IDeaS Announces First Round of Winners of 2011 IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship

  • 06.13.11
IDeaS Revenue Solutions, a leading provider of hospitality price optimization and revenue management software, services and consulting, today announced the first round of IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship winners.

Winners include Oliver Schwartz, revenue manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; David Jacob, sales manager, Surf & Sand Resort; and Ganesh Rajagopal, senior analyst – revenue management, Venetian Macau Limited. The Scholarship Panel at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration selected the recipients based on demonstrated excellence in revenue management and desire to enhance their profession.

“We continue to be energized by the enthusiasm and ambition of the talented pool of applicants for the scholarship,” said Vivek Bhogaraju, senior manager, corporate business development, IDeaS. “As we’re seeing an increased number of applicants from a diverse range of positions, it is evident that the need to understand revenue management crosses all functions within hotels – a true sign that the industry is moving forward.”

The scholarship program, funded by IDeaS, offers hospitality professionals worldwide the opportunity to gain an online Revenue Management certification from Cornell University. Scholarship recipients get paid registration to five eCornell courses, leading to a Cornell online certificate in Hotel Revenue Management.

“The scholarship provides an excellent platform for hospitality professionals in pursuit of excellence,” said Rajagopal.  “I look forward to gaining valuable insights into the dynamics of revenue management.”

“In today’s competitive marketplace, differentiation is key,” said Schwartz. “Winning this scholarship will support my professional aspirations in revenue management and allow me to become a true leader in the industry.” 

“As a sales professional, this opportunity allows me to gain a better understanding of revenue management and potentially cross over into this field someday,” added Jacob.

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