While many organizations are outsourcing technology as a way to reduce the cost and complexity of managing their infrastructure, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is strengthening in-house technology resources. The company is bringing in developers, analysts and more, to develop a hospitality platform that will enable rapid innovation and a competitive edge. This approach, according to Hyatt CTO Matt O'Keefe, empowers a company to deploy technology quickly and to scale; and creates a closer link between the guest and the brand. In an exclusive interview with HT, O'Keefe talks about Hyatt's technology approach and the new hospitality platform that will roll out later this year.
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