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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 January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.