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Tech Trends Up in Hospitality

In a recent New York Times report by Julie Weed, Michael Leidinger, chief technology officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts, said his department added 140 technology-related positions in just the last two years. Leidinger said many college students are focused on pure technology companies, while hospitality offers unexpected careers. “If you’re really into technology, there’s a revolution happening in hospitality,” said Leidinger.

In just the past year, Hospitality and Casino-Gaming employers are aggressively searching for technology employers. In particular, managers and executives who can drive technology initiatives are prized—and rewarded.

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, that uniquely understands the industry’s problems.

HFTP has several thousand members and stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs.


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