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Mr. Gillespie

Adam Gillespie

Founder, BroadView IP

Adam Gillespie is the founder of BroadView IP, a leading integrator in mobile technologies and video applications, creating innovative digital experiences for businesses and consumers based on IP technology across a wide range of accessible devices. BroadView IP works to minimize the risk of technology investments from workforce automation, entertainment, to e-commerce. We seek to generate immediate revenue and minimize the risk of investing into expendable technologies along with providing support for various hardware profiles and platforms. BroadVIew seeks to provide a seamless transition into today's mobile-ready technology marketplace. Mr. Gillespie has a diverse background in hospitality technology consulting and hotel profit management with over 10 years' experience supporting the efforts of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) and the International Hotel Technology Forum (IHTF). He has also played a major support role in the largest hospitality technology focused conference, HITEC as a technology supplier and as a delegate sourcing new technologies for clients in the hospitality marketplace. Mr. Gillespie is experienced in working with a wide variety of hotel management groups, franchises, and independent boutique hotels internationally. He has assisted with cost and contract management, in-room technology such as IPTV, VOiP, private VPNs, video content distribution, hotel networking and ultra-fast high-speed internet services. Prior to his career in hospitality technology, Mr. Gillespie worked as a high-frequency radio operations specialist in the United States Coast Guard. He is currently based out of Tampa Florida, and when not involved with work, is always looking forward to spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Please visit www.broadviewip.com for more information.

Mr. Gillespie can be contacted at 844-840-4788 or adamg@broadviewip.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.