WASHINGTON (Jan. 19, 2024) – Today, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced the launch of the Global Technology 100 (T100), a group of the world’s best and brightest hospitality technology leaders that will advise the hotel industry on leveraging the latest technology to better serve guests and maximize profitability.

T100 replaces three advisory groups within AHLA – HTNG’s Executive Leadership Group, Vendor Advisory Council, and the Industry Advisors. By bringing these groups together under the T100 banner, members can collaborate more closely and reach decisions more quickly.

T100 will ensure AHLA stays on top of emerging technologies that will improve guest experiences and profitability, while developing best practices and other materials to advise AHLA members.

Five industry leaders with unparalleled hospitality technology expertise will lead T100:

  • •  Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (chair)
  • •  Luis Segredo, CEO, DataTravel LLC (vice chair)
  • •  Kristie Goshow, CCO, KSL Resorts (immediate past chair)
  • •  Jeff Bzdawka, CEO, Knowland (program & membership chair)
  • •  Bryan Hammer, VP of IT, Belmond (workgroup chair)

The chair of the group will rotate to ensure technology issues are debated with a view toward resolutions that benefit hoteliers and solution providers.

“T100 is all about ensuring our industry leverages the latest technology to better serve guests, associates, and communities, while maximizing profitability,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “This group is composed of the top hospitality technology leaders on the planet, and together they will serve as the chief driver of innovation throughout our industry.”

Learn more about T100 and its membership here.

About AHLA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the largest hotel association in America, representing more than 30,000 members from all segments of the industry nationwide – including iconic global brands, 80% of all franchised hotels, and the 16 largest hotel companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Learn more at www.ahla.com.

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