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Re-engineering your Hospitality business using Digital Technology Solutions during and post Covid19

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The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries significantly. Even in different countries and economies around the world that have lifted the lockdown and quarantine restrictions, the Hotels and Restaurant business owners and staff are feeling as though they have started from scratch all over again. Moreover, various restrictions, limitations and guidelines that the pandemic has introduced such as social distancing, sterilizing surfaces, cleaner air circulation, etc., become increasingly difficult to be constantly imposed, monitored and adhered to.

Technology can play a key role in ensuring near-perfect imposition of the new pandemic-induced guidelines for the hospitality industry. There exist various digital technologies based solutions that have been developed to not only tackle, but also Hospitality industry businesses to grow in the current and post Covid world. This course offers a view into such technologies and solutions and how best they could be used to re-build the businesses in the Hotels and Restaurants domains. The course is designed to present most innovative and creative ideas and solutions from around the world.

Jayanth Kolla
Jayanth Kolla
Founder and Partner - Convergence Catalyst
Jayanth brings over Eighteen years of experience in Technology, Product Marketing, Research and Strategy Consulting in the Telecom, Internet and Emerging Technologies (AI/ML, Blockchain & IoT) domains. He is an advisor to the world's leading technology firms, young & fast growing startups and the investor community, and has held various roles with Telecom Carriers, Device Manufacturers and Management Consulting firms in the past. Currently, as a Partner with Convergence Catalyst, Jayanth leverages his hands-on experience and domain expertise to advise various companies to align themselves with the ever-changing technology and market trends, and evolve as leaders in the Digital Convergence space. He mentors a number of progressive and fast growing technology startups on Product & Service Offerings, Business Planning, Go-To-Market Strategies and Fund Raising. Jayanth is also an advisor to various PE & VC firms, Institutional Investors, Hedge Funds and FIIs on private equity transactions and public equity positions. Jayanth is an Advisory Board member of India’s first and only Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based asset fund, Core team member of a global AI think tank, Advisor for a North- American AI platform company, a European Blockchain products company, Advisor and Mentor for NASSCOM’s DeepTech Club of 78 Startups, Evangelist of leading 3rd generation Blockchains, and Founding member of “India IoT Forum”. Jayanth also holds eight patents for innovations in Advance Analytics, AI/ML, IoT and Robotics domains. Jayanth is an oft-quoted industry leader whose viewpoints and analyst notes are regularly published in leading business publications including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, S&P Global and Financial Times, keynote speaker at various industry thought-leadership conclaves across Asia and Europe, and is also an empaneled judge for Mint’s Digital Innovation Awards, 2019 and MIT's 'Emerging Technologies Young Innovators' (EmTech) Awards', 2017. He’s also a columnist on technology industry trends for Forbes, APAC CIO Outlook, Moneycontrol and Mint magazines and business publications.