Doug Rice

Founder & CEO Emeritus at HTNG

Douglas Rice

Co-founded this not-for-profit trade association in 2002, dedicated to improving technology in the hospitality industry through collaboration, best practices, and standards. Became first employee, and served as CEO from 2004-2015, during which time it grew from 20 to more than 4500 members worldwide, a $2.5 million operating budget, six global conferences per year, and a staff of 10. Since retiring from this role, I retain the CEO Emeritus title, and have remained an active supporter, participating in several workgroups, co-chairing the Blockchain workgroup, and speaking at numerous conferences.

Insights by Doug Rice (2)

What is your take on the coronavirus and its impact on our industry?

We have experienced a variety of natural disasters and multiple contagions in the past and each time we rebound to previous levels of social and business behaviors — the question is though — how long will it take for a complete recovery?At the time of writing, it appears as though the rate of growth of this virus has slowed down for the first time in China, where it is believed the virus originated.

Making technology work: three trends in integration

Mobile, Cloud and “big data” analytics improve our industry’s effectiveness – but at the same time, the consequences of failure are greater, so the need for highly qualified CIOs and technology teams has advanced, writes Douglas Rice of HTNG.