Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

2019 Session

How to be at the Leading Edge of Technology Adoption

Ted Horner photo

In 1989, Ted Horner launched a consulting practice specializing in technology consulting to the hospitality industry.  He is now widely respected as Australia's leading consultant in this area. 

In 1996 he launched Australia’s first dedicated hospitality technology exhibition and conference. Today this event is still going, and it is now called Hotel Operations Technology (HOT).  In 2002 he was a founding member of HTNG and today he is an Executive Advisor to HTNG.  In 2004 he was the first non-US person to be elected to the HITEC Technology Hall of Fame for his contribution to the advancement of technology in the hospitality industry.   Since the early 90s he has travelled extensively throughout the world to speak at many hospitality technology conferences and has written many articles on technology that have been published all over the world. 

David Sjolander photo

As Chief Operating Officer, David 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 bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Fritz Knoebel School Of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver.