Like most sectors, the hospitality industry is always looking for new ways to diversify and attract new customers. Hotels by their very nature sell space, and we are seeing an increasing number exploring how they use their various kinds of real estate – rooms, restaurants, bars and lobbies – to better serve customers, and ultimately increase sales and profits.
We have just returned from the whirlwind that is Mobile World Congress and wanted to reflect on all that we saw, heard and experienced whilst we were in Barcelona. Chargifi deployed wireless power across Intel Capital's suites to enable its guests, customers and employees to stay charged up.
In the tenth episode of the Business Leader Podcast, we interview Dan Bladen, the founder of wireless charging company, Chargifi.Dan speaks with us about starting the company, the advantages wireless charging play in business and technology, and how they are helping world-leading companies and sports venues.
Over the past couple of months the Chargifi team has been immersed in the hospitality world, attending events such as HNTG and HOSPACE, and we have experienced real interest in wireless charging and technology innovation from this sector. This is being driven by the trend for connected hospitality – a digital guest experience with the smartphone at the centre of it
Over the past ten years, smartphones have become an integral part of life at the office. Employers have finally gotten used to their presence, and have even found ways to harness their employees’ personal devices for productivity gains. 40% of employers are now creating custom mobile applications for specific business processes. Slack, Zoom, Dropbox and other enterprise tools mean an employee can get legitimate work done while away from their desk.