Webinar: Distribution Analytics: From Vision to Reality
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When: Thursday, July 18, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM (Central Time)

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The explosion of data and analytics tools can give hoteliers a competitive advantage in pricing and distribution. But for most hoteliers leveraging this data also means branching out into brand new technologies, practices, and skills. Taking the dive in can be daunting.

This webinar will help hoteliers, both large and small, determine where to start and how to build out these powerful new capabilities. Based on the recent ‘Investing in Analytics’ White Paper produced by HEDNA Hotel Analytics Working Group, this webinar offers a blueprint and guidance to help hoteliers make considered choices to meet the diverse and complex demands of today’s competitive hospitality climate. 

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn about 9 key things to consider when investing in or strengthening their analytics capabilities. Topics covered include the integral areas of data integration, quality, access and storage as well as the skillsets and tools necessary to succeed. The webinar will also cover typical use case examples of how making the right investment choices can make a crucial difference.


The webinar is delivered by HEDNA members with deep knowledge and experience in helping customers adopt and embrace analytics into their operations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes.

Nitin Bajaj

Nitin Bajaj is a Business Consulting Director for the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) practice at NTT DATA with over 13 years of experience consulting in the Data Warehouse and Analytics space. His background and experience span Data Warehouse and Information Lifecycle Management, Data Science and Predictive Analytics, BI and Analytics Strategy, Solution Architecture, Program and Project management, Vendor Selection and various technology assessment services. He is currently co-chair of the HEDNA Hotel Analytics Working Group. His industry experience includes Commercial Industries, Manufacturing, Financial Services & Insurance, Healthcare (provider), and Not-for-Profit Service organizations.

Josh Galun

Josh Galun is the Hospitality & Travel Lead for Excella, a transformative technology partner to leading organizations in the government and private sectors. He focuses on improving customer acquisition, enhancing the guest experience, creating customer loyalty, and deploying transformational analytics capabilities. Has led technology implementations for clients such as Marriott, Choice Hotels, LaSalle Hotel Properties, and the Airline Reporting Corporation, ranging from geo-locating beacons, social media integration, and programmatic advertising to system modernizations, data warehouse builds, and PMS deployments. He is currently co-chair of the HEDNA Hotel Analytics Working Group, and previously served on the AHLA Technology and E-Business Committee. Josh has 20 years of experience in technology startups and consulting, including data warehousing, data security, digital analytics, and software development.

Matthew Goulden

Matthew Goulden is the CEO of Triometric with more than 25 years’ experience in developing and selling enterprise software. He works closely with Triometric technologists to formulate and drive the strategies that have made Triometric a pioneer and technical leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) and API analytics market for the online travel market. Matthew has helped spearhead the company’s growth which today works with some of the biggest names in the industry including, Hotelbeds, Bonotel and Marriott. He is currently co-chair of the HEDNA Hotel Analytics Working Group.


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