OYO plans to hire 2020 tech employees by 2020
The event also witnessed a product showcase that highlighted the technology applications introduced by OYO to automate customers, hotel partners and employee touch points.
Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO, OYO, said: “We are really delighted to inaugurate the first edition of OYO’s tech conference, an industry first event that aims to explore the true potential of technology in revolutionizing the hospitality experience for both travellers and hoteliers. At OYO, we currently have 700 technology experts and engineers that have developed over 20 in-house products helping 10,000+ asset partners globally and making them better hospitality players. With another 2020 experts joining us by 2020, we will continue to invest in technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT, that will make curated guest experiences at every price point a reality.”
Anil Goel, chief technology officer, OYO, said the company is at the forefront of transforming India’s and global hospitality experience and technology. “We continue to invest heavily in talent and next-gen technologies like IoT, AI, machine learning while building a team that faces issues plaguing the archaic infrastructure of traditional hospitality head on.’’
OYO said it has 20+ technological products that power various business verticals. Its property manager app acts as an end to end one-stop solution tablet-based app for managing all daily functions of the property – visibility, bookings sales channels, customer requests, housekeeping and finances.
With the owner app, the asset owners can have visibility of cash flows, business performance, pricing, customer reviews and recommendations. OYO Captains (key contacts for guests and hoteliers in a certain geographical area) use Krypton for auditing OYO hotels and OYO’s business development managers use the AI-enabled inputs on the Orbis app to onboard new properties and hotels.
The company said its AI based algorithms helps the chain in predicting the most suited properties at the best prices for its customers and that its integration with AI-based bots has enabled it to readily assist customers.