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Former TripAdvisor executive Scott McClure brings digital marketing expertise to secure technology provider
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville-based Uniguest, a leading global provider of secure technology and print services, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott McClure as EVP Brands and International Sales.
McClure spent six years with TripAdvisor working with top global brands on digital strategy. He previously worked with Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hiscox at Newmarket International, which was by the travel technology giant, Amadeus, in late 2013.
“With the recent acquisition of the digital signage company, ONELAN, Uniguest is well-positioned to help hoteliers enable digital engagement in their lobby and common areas,” Hiscox said. “Scott has a strong background in helping hospitality marketing teams position their hotels digitally, and we are very excited that he decided to join Uniguest.
McClure led the Global Key Accounts team at TripAdvisor, overseeing strategic relationships with key global partners such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Accor, and Hyatt. Prior to TripAdvisor, McClure spent seven years at Newmarket International, first developing Newmarket’s gaming sales strategy and then as Vice President of Regional Sales, leading the Americas sales team and working with the hotel brands and management companies. McClure has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University.
“Most of my career has been spent in the hospitality tech industry,” McClure said. “As I began to learn more about Uniguest and its proprietary security software that serves much of the hospitality industry, it seemed to be the right fit. I am looking forward to working with the Uniguest team and our customers on digital engagement.
Uniguest manages and supports more than 29,000 guest-use devices at more than 15,000 locations across 68 countries and territories, serving the hospitality, community living, and retail business industries. Its innovative suite of fully managed and supported solutions includes business centers, interactive kiosks, digital signage, purposed tablets, mobile printing, and personalized printing. Uniguest is based in Nashville, Tennessee with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada; Torrance, California; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Nashville-based Uniguest expands portfolio with ONELAN purchase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Uniguest, a cybersecurity technology specialist in the secure operating system space with a customer-centric approach focused on hospitality, office retail, and community living, announces the acquisition of ONELAN, a U.K.-based digital signage and visual communications company.
After making several acquisitions in the secure kiosk market space in 2015 and 2016, Nashville-based Uniguest is excited to announce its latest acquisition of ONELAN. ONELAN’s digital signage and visual communications solutions are a natural extension to Uniguest’s current portfolio of products. The combined solutions will assist Uniguest customers in driving guest, shopper, and resident engagement in the hospitality, office retail, and community living industries respectively.
ONELAN is a global leader in developing and managing visual applications such as digital signage, wayfinding, and meeting space bookings. Its footprint spans across 6,000 projects in 50 countries and operates in the education, corporate, retail and hospitality sectors.
“Digital engagement is something we see as a crucial component to the future of the industries we operate in,” Uniguest CEO Jeff Hiscox said. “After doing a thorough review of the market, we realized ONELAN’s solutions are best in class and our combined solutions will drive a new “digital infusion” in the public use space of our customers.”
For the near future, ONELAN will continue to operate as a stand-alone business with its current team members out of the Reading, U.K. headquarters. Uniguest will fold the signage offerings into its solution set, and the products will be available to Uniguest clients during the second quarter of 2018.
“Uniguest is a natural partner for us as their Secured Advantage product goes hand-in-hand with our interactive signage solutions,” ONELAN Chief Commercial Officer Hugh Coghill-Smith said. “Both companies strive to bring the most value to our customers. We determined the best way to provide a seamless customer experience was to bring the two portfolios together as one offering.”
Prior to the ONELAN acquisition, Uniguest operated more than 28,000 devices across 15,000+ locations in 68 countries. Adding ONELAN expands Uniguest’s footprint not only in the U.K. but across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia as well. Its innovative suite of fully managed and supported solutions includes business centers/social spaces, interactive kiosks, digital signage, purposed tablets, mobile printing, and personalized printing. Uniguest is based in Nashville, Tennessee, with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada; Torrance, California; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
By Jim Finkle, Doina Chiacu of REUTERS.COM
(Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.
Washington and London issued a joint alert saying the campaign by Russian government-backed hackers was intended to advance spying, intellectual property theft and other “malicious” activities and could be escalated to launch offensive attacks.
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