Full Name
Abigail Lorden
Job Title
VP & Publisher and Co-Founder
Company Name
Hospitality Technology and Restaurant Technology Network
Speaker Bio
Abigail Lorden Leonhard is a strategic brand leader with deep domain expertise in technology, consumer, and business trends for hotels and restaurants. As the vice president and publisher of Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine, she leads all business initiatives, content strategy, partnerships, marketing, and revenue for the HT portfolio, including its digital media properties, custom content, research, and flagship events MURTEC and HT-NEXT. Most recently, Abigail expanded the portfolio with the founding of the Restaurant Technology Network (RTN), the first and only membership community focused on technology standards for restaurants.

Abigail's background as HT's editor-in-chief for more than 10 years gives her extensive insight into consumer and B2B technology trends for the hospitality industry. She is a tenured leader, with experience launching new brands and driving revenue. She co-founded the Restaurant Technology Network in 2019, HT-NEXT in 2017 (produced in partnership with HTNG), and spearheaded HT's market research and analysis arm.

She leads a talented team of editors, revenue drivers, researchers, marketers and community influencers at parent company EnsembleIQ, a B2B media firm headquartered in Chicago, Il.