Internation University
Daniel Barsky Daniel Barsky Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Stacy Beard Stacy Beard Client Protection Executive, Bank of America
Chris Begley Christopher Begley, CHTP Area Manager, Hospitality Systems, Sonesta Hotels
John Benefield John Benefield Principal, Account Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Gurmeet Bhatia Gurmeet Bhatia Enterprise Applications President, Datavail
Wietse Bijzeit Wietse Bijzeit Vice President Global Solutions Architect, Shiji
Brian Bischoff Brian Bischoff Principal, CapTech
Mike Blake Michael Blake Vice President of IT, KemperSports
Dan Blanchard Dan Blanchard Chief Technology Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Mihai Bote Mihai Bote, CHTP | CGCIO President, HFTP South Florida Chapter
Aric Briggle Aric Briggle Regional Vice President Hotel Finance, Davidson Hospitality Group
Art Burger Arthur Burger, CHAE+ Principal, Art Burger Consulting
Martin Chevalley Martin Chevalley CEO & Co-Founder, InnSpire
Kimberly Choate Kimberly Choate Director, Guest Integration & Domain Services, IHG
Kyuhyun Choi Kyuhyun Choi Software Engineer, Full Stack, Dharma Home Suites
Cal Christian Cal Christian, PhD, CPA Chair and Professor of Accounting, East Carolina University
Daniel Conti, CHAE LCAM Daniel Conti, CHAE+, CAM Partner, Elevate CFO & Technology for Clubs
Agnes DeFranco, CHAE Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHE, CHAE+, CH Professor, Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston
Jason Doebrich Jason Doebrich Vice President of Technology, Virgin Hotels
David Durko David Durko, CEO / CISSP / QSA CEO, Security Validation | SecValMSP
Gayle Edwards Gayle Edwards Vice President Managing Director, PAS
Scott Fain Scott Fain Consulting Systems Engineer, Ruckus Networks
Joseph Falco Joseph Falco VP of Operational Strategy & Integration, Highgate
Mark Fletcher Mark Fletcher Head of Business Development and Solution Architecture, Amazon Alexa
Rich Foster Rich Foster Head of US Partnerships and Enterprise, Tata Communications
Sarah Games Sarah Games Lead Solution Engineer, Slack from Salesforce
Philippe Garnier Philippe Garnier Owner & Global Hospitality Consultant, WPW Performance
Jennifer Giusti Jennifer Giusti, MPA, BSN, RN, FACHE Principal/Owner, Just Performance, LLC
Susie Goodwin Susie Goodwin Director of System Applications, Pomeroy Lodging
Laurel Greatrix Laurel Greatrix Vice President, Brand and Communications, Viator
Rajan Gupta Rajan Gupta Managing Partner, Centelli
Chris Hall Chris Hall EVP of Sales, Hotel Investor Apps
Derek Harasiuk Derek Harasiuk Director, Hospitality Revenue Management, Caesars Entertainment
Ron Hardin Ronald Hardin, CHTP Director of Information Technology, Sandestin Investments LLC
Adam Harris Adam Harris CEO & Co-Founder, Cloudbeds Inc.
Sean Hogston Sean Hogston Principal Systems Engineer, RUCKUS Networks
Jordan Hollander Jordan Hollander CEO, Hotel Tech Report
Scot Hopps Scot Hopps VP Operations, Lark Hotels
Nick Horgan Nick Horgan Chief Commercial Office, Amaze Insights
Amy Horner Amy Horner, CPA Founder and Principal Consultant, True Nine
Sabrina Jackson Sabrina Jackson Senior Director of Product Management, Duetto
Tom Jaffe Tom Jaffe Lead AI Developer, Prismm
Kian Janamian Kian Janamian CEO | Founder, Plan A Day Inc.
Rohan Jani Rohan Jani Associate Vice President, Hotel Technology Products, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson CEO, Venza, Inc.
Katy Klefeker Katy Klefeker Senior Customer Relationship Manager, Wizehire
Greg Klein Greg Klein Special Agent, FBI
Jillian Kossman Jillian Kossman VP of Marketing, IDScan.net
Gefen Lamdan Gefen Lamdan Chief Product Officer, Prismm
Rodney Linville Rodney Linville Global Head of Information Technology, Nobu Hospitality
Sherry Marek Sherry Marek CEO, Aiken Street
Robert Marusi Robert Marusi Chief Commercial Officer, Turtle Bay Resort
Shannon McCallum Shannon McCallum VP of Hotel Operations, Resorts World Las Vegas
Ralph Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE Ralph Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE+ President/Owner, Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd.
Adam Mogelonsky Adam Mogelonsky Partner, Hotel Mogel Consulting Ltd.
Tracee Nalewak Tracee Nalewak Chief Growth Officer, UrVenue
Sankar Narayan Sankar Narayan CEO & Managing Director, SiteMinder
Jacqueline Nunley Jacqueline Nunley Industry Advisor, Travel & Hospitality, Salesforce
Shane O'Flaherty Shane O'Flaherty Global Director Travel & Transportation Hospitality, Microsoft Corporation
SK Panda SK Panda Vice President, Service Assurance, Comcast Business
Angie Parsons Angie Parsons Director of Product Marketing, Beekeeper
Neal Patel Neal Patel, CHO, CHIA Immediate Past Chairman, AAHOA
HK Patel Harikrishna Patel Board Director, AAHOA
Darrin Pinkham Darrin Pinkham Chief Information Officer, Atlantis Bahamas
Frank Pitsikalis Frank Pitsikalis Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Agilysys
David Poprawka David Poprawka Solution Consultant, Infor
Mark Rademaker Mark Rademaker Vice President of Hospitality, Adyen
Arlene Ramirez Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA Regional Vice President of Finance, CoralTree Hospitality
Pam Rauseo Pamela Rauseo Director of AP Automation, Edenred Pay
Doug Rice Douglas Rice Managing Director, Hospitality Technology Network LLC
Russ Richardson Russ Richardson Vice President, Sales, MachineQ
Sal Rivera Sal Rivera Vice President of Hotel Operations, REVERB by Hard Rock
Erin Rooney Erin Rooney Chief Marketing Officer, Prismm
Fred Santarsiere Fred Santarsiere Vice President, Cino Security Solutions LLC.
Michael Schubach Michael Schubach, CHTP* CHAE* Chief Information Officer, Millennium Technology Group / Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Matt Schwartz Matt Schwartz CTO, Sage Hospitality Group
Eliza Selig Eliza Selig Staff VP, Marketing & Communications, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
Ambika Sharma Ambika Sharma Senior Product Manager: Hospitality, Elavon
Elaine Shuck Elaine Shuck Global Hospitality Marketing, HPE Aruba Networking
Prakash Shukla Prakash Shukla Managing Partner, Wayfare Hospitality
Rich Siegel Rich Siegel President/Publisher, Hospitality Upgrade/Hotel Online
Emerson Sklar Emerson Sklar Head of Alexa Evangelism, Amazon Alexa
Ian Sloan Ian Sloan SVP, Customer Success & Service Delivery, SHR Group
Bryan Steele Bryan Steele Board Advisor, Nonius
Daniel Swanson Daniel Swanson Director of Revenue Strategy, Nemacolin
Kareem Taha Kareem Taha Controller, White Elephant Resorts
Richard Valtr Richard Valtr Founder, Mews Systems Inc.
Kimberly Vassell-Jacobs Kimberly Vassell-Jacob Director of Operations and Analytics, Hotel Investor Apps
Ira Vouk Ira Vouk Founder, Hospitality 2.0 Consulting
Aaron Walker Aaron Walker COO and President, ARK Management
Gerard Wasem Gerard Wasem Director of Product Management, Duetto
Mickala Williams Mickala Williams IGH Connect Product Manager, IHG
Shaun Wood Shaun Wood Vice President of Enterprise Architecture & Technology, Sonesta International Hotels
Lyle Worthington Lyle Worthington, CHTP CEO, Worthington Tech
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