Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is happy to announce two champions of hospitality know-how: Mark G. Haley, CHTP+ and Raman (R.P.) Rama, B.Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP+, CHAE because the 2021 HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame inductees, each acknowledged for his or her expertise and management in selling hospitality innovation and know-how, and data sharing. Haley is co-founder and associate at Prism Hospitality Consulting, LLC. Rama is president and CTO/CIO at Sarona Resorts, Investments & Premier Administration Providers. Each can be honored on the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Dallas, Texas USA on September 28, 2021.
Rama, born in Malawi, migrated to India at 10-years-old the place he acquired his schooling, and subsequently moved to the USA in 1981 the place he began his occupation in hospitality. Working in a wide range of positions, Rama discovered his area of interest in finance and know-how. In his profession, Rama was considered one of 5 house owners of JHM Resorts, which operated 36 resorts representing manufacturers like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Wyndham and Alternative Resorts in each the USA and India. At JHM resorts he served as CTO/CIO of the corporate. The 5 house owners additionally began Auro College in Gujarat, India.
All through his profession, Rama has constantly sought out and carried out know-how options to help the operations of his resorts. This included upgrading laptop techniques, implementing new accounting software program, and growing customized software program that output administration stories for information comparability throughout the corporate’s resorts. Now as president and CTO/CIO at Sarona Resorts, Investments & Premier Administration Providers, he has invested in 24 resorts, in addition to quite a few hospitality-focused know-how corporations, together with a wide range of start-ups.
Rama has been closely concerned within the trade, together with serving as HFTP World President from 2012-2013. He was additionally acknowledged with the HFTP Paragon Award in 2016. As well as, Rama is a frequent speaker at trade occasions, most not too long ago at HITEC Dubai in Might 2021.
“I’m humbled and don’t have any phrases to precise my gratitude for the respect of being inducted to the celebrated Corridor of Fame,” stated Rama. “I thank all these many people who’ve supported my skilled journey for the previous 42 years within the trade, together with those that have mentored and guided me and accepted me of their community. With this recognition I encourage all professionals to offer your time by sharing your expertise and data with the seekers. Develop collectively is the precept I reside by.”
Alongside Rama, Mark Haley can be becoming a member of the celebrated group of Corridor of Fame inductees.
At Prism Hospitality Consulting, Haley presents technique growth, market positioning, Web advertising, wants evaluation, system choice, RFP growth and mission administration; particularly specializing in adapting the enterprise and the usage of know-how to one another, and transferring enterprise processes to the Web.
Previous to founding Prism in 2001, Haley based and led Excessive Contact Applied sciences, a consulting agency. Earlier to this, Haley labored at ITT Sheraton for 15 years in a broad vary of positions of accelerating duty at each degree within the group, starting as a visitor service agent. In his final position at Sheraton, he served as director of property know-how, liable for the alignment of enterprise and know-how methods. Mark continuously speaks at trade occasions and contributes articles to a spread of lodging and know-how publications. Mark additionally performs a management position within the trade as previous president of the HFTP New England Chapter, previous chair of the AH&LA Know-how Committee and presently serves on the HITEC North America Advisory Council.
“Induction to the Worldwide Hospitality Know-how Corridor of Fame is a really humbling recognition,” stated Haley. “It’s like being requested to play baseball with Jackie Robinson, Curt Flood, Johnny Bench and Henry Aaron, all nice ballplayers that not solely excelled and led, however actually modified the sport. I sit up for dwelling as much as the privilege and persevering with to serve Prism’s shoppers, my coworkers, the trade, and HFTP as a game-changer. And it’s an honor to enter the Corridor alongside RP Rama.””
HITEC Dallas will happen from September 27-30, 2021 on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Conference Heart in Dallas, Texas USA. Co-located with HITEC are the HFTP Annual Convention and HFTP Club Forum. HFTP takes the well being of its occasion members significantly and has implemented a number of protocols to guard its attendees. For extra details about HFTP’s occasions, go to www.hftp.org or contact the HFTP Conferences & Particular Occasions Division at [email protected].
Hospitality Monetary and Know-how Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is a world, nonprofit affiliation, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with workplaces in the UK, Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is acknowledged because the spokes group for the finance and know-how segments of the hospitality trade with members and stakeholders spanning throughout the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the trade’s urgent points and assists its stakeholders to find options to their challenges extra effectively than any group. It does this by way of its professional networks, analysis, certification applications, info assets and conferences/occasions corresponding to HITEC. HFTP additionally owns the world’s solely hospitality-specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. For extra details about HFTP, electronic mail [email protected] or go to the HFTP website.