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Stig Lagerstedt

Stig Lagerstedt
Stig is VP of Hospitality Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and responsible for ensuring that company market strategies and innovation efforts align with customer needs. He is a member of our team for more than 20 years and recognized as an established expert in hospitality technology. Stig has played a central role in the acquiring of several company patents that have pushed industry security and operational efficiency abilities to new heights.

The hospitality industry is undergoing a rapid transformation with hoteliers shifting more and more towards relying on digitalized technology and services in order to enhance the guest experience and improve operational efficiency. Pushing this trend is the fact that modern travelers are looking for more than just a comfortable bed and a clean room; they want a convenient, personalized and safe hotel stay able to mirror their growing preference for a mobile and IoT-enabled lifestyle.


A Look at What’s Next in Hotel Security Technology

The hotel industry is constantly evolving, and with the rapid advancement of technology, security measures are also undergoing significant transformations. As potential safety risks continue to increase in both number and ingenuity, industry solution providers are on the front lines of developing new technologies while improving older ones in order to provide hoteliers and their guests with a vital edge over would-be intruders.


Discovering the Key to Overcoming Hotel Resource Issues Standing in the Way of Streamlined Operation...

Staff shortages may be the hotel industry’s most discussed challenge in recent months, but the topic can also be viewed as part of a larger issue where businesses overall are having to do more with less. With other concerns such as rising inflation and interest rates joining the staffing woes of hoteliers, many industry businesses are finding that keeping up with ever-increasing guest expectations is a struggle seemingly beyond reach.


How Tech Integrations Became Hospitality’s Greatest Priority

As the hotel industry continues to deal with reduced rates, sub-optimal occupancies, and a reduction in amenities and services, adopting an integrated systems approach is becoming more of a necessity in order to maintain operations that meet guest satisfaction expectations. Following the spread of Covid-19, hoteliers have greatly increased investments in technology in order to reduce expenses and increase efficiencies. With fewer employees helming a property and less room for errors, hotels are ...


The Technologies Driving Hoteliers Towards Investment in 2022

With each year’s HITEC, hotel owners and operators make an annual journey to the industry’s largest technology conference in order to discover the latest innovations promising to deliver a more profitable and competitive business. For June 2022, however, HITEC Orlando represents an especially crucial opportunity for hotel businesses to make up for lost revenue as guests make their return to the industry following the darker days of the pandemic. According to a recent survey, more than 76 percent...


Understanding Hospitality’s Increased Adoption of NFC-based Mobile Keys and Digital Wallets

Since their inception, digital key solutions have become a mainstream technology within the hospitality industry, thanks to the enhanced contactless convenience it provides to both properties and guests. As with virtually all technologies, the way digital key services function and the features it offers continue to evolve, keeping pace with new industry trends and guest experience expectations. Today, hoteliers are seeing growing enthusiasm among their industry peers for the adoption of Near Fie...


3 Benefits of IoT Technology in Hospitality

In today’s digital world, connectivity and personalization are vital to modern consumers. With the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing for real-time connections between devices and people, adapting smart, interconnected technology is more important than ever for hoteliers striving to meet guest needs. This is a well-recognized need within the industry. In fact, 70 percent of hospitality executives report that they have active IoT projects, well above the average 48 percent of executives in other i...


Cloud-Based Security: A Guide to Protecting Your Property against Ransomware

Cybersecurity has become a pressing topic in the hospitality industry, with the pandemic bringing with it a significant increase in cyberattack attempts. Ransomware attacks, or the use of malicious software to encrypt and/or exfiltrate a target’s data and then demand payment under the threat of sharing it publicly or making it permanently inaccessible, has become a particular concern: ransomware attacks went up by almost 150% in March of 2020, and an all-time high of 78.4 million ransomware atta...


Placing Your Guests in Control of their Hotel Experience With IoT

The way that hotels provide services is without a doubt rapidly transforming both in light of advances in technology and as guests continue to expect more from their stay experiences. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of online connectivity as consumers become accustomed to the instant convenience and personalization advantages that the growing presence of IoT technology provides.


Covid-19: How to Operate Your Hotels Remotely

Reopening in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, many hotels find themselves both critically understaffed and financially drained. Now, hospitality professionals need to reexamine how their operations and guest-facing services can successfully function. Remote operations can solve several of these challenges.

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