Saikrishnan Ranganathan

Co-Founder and CEO of SensorFlow

Saikrishnan RanganathanSaikrishnan (Sai) is the CEO and co-founder of SensorFlow, a Singapore-based startup which offers hoteliers a smart solution to reduce their energy consumption, optimize their operational efficiency and achieve their sustainability goals. Together with his co-founder, Max Pagel, they set up SensorFlow and envisioned that it would make smart buildings a reality by leveraging on data and AI to make buildings more energy-efficient, productive, and sustainable. As one of the youngest thought leaders in the region, Sai also has a background in energy management and smart home automation and has worked extensively on energy monitoring solutions for schools, data centres, homes, malls, and factories. Being an industry expert in areas such as IoT, AI and digital transformation for buildings, Sai has been invited to speak at a number of international conferences, seminars, events and panels where he has shared his views and expertise on key topics.

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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).

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.

How SensorFlow Helps Hotels during Post-COVID-19 Period

As the biggest industry impacted by the global pandemic, global travel was estimated to lose up to US$880 billion and the hospitality industry is following suit. The situation in Southeast Asia is just as dire.

Saving Costs and Boosting Productivity Post-COVID with SensorFlow’s AI-Driven Solution

There is no doubt that the travel industry has been the hardest hit by COVID-19. When the pandemic hit its stride in March this year, global hotel occupancy rates plummeted sharply to historic lows, forcing many hotels to adopt drastic cost-cutting measures or cease operations entirely.