Bangalore: Infosys today announced a research agreement with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. As part of this one-year partnership, Infosys will join the School of Hotel Administration’s Centre for Hospitality Research (CHR) advisory board.
With its deep domain knowledge and an understanding of the problems that clients in hospitality industry face, Infosys will be able to play a significant role in shaping high quality research.
As part of this partnership Infosys will actively participate in the research process at CHR and will work with leading hospitality researchers and CHR partners to make the research agenda more relevant to the industry’s current needs. Infosys will also participate in judging the annual Industry Relevance Awards. These awards recognize faculty research at Cornell School of Hotel Administration
In a statement, Michael C Sturman, Associate Dean & Academic Director, Cornell Center for Hospitality Research said, “Infosys is a tremendous addition to CHR’s partner group. Their business solutions operate at the nexus of the hospitality and leisure industry’s transformational efforts to blend technology with personal service, which is a particular focus of CHR’s research efforts. I greatly appreciate the addition of Infosys to our Advisory Board.”
Manish Tandon, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Life Sciences and Services, Infosys said, “Today, the hospitality industry is experiencing technology-driven disruptions, forcing providers to find new ways to engage with customers and at the same time reinvent their core business. The scale of this challenge requires industry and academia to partner to find the best solutions. By combining our track record of providing cutting-edge technology solutions in the hospitality industry and the best-in-class talent at the Center for Hospitality Research, we hope to identify the right problems and define solutions that can reinvigorate the industry.”
The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. Founded in 1922 as the nation’s first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field.
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