By maintaining active involvement in the following associations, we stay knowledgeable of the latest industry changes, technological advancements, and best practices. Datatrend is a proud member of organizations such as Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG). Collaborations with multiple leading organizations allow us to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service and satisfaction.
Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI’s primary credential program is Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) which demonstrates the ability to design, integrate and implement ICT and related infrastructure components across multiple disciplines and applications. Datatrend has been a Corporate Member of BICSI since the early 1990s and has several RCDD certified engineers on staff.
Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 35 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Datatrend is a Premier member of CompTIA.
Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
HTNG is a global not-for-profit trade association that fosters, through collaboration and partnership among hospitality professionals and technology providers, the development of next-generation solutions that will enable them to do business globally. HTNG is run by and for the benefit of hospitality IT executives, with active support from technology providers and other industry participants.
Datatrend has been involved with HTNG as a Vendor Member since 2016 and is currently a Platinum Member. We are an annual sponsor of the HT-NEXT North American Conference, an educational and networking forum for hospitality technology professionals and solution providers. Additionally, Datatrend has several experts active on various HTNG Workgroups including New Builds, Centralized Authentication, Fiber to the Room, Hotel Technology Renovations Project Management, Blockchain for Hospitality, GDPR for Hospitality, Global Strategy Team, and Internet of Things.