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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.

Insights by Laura Calin (10)

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Solve Major Deficiencies in Hospitality

The pandemic underscored the need for hospitality providers to have flexible systems that can be adapted quickly to exceed changing guest expectations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a key driver for hotel profitability, and a growing number of innovative hoteliers are offering unique new experiences leveraging AI-based initiatives.

Where does the PMS sit in the new technology stack?

In our discussions with general managers they usually say something like, “I don't want to think about technology. I want to focus on my core job - serving guests. I need technology that allows me to do that – and not be an impediment or a distraction.

HN World Panel LIVE: Solving Labor Shortage Through Technology

With travel demand accelerating rapidly, the hospitality industry is experiencing a new challenge: labor shortages resulting in sharply rising labor cost, which consumes as much as 60%-80% of RevPAR (CBRE).

Solving Labor Shortage Through Technology

As hotels staff-up post pandemic, many are moving employees to different roles, others are shuffling staff between properties to meet customer demands, and some hiring staff that are brand new to the hospitality industry and will have a steeper learning curve.

Hotel Technology During Crises, Does it innovate?

During the pandemic, hospitality leaders have had to make some difficult decisions in an effort to keep business running. As part of that effort, they've had to reprioritize project portfolios and strategically choose where to focus their time and investments.
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