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Nick Price

Founder of NetSys Technology

Nick  Price

Prior to starting NetSys, Nick worked as CIO for global luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental over twelve years, where he was fortunate enough to participate in a significant global expansion of the company from its base in Hong Kong. In addition to his CIO role at citizenM, Nick holds strategic IT and advisory board positions at several hotel and hospitality technology companies. He is an inductee in the HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals) Hall of Fame, and a co-founder and past-president of HTNG (Hotel Technology Next Generation). In late 2016, Nick was elected to the Board of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP).

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HN World panel LIVE Webinar | Hotel Tech Evolution

Hotel Technology During Crises, Does it innovate?Last year techtalk.travel released an infographic that highlighted the last 100 years of hotel technology in our series "The History of Hotel & Travel Technology".

Is 'data scientist' the next hot position in hotels/hospitality?

In short, yes, but the problem hotels will have is the quality of the data and getting it into a repository in a meaningful, normalized, standardized way. Many legacy hotel systems are hell-bent on not allowing hotel staff to get at their own data, at least not at a reasonable cost.

HTS 2020: The Key to Going Mobile is the Right RF and ID - Nick Price - NetSys Technology

Hotels have been trying to reinvent the check-in process since the early 1980s. The goal has been to allow the guest to bypass the front desk and go straight to their room. It's 40 years later and all guests still check-in the old fashioned way at the front desk.

Are there any quick-fix IT solutions for hotels in the post-COVID new normal?

I believe there are three immediate action steps hoteliers, especially independents, can implement in a relatively fast and inexpensive fashion: 1. Develop a “Here is how we make your stay with us safer than ever” program with sanitation and safety protocols at the property, including: Infrared fever detection for each guest arrival (devices on Amazon start at $299)Contactless guest servicing technology applications such as mobile-check-in and virtual concierge as well as mobile assistants in the guest rooms, etc.

Apple iOS NFC Contactless Access Control (coronavirus response)

The availability of NFC contactless payment (Restaurant POS, Front Desk, Kiosk), and NFC contactless access control (guest room doors, parking garages, elevators, meeting rooms, gyms, spas, front doors etc.
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