Hotel Digital Lab

Speakers

Pierre-Charles Grob

CEO D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

Agenda 2.00pm

Pierre-Charles Grob

In 2001, Pierre-Charles Grob started his career with Accor in New York, where he contributed to the creation of the marketing department in North America for the Sofitel and Novotel brands. While still in New York, he joined the Monaco Tourist Office to promote this destination and its luxury hotels. Returning to Europe, Pierre-Charles was first at the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in various roles – sales, marketing and e-distribution; and subsequently joined FASTBOOKING in 2010. He began by leading revenue optimisation for the company and rose rapidly to manage operations in Europe thereafter. In 2014 Pierre-Charles was D-EDGE’s Director for Asia, based in Singapore for four years. Since July 2018, he assumes the role of CEO for D-EDGE and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s performance.

Christine Tan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

Agenda 2.00pm

Christine Tan

With a great passion for the online travel & distribution industry, Christine has gained over 25 years of leadership experience in this industry. She builds and maintains solid, effective client relationships and has garnered a successful track record in assisting organisations position themselves profitably in this ever-changing technological environment.

Her motivation is derived from her sense of purpose which is to continuously boost confidence and build a strong tribe within the organisation. She builds high performing teams by providing clear directions, fostering collaboration and challenging status quo. She believes that when teams are connected and empowered, they will take ownership and lead the change, to propel the organisation forward.

Christine leads the D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions Asia team as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

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Beata Bicza

Business Leader, Travel Google

Agenda 2.15pm

Beata Bicza

Currently based in Singapore, Beata has been at Google for four years and is responsible for scaling Travel Vertical Search products (such as Google Hotel Ads and Google Flights) with special focus on Hotel Ads, across APAC. Beata has been working in the international travel industry & in digital marketing for over 10 years in Ireland, Spain and Argentina and she moved to Singapore two years ago. Beata holds an MBA and a degree in Travel and Business Management.

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Oliver Shih

Traffic Acquisition Manager D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

Agenda 2.30pm

Oliver Shih

Oliver Shih is a Digital Marketing Specialist whose focus is on driving Ad campaigns which drive ROI. He gained his expertise in France working with start-ups, agencies and e-commerce websites companies and thereafter moved to Asia to start an entrepreneurship journey. He joined D-EDGE as its Traffic Acquisition Manager assisting hotels to drive traffic and to increase their revenues.

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Rachel Grier

Area Vice President, Asia Pacifc IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Agenda 2.45pm

Rachel Grier

Rachel Grier is the Area Vice President, Asia Pacific for IDeaS – A SAS COMPANY, responsible for growing IDeaS Asia business and enhancing the company’s leading brand reputation in the dynamic Asian hospitality sector.

Rachel possesses a combination of successful leadership experiences in enterprise software and hospitality sales and marketing. With more than two decades of experience, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.

She was previously the Senior Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions.

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Kim Ong

VP Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

Agenda 3.00pm

Kim Ong

Kim is a digital marketer and a revenue & reputation management strategist with approximately 20 years of hospitality experience in Asia. Throughout that time, she actively gains new knowledge in the hospitality world and continuously engages with new and existing clients to grow their business.

The VP of Strategic Sales & Account Management in the Asia Pacific region for D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions, Kim’s overall responsibilities include the development and execution of sales strategies as well as to oversee the management of existing accounts.

Kim has held leadership roles in international hotels solution providers and has successfully collaborated with leading hotel chains globally.

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Ivan Cintado

Senior Market Manager, APAC The Hotels Network

Agenda 3.15pm

Ivan Cintado

With 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Ivan is a seasoned hospitality professional. He first started to work with SE Asia in 2006 before moving permanently to Bangkok in 2010. Since then, he has been leading various projects in the travel sector in APAC, both offline and online. In 2017, Ivan joined The Hotels Network to head up sales in APAC. His role involves working closely with hoteliers to optimise website conversion and increase both direct bookings and ADR.

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Miguel Angel Anaya Muñoz

Regional Sourcing Director APAC Hotelbeds

Agenda 3.30pm

Miguel Angel Anaya Muñoz

Miguel Anaya is the Regional Sourcing Director for APAC at Hotelbeds based in Singapore and currently heads all commercial aspects of the transaction between clients and hotel suppliers for the Hotelbeds. He was previously based in Dubai, where he was leading the sourcing team for the Middle East, India and Africa. Miguel has over 15 years of leadership experience in the industry, having performed different roles within Hotelbeds in several locations. This has helped him gain a wide knowledge of the B2B market and strong understanding to build and maintain solid and effective hotel partnerships.

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Max Ng

Associate Director, Sales & Marketing AsiaPay

Agenda 3.45pm

Max Ng

Max is the Associate Director for Sales & Marketing of AsiaPay Singapore. With a strong background in both Sales and business development, Max has spearheaded the growth of the company and its foothold in the local payments industry with more than 10 years’ experience in consultative sales. He leads both the initiatives of the Sales and Marketing teams, ensuring that AsiaPay Singapore remains as one of the leading payment service providers in the country.

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Venue

Google Asia Pacific

Everest Room, Level 3
Mapletree Business City II, Block 70
Singapore 117371

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Contact

Kim Ong

VP Strategic Sales & Account Management
D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

kong@d-edge.com
+65 9850 9890

Wong Yin Yin

Marketing & Communications Director, Asia
D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions

yywong@d-edge.com
+65 97904185

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