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Wed, 24 April 2019

Hapi Appoints Laurent Idrac as COO

Hapi, a platform designed to solve the hotel industry's rapidly expanding data management challenges, has appointed Laurent Idrac as COO.

 A 30-year veteran of the global hotel technology industry, Laurent most recently served on Hapi's Board of Advisors.

Laurent Idrac. Click to enlarge.

 "After almost a year as an executive advisor to Hapi, I felt it was the right time for me to get more involved in the operation and the strategy of this hospitality game changer," said Laurent. "The age of point-to-point integration is over and Hapi is the answer. We are rapidly growing our team to face the overwhelming interest of the industry and I am honored to be part of this exciting venture."

Laurent managed IT departments for Accor North America from 2002 until 2012 and, as Global Chief Information Officer for AccorHotels, oversaw numerous IT projects that contributed to the company's global digital transformation.

From 2012 to 2017, he managed AccorHotels' partnership with the Innovation Factory, the first innovation campus cluster in Paris.

In 2014, he was elected to the Board of Governors of HTNG (Hospitality Technology Next Generation) and also served as a member of the Customer Advisory Boards of Oracle and Amadeus Hospitality. In 2017 Laurent received the Innovation Award from CHTA (China Hospitality Technology Alliance).

"Laurent is one of the greatest minds in hospitality technology today and we are extremely fortunate to have him on our team to help guide us in our quest for true innovation and change for our industry," said Luis Segredo, president and CEO of Data Travel, LLC, the developer of Hapi. "With his exceptional intellect and integrity, Laurent is uniquely qualified to help us identify opportunities for meaningful change and opportunity."

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