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2012 Hotel Technology Forum
J. Joseph Finizio 2012 HTF SpeakerJ. Joseph Finizio
President & CEO
Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)

J. Joseph Finizio is the President & CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the industry association representing retail technology vendors and resellers in all vertical markets. RSPA provides education, certification, print and electronic publications, services, industry wide events and advocacy on issues such as PCI - Payment Card Data Security.

During his 30 year career, Finizio has been involved with the introduction of many technology innovations for the retail, supermarket and hospitality markets. He began his product and sales management career with industry pioneer Data Terminal Systems. After 10 years with DTS, he spent 15 years with MICROS Systems where he served in many roles including management of MICROS hardware product business, software product management and as Vice President of Dealer Sales and North American Operations. Finizio also served as Vice President and General Manager at Sharp Electronics Corporation’s POS Division. He is also a knowledge source for in-store marketing technology. While at POPAI - the Global Association for Retail Marketing, Finizio established the industry association for Digital Signage.

During his four year tenure, RSPA has transitioned to an inclusive industry association for both vendors and resellers of retail technology. Membership has grown over 50%, industry specific education and certification programs have been developed, publications and information channels have evolved with both print and electronic media. RSPA’s annual convention, RetailNOW, has become where the industry meets as it serves as the premier event for vendors and resellers.

Joe Finizio may be contacted at Jfinizio@GoRSPA.org or at 800.782.2693.