Project Manager METRO Innovation Chair & Senior Lecturer
Ian Millar’s double expertise in the areas of hospitality and information technology sets him at the forefront of new developments in the international hospitality industry.
He is also a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional – the first European to receive this qualification for hospitality professionals, which is awarded by HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technical Professionals), a reputed international association which serves over 6’000 members across the world.
Millar is a frequent presenter at international IT conferences.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of HFTP (Hospitality financial and technology professionals) as the group’s educational representative, with the responsibility of helping HFTP to achieve its strategic goals and to help with European expansion from 2009 to 2011. He also served as a member of the HFTP Executive committee serving from 2012 to 2014.
Millar also serves at an advisory level to various hospitality technology companies as well as currently serving as a Member of the Hotel Industry Expert Panel for the Singapore Tourism Board advising hotels in the region on best practice technology usage.
Millar has been instrumental in developing the exceptional resources and expertise available to students at the school. He created EHL’s unique CyberHotel, a specially equipped and fully functional centre on campus that features best practical IT solutions in hospitality technology currently used in the industry. Millar has also set up a Student Chapter for the European HFTP at EHL which regularly hosts guest speakers and meetings, and whose main purpose is the education of EHL students in the areas of technology and finance.
At EHL he is in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation department in charge of the Student Business Projects as well as his teaching duties for the hospitality technology courses.