Raman “R.P.” Rama receives the Most Valued Global Technology Professional Award from China Hospitality Technology Alliance CEO Jing Zhu.

Raman “R.P.” Rama, president of Sarona Holdings and Premier Management Services, has received the Most Valued Global Technology Professional Award from the China Hospitality Technology Alliance. Rama, a AAHOA member, accepted the award in November at the Global CHTA Conference in Tokyo.

Rama also is past president of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Executive Committee and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. During the conference, Rama also participated in a panel discussion on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and BlockChain in relation to the hospitality industry.

The CHTA Most Valued awards recognize leaders and companies in the hospitality and travel industry for their work connecting future travelers. Hundreds of candidates were selected in August, and a short list of 22 enterprises and 15 individuals were chosen by committee in October to attend the final vote in Tokyo.

Frank Wolfe, CEO of HFTP, also received a CHTA award.