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2013 Hotel Technology Forum
Michael Stano 2013 HTF SpeakerMichael Stano
Chief Technology Officer
Highgate Hotels

Michael Stano is the Chief Technology Officer for Highgate Hotels and is responsible for IT operations supporting 35 hotels (18,000 rooms) and directly oversees a team of 18 IT Associates. Since his appointment in early 2012, he has developed comprehensive IT standards and centralized IT services to secure and stabilize a high risk network.

Prior to joining Highgate Hotels, Michael served as the Vice President of Technology for Joie de Vivre Hospitality in California for 6 years. During his tenure, he oversaw IT operations for the management company and its 37 hotels, 18 restaurants, and 4 spas. He developed both JDV’s strategic IT plan as well as designing and deploying the brand’s off-site datacenter to host the brand’s centralized applications.

Earlier in his career, Michael was Vice President of Technology for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, responsible for support and operations for their North and South American properties. He also owned, founded and served as president of an IT operations company that provided such services as general consulting, project management, strategic development, network design, pre-opening services, web development, and technical support.