Where are the BigData Solution Providers?

by Craig Weissman, CTO and Co-Founder |
Once Mobile and Cloud computing took hold in the technology ecosystem, young and old entrepreneurs stormed the market with years of some of the most amazing innovations. The former is visible in all our lives and hands with smartphones like Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android OS, and the latter is having nearly as big an impact on how technology is delivered “as a service”. Read More

Why Dying is an Apt Metaphor for Disruption

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |
It’s very simple, so simple that it scares people. In the end, you leave behind a story, that’s it. If you are really effective at telling that story, others will believe in you and something that you do in your current life will live on without you for the lives of others to come. If this is the way of the world, then hotel managers can learn something from this worldview to manage better, and consistently offer and add value to their staff and their brand. Read More

From Dumb Pipes to Smart Stays

by Marco Benvenuti, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and Co-Founder |
Value for hotels – increased revenue, highly targeted hotel stays, improved customer retention to ensure high occupancy rates – would be easy to deliver if hoteliers would include a customer login on their booking engine that would allow them to offer private offers to loyal customers without requiring the customer to click from an offer or enter a code. For example, a person might want to book a few nights for an anniversary trip for his wife. In the current setup, if a customer is comparing rates on third-party internet sites and a hotel’s website, the rates will be in parity unless the customer is responding to an offer. Read More

Big Data is Smarter than Economic Uncertainty

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

If you run revenue management for a hotel chain, it’s very likely you have run into the pressure to innovate. That pressure to innovate takes on the sheen of anxiety and necessity when global economies experience the reckoning they have experienced since 2008.

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