Webinar 21 September
Kostas Doukas – CEO BookOnlineNow
Kostas Doukas is the CEO and Co-Founder at BookOnlineNow, a travel technology company expertly created to provide a market-top online booking engine solution and +View more
Kostas was born in Athens, Greece and hold a BSc degree in Physics from University of Athens, Greece and an MSc degree in Mobile, Satellite Communications and Engineering from University of Surrey, UK.
Besides his engagement in startup companies and entrepreneurship since 2002, he has been involved in SaaS product development, Software Development, Research and Development (R&D), Business Planning, Operations Management, Negotiations and Strategic Planning.
C-level professional with more than 22 years’ experience in the fields of leadership, management and business development, especially in the areas of Telecommunications and Tourism.
Fulvio Giannetti – CEO at Lybra.tech
The Lybra Team is made up of experts from the Hospitality and Technology industry, with several years of experience and market knowledge, coming from international +View more
Dr. Huilian Duan – Vice President Sales & Marketing APAC at Maritim Hotels
Maritim has been playing a decisive role in the development of Germany’s hotel industry since its founding in 1969 and the country’s best known hotel +View more
Siddharth Goenka – CEO at Aiosell Technologies
As the managing director of Octave Hotels (a chain of 8 hotels – 300 rooms) Siddharth is responsible for driving revenue and achieving top-line growth for his hotels +View more
Aiosell has grown into a fully-automated, all-in-one revenue management software that helps hotels maximize revenue by increasing their occupancy and yields. It combines automated revenue management and dynamic pricing, along with a comprehensive marketing suite of hospitality tools that can increase hotel business.
Here’s how hotels can benefit from Aiosell’s software:
• Increase bookings by setting the best price for each room with 24X7 dynamic pricing.
• Maximize operational efficiency and reduce costs with fully integrated all-in-one marketing suite.
• Save OTA commission by driving direct bookings to your hotel’s website and booking engine.
• Optimize your hotel performance with accurate business performance analytics.
• Monitor customer reviews across online channels so you can build a better reputation and attract more guests.
Webinar 22 September
Praveen Paul – Co-Founder at Winsar Group
My career spans over 20 years of experience in various facets of business operations. +View more
I have had the opportunity of being well travelled and have lived and worked in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, UAE and Sri Lanka. In each of these countries I was exposed to a variety of business cultures and environments. This exposure helps me look at any situation through a variety of perspectives to ensure a favourable outcome.
I am excited about “technology as an enabler” and how a good piece of software can be a game changer. Right now, my focus is on cloud-based solutions for Co-living and PBSA which are emerging sectors in the years to come. This supplements our existing business with hotels in the hospitality industry.
João Freitas, Head of Business Development at HiJiffy
HiJiffy is an all-in-one communication platform that helps hotels increase direct bookings while improving the guest experience. +View more
Sunish Sadasivan VP – Ecommerce & RM at Chroma Hospitality
With over 19 years experience, Sunish is a Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME) and is expert in Digital Strategy, ECommerce implementation as well +View more
Working for luxury hospitality operators like Amari, Anantara and independent Operators like Chelsea, Chroma in both property and Corporate levels gave Sunish in depth insights into the Hospitality Management.
Practicing the art of merging Digital marketing, sales, e-commerce, distribution and revenue management to devise market share growth strategies Sunish has a proven track record of profitability impact on all revenue streams. He is also a vivid promoter of Book Direct Initiatives around APAC.
Sunish is a renowned speakers in various events like Direct Booking Summit, Digital Travel Asia, Eye For Travel, Triptease and contributes to various blogs on Online Distribution and Direct Booking Initiatives. He is also a Hotel Hero helping hoteliers with various distribution related solutions.
Webinar 23 September
Maria Taylor – Head of Commercial Asia Pacific Amadeus Hospitality
]I am passionate about Tourism and Hospitality. Having worked in the Travel Industry across Asia Pacific for over 25 years, I have an in depth knowledge of what drives the consumer to purchase +View more
Since 2005 I have worked primarily across Asian destinations, living and working out of Singapore since 2007. This has given me a far greater understanding of the various cultures and business habits of the Asian Countries. Talking about “Asia” as if it is one country is a big mistake made by many, whereas I know and understand that the cultural differences between, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Philippines are vast and often underestimated. I have managed teams, suppliers and customers across all these countries that has helped me to learn and appreciate the cultures and customs of these countries, whilst still maintaining my Australia Spirit and Australian Leadership qualities.
Being an Australian and having grown up in what I think is the “Worlds’ Largest Tourist Resort” – Australia, created that passion for travel and to meet and work with people from many other countries. Though I have lived in Singapore for over 6 years, and love living in this vibrant multi-cultural city, I still call Australia Home.
I love change, understand technology, and always look to the future to try to foresee what is the next big thing that will impact Tourism. Over my career I have been an early embracer of technology changes and was ahead of the pack when the critical changes of Internet, Mobile and Social Media took place.
Aeijaz Sodawala – CEO at eZee Technosys
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) +View more
Murtuza Dhinojwala – VP, Business Development APAC at Aggregate Inteligence INC
Self-motivated and accomplished professional with 15 years of experience in project management, design documentation, business development and people management. +View more
My role is to build strategic partnerships with technology companies and provide them with a solution with our product offering. This covers from list building -lead generation -Appointment -Demo -Follow up -Contract negotiation -Contract Detailing -On- boarding customer and customer/account management support.
I have also handled the core development team of the our hospitality product, where I analysed requirement and also help make strategic decision to improve the product for end-users and ensure the product is easy to use.
Competencies: revenue management, customer relationship management, project management and business development.
James Bishop – Senior Director, Global Demand Partnerships at SiteMinder
]As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder empowers hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions +View more
SiteMinder’s industry leading cloud platform includes tools to enable hotels in Distribution, Connectivity, The Direct Channel, Rate Intelligence and access to the GDS. With more than 30,000 hotel customers and 500+ of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.
Webinar 24 September
Neil James – COO at ReviewPro
As the Vice President of Global Customer Success at ReviewPro, I run a global support team which helps our +55,000 clients to ensure they get the most out of the Guest +View more
Nicolas Chavanes – Head of Sales at CheKin
Experienced Strategic Partnerships with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Sales, Management, Wine, Business Development +View more
Bernard Quek – CEO at GHS (Global Hospitality Solution)
At GHS, we empower hotel with capabilities to create new business opportunities in this digital, connected and social era +View more
Thomas Kunambi – CEO & Co-founder at PRE:MIND
Thomas has been constructing and deconstructing the Internet and our environment since 1996. +View more
Since then he’s helped boutique agencies, MNC’s and start-ups to grow up into a digital life. Helped NGO’s to spread eDemocracy by tearing down (fire)walls and breathing life into physical day-to-day products.
Multi-disciplinary as we want usability, design and technology to merge seamlessly. To create magic where nobody expects it. Developed and designed everything from games, mobile- & web apps, 3D projections, animations, and customized business solutions. Nothing is too small, nor too big.
Webinar 25 September
Erik Tengen – Co-founder Oaky.com
Driven by innovation I love to bet on new ways of challenging old procedures. That is why I didn’t take a job at an existing company after graduating from +View more
I think the tech part of the hotel industry is an incredibly fun space to work in. And to be able to do it as an entrepreneur with an amazing team is the most fun “work” I’ve ever done.
My specialty is to inspire other people to dare. What makes me genuinely happy is when people tell me that after having talked to me, they want to break free of old habits and give their own visions a fair chance.
Talk to me about:
– Hotel tech
– Golf, Skiing, Techno and DJing
– Entrepreneurship & Presentations/Pitching
Chris Blaine – Vice President, EMEA & APAC at Sojern
Dynamic, results-oriented leader with 20+ years global experience in launching new businesses, building high performing teams, and delivering +View more
Specialties: Global, inside sales, B2C marketing, SMB sales, SaaS, sales management, change leadership, customer acquisition and retention, direct marketing, online marketing, customer care, building teams, developing leaders, analytics, demand generation, pricing strategy, forecasting and planning, lead generation, Enterprise pipeline management
Rodrigo Teixeira – CEO at Asksuite
I am dedicated at Asksuite to help hotels and resorts professionalize customer service and improve direct bookings with high technology, artificial +View more
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Claudio Limacher – CEO at YieldPlanet
He is responsible for the Revenue Management System development and overall company operations at YieldPlanet, a technology start-up in the hospitality industry. +View more
He is responsible for the Revenue Management System development and overall company operations at YieldPlanet, a technology start-up in the hospitality industry.
As a consultant he has led a number of projects in the areas of organizational performance improvement, restructuring, cultural change and leadership process design and implementation. He can combine the needed analytical and communication skills to assure outstanding project outcomes in a broad variety of industries including engineering projects, chemicals, textiles, financial services, logistics, specialized materials , energy maintenance, recycling and telecommunications among others.
Claudio Limacher received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, a Master of Arts in Information, Media and Technology Management from the University of St. Gallen as well as for a Master of Science in International Management from ESADE Business School, Barcelona.