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Ms. Krzywoszanski

Barbara Krzywoszanski

Senior Product Manager - Systems, dormakaba

Barbara Krzywoszanski is Senior Product Manager - Systems for dormakaba's hospitality division, a global leader providing high quality, innovative, reliable access and security solutions for the hotel, retail, sport facility, airport, hospital, corporate and home user. With over 16,000 employees worldwide and a network of partners, Dormakaba is represented in over 130 countries.

Based out of dormakaba's office in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Krzywoszanski joined dormakaba in 2016 and leads the segment's next-generation technology innovation, Ambiance ™, a web-based access control system for the hotel industry. She brings cross-functional knowledge in sales, product management, customer service and deployment methodologies to deliver smart and secure solutions. Ms. Krzywoszanski is also responsible for driving the dormakaba's mobile key delivery solution to the next level customer-driven solutions that meet requirements in terms of functionality and design. 

Ms. Krzywoszanski is a successful entrepreneur, sales and operations leader, customer delivery advocate, and partner manager. She has over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C ventures from start-up to maturity in servicing the retail, fire and rescue and security markets. She is recognized for her market-driven business planning, strategies and checkpoints for brand development and market leadership. Ms. Krzywoszanski believes in continuous improvement and is currently completing her MBA and holds multiple certifications in business, product and sales management. In her free time, Ms. Krzywoszanski can be found powerlifting, ballroom dancing, traveling, advocating for mental health services and traumatic brain injury survivors and is currently learning how to train service dogs.

Please visit http://wwwdormakaba.com for more information.

Ms. Krzywoszanski can be contacted at 514-735-5410 x276 or barbara.krzywoszanski@dormakaba.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.