Ashwin Kamlani is an expert in customer experience, technology innovation and loyalty.

As Executive Vice President of Corporate & Business Development at Kognitiv, Ashwin Kamlani, MMH ’03 is recruiting the global hotel industry to start thinking about hotel rooms as a valuable currency that can be traded in a peer to peer collaborative network of loyalty programs.

His company, Regatta Travel Solutions, was acquired by Kognitiv in August 2016. Kamlani started Regatta Travel Solutions in early 2010 with the goal of helping hotels increase their direct online bookings through innovative booking technology and more effective digital marketing strategies.

Prior to starting Regatta Travel Solutions, Kamlani was the global vice president of e-commerce and distribution at Meliá Hotels and Resorts, armed with a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from Cornell University and consulting experience from Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers.