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Laura Calin

VP, Strategy and Solutions Management at Oracle Hospitality

Laura Calin

Laura Calin is the VP of Strategy and Solutions Management for Oracle Hospitality. Responsible for charting the direction of Oracle Hospitality’s cloud services and solution portfolio for the Hotels, Casinos and Cruise verticals, Laura oversees all product management and go-to-market strategies. An acclaimed industry leader, she has 25 years of experience in hospitality, product management and global business development. Laura began her career at MICROS/Oracle as a member of the development team and played an instrumental role in bringing the Opera Enterprise Suite of products to market and orchestrated its global expansion to more than 180 countries. During her tenure at MICROS/Oracle, Laura has held leadership positions in an array of fields, including development, product management, consulting, operations and sales engineering. She is an alumnus of the West University of Timisoara, Romania, where she earned a master’s degree in mathematics and IT.

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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.

How Oracle is Visioning the PMS of the Post-COVID Era

As we all move toward a post-COVID era, Oracle Hospitality will be steadfast in supporting the hospitality industry. Since the beginning of this crisis, we've been continuously evolving to help the industry navigate and prepare for the "new next" and meet guests' rapidly changing needs.

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.

Is revenue management stuck in a rut?

Hoteliers who are unwilling to invest in the latest revenue management technologies are the ones “stuck in the rut.” Less than 5% of independent hoteliers have a revenue management system (RMS) in place, many branded hoteliers are stuck with their hotel chain's less than adequate RMS technology.
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