Infor joins as a Founding Member

The leading hotel cloud company joins the existing board of founding members to promote transparency, upskilling, and collaboration in the travel and hospitality technology space

As a Founding Member, Infor will hold a seat in the editorial committee and be amongst the editorial contributors of the independent knowledge platform, sharing their knowledge and viewpoints on the latest trends and issues impacting the hotel technology space, helping hospitality professionals to make better-informed technology decisions.

Stan van Roij, Vice President – Hospitality Solutions & Program Management at Infor, comments: “ seems to hit the mark with this niche product: Pure travel technology focus and high-quality multimedia content. It is a great chance for the Hospitality industry to interconnect and stay up to speed in all things technology. With the grown importance of hotel technology (mobility, cloud) for a hotel’s success, this is an excellent one-stop-shop for self-education and peer-to-peer exchange. We look very much forward to this partnership.

André Baljeu, Founder at adds: ‘Having Infor joining our board of Founding Members is fantastic! We are eager to work closely with the team and drive collaboration and innovation across the entire hospitality technology space together. Infor's perspectives and expertise will add tremendous value to our existing board of members.

The member companies and organizations are leading key players of different branches associated with the hotel technology space.

These forward-thinking industry stakeholders create influential industry alliances serving the interests of hoteliers, hotel owners, hospitality and travel professionals, technology providers, young talents, and universities alike. The dedicated industry community shares the mission of co-creating neutral, educational content around digitization and technology in the hospitality industry to foster transparency, collaboration, and innovation.

Infor joins the existing board of Founding Members alongside Shiji, Cloudbeds, HOWZAT ennea Group, Infrasys, ReviewPro, Great Hotels of the World, and Impala.

Sciant, Concept, Ireckonu, Criton, Small Portuguese Hotels, Oaky, Nomadix, and guestcentric are Contributing Members. Read more about all members and partners here.

About Infor

Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. Infor empowers its 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their path to innovation.

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Meet the Infor team

Stan van Roij, Vice President – Hospitality Solutions & Program Management

Stan Van Roij is a highly motivated and versatile executive who boasts a 20+ career spent entirely within the hospitality industry – over fifteen of which were in managerial roles. This strategic business planner, accomplished spokesman, and problem solver is a results-oriented, self-confident leader and communicator with great financial acumen and a global perspective.

In his current role, he oversees all aspects of the Revenue Optimization suite within Infor, leads the consulting service team in EMEA for hospitality solutions, and heads up the hospitality e-learning team.

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Calum McIndoe, Director of Sales Hospitality UK & Ireland

Calum McIndoe is based in London. After working at the sharp end in hotels, he switched to technology supporting hospitality and worked in that field for some 20+ years. For the last 17 years, he has been at Infor working with customers assisting in their choice of next-generation technologies to support all aspects of their business.

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Christophe Rigault, Director, Hospitality France and Southern Europe

Christophe Rigault is the Hospitality Director for France and Southern Europe at Infor since 2012. He has worked in the hospitality sector for nearly 35 years and has a comprehensive view and expertise of the industry, both from an operational and strategic perspective. Christophe has held different positions with Prologic, Optims, and Amadeus Hospitality, working in support & maintenance, consulting, project management, and sales until Infor acquired Amadeus Hospitality in 2010.

Supported by a dedicated team of experts, Christophe is also responsible for all key international brand accounts with headquarters in this region and Accor Group worldwide. Christophe loves traveling and discovering new places and cultures. He lives in the South of France, where the sea and the mountains offer opportunities for him to ski, jet-ski, scuba dive, and go-kart.

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Eric Wong, Vice President Hospitality - Asia Pacific

Eric Wong has almost 30 years of experience in the business consulting, hospitality, and business software industries in Asia and North America. He joins Infor from AJB Software Design, where he served as Director of Mobile Strategy. Eric started his career with Deloitte. Previous roles include Director of Special Projects for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto, where he led many business and technology transformation projects, and Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Agilysys.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University, Canada, and his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Eric now resides in Singapore with his family and is an avid triathlete and golfer.

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Jens Böcker, Sales Director Hospitality DACH & CEE

Jens Böcker is Sales Director DACH & CEE for Hospitality. He has 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Jens served as Commercial Manager EMEA & APAC and Head of Sales CEE & ME at OTA Insight. He has also worked for the Hyatt hotel group in Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Berlin, where he held leading positions in marketing, sales, revenue management, and front office, and for the Intercontinental Hotel Berlin as Director of Revenue Management. Jens lives with his wife and two children close to Düsseldorf. He used to be active in fencing – participating in various championships and tournaments worldwide, and he is now servicing his sport as a referee.

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Kim Spolén, Director Hospitality Nordics

Kim Spolén is Director Infor Hospitality for our Nordic and Baltic regions. Kim has worked in Hospitality for 20+ years at several of Stockholm's leading hotels. His experience on the front line working with PMS, Channel, and Revenue Management means he was able to bring his extensive knowledge and experience into his role at Infor.

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Mark Speck, Vice President of Sales Hospitality - North America

Mark Speck is Vice President of Sales for North America Hospitality at Infor. He has over 40 years of sales experience, 25 of which have been with Infor. For the last 20 years, Mark’s focus has been on the travel industry providing technology solutions to Hotel Resorts and Casinos. Mark serves on the senior management team with Infor Hospitality and has a team of 13 sales professionals that cover North America.

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Michael Schubach, Chief of Staff and Industry Strategy Hospitality

Michael Schubach, CHTP+, CHAE+, has more than four decades of Hospitality industry experience and is currently Vice President and Chief of Staff & Industry Strategy for Infor Hospitality. Previously, Michael was an industry writer and consultant working with many different organizations to develop strategies and content across the industry – from vendors to small and large hotel properties in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

He has held various senior management and C-level positions at companies such as Agilysys, Trump Hotel Collection, Pinehurst Resort, Computerized Lodging Systems and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Throughout his career, he has supervised system installations at more than 2,500 hotel locations worldwide. In 2015, Michael became the 38th inductee to the HFTP International Hall of Fame.

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Patrick Phelps, Senior Account Manager Hospitality Iberia & LATAM

Patrick Phelps is Senior Account Manager Iberia & LATAM at Infor Hospitality. He has over 16 years of experience in the hospitality field and has worked in various European and LATAM markets. During this time, Patrick has worked with hotel technology on the sales side, dealing with B2B, B2C, and Channel Managers solutions and, more recently, with broader hotel technology such as PMS, Revenue Management, and other operational platforms.

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