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(Podcast) FOSSE creator Dave Berkus uses lessons from history to predict the future of hotel technology

By Jordan Hollander, Co-Founder @ / Property Management Systems (PMS)

In this episode we chat with Dave Berkus, one of the most prolific angel investors of all time.  Dave is the creator of FOSSE - the property management system that Marriott used for nearly 4 decades.  He is one of the most storied entrepreneurs in hotel technology and has invested in countless travel technology startups.

 

In the interview we cover topics such as:

- How Dave landed the deal with Marriott to license his software

- Why Marriott used FOSSE PMS for almost 4 decades

- Why hotels in the future may not even need a property management system

- The increasing importance of CRM, Business Intelligence and CRS

- Why hotel general managers need to sharpen up on new skills or be replaced by robots

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jordan Hollander
Jordan Hollander Co-Founder

Jordan is the co-founder of Hotel Tech Report, the #1 ratings and review platform for the hotel technology industry. He was previously on the Global Partnerships team at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Prior to his work with SPG, Jordan was Director of Business Development at MWT Hospitality. Jordan received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management where he was a Zell Global Entrepreneurship Scholar and a Pritzker Group Venture Fellow.

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