Hospitality Financial and Technology
Professionals (HFTP) is to induct Cindy Estis Green, managing
partner of The Estis Group, and A.L. (Tom) Giannopoulos, chairman,
president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc. into the International
Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.
The inductions take place at the 2009
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC)
General Session on Tuesday, June 23 at 08:30.
For over 30 years, Cindy Estis Green has focused her career at the
intersection of technology and marketing for the hospitality
industry as a leader, consultant, educator, speaker and author.
She was selected for induction based on her innovative ways of
using technology for marketing in the hospitality industry.
“The International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
is a pinnacle of achievement in our industry. I am deeply
gratified to be recognized by my peers for my contributions and
honored to join the company of such an esteemed group of industry
executives,” said Estis Green.
Estis Green is
managing partner with The Estis Group, providing consulting to
travel industry firms in the area of sales and marketing best
practices, internet marketing, social media, distribution
strategy, revenue management and customer relationship management
She has been an advocate for automating marketing and sales
functions in the industry. While working for Hilton, she worked
closely with the Hilton IT department to build an
international database that profiled customers and captured
Giannopoulos was selected
for the induction based on his leadership in expanding MICROS into
one of the leading software companies in the hospitality industry.
During his 18 years with MICROS, he has led the company from $35
million in revenue with products servicing only the restaurant
industry to a $954 million company that is a leading provider of
enterprise applications for restaurants, hotels, casinos, motels,
leisure and entertainment and retail operations.
Over 310,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in hospitality
and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven
continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management
systems, central reservation and customer information solutions
under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 25,000 hotels
“I am extremely honored, excited, and
humbled to be selected for induction into the International
Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame,” said Giannopoulos. “The
hospitality industry has given me the unique opportunity
to collaborate with some very talented, insightful and
innovative people. It has been a true pleasure. I share
this honor with all MICROS employees worldwide whose
hard work has contributed to this induction.”
The International Hospitality
Technology Hall of Fame is HFTP’s highest level of recognition in
the area of technology. Since its inception in 1989, 31
individuals have received this award as a reflection of their
contributions to the hospitality industry. Hall of Fame members
have been selected by their peers as representing the best in
innovation and application and as leaders in their profession.
Technology Hall of Fame members include such industry
pioneers as: Robert S. Bennett; David Berkus; Richard Brooks, CHA;
John D. Burns, CHA; Dave Burroughs; John Cahill, CHTP, CHA; Thomas
Castleberry; Larry Chervenak, CHAE; John Davis III; Scott
Heintzeman; Fraser Hickox; Robert Horgan; Ted Horner; Jon Inge,
CHTP, ISHC; Michael Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP; Carrol Lund; Richard
Moore, CDP; Jack Morgan; Richard Nauman; William Oates; Eric Orkin;
Raymond Schultz; Penelope Sellers; Jules Sieburgh, CHTP; Richard
Siegel; Sal Spano, CHAE, CHA; John Springer-Miller; James Yoakum;
and George Zugmier.
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