HTNG Adds Bill Martin, CIO of AEG, to Board of Governors

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HTNG Adds Bill Martin, CIO of AEG, to Board of Governors

07/07/2017
HTNG recently announced its name change from Hotel Technology Next Generation to Hospitality Technology Next Generation to signal its expansion into other hospitality verticals. It is now adding Bill Martin, CIO  of AEG, to its Board of Governors. Martin's addition to the board will provide vast insight and jump-start HTNG's growth into large sport and entertainment venues.
 
As the CIO of AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, Martin oversees technology strategy and execution for the company's business units: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 venues in the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world's largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships.
 
Prior to AEG, Martin was the long-running CIO at Royal Caribbean Cruises, where the IT team was regularly recognized for innovation excellence. Martin was recognized as a "Top Ten Breakaway Leader" at the Global CIO Executive Summit, was a founding member of the Florida CIO Summit, is a governing body member of the Southern California CIO Summit and is on the editorial advisory board for InformationWeek.
 
HTNG's Board of Governors is the key direction-setting body for the organization. With Martin's addition, the Board now consists of 23 CIO-level IT executives from many world-leading hospitality groups.