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Mr. Terve

Johan Terve

Vice President Marketing, Aptilo Networks

Johan Terve is Vice President of Marketing at Aptilo Networks. Aptilo is the global leader in Wi-Fi service management for large scale Wi-Fi, with 100+ service provider customers in 75 countries. Aptilo's customers enable Wi-Fi services for 200+ million users and different verticals including thousands of hotels.

In May 2017, Aptilo launched the Aptilo Guest Wi-Fi Cloud™ (GWC) service. Aptilo GWC is based on the award-winning Aptilo SMP Venue Wi-Fi Manager™ software platform, featuring functions for analytics, captive portal, user engagement and Wi-Fi monetization.

The Aptilo solutions work with everything large scale Wi-Fi, supporting hardware from leading vendors such as Aruba, Cisco, Cisco Meraki and Ruckus.

Mr. Terve has more than 30 years of experience working in the IT industry, and has spent the last 20 years in various CEO, VP and Director positions.

Mr. Terve joined Aptilo in 2007 and prior to that he served as VP Marketing & Sales at Ingate Systems. In the position of VP Marketing & Sales he succeeded in putting the company on the map as a leading global player in SIP-capable firewalls and SIP trunking solutions for enterprise Voice-over-IP (VoIP).

As Marketing Director for Nordic Datadistribution, a $130M company, he was responsible for all business divisions and corporate marketing and helped this major IT equipment distributor become the fastest growing company in Sweden for four consecutive years.

Mr. Terve started his career as a software developer and has a broad university-level education in business administration, psychology and economics.

Please visit http://www.aptilo.com for more information.

Mr. Terve can be contacted at +1 972-767-6901 or johan.terve@aptilo.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.