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Mr. Reaney

Randy Reaney

Founder, CEO, Impervio Technologies Inc.

Randy Reaney is the Founder, CEO of Impervio Technologies Inc. www.impervio.com, a dynamic new software company based in Toronto, Canada specializing in impenetrable Cyber Security Automation and which is comprised of some of the world's brightest and most sought-after security, software and technology experts. He has over twenty-five years of global business experience with organizations in the software, banking, real estate, media, sales and marketing fields. During his career Mr. Reaney has been involved in numerous successful start-ups with very a successful track record in marketing and sales and rapid business growth. Randy has successfully launched, and built various companies in different market sectors. He was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nuva Technologies Inc. from 2004-2011. Nuva Technologies Inc. (www.nuvatech.com) is a Toronto-based global, total solution provider for the Digital Media Industry and marketer of the World's # 1 Rated Digital Signage Software Platform and high-quality, state-of-the-art, patent pending AVITAR software - viewer recognition, tracking and reporting technology. Mr. Reaney was also Co-Founder, President and CEO of a Bankcard and Merchant Services company that specialized in the private label bank POS terminal industry. He was directly involved in the company's infrastructure, organization, and corporate financing. Mr. Reaney was instrumental in negotiating a joint venture partnership with Scotiabank, one of Canada's major banks, which allowed the company to quickly become the industry leader in the bank POS market within the first few months of operation of the company.

Mr. Reaney can be contacted at 416-628-9447 or Randy@imperviotech.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.