Katana Announces Strong Presence at ARDA World 2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA (March 26, 2014) – Katana Software, Inc., a custom development and systems integration firm providing hospitality industry software systems, Data Intelligence and Analytics Software Services will be very visible at ARDA World 2014. The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) annual convention will be held April 6-10 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Katana Has Two Finalists up for ARDA Awards

ARDA has honored two key Katana executives with finalist nominations in the annual awards program. COO Melissa Gordon is a finalist for Technology Project Manager and CEO Rob Woodward is a finalist for Alliance Partner of the year. The award winners will be announced at a gala on the evening of April 9.

ARDA Educational Sessions with Katana Speakers

The two finalists will be featured speakers on panels during the conventions’ educational sessions.

Katana COO Melissa Gordon is moderator and speaker on a panel of experts discussing: “IT Smorgasbord – How Much to Keep and How Much to Hand Off?” Attendees will learn about project management, vendor or in-house, data privacy and more on Wednesday, April 9 from 1:30-2:45. http://portal.arda.org/app/schedule/index.cfm

Rob Woodward, Katana CEO, along with other industry technology experts will discuss Big & Little Data – Business Intelligence for Decision Making. http://portal.arda.org/app/schedule/index.cfm

“We always look forward to this major industry event. It gives us a chance to learn new things and share our own unique expertise with others as well. We welcome spending a little time with our existing and prospective clients, along with our well-respected colleagues at ARDA World. As Chairman League Members, we are taking meetings in the VIP Lounge,’ said Rob Woodward.

Katana’s is best known for its highly respected ASGARD™ system, a customizable software and interface platform. The multi-function asset, reserves, work order management, and supply chain system designed specifically as an integrated resource for timeshare, fractional, condo-hotel, and homeowner association operators may be used daily in all operational areas.

Among its many clients are Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Diamond Resorts, Hyatt Vacation Club, and The Signature at MGM. The strategic resort operations platform now supports the vacation experiences of over 1,250,000 owner weeks and growing.

To schedule an appointment with any member of the Katana team, contact Rob Woodward, CEO rwoodward@katanasoft.com or John Locher, john@johnlocher.com. For more about Katana Software visit www.katanasoft.com


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