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Lyle Worthington

Technology Executive and Consultant & Past President of HFTP Global

Lyle Worthington, CHTP is a hospitality technology executive, advisor, mentor, and world-renowned technology consultant with over 23 years of diverse technology experience ranging from software developer to CIO. He is a CIO advisor to multiple global hospitality brands, the CIO of The Student Hotel based in Amsterdam, and Past Global President of HFTP. He has served on and chaired several boards, committees, and councils specific to the hospitality industry, and has been an active voice for technology in Hospitality for over 13 years. He regularly speaks at global technology and hospitality industry events and has written numerous articles for hospitality technology printed and digital publications. Outside of hospitality, Lyle spends his time working with technology startups, playing and coaching lacrosse, and skydiving every chance he gets.

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Is Hotel Technology Lagging Behind other industries?

For over a decade I have heard industry pundits, consultants, other experts, and myself say that the hospitality industry lags behind other industries in innovation, investment, and adoption of new technologies. Is this really the case? If so, what are the barriers, issues, and conflicts that have led to this situation? More importantly, what should we do about it?

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Blockchain: The current reality

Has any technology concept been as hyped as Blockchain? (Well, yes, but probably not this year.) What is Blockchain, how does it work, why will it be such a good thing - and can it possibly live up to all this hype? More to the point: How, and when, will we start seeing Blockchain ...

IT Security: Application Security

It also presents a challenge for your users; users are forced to remember multiple logins and passwords for different applications. Some may require a password change periodically. Inevitably, passwords fall out of sync, changed passwords are forgotten and frustration abounds. ...

Virtually Avoiding IT Disaster

Business Continuity PlanningDeveloping a business continuity plan is critical for ensuring that, should a disaster occur, your business can return to normal quickly with the least amount of interruption and data loss as possible. Business continuity planning should cover much ...

Shifting To Virtualization

In the old model, if you lost a resource you might impact one application or one user. Now losing one resource could mean many people and many applications are affected. Your backup and disaster recovery strategy for each individual server might not be sufficient for this new ...