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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 August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.