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2013 Hotel Technology Forum
Mike Blake 2013 HTF SpeakerMike Blake
Chief Information Officer
Commune Hotels & Resorts

Michael Blake is the CIO at Commune Hotels & Resorts. Previously Michael was in the role of CIO at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Michael has over 20 years of experience in finance and technology.

Michael is charged with providing strategic leadership and sound perspective that contributes to the management and evolution of Commune’s global IT functions. He is responsible for ensuring the stability of systems, driving IT innovation and supporting revenue growth.

Prior to his role with Hyatt, Michael was Senior Vice President of IT for First Data, VP of IT Finance at Kaiser Permanente and Director of IT Finance for Sears, based in Chicago, IL. In each of his roles, he was the highest ranking IT Finance resource and key internal consultant and advisor to national senior leadership teams. Prior to that, Michael was Director of Financial Planning for United Airlines.

Education:
MBA Finance and Economics: University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
MS Information Technology: Northwestern University