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Mr. Yanire

Joey Yanire

Assistant Vice President Mobile Access Lodging Systems, dormakaba

Joey Yanire is assistant vice president of mobile access lodging systems for dormakaba. He is responsible for managing the lodging mobile access product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities and specifying market requirements for current and future products working closely with customers and partners. Mr. Yanire has an extensive background in IT operations and specialized software development lifecycle best practices and holds multiple ITIL certifications. Mr. Yanire began with dormakaba in 2015 to specialize in mobile access solutions. Over the course of his career, Mr. Yanire developed expertise in Software Configuration Management supporting the complete Software-Development-Lifecycle. He directed multiple systems integration projects that included installation, configuration, end-user training, importing data, and documenting the defined process for the Software Configuration Management implementation. He has successfully implemented mobile access products at numerous customer sites and guided international teams. Implementations were customized to meet the mobile access objectives of customers as defined by the implementation plan (SOW) prepared jointly with each customer. Mr. Yanire recently developed professional services packages to enable organizations to successfully and optimally deploy dormakaba Mobile Access Solutions. dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms. With around 16, 000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion. Please visit http://www.dormakaba.com for more information.

Mr. Yanire can be contacted at 859-253-4744 or joey.yanire@dormakaba.com

Coming up in January 2018...

Mobile Technology: Relentless Innovation

Technology has become a crucial component in attracting and retaining hotel guests, and the need to enhance a guest’s technology experience is driving a relentless pace of innovation. To meet and exceed guest expectations, 54% of hotels will spend more on technology in 2018, and mobile solutions in particular will top the list of capital investments. Many hotels are integrating mobile booking, mobile keys, mobile payments and mobile check-in into their operations. Other hotels are emphasizing the in-room experience, boosting bandwidth and upgrading flat screen TVs to more easily interface with guest mobile devices. And though not yet mainstream, there are many exciting technology developments on the near horizon. The Internet of Things (loT) is taking form in some places, and can be found in guest room control systems, voice activation systems, and in wearable sensors that can be used for access and payment options. Virtual reality headsets are available at some hotels so guests can enjoy virtual trips to exotic locations or if off-property, preview conference facilities and guest rooms. How long will it be before a hotel employs a fleet of robots for room service, or utilizes a hologram as a concierge, or installs gesture-controlled walls that feature interactive digital displays? Some hotels are already using augmented reality for translation services, or interactive wall maps, or even virtual décor. This pace of innovation is challenging property owners and brands to stay on top of the latest technology trends while still addressing current projects. The January Hotel Business Review will explore what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in the mobile technology space.