Melissa GordonKatana Software, Inc., a custom development and systems integration firm providing hospitality industry software systems, Data Intelligence and Analytics Software Services will be rolling at ARDA World 2015. The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) annual convention will be held April 12-16 at the Marriott Orlando World Center.

Katana Speakers at ARDA Educational Sessions

Two Katana speakers will be featured on panels during the conventions’ educational sessions.

Technology, Resort Operations and THE Guest Experience” will see CEO of Katana Software, Rob Woodward moderate and speak along other notable panelists. The session will be held Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00AM to 10:15.

Tech Trends – Ask the IT Experts” features Katana COO Melissa Gordon as moderator and speaker on a panel of experts. Attendees will have plenty Q&A with influential technology leaders on Wednesday, April 15 from 10:45-12:00.

Katana ARDA Awards/Technology Project Manager Finalist Melissa Gordon

Building off the success of 2014’s ARDA award as Alliance Partner of The Year, Katana has once again been honored with a key leadership and technology nomination at this year’s annual awards program. Katana COO Melissa Gordon has been named as a finalist for Technology Project Manager and the award winners will be announced at a gala on the evening of April 15.

About Katana

Katana’s is best known for its highly respected ASGARDTM system, a customizable software and interface operations platform. The multi-function asset, reserves, work order management, and supply chain system designed specifically as an integrated resource for timeshare, fractional, condo-hotel, and homeowner association operators helps crush costs through efficiency gains, work flow automation, and direct service support. Katana has added Resort Operation Metrics Opsgard to help push measurable and fast gains in operating metrics both for underperforming departments and sites as well as higher performing units.

Among its many clients are Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Diamond Resorts, Hyatt Vacation Club, Destination Hotels & Resorts and The Signature at MGM. The strategic resort operations platform now supports the vacation experiences of over 1,450,000 owner weeks and growing.

To schedule an appointment with any member of the Katana team, contact Rob Woodward, CEO or John Locher, For more about Katana Software visit