Erik Meijer
Senior Vice President - Europe

Erik Meijer is Senior Vice President for Europe at Mach49, bringing his long standing career in innovation strategies and building new business at the two sides of the house: in startup capacity and at global 1000 companies. He has extensive digital strategy and transformation experience and executed new (platform) business models. He has been managing client accounts and driving growth and development of staff(agile work methods, Design Thinking and SCRUM PSM and PSPO certified), where by expanding and securing new business and managing project portfolios.

Before joining Mach49, Erik was at Deutsche Telekom’s Board Area Technology & Innovation, responsible for digital transformation for the global Service Delivery Platform (SDP); at the heart of Deutsche Telekom’s new ‘Easy to Partner’ and highly successful‘Un-Carrier’ Strategies.
Furthermore, he was involved in rolling out the group wide Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning efforts; which were ranging from hybrid bots for customer service to decision strategies for e.g. procurement, network optimization, real estate, customer finance and revenue management.
He started his career in a high-profile MIT start-up, followed by two Consulting-IT mergers, subsequently founded his own company with delivery of multi-year high profile projects for global clients in EMEA, Asia and the US, before joining Deutsche Telekom.

Erik is an active supporter of TED,TMForum Advisory Board Member, guest lecturer at IMD Business School (Lausanne,Switzerland) and a frequent global keynote speaker. He holds a BA and MSc, completed with education at IMD, Harvard, MIT, CEIBS and in Finance. He is fluent in four languages.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Smart Hotels: The Impact of Innovation in 5G and IoT on Hotels

A presentation followed by Q&A on the impact of 5G and IoT on hotels in terms of enhacing the customer experience and managing properties, with examples from other sectors including retail, transport and sports real estate.