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LIGHTNING RELEASES: PHOENIX, Arizona (3/28/2014)—SkyTouch Technology announces today that Vice President of Sales, Jacob Buckstead, will join an esteemed panel of hotel and technology industry leaders at the upcoming International Hotel Technology Forum 2014 to be held in Barcelona, Spain April 1-3, 2014. Buckstead will provide expert insight into innovations in technology and their impact to hotel property management systems as well as rate management.

“It’s a great honor to be a part of an esteemed panel of hotel and technology experts from around the globe,” says Buckstead. “I’m looking forward to sharing our perspective on cloud, web and mobile technology’s impact on hotel management and also exploring what others are doing to impact changes in the industry.”

Jacob Buckstead, an inventor of technology patents and published author in industry trade magazines, leads the SkyTouch Technology team that develops enterprise relationships for large-tier and international accounts. His extensive experience and subject matter expertise will lend a unique perspective to the proposed panel discussion points:

  • Can cloud technology reduce the need for on-site IT support?
  • Public vs private cloud
  • Cloud native vs cloud based
  • Choosing the right partner for cloud PMS – globalization, geolocation, regulations
  • Information governance in the cloud

As demonstrated in the Global Hotel Industry Survey 2013: Technology Initiatives and Investment Decisions, the leading trend in the industry is the importance of technology initiatives that enhance operational efficiency of hotels. Through this “PMS Systems Migrate to the Cloud” discussion, Buckstead will expound upon the contributions that SkyTouch Technology is making towards these initiatives.

The SkyTouch Hotel OS platform is known for offering an intuitive and economical solution that is quick to implement, simple to learn, and user-friendly.  It has become the most widely used cloud-based property management system in the world, with more than 5,600 installations in hotels worldwide. Through our commitment to continuous innovation, research and development, SkyTouch Technology builds on that experience to offer a simple yet powerful technology solution, including the addition of seamless connections to distribution services and distribution management options, to hotels across the industry.

Post conference, Buckstead will be available for interviews regarding information, research, and trends for the hotel and technology industry gathered at the show sessions and from mindshare meetings while in Europe.  

About SkyTouch Technology 
SkyTouch Technology offers cloud-based technology solutions to more than 5,600 hoteliers to help improve their efficiency and profitability. The SkyTouch Hotel OS solution is an affordable, full-featured platform providing property, rate, and distribution management tools in use by more than 50,000 hospitality professionals around the globe. The SkyTouch Technology team brings more than 1,000 combined years of hospitality industry experience and an award-winning training program to the marketplace – serving customers in seven countries. For more information about SkyTouch Technology, visit http://www.skytouchtechnology.com

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