Mr. Xavier

Brandon Xavier

Founder

OnCall

Brandon Xavier is the Founder of OnCall, a mobile (for iOS and Android devices) service that enables consumers and businesses to recruit and retain experts from a multitude of industries.

Along with reviews or background information about each professional, as well as the freedom to video chat with the candidates of your choosing, OnCall allows you to find and hire the right specialist – in just a few minutes.

This achievement represents a broader theme concerning Brandon's approach to technology, and, with regard to clients and consultants, a more immediate and intimate way for businesses to connect with colleagues throughout the world.

That principle humanizes technology: It is Brandon’s acknowledgment that we are inherently social beings – we value face-to-face communications, or the appearance thereof – and, to the extent that a mobile application can bridge oceans and continents and reconfigure data into a high-resolution image of a friend or coworker, that the only thing separating two people at opposite sides of the globe is a wafer-thin piece of polished glass, when technology makes this possible – when it gets out of the way – it fulfills our most humane instincts.

Brandon makes that experience possible by combining the eternal values of the liberal arts with the timely virtues of the latest forms of technology.

This union gives users the options they want with the sense of personalization they crave.

A native of Toronto, Brandon holds a BSc in Computer Science from Staffordshire University (UK) and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Please visit http://on-call.me/ for more information.

Mr. Xavier can be contacted at 416-877-2746 or brandon.xavier@voxsync.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.