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2020 Event Schedule

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Benny LagoVice President Information TechnologyThe Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Benny Lago holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and MBA in operations management from Florida Atlantic University.

Benny started his career in South Florida in Data warehousing at Business Intelligence at Alliance Entertainment and TracFone wireless. He then moved into the hospitality and cruising industry working for Prestige Cruise Holdings, parent company of Oceania and Regent cruise lines. While at Prestige he was instrumental in IT modernization and streamlining of many IT initiatives and within a few years was elevated to the position of CIO. As CIO Benny was deeply involved with SOX compliance initiatives and setting up policies and procedures for meeting regulatory compliance required for IPO.

In 2015 Prestige was acquired by NCL and Benny was conferred as the SVP and CIO of the newly expanded Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Benny provided leadership, vision and strategic direction for all technology initiatives at 13 domestic and international shore side offices and 24 cruise ships.

In 2017 the newly formed Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection reached out to Benny to be their CIO where he is responsible for the design, implementation and governance of all shore and ship side technology operations.