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David Sjolander

COO at Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

David Sjolander

As Chief Operating Officer oh HTNG, David Sjolander is responsible for driving the operational execution of HTNG’s mission. David is a lifelong hotelier with deep background in hotel technology, distribution and operations. He has held senior executive positions with several industry suppliers, such as Pegasus, TravelClick and Fidelio, as well as leading hotel chains Carlson Hospitality and Hyatt. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver and a MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Fritz Knobel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver.

Insights by David Sjolander (6)

Thoughts and recommendations for CYBER HITEC!

HITEC is about spontaneous, casual networking, and it is the most difficult thing to replicate in a virtual environment. I encourage and challenge the great HFTP team to find a so.

Should hoteliers develop in-house or outsource IT applications and solutions?

It depends on the company's size and what they are building. However, in the large majority of cases, it makes more sense to buy than build. When you buy, you have less control over functionality and it is slower to get changes made, but you benefit by speed to market and the enhancements that come from all user ideas.

My biggest frustration with Tech in hotels - Thoughts from David Sjolander, COO at HTNG

My biggest frustration with Tech in hotels - Thoughts from David Sjolander, COO at HTNGParticipate in the HospitalityNet Technology Sentiment Survey!https://www.hospitalitynet.org/sentimentsurvey https://www.

The Death of Yesterday’s PMS: Embracing the New Normal

If today's technology existed in the 1980s, the CRS and PMS would never have been built as two separate systems. Yet, we still live with that legacy; change comes slowly to our industry.
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