Job Title: Vice President, Industry Research
Organization: Info~Tech Research Group
- Outsourcing – leveraging third parties and current vendors to operate with few in-house staff
- Automation and Innovation – when is it effective to replace humans with a technology solution?
Larry Fretz- As both the Native American technology and gaming, and hospitality practice lead at Info-Tech Research Group, Larry Fretz manages a team of analysts to develop and deliver best-practice research, specific to the tribal government, gaming, and hospitality industries. As owner of the NATRC and GHRC research agendas, he is responsible for agenda planning and directing research, while also providing measured value to chief information officers and key IT leaders. This enables organizational improvements and competitive advantage through strategic technology planning; excellence in project design and implementation; COBIT5-grounded IT governance; business process optimization; and technology road-mapping, selection, and contract negotiation. Larry brings more than a decade of international gaming and hospitality experience and 25 plus years of overall technology, marketing, supply chain, and other business operations expertise. Larry has held CIO/VP IT and executive leadership positions with the Palms Casino Resort, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Niagara Casinos (Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara), resulting in respected knowledge and experience of gaming and hospitality systems and understanding of the industry’s strategic, start-up opening and day-to-day challenges. ITRG (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing structured, field-tested, run-ready project blueprints, and tool kits for IT professionals to efficiently drive effectiveness in planning and executing on the spectrum of IT initiatives across projects, people, and governance.