Video13 January 2021
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.
20 January 2021 — Historically, integration of hotel systems has been challenging, and even today it is still mostly a pain. However, PMS company attitudes are evolving not just in regard to the subject of integration but also in terms of the entire hotel technology ecosystem.
Jos is a well-known hospitality software executive and entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in hospitality and software. He is CEO at ROOMDEX , which he co-founded early 2020 to bring automation around room upgrade & upsell revenue optimization (high margin revenue) as well as forecasting to hotel operations.
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Ulrich “Uli” Pillau is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of apaleo, a Munich based start-up developing a next
generation cloud platform for the hospitality industry. Previously Uli was involved in building up several very successful
software companies in the hotel and travel space.
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After having studied computer science at the University of Dortmund, Ingo Dignas co-founded protel together with Manfred Osthues and Jörg Hermann in 1994. Ingo is the leading force in the development of protel’s architecture and products, and under his technical direction, the company has grown to provide products and services to more than 14,000 hotels worldwide, also becoming recognized as one of the most innovative technology companies in the hospitality industry.
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Nicole spent more than 12 years in the Regional Divisions of MICROS Systems, divided between Product and Project
Management of Property, Sales Force and Central Reservations Systems. She led the Enterprise Team in Asia Pacific as Director
of Operations, looking after large scale software implementations as well as managing the regional launch of E-Commerce
products and Smartphone applications.
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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.
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