E20X Mentors

Pre-Show Mentoring/Coaching Team

The following seasoned hospitality technology veterans volunteered their time to coach/mentor the entrepreneurs pre-show, listening to pitches and preparing them for the E20X competition at HITEC Toronto.

  • Lyle Worthington, CHTP, CIO for the Student Hotel

  • Prakash Shukla, Managing Partner, WayfareVC

  • John Burns, Hospitality Technology Consulting

Onsite Mentoring Team

The following seasoned hospitality technology veterans were available for short meetups with entrepreneurs immediately prior to the E20X competition at HITEC Toronto. The onsite mentor experience is similar to round-robin dating. The startups circulate the room making connections with the purposefully built mentor team who have a great deal of hospitality industry knowledge, expertise and experiences to share. Not only will this provide a great forum to inspire and educate the E20X participants, but will also give them connections at HITEC Toronto and into the future.

  • Ron Tarro, Vice President, Broadsoft, Inc.

  • Mike Schmitt, CEO, Clairvoyix

  • Diane Estner, president & CEO at DANNI Enterprises

  • Mike Dickersbach, CHTP, MCP, NICE, Thayer Ventures

  • Steve D’Erasmo, CHTP, Director of Technology Planning, Point of Sale Systems, Hilton

  • Douglas Rice, Managing Director, Hospitality Technology Network, LLC

  • Rich Siegel, President & Publisher, Hospitality Upgrade

  • Steve Marino, Vice President, Information Technology, Marriott International, Inc.

  • Alan Young, President & Co-Founder, Puzzle Partner

  • Jai Govindani, Chief Technology Officer, Red Planet Hotels

  • Rod Jimenez, CEO, SHR

  • Robert Rippee, Director of Hospitality Lab, UNLV

  • Luis Segredo, entrepreneur and investor

  • Balaji SubramanianVice President, Applications, Accor Hotels

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