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 September Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board – for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driver’s seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.