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2011 Hotel Technology Forum
William Todd Davis
Chief Technology Officer
Choice Hotels International

William Todd Davis is chief technical officer for Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors. In this position, he establishes and oversees all of the company’s information systems planning and functions, including all phases of systems design, programming, installation and operations. In addition, he plays a key role in the IT governance process to ensure the information technology operations are aligned with Choice’s business and growth strategies and that the development teams are executing on key business priorities.

With an IT career spanning nearly 20 years, Mr. Davis has strong operational management expertise and a proven track record in building and leading global IT initiatives. In addition to overseeing the operations of complex technology groups, he has also led successful large scale system deployments.

Previously he was vice president, property systems development and administration for Choice. In this position, he was responsible for many aspects of the company’s information systems, including shared infrastructure management for the global reservation operations; the successful design, development and deployment of the company’s proprietary property management solutions; and the 24x7 property support operations for Choice-branded hotels throughout the world. Highly regarded among his peers and associates throughout the company, in 2009 he was honored with the CEO’s Best of the Best Award, which recognizes leaders who embody Choice’s cultural values and performance principles.

In August 2009, Mr. Davis was promoted to his current role in recognition of his leadership and many contributions to help strengthen the company’s business intelligence resources.

Mr. Davis’ hospitality industry career includes various positions within hotel operations and management. Immediately prior to joining Choice, he was an advanced systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) focusing on hotel industry solutions. Prior to EDS, Mr. Davis designed global reservation solutions for Cendant Corporation and focused on the consolidation of Cendant’s multiple data centers.

Mr. Davis is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis in hotel and restaurant management. He currently serves as chair of the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Advisory Board.