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Get To Know: Yanolja Cloud. Jignesh Rana, Cloud Infrastructure TLM

Name
Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-09-11 9:24:36

Yanolja Cloud is a leading global provider of AI-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries — and made up of member companies from around the world, each with its own history and expertise. The people who make up Yanolja Cloud and its member companies are equally unique. We invite you to learn more about some of the talented individuals helping to drive global digital transformation.

Stepping into  Yanolja Cloud story, we delve into the journey of Jignesh Rana, Cloud Infrastructure TLM of Yanolja Cloud member company eZee technosys(hereinafter eZee).

1/What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I work on the eZee solutions team based out of Surat, India. eZee provides end-to-end hospitality software solutions focused on the hotel and F&B industries. Our customers are very hard working and it’s nice to be part of an organization, now backed by the vision and innovation of Yanolja Cloud, that adds so much value to our customers in a tangible way. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Lead Manager is being surrounded by an environment with accomplished leaders and a constant influx of new learning opportunities. Each day brings with it a unique set of challenges, and as I navigate these intricacies, I find myself continuously expanding my knowledge. This dynamic process of problem-solving and skill refinement cultivates a profound sense of satisfaction.

2/Do you have a particularly memorable achievement from your time with the company?

I’m a true believer in bettering yourself and life-long learning, and something I’m proud of is my decision to embrace reading to become a better person and employee. This simple yet impactful choice has led to a wealth of knowledge, benefiting both my professional role in cloud infrastructure and security, and my personal growth. Through books, I’ve gained insights that extend beyond the workplace, enhancing my leadership and problem-solving skills. This commitment embodies the spirit of continuous learning and self-improvement that defines our industry and resonates with our mission to facilitate transformation through technology. Additionally, eZee, as part of Yanolja Cloud, was recently selected as a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality competency. Working in cloud infrastructure, this is really exciting and will open up new avenues for collaboration, learning and innovation. 

3/How do you see you or your organization contributing to Yanolja Cloud’s mission of making it easier for hospitality and leisure properties to transform their business and delight their guests?

We contribute to Yanolja Cloud’s mission by simplifying technology solutions, addressing industry challenges, and enhancing the guest experience. By relentlessly pursuing operational efficiency and excellence, we try hard to ensure that our customers and their guests enjoy a seamless and frictionless experience. Our commitment to providing accessible and practical solutions not only empowers businesses to undergo transformation with ease but also enhances the overall guest journey. We aim to enhance the experience for both businesses and guests, adapting to the changing landscape of this dynamic field. We are constantly listening to customer feedback and thinking about how that can be applied to a new feature or solution. Since the hospitality world is always changing and evolving, our work is never done. 

4/What part of the hospitality and leisure industries are you most looking forward to being improved through technology?

I look forward to creating a foundation upon which transformations can be built, enabling the hospitality and leisure properties to progress towards greater security, operational excellence, and performance efficiency in the technologically evolving landscape. Foremost is security, particularly the critical domain of data security. The preservation and safeguarding of sensitive information are paramount in any organization. Additionally, I’m equally passionate about raising the bar on operational excellence. By integrating intelligent systems and leveraging data-driven insights, we can unlock a new echelon of operational efficiency, enabling businesses to allocate their resources judiciously and optimize their performance. We worked hard towards these goals for a long time, but I look forward to additional innovation and synergies being part of Yanolja Cloud and its member companies around the world. 

5/ Do you have any favorite books, podcasts or resources that have influenced your professional growth?

Two resources have greatly impacted my professional growth. “7 Sutras of Innovation” by Nikhil Inamdar and the Marico Innovation Foundation provides a comprehensive framework for innovation, while “Time Management” by Sudhir Dixit offers practical strategies for optimizing time allocation. As a Cloud Infrastructure Technical Lead Manager, the wisdom shared within these pages has enabled me to better manage complex projects and deliver results in a timely and efficient manner. These sources have not only broadened my horizons, but also shaped my perspective and approach within the industry.

6/ What is your dream Travel Destination?

If given the opportunity, I would love to do a world tour and see as many destinations as possible. The allure of exploring the diverse cultures, landscapes, and experiences that our planet has to offer is truly irresistible to me. I think traveling the world would not only be an adventure of a lifetime but also a source of learning and personal growth.

Thank you!

Learn more about Yanolja Cloud on our website, and be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Linkedin to get to know more employees, and keep up to date on the latest news.  

2023-09-11

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Get To Know: Yanolja Cloud. John Boatner, General Manager

Name
Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-08-17 12:27:09

Yanolja Cloud is a leading global provider of AI-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries — and made up of member companies from around the world, each with its own history and expertise. The people who make up Yanolja Cloud and its member companies are equally unique. We invite you to learn more about some of the talented individuals helping to drive global digital transformation.

In our latest post, we hear from John Boatner, GM of Yanolja Cloud member company Innsoft. Innsoft is a hotel software provider based in Beaverton, OR, USA, helping properties optimize their operations for over 30 years.

1/What do you enjoy most about your job? 

What I enjoy most about my job is being able to help others be successful in their endeavors and careers, which include both our clients and our employees. Innsoft feels like a family and relies upon each other not only for success but also job satisfaction, so advocating for our team is among my top priorities. I’m also very excited about this new chapter in Innsoft’s story, which, with the help of Yanolja Cloud and new member company Go Global Travel, will see us grow and bring even more user-friendly, value-adding and cutting-edge technology to our clients. 

2/Do you have a particularly memorable achievement from your time with the company?

While there are many memorable achievements during my 13+ years with Innsoft, being promoted to General Manager is the highlight of my career. Now I can have even more of an impact on the team and company and can get involved with so many different aspects of the business.

3/How do you see you or your organization contributing to Yanolja Cloud’s mission of making it easier for hospitality and leisure properties to transform their business and delight their guests?

Innsoft has been helping properties delight their guests for over 30 years, so our experience and depth of knowledge runs deep. Now we are poised to bring Yanolja Cloud’s vision to the US market, and with our reputation for providing exceptional care and user-friendly technology, I see our team being instrumental to Yanolja Cloud’s success. And with the technology that Yanolja Cloud is bringing to the table, such as kiosks and other contactless guest services, we’re very excited to be part of the larger mission. 

4/What part of the hospitality and leisure industries are you most looking forward to being improved through technology?

With hospitality being an ever-growing industry, technology needs to keep up with the preferences of travelers in today’s busy world. With the unpredictability guests face during travel, advances in technology, such as contactless guest services, will help take the worry and hassle out of the picture. I also look forward to more and more properties taking advantage of moving to the cloud. This will allow them increased flexibility, security, tech integrations and convenience – just to name a few

5/ Do you have any favorite books, podcasts or resources that have influenced your professional growth?

While I’ve read many books over the years that have each in some way influenced me both personally and professionally, the one that stands out is ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’, by Robert M. Pirsig. I read this book at a very influential time in my life: while in college and working the graveyard shift at a small property doing night audit. This book is very philosophical and asks deep questions about life and its meaning. I think it helped me mature and understand what it means to be a leader.

6/ What is your dream Travel Destination?

Traveling and experiencing new cultures is one of my greatest joys. Having visited most US states and several countries, I’d say my ideal travel destination would be to continue to visit and explore the rest of planet Earth. 

Thank you!

Learn more about Yanolja Cloud on our website, and be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Linkedin to get to know more employees, and keep up to date on the latest news.

2023-08-17