Mr. Nagalia

Sanjay Nagalia

Senior Vice President & Co-Founder

IDeaS - A SAS Company

With more than 20 years of experience in product development and operations, Sanjay Nagalia rejoined IDeaS in 2012 and serves as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to rejoining IDeaS, Mr. Nagalia co-founded and served as COO of Apex Decisions, a retail revenue management company. Mr. Nagalia co-founded IDeaS and served as VP Products and Services from 1989 to 2001.

He has provided executive leadership as head of development and operations for fast growing global organizations and all aspects of product development, implementation and support.

Mr. Nagalia received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Nagalia can be contacted at 952-698-4200 or sanjay.nagalia@ideas.com

Coming Up In The May Online Hotel Business Review




Feature Focus
Eco-Friendly Practices: The Value of Sustainability
The hotel industry continues to make remarkable progress in implementing sustainability policies and procedures in their properties throughout the world. As a result, they continue to reap the benefits of increased profitability, enhanced guest experiences, and improved community relations. In addition, as industry standards are codified and adopted worldwide, hotels can now compare how their operations measure up against their competitors in terms of sustainable practices and accomplishments. This capacity to publicly compare and contrast is spurring competition and driving innovation as hotels do not wish to be left behind in this area. Water management and conservation is still a primary issue as population growth, urbanization, pollution and wasteful consumption patterns place increasing demands on freshwater supply. Water recycling; installing low-flow fixtures; using digital sensors to control water usage; and even harvesting rainwater are just a few things that some hotels are doing to preserve this precious resource. Waste management is another major concern. Through policies of reduce, reuse and recycle, some hotels are implementing “zero-waste” programs with the goal of substantially reducing their landfill waste which produces carbon dioxide and methane gases. Other hotels have established comprehensive training programs that reinforce the value of sustainability. There is employee engagement through posters and quizzes, and even contests are held to increase innovation, sensitivity and environmental awareness. Some hotels are also monitoring a guest’s energy usage and rewarding those who consumed less energy with gifts and incentives. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating eco-friendly practices into their operations and how they and the environment are benefiting from them.