Recording of the Webinar

Thank you for attending the Knowcross Hotel Leadership Webinar on August 6. We hope you enjoyed it, found it to be valuable and had some actionable takeaways for application in your respective hotel / organization .

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Know the Panel

Nikhil Nath (Moderator)

Nikhil Nath is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowcross, a leader in SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology for the global hotel industry.
Nikhil’s professional career began at Goldman Sachs in 1993. In 1995, he joined the now Deloitte-owned Monitor Company as a strategy consultant, dividing his time between the company’s offices in Hong Kong, London, New Delhi and Paris. In 2000, Nikhil joined Antfactory, a London based technology fund that invested in the first wave of internet companies. In 2002, Nikhil set up Knowcross with the aim of modernizing hotel operations with technology.
Today, Knowcross has offices in Washington D.C., London, New Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai and a global customer base that spans over 40+ countries. Knowcross is a trusted partner to some of the world’s most well-known global brands and marquee independants. 

Jo Assawamatiyanont (Panelist)

Jo Assawamatiyanont is the Vice President of IT for Standard International, the company behind The Standard and Bunkhouse hotels with offices in New York, London, Bangkok and Austin.

Her career began as a programmer in financial services industry in 1997. In the 2000s, Jo moved into web development, and subsequently project management. Upon completion of her MBA and MIT’s Executive program, Jo transitioned into corporate IT management, finding a passion for digital transformation and change management in organizations.

Jo joined Standard International is 2018 to oversee current IT operations for existing hotels and new hotel developments under both The Standard and Bunkhouse brands. She is currently working on hotel projects across Asia, Europe and North America.

Barry Thomas (Panelist)

With 21 years’ experience in the IT industry, over 12 of which have been spent working in luxury hotels Barry now leads Rosewood Hotel Group's global property technology team and ensures that it’s associates are aligned with Rosewood’s vision, mission, values and strategic priorities across all brands - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts and KHOS.
Barry is responsible for deployment & management of current and future property technology systems across the organization as well as Rosewood's global portfolio of new hotel openings.

As a HFTP Member and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP), Barry continues to demonstrate his commitment to information technology in hospitality.
Barry was awarded the HOSPA Inspirational Leader of the Year - IT award in 2017 and is currently the Vice-Chair of the HFTP HITEC Advisory Council. Previously Barry has volunteered on the HFTP HITEC Europe Advisory Council, the HOSPA IT Committee and has served as a member of the European Hospitality Awards judging panel.

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