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177 | The Hotel PMS: Past, Present and Future with Gary Gibb

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Gary Gibb is Founder and President of AutoClerk, Inc. – a Northern California based software company that provides powerful hospitality technology solutions for independent properties, management companies, and hotel chains.

Gary is a graduate of the University of California San Diego with a degree in Applied Physics & Information Sciences. Prior to founding AutoClerk, he worked as a programmer for the operating systems software company, Network Consulting of Vancouver, BC, Canada, as well as a hotel management company, Thunderbird Management, of Oakland, California.

In This Episode, Gary Reveals …

  • What a hotel Property Management System (PMS) is, what it does, and how it has evolved over the years.
  • What makes a PMS great, including powerful integrations to other systems to provide a complete solution.
  • The differences between an interface vs integration, and why you should care.
  • The security issues you should be aware of, and the difference between premise-based systems versus cloud-based systems.
  • What the future looks like, and as you heard in the opening soundbite, Gary feels blockchain is where it’s all gonna go.

Resources & Links

Gary Gibb

  • Email: gibb@autoclerk.com
  • LinkedIn
  • mobile: (925) 324-1729

AutoClerk, Inc.

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