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November 10, 2014 - Former SVP of IT of the Kempinski Hotel Group, Jeremy Ward, has always been a great innovator in hospitality technology and a supporter of iRiS' products in particular, making his appointment a natural one. 

"We are delighted that Jeremy is joining iRiS as our new COO. With his wealth of experience in the hospitality industry across IT and operations he will be a valued addition to the team. Jeremy is a true visionary in the industry and has been at the forefront of hospitality technology during his time at Kempinski." said iRiS Software Systems CEO, Jason Jefferys.

As COO, his role will be to make sure iRiS achieves its strategic goals as the company continues to grow and expand its Guest Experience Platform (GXP), their revolutionary cloud-hosted solution that powers iRiS' broad range of guest service applications, delivering content, communication and interactive services.

"I'm thrilled to be joining iRiS who I see as the leading provider of hospitality apps. The future of hospitality will revolve around the connected guest and streamlining hotel operations both of which iRiS help enable. With my background in hospitality and technology I'm delighted to be engaged with such a dynamic and innovative company and look forward to assisting iRiS to continue being the market leader in not only product but also service delivery and ongoing customer support." Commented Jeremy Ward.

About iRiS Software Systems

* London-based iRiS Software Systems Ltd is an award-winning interactive guest services application creator, providing apps designed for hotels, cruise lines and restaurants. The iRiS applications are designed to improve the guest experience, increase revenues and reduce costs, improve communications between guests and staff and provide a smart marketing tool. Both tablet and mobile phone applications are available

* iRiS Valet is the award-winning, interactive, multi-lingual guest services app. The iRiS F&B Suite is a world-leading multi-lingual, digital menu, sommelier and bar application

* More than 300 hotels and restaurants worldwide work with iRiS Software Systems.

* Luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels has selected iRiS Software as a key guest services technology provider and is installing iRiS applications across its worldwide network. iRiS works with other major hotel brands including: Mandarin Oriental, Orient Express, Starwood, Hilton, Accor, Swire, as well as with a number of independents

* iRiS has representation across every continent with major offices in UK, USA and Asia . Countries with iRiS installations include: USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Mauritius, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the UAE, India, Kenya, Malta, Turkey, Qatar and Australia.

* iRiS won the 2012 Travolution Technological Innovation Award for its market-leading iRiS Valet application. iRiS has won 'Most Innovative Hospitality Technology of 2013' Runner-Up at the HTNG Awards 2014.

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