Mario Montag is VP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer at United Technologies. He is an accelerator of enterprise digital solutions and a strong bridge builder of innovation and business reality to achieve significant results in highly complex industrial verticals.
Mario is an innovative leader with a unique blend of successful entrepreneurial, consulting, and product development of digital innovation solutions that deliver tangible value through new IoT / Data & Analytics (D&A) technologies.
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Andrew McConnell works to help people make the most of their rentable assets.
It all started over lunch with family friends. After hearing of the work, hassle, and uncertainty my friends faced trying to rent out their vacation homes, I knew there had to be a better way. I asked why they did not just work with professionals. Their response: they had worked with professionals in the past, but tired of the high commissions & uncertain income, never being sure if they were getting a good deal or not.
Not knowing any better, I asked why there was no market to provide this insight to owners. Their response: “Well of course. If that was possible, everyone would just use that.”
VacationFutures (now Rented.com) was born.
Over the years we have iterated and evolved our offerings, constantly finding ways to better help owners make the most of their homes, and help managers deliver for their owners.
Our latest offering, Revenue Management as a Service, continues in this vein. More than just technology, it’s a team of professionals who do the difficult, but necessary work to ensure managers and their owners make the most from their properties.
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About Your Host
Jane McCracken returns to ATDC as a Startup Catalyst, having started her career here many years ago. She then moved into venture capital and investment banking both in the United States and Europe before joining an early-stage, medical diagnostics company as chief financial officer. During her time there, she raised $60 million and completed eight international acquisitions. The company was listed on both the London and Oslo stock exchanges.
Jane then worked with two venture-backed companies. She joined the founders of an online travel company as CEO, and took it from startup to the world’s second-largest hotel booking site before Travelocity acquired it. At the request of her venture investors, Jane then joined a computer games developer as CEO and turned around the faltering enterprise before it was sold to a NASDAQ-listed games company.
Most recently, Jane was CEO of an oncology-focused clinical research company, which grew from startup to a multinational firm with $15 million in annual revenue and offices across Europe and the United States. The company was financed through its own cash flow and was sold in early 2012 to a larger clinical research organization.
Jane continues to work with fast growing companies — in interim and full-time positions — as a consultant, board member, and angel investor. In addition, Jane has served on boards for public and private companies, as well as government-related and non-profit organizations. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences, companies, and universities and is an active volunteer in her community. Jane obtained her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and her master’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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