Robert Stevenson


Robert  StevensonRobert Stevenson is a tech and entertainment executive with more than 20 years of rich experience across a broad array of disciplines, including product and business development, marketing, engineering, and finance. Prior to the formation of INTELITY, Robert served as CEO of KEYPR, helping to lead the company to significant growth and also, Head of Content Strategy for Oculus, the world’s largest VR & AR platform purchased by Facebook for $3Bn. Robert was also Chief Product Officer at Sony Computer Entertainment’s GAIKAI, acquired for $380M, with a corporate reporting line into Sony Interactive Entertainment, where he led the global brain trust behind the world’s largest game streaming service, PlayStation Now. Robert has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and has completed undergraduate studies in Design and Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He is a seed investor in a number of tech and F&B start-ups and works with young entrepreneurs and advisory boards to help them reach their goals. When Robert is not focused on building great businesses, he spends his time with family, friends, and wine… often in joyful combination.

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The Decade of Decarbonisation & Restoration: Needed Actions in Hospitality

With renewed attention around climate change and biodiversity, many hoteliers are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint and protect their natural surroundings. Hoteliers today are adopting technologies that enable them to provide a more modern and enhanced guest experience while also reducing waste and promoting a better use of resources.

Amidst the Ongoing Staffing Shortages, the Right Hospitality Tech Can Help Stabilize Revenue and Elevate Guest Experience

COVID-19 is continuing to put a damper on travel, particularly in international markets where lockdowns and restrictions continue to exist. In areas where the vaccine has received broad distribution, like North America and parts of Europe, we have seen an uptick in travel in the early months of summer that was soon subdued by the growing number of Delta variant cases.

Hospitality stakeholders: Why is COP26 important?

Climate change has already impacted the travel industry from increased operational costs to less predictable tourism patterns; rising temperatures have led ski resorts to shorten their seasons or use artificial snow-making, and rising sea level and beach erosion are endangering coastal vacation spots.

HITEC TV: Guest Messaging and In-Room Technology – The New Frontier

Guest messaging used to be a "nice to have" but due to COVID-19, it is now front and center when hoteliers are making technology decisions. Also top of mind are in-room tablets, casting capabilities and of course, mobile keys and most things contactless.

The price of hotel sustainability: willing-to-stay and willing-to-pay?

As has been shown in data and surveys over the years people value sustainability in their daily lives and with regards to businesses they interact with. Hotel guests are no different and look for properties and travel experiences that prioritize sustainability—but they also expect uncompromising service quality and experiences.
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