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Ms. Arisandi

Fifi Arisandi

General Marketing Manager, Smart Walkie Talkie, Pte, Ltd.

Fifi Arisandi is the General Marketing Manager of the award-winning telecommunication startup, Smart Walkie Talkie, Pte. Ltd., where she oversees the whole gamut of activities related to the leads generation for the company's products. Smart Walkie focuses on building communication apps, which are specificly designed for professional use. One of the apps is VoicePing, which is a walkie-talkie app that works on both Android and iOS. It also has a Desktop version which makes it even more suitable for use in industries that require instant communication continuously between the in-office and on-field staffs.

Before her current position, Ms. Arisandi worked as a marketing professional in various industries for seven years, during which time she gained a vast experience in product/brand management as well as strategic marketing. After some time working in office jobs, she made a major move in her career by working remotely for tech companies. Working in a different industry and on varied platforms has challenged her to get out of her comfort zone. Thus, she committed to learning new subjects, such as online marketing and programming to upgrade her skills and knowledge outside her previous marketing experiences. Moreover, Ms. Arisandi always looks for ways to do things differently and is constantly on the lookout for new things to explore and learn.

Her philosophy is, “When your heart is willing, you will find a thousand ways. When your heart is unwilling, you will find a thousand excuses.” Please visit http://www.voicepingapp.com/ for more information on the project she is currently involved in. 

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

Ms. Arisandi can be contacted at 656-708-9391 or fifi@smartwalkietalkie.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.