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Uli Pillau

Founder and CEO of Apaleo

Uli PillauUlrich “Uli” Pillau is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of apaleo, a Munich based start-up developing a next generation cloud platform for the hospitality industry. Previously Uli was involved in building up several very successful software companies in the hotel and travel space. His companies included Fidelio Software, today the worldwide leading Property Management System for hotel chains and hotels. Fidelio was later acquired by Micros and today is part of Oracle. Subsequently he led IDeaS, a company offering the first scientific revenue management software for the hotel industry which quickly became the standard Yield & RMS system for hotels around the globe. In 2010, IDeaS was sold to SAS Institute and today is actively managing over a million hotel rooms with its software. Between 2010 and 2016, Uli was Managing Director of hetras which invented the first true Cloud PMS for hotel chains. Apart from his current venture apaleo, Uli invests in start-up companies that develop innovative software and apps for the hotel industry. He is a frequent speaker on hotel and travel technology.
Insights by Uli Pillau (17)

Hotel Technology During Crises, Does it innovate?

Post-crises, only those hoteliers will succeed who a) understand that we are dealing with exceedingly tech-savvy customers who are even more tech-demanding compared to just a year ago - the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation by as much as 7 years (McKinsey), and b) invest in technology to ensure contactless guest experience and improve operational efficiencies via automation, AI, IoT and robotization to lower labor costs, now consuming as much as 87% of RevPAR (CBRE).

5 Leading PMS Companies Reveal their Integration Strategies | ROOMDEX Webinar

5 Leading PMS Companies Reveal their Integration Strategies: An expert panel discussion with the 5 Leading Hotel PMS Companies, moderated by ROOMDEX's own Paul Peddrick as part of our Webinar Series. Join: Laura Calin, VP Strategy and Solutions At Oracle Hospitality, Nicki Dehler, VP Product at StayNTouch, Ingo Dignas, Founder and CEO at protel hotelsoftware GmbH, Richard Valtr, Founder at Mews, Ulrich Pillau, Founder at apaleo PMS, and Jos Schaap CEO and Co-Founder at ROOMDEX for a lively discussion on the evolution of 3rd party integration strategies that are making it easier for hotels to compete in the marketplace.

Will Augmented Reality Enhance The Hotel Stay Of The Future?

AR is present in different areas of our life today, even on its most trivial aspects: think about the explosion of Pokémon Go, a game with over 60M active users every month. Some hotels have ridden this "gamification" wave, transforming into "Pokétel.

Why apaleo is abandoning the Cloud PMS label

Imagine all the chaos if you had to hire a consultant to come to your home and set up ZOOM on your computer at the onset of beginning of COVID-19. This is the state of "cloud" PMS technology in the hospitality industry.

Visioning a Post-COVID Era in Cloud PMS

Imagine all the chaos if you had to hire a consultant to come to your home and set up ZOOM on your computer at the onset of beginning of COVID-19. This is the state of “cloud” PMS technology in the hospitality industry.
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