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Mr. Goulden

Matthew Goulden

Managing Director, Triometric

Matthew Goulden, Managing Director of Triometric has 25 years of General Management, Sales & Marketing and Business Development experience in the software & automotive industries. Since 2007 Mr. Goulden, as Managing Director, has been for the strategic vision, overall management and business leadership of Triometric. Prior to joining Triometric in early 2003, Mr. Goulden held senior executive positions in VC backed software firms based in the UK and Europe with responsibility for strategy and growth. Mr. Goulden started his management career with the Ford Motor Company (Europe), during which time he held global responsibility for the successful implementation of Ford's worldwide Internet based dealer network. Today Mr. Goulden works closely with Triometric's management team and technologists to formulate and drive the strategies that have made Triometric a pioneer and technical leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics market for enterprise applications and the online travel market. Always with a hands-on approach he has developed key accounts with Fortune 500 customers including Thomson Reuters, Regus and HSBC and large online travel specialists such as GTA. Mr. Goulden holds an MBA from INSEAD business school and a Master of Engineering from Imperial College, London.

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Mr. Goulden can be contacted at +44-1784-558745 or matthew.goulden@triometric.net

Coming up in January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.