Douglas  Rice
Douglas Rice

Douglas Rice

CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

Douglas Rice is Chief Executive Officer of HTNG, reporting to the organization’s board of directors. He was an original founder of the nonprofit association in 2002 and has remained involved ever since, becoming its first permanent Executive Director in 2004 and assuming his current position in 2007. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, has served on the HITEC Advisory Council and was a founding member of the Hospitality Technology Strategic Initiatives Council.
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Douglas Rice is Chief Executive Officer of HTNG, reporting to the organization’s board of directors. He was an original founder of the nonprofit association in 2002 and has remained involved ever since, becoming its first permanent Executive Director in 2004 and assuming his current position in 2007. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, has served on the HITEC Advisory Council and was a founding member of the Hospitality Technology Strategic Initiatives Council. Douglas was selected by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) as the 2012 inductee into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, and was honored by Hotel Business magazine in a 2008 cover story as one of the five most influential executives in the field of hotel technology. Prior to HTNG, he was a strategic consultant for more than 15 years; his clients included senior IT, marketing and operations executives from major hotel companies around the world. Douglas's prior career included several years as a Marketing Manager at United Airlines, and also as an Economist with Data Resources, Inc., a major economic forecasting company that is now part of IHS Global Insight. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, and his undergraduate degree, with a double major with Highest Distinction in Economics and Distinction in Mathematics, from Dartmouth College.
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About HTNG

Hotel Technology - Next Generation is a nonprofit organization with global scope, formed in 2002 to facilitate the development of next-generation, customer-centric technologies to better meet the needs of the global hotel community. HTNG was formed by nine individuals from four continents, representing hotel companies, consultants, and academia.
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