Cloud-based solutions and the future of Hospitality

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Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am

According to a study by Hospitality Technology, cloud solutions are now standard at most hotels. Increasingly more hotels are leveraging cloud-based solutions to enhance the customer experience, and those that don’t adopt cloud solutions will find that they need to in order to stay competitive..37% of properties are currently running soe tech in the cloud with another 40% planning on migrating.

As cloud-based solutions become increasingly commonplace, with hoteliers expected to invest 7-8% more in cloud technology over the next two to three years, hoteliers may notice another key benefit to adopting cloud-based solutions: an increase in digital security. With digital security threats quadrupling from 1,000 attempts per day in 2015 to 4,000 per day in 2020, switching to cloud-based solutions may aid in better preparing a hotel against potential data leaks. Hospitality’s most popular cloud-based solutions include property management systems and internet solutions. Cloud-based PMSs take critical data security responsibilities off a hotelier and onto their providers, who enable real-time and secure data transfers.

With access management essential to hotel and guest safety and with vital amenities like Mobile Access requiring seamless integration with existing operations, an additional cloud-based solution hoteliers should consider is the implementation of cloud-based access management. Switching to a cloud-based access management system allows hoteliers to maximize the hotel security benefits of the cloud.

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Ken Gastro, Senior Director of Sales, ASSA ABLOY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Ken Gastro is Sr. Director of Sales for ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and has been with the company for 5 years, after holding several sales executive roles with Walt Disney Studios, Apple iTunes and Caesarstone. He leads a team of 8 Regional Sales Managers and inside sales operations – working with and selling directly to industry partners – from owner and developers to management companies and properties. Ken enjoys helping his customers navigate the ever-evolving developments and requirements associated with hotel access control, and takes great pride in providing seamless, safe and future-proof solutions. Ken has led his team and customers through the mobile key transition, focusing now on the evolution to Apple Wallet, as well as the migration to cloud-based access management. Ken further assists hotels in seamlessly integrating their locks with a long list of third-party hotel solution providers and platforms. Ken lives in Los Angeles and when not working, focuses on his tennis addiction and family time.

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