VENZA® and HTNG Collaborate to Provide Security Learning Solutions

(Atlanta, GA – February 2016) Known for providing opportunities for hospitality industry experts to come together and collaborate on solutions to enhance the deployment of technology, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) has announced their work with VENZA, the Atlanta-based firm that powers the PEAK® InfoSec Awareness program for hoteliers.

“Our member community possesses high levels of technical sophistication, meaning our learning materials must match in both instructional design and technological development,” says Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. “Given their focus on the hospitality sector, when we called VENZA we fortunately found the team best positioned to deliver what will be the industry’s gold standard.”

Daniel Johnson, VENZA’s Chief Operations Officer added, “Given my team’s vast experience in the design and development of learning interventions for hospitality, the HTNG team chose us. We’re very glad they did because the shared commitment to innovation and excellence of our combined teams will test our collective mettle; this collaboration is an exciting development for the industry.”

With contributions from HTNG’s Board of Governors, consisting of senior IT executives from 21 leading hotel companies, as well as their Executive Advisors, the HTNG/VENZA collaboration promises to result in access to the industry’s most respected information security awareness programs for HTNG members.

“This undertaking is a good example of the strengths of two organizations working together to serve the needs of hospitality professionals,” says Jeff Venza, VENZA’s President/CEO.


VENZA is passionate about the development of technology and services that enable hotels to feel more secure concerning guest data breaches and human vulnerability. With decades of experience, VENZA has the knowledge and experience to empower hotels and their employees to tackle the dynamic cybercrime and guest security landscape.

Over 10,000 properties in over 100 countries look to the VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company and headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit


About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.


Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world’s leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG’s Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for 3 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit