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Mr. Rosenberger

Scott Rosenberger

Senior Partner, Deloitte Consulting - Consumer and Industrial Markets

Scott A. Rosenberger is a senior partner with Deloitte Consulting in Consumer & Industrial Markets; he also serves as industry leader in the Travel, Hospitality & Leisure (THL) and Transportation sectors, which provide innovation services and solutions to the world's leading hotels, travel service providers, restaurants, airlines, air freight and transportation companies. Specializing in technology integration, Mr. Rosenberger is the service leader for enterprise architecture. In 26 years of experience, he has been involved in all phases of technology planning, development, and integration, guiding Fortune 2000 companies in their strategic applications of information technology. A sample list of Mr. Rosenberger's clients includes Pennsylvania Liquor Control, Nike, Harrah's, Gaylord Corporation, FedEx Corporation, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Starwood Corporation, The Coca Cola Companies, Carnival Corporation, Brown-Forman Corporation, Jimmy Johns Restaurants, and CSX Technology Services. Mr. Rosenberger received a B.A. from Macalester College (graduating with honors) and earned a FEAC graduate certificate in Enterprise Architecture from the University of California. He is also ITIL V3 certified and serves as the firm's sponsor and liaison to The Open Group (TOGAF). He recently led the design and development of Deloitte Consulting's comprehensive, TOGAF and DODAF compliant EA methodology.

Mr. Rosenberger can be contacted at 703-251-1000 or srosenberger@deloitte.com

Coming up in October 2020...

Revenue Management: Maximizing Profit

Hotel Revenue Management continues to evolve at a blistering pace. Driven by technological innovation and new distribution channels, there are some dynamic opportunities for expansion in this fast-growing field. The technology is primarily designed to help revenue managers further refine their operations and pricing models to maximize hotel profit. For example, hotels can't be all things to all people, so a key strategy is to precisely identify their target audience. By employing geo-targeting techniques and analyzing behavior such as previous bookings, on-property purchases and online shopping practices, there is an increased capability to define guest demographics. By segmenting customers in more specific ways, hotels are able to create more personalized experiences which, in turn, allow managers to optimize their room rates. It is also an effective way to fulfill the unique needs and preferences of the individual. Another methodology is to consistently monitor the competition's pricing strategies. There are software tools that analyze a competitor's current rates, and then allow a hotel to make its own pricing adjustments. It is also a useful means to conduct forecasting models. Other technologies that are being integrated into a revenue manager's toolkit include Artificial Intelligence in the form of automated algorithms, and Voice Recognition (VR) for data inquiries, rate changes, and booking behavior. Predictive and analytic software programs are also being leveraged to provide more forward-looking data, instead of the usual reliance on historical performance. These metrics allow managers to be more proactive - rather than reactive - with their revenue strategy. The October issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine these developments and report on how some leading hotels are executing their revenue management strategies.