OpenKey, the industry standard for universal Digital Key in hotels, welcomes David Dietz as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dietz brings more than 25 years of software development experience with demonstrated results in interoperability and scaling of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products.
“With OpenKey’s commitment to the future of digital key and touch-free technology, David was a natural choice for CTO,” OpenKey CEO Ron Owens said. “I believe I speak for everyone at OpenKey when I say that we are thrilled to have him join our team and apply his insights and experience in taking cutting-edge technology to the next level.”
Dietz comes to OpenKey from Crossover for Work, where he contracted as Vice President of Engineering, managing a portfolio of 20 products. Prior to Crossover for Work, he served as Director of IT at TDn2K. Previously he held positions at Trimble, JP Morgan Chase, and contracted with Southwest Airlines. He has strong experience managing large teams and works consistently to retain essential technical skills that enable him to take a hands-on approach to complex development and product challenges. Dietz received a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Computer Science with a focus on Algorithms from the University of North Texas. He has since spent more than two decades developing SaaS products for market and aiding teams in developing products for scale.
“I’m excited to join the team at OpenKey,” said Dietz, “Digital Keys are the future of touchless technology in the hospitality industry, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to continuously improve upon our products, increase interoperability and integration, and work with a keen eye toward growth in the global hospitality market.”
In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile access. Since then, the OpenKey team has helped hotels and resorts around the world develop a guest experience they can enjoy as much as their guests do. We work with existing platforms to advance your property into an exciting new era of customer engagement. Our dedicated staff provides a seamless transition to keyless entry, remote check-in, hotel-specific apps, and much more, all tailored to your property and your guests. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.