27 September 2017

Meet the HFTP HDPO Task Force

  • Meet the HFTP HDPO Task ForceMeet the HFTP HDPO Task Force

As hospitality companies conducting business in Europe prepare to make operational changes to conform with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HFTP has put together the HFTP HDPO Task Force that will prepare resources for the industry. With a team of 23 experts, HFTP will build a program that demonstrates an individual's competency for the position within a hospitality company.

HDPO Task Force chairman Alvaro Hidalgo, managing partner with FIRSTLOGIC Consulting based in Spain, has outlined the objectives for the group in the months leading up to the May compliance deadline, detailed in the post on the HFTP Connect blog, "HFTP Hospitality DPO Task Force Outlines Objectives as Industry Prepares for GDPR May 2018 Deadline."

HFTP HDPO Task Force

  1. Chairman Alvaro Hidalgo, managing partner at FIRSTLOGIC Consulting (SPAIN)
  2. Nigel Allport, vice president - EMEA & APAC at Digital Alchemy CRM (UK)
  3. Ken Bailey, managing director - public sector at Fortalice Solutions (USA)
  4. Sjoerd Blum, CIO at Schiphol (NETHERLANDS)
  5. Stephen Carter, OBE, general manager at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa (UK)
  6. Dennis Collet, CEO at NextRound Ltd and COO at Kaiser Advisory ltd (UK)
  7. Luis del Olmo Piñero, presidente-chairman at Idiso (SPAIN)
  8. Richard Harrington, director of finance and luxury at Splendid Hospitality (UK)
  9. Daniel Johnson, COO at VENZA, Inc. (USA)
  10. Timo E. Kettern, director of IT at Lapithus Hotel Management GmbH (GERMANY)
  11. Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker, research managing director at Universität Bremen (GERMANY)
  12. Jose Medio, CIPP/us, CIPP/E, managing director at Privalis Group (USA)
  13. Ian Millar, CHTP, professeur IT at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (SWITZERLAND)
  14. Benny Nur, technical services director at Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts (UK)
  15. Tara O'Neill, CFO at Jamie Oliver Group (UK)
  16. Sophie Pommois, project director - global distribution at Global Hotel Alliance (SWITZERLAND)
  17. Stephanie Timsit, director of finance at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (UK)
  18. Rajesh Vohra, director at Sarova Hotels, Ltd. (UK)
  19. James Wright, vice president of IT Field Services – EMEA at Hilton Worldwide (UAE)
  20. Oguz Can Yildirim, CHTP, associate director of info risk mgmt, EAME at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (BELGIUM)
  21. Staff Liaison Frank I. Wolfe, CEO at HFTP (USA)
  22. Staff Liaison Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA, COO at HFTP (USA)
  23. Staff Liaison Carl Weldon, FIH FHOSPA, COO Europe at HFTP (UK)

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Jessica Blankenship

Public Relations Manager