NEWS
International Society of Hospitality Consultants elects Dedica’s Todd Leach to ISHC Board of Directors

NEWS
International Society of Hospitality Consultants elects Dedica’s Todd Leach to ISHC Board of Directors

July 26, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Press Release:

ISHC elects new leadership and welcomes 24 new members heading into their 30th anniversary year

Bangkok, Thailand: The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) held their Annual Conference in Bangkok Same, Same but Different: The Power of Perspective with ISHC members, candidates and Friends of the Society. Attendees enjoyed exceptional programming and memorable networking events and while doing so, took care of critical Society business including the election of the new Board of Directors.


The new Board of Directors will lead the Society into 2018 focused on four key priorities of the ISHC Strategic Plan: Brand Awareness, Membership, Networking & Collaboration, and Financial Sustainability.

The newly slated ISHC Board of Directors are:

• Chairman – John Fareed, Horwath HTL

• President – Elizabeth Randall Winkle, STR

• Vice President – Chris Cylke, REVPAR International, Inc.

• Treasurer – AJ Singh, Michigan State University

• Secretary – Cecilia Gordon, Goulston & Storrs

• Directors:

= Rick Besse, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

– Darlene Henke, Audit Logistics LLC

– Dan Larkin, Bryan Cave

– Todd Leach, Dedica Group

– Herbert Mascha, MRP hotels

There’s a not so quiet revolution taking place in the world of design and creativity. 


Artificial Intelligence (AI), with its ability to analyze data, recognize patterns, and generate solutions, is steadily making its way into creative studios.

Along with this revolution there is the notion that AI will replace the designer, making their talent and expertise obsolete. This notion grabs headlines, gets clicks and makes for good Twitter debate. But this narrative, while sensational, tends to oversimplify the complexities of both AI technology and human creativity. It often underestimates the value of human insight, intuition, and our inherent ability to understand and navigate social and cultural subtleties.

While AI can automate and accelerate certain tasks, the necessity for human judgment, ethical considerations, strategic thinking, and creative spark remains critical. Instead of fostering a culture of fear and resistance, we should focus on harnessing the immense potential of AI as a collaborative tool that elevates human potential rather than diminishing it.

As we delve into this brave new world, let’s put to rest the age-old debate of man versus machine and, instead, imagine the endless possibilities of man and machine working together in harmony.

Viewed from within the four walls of this technological evolution, one thing is becoming clear: AI is here to assist the creative designer, not replace them.

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New York

261 Madison Ave 9th Fl.

New York, NY 10016

+1 718 906 3639 x113

Lisbon

Largo de São Rafael 8,

Lisboa, 1100-559 PT

+351 91 500 6055

©2023 Dedica Group LLC.