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Timo Kettern

Corporate Director of IT at Bierwirth & Kluth Hotel Management

Timo Kettern

Timo Kettern is an experienced Hotel Technology Expert. Timo has been involved in many large-scale pan-European Technology Projects working with all major global brands. He has been working for private equity funded hotel- portfolios and deployed technology solutions in support of the owner’s strategy for the portfolio. Timo serves on the IT Committee of the IHG Owners Association as well as the HITEC Europe 2019 Advisory Council. Timo joined Bierwirth & Kluth in July 2019 in the newly created role of Corporate Director of IT. Together with his team he looks after all areas of IT in the hotels and the central support offices of B & K. Timo lives with his wife and two teenage sons close to Heidelberg, Germany.

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VENZA Log & Threat Monitoring Webinar

Log and threat monitoring solutions filter out the noise bringing “real” threats and issues to the forefront for quick investigation.In this 30 minute webinar, we will answer the question — Why do security frameworks include Log & Threat Monitoring as an essential component to compliance?The webinar lineup is:Presenter – David Christiansen, CIO, VENZAIndustry Expert – Timo E.

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.

Thoughts and recommendations for CYBER HITEC!

My top 5: 1). Session specific: As these will be online, make the sessions very specific. So not “what will be the future of hotel wireless infrastructure” but “what will WIFI 6 mean for your hotel guests and the three things you need to know”.

Should hoteliers develop in-house or outsource IT applications and solutions?

I am a firm believer that hoteliers should stay focused on their core competencies to prosper in today's complex, hyper-dynamic environment. Unfortunately, technology is not and has never been one of hotelier's core competencies.

Why are there so many hospitality technology vendors in our industry? (Part II)

1) No the one stop shop is not already here. Some vendors do cover multiple products but there is no all in one. 2) The biggest barriers for vendors has been geographical presence and legal / compliance per country, language and support.
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