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LOS ANGELES – June 13 2014 - Mobile devices are increasingly becoming an inseparable part of our daily lives. This is also true for your hotel guests and their ever-evolving expectations.

This session will introduce you to the latest in guest-based BYOD services and applications.

The panel of experts have a combined 60 years experience with the marriage of hospitality and technology. They will discuss trends in BYOD related guest behavior, opportunities on yielding guest behavior, empowering your guest through BYOD to enhance the overall experience and gain a competitive edge.

Key Take Aways - Attendees of this session will get to learn more about:

1. Emerging BYOD Technologies and Solutions

2. Opportunities to leverage BYOD to gain a competitive advantage

3. Empowering the hotel guest through BYOD while yielding guest behavior

The panel will be held at HITEC on Wednesday from 4:25 – 5:15:

http://www.hftp.org/Pages/Events/HITEC/Schedule/HITECDay3.aspx

Panelist  bios:

Kerry Brock, MBA, VP of Sales at RoomKey PMS

Kerry  has a 15-year record of achievements and demonstrated success driving sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership in highly competitive markets. She has been at RoomKey PMS since October 2012 where she worked to put in place infrastructure and systems to support the success of the sales function as well as plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.

Thomas Castleberry MBA, EVP & COO, SkyWire 

Prior to Joining SkyWire, Thomas held various positions with MICROS Systems, Inc. most recently as General Manager. MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), SkyWire is the global leader of enterprise mobile marketing centric applications serving the hospitality and specialty retail industries. Thomas has over 20 years combined experience in the hospitality management and technology industry. Thomas also received the following accolades, Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).  Thomas received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science from University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and an Associate in Science from The University of Hawaii, Kapi’olani Community College.

Dennis Montellano, Vice President of Sales, SkyWire  

Most recently Dennis served as the Vice President of Sales and Member Services at Technovation, Inc. Technovation aggregates technology systems and solutions for a variety of verticals in order to provide an immersive and interactive guest experience. Partners, strategic alliances, and members of Technovation include Microsoft, Cisco, Rainmaker, SkyWire, and many more.  Dennis also served as Vice President of West Coast Operations at Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ: STNR). Steiner Leisure is an innovative spa company that specializes in spa operations, spa design, spa therapy as well as massage and skincare education. Steiner Leisure clients include cruise lines, resort operators, and retail outlets worldwide. In addition, Dennis also held a variety executive positions at Chronologix Software (developers of Spasoft), the leader in spa management software. Dennis has nearly 20 years of combined operations and technology experience in hospitality. Dennis attended the University of California at Los Angeles.

About SkyWire

SkyWire is a nationwide Hospitality Solutions provider, SMS Mobile Marketing and Mobile Application Development company as well as a cutting edge Mobile Content Enabler (MCE). Aside from offering full Creative Advertising services, SkyWire's Mobile Connect™ Product Suite is designed to reduce marketing costs, generate revenue and enhance guest service. Mobile Connects™ modular solutions include: Mobile Connect™, Rooms Connect™, Table Connect™, Progressive Connect™, Poker Connect™ and Emergency Connect™. In addition, SkyWire also develops mobile applications and provides Workforce Dynamics™, an integrated Time and Attendance labor management solution. For more information, visit www.skywire.com

Contact: Shahab Zargari

szargari@skywire.com / 702-479-3725

About RoomKey

RoomKeyPMS is more than a Property Management System, it’s a complete Guest Management System. Every year RoomKeyPMS is trusted to handle over 20 million transactions for our hotel partners. RoomKey is the leading cloud-based PMS that is easy-to-use for front-desk staff, while providing robust management reporting and guest insight. Our promise: More guests. Better managed.

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