HOSPITALITY FINANCIAL AND Technology Professionals, the global representative for hospitality technology and producers of HITEC, recently initiated a project
to develop a digital responsibility code for the hospitality industry. HFTP is forming a task force of experts and academics to develop the code.

HFTP commissioned the University of Houston to write a white paper on digital responsibility, featured in the inaugural issue of HFTP’s Tech+Fin Hospitality
Magazine at HITEC 2024, HFTP said in a statement. The paper and industry discussions highlighted the need for guidelines on digital responsibility.

Task force members include:

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Co-chair Scot Campbell, principal, Integrated Resort Advisors, HFTP Global past president and inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
Co-chair Agnes DeFranco, Conrad N. Hilton Distinguished Chair at University of Houston and HFTP Global past president
Mike Blake, vice president, IT, Kemper Sports
Steven Bronken, head of global hospitality, Ruckus Networks
Sanovnik Destang, executive director, Bay Gardens Resorts
Florian Gallini, CEO, INTEREL
Thomas Hempel, vice president, sales and partnerships, VENZA
Barry Thomas, vice president, technology, Orient Express and Fairmont Hotels
Sherry Marek, founder, Aiken Street Consulting and inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
Shannon McCallum, vice president, hotel operations, Resorts World Las Vegas,
Neal Patel, managing partner, Blue Chip Hotels, AAHOA past chairman
Andrew Rubinacci, chief advisory officer, FLYR for Hospitality
Thomas Atzenhofer, deputy CEO, HFTP
“There are many good practices for digital responsibility throughout the industry, but these have never been aggregated, vetted and published as a compilation
of the best practices in a uniform guide,” said Atzenhofer. “HFTP’s task force of global industry technology and business experts, has agreed to tackle the
task and make the ind