Jan Jaap van Roon

CEO at IreckonU

Jan Jaap van Roon

With degrees in Computer Science, Medicine, and Mathematics, Jan Jaap is a firm believer that IT should be the enabler to better facilitate company processes. From his early beginnings at Microsoft, to the start of Ireckonu, Jan Jaap set out to change the mindset on IT while delivering what the customer actually needs.

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Insights by Jan Jaap van Roon (4)

Can hospitality integration hubs save our industry from legacy tech nightmares?

Hoteliers can't afford to find out... Pardon my Dutch directness, but any hoteliers who fail to take connectivity seriously will be in for a rude awakening in a few short years' time.

Investing in Technology Innovation - How Much is Enough?

Investing in tech is scratching the surface of the issue. Yes, there needs to be a heightened spend on tech and IT, but what's more important is investing in an IT team that is just as innovative as the tech you're implementing.

The Death of Yesterday’s PMS: Embracing the New Normal

As of right now, a hotel's PMS is the center of the universe, and with that comes a dangerous assumption that it can run as a jack of all trades. These legacy PMS systems have been with some hotels since their birth.

Is Hotel Technology Lagging Behind other industries?

The answer is yes, but it's not just about being behind in tech – the hospitality sector is behind on accepting that they need to evolve into a tech-centric industry. Just because something is the norm within hospitality doesn't mean it works best for your specific business structure, and relying on something as standard as a PMS system to accomplish all technological tasks becomes an inhibitor of innovation, as opposed to an enabler of success.