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Mr. Heung

Tony Heung

Senior Director Global Product Management, Exceptional Innovation

Tony Heung joined Exceptional Innovation Inc (EI) as Senior Director Global Product Management based in the head office in Westerville, Ohio in 2016.  Mr. Heung is responsible for product management of EI networking products with  a focus on iQ internet product.  He is also responsible for network requirements for all iQ products. 


Mr. Heung previously held a number of increasingly responsible positions at Quadriga Worldwide (acquired by EI) for over 14 years. His last position held at Quadriga was the Director, Business Development - Internet, Networks and Infrastructure.  He was responsible for the company's network strategy and growing the networking business globally.

Mr. Heung has brought to EI and Quadriga extensive knowledge of and experience in wireless and wired networking, security and global network infrastructure and with his team has been responsible for the introduction of Cisco and HP Networks as well as IP over Coax solutions installed globally. Immediately prior to joining Quadriga, Mr. Heung was based in Auckland, New Zealand and held a position at the technical team of Gen-i later acquired by New Zealand Telecom.

Mr. Heung received his B.E. (Hons) degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland.  He also received his M.E. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Auckland where he received a scholarship with a specialization in computational technique on multiple sclerosis research. Mr. Heung is also the early adopter of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and has been certified since 2002.

 

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

Mr. Heung can be contacted at 614-890-6090 or theung@exceptionalinnovation.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.