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 Subramanian, Vice President, Applications, Accor Hotels