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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. He 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.

Mr. Yanire has 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.

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, dormakaba is 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, the company is 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 September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.