Questions about the 2021 Innovation Challenge? Email prepareri@skillsforri.com

Problem

Since the pandemic, travel has greatly affected not only our industry, but also our daily operations. Before, it was easier to predict how many reservations to expect within a booking window of a minimum of two weeks, and from there, what supplies and in what quantity were needed to prepare. Our original inventory system can no longer accurately estimate when our supplies need to be reordered.

  • How can the Dean Hotel create a sustainable system to better prepare and estimate inventory within a two-week period?
  • Are there travel trends and data from during the pandemic that can help inform predictive models?
  • Are there contingency plans that can be developed when there is not enough or excessive inventory?

Mission Statement

To provide the lodging industry with a trustworthy system that brings reliable and effortless flow of inventory.

Corporation Departments

Marketing & Communication

  • Anthony Dalomba
    North Providence High School
  • Jake Kelly
    William M. Davies Jr. Career-Technical High School
  • Keira Leach
    North Kingstown Senior High School
  • Morgan Smith
    Mount Hope High School
  • Tiffany Garant
    West Warwick Senior High School

Business & Finance

  • Darren Phann
    Hope High School
  • Jack Russo
    Cranston High School East
  • Oumie Njie
    Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center
  • Shilala Batay
    Blackstone Academy Charter School

Research & Development

  • John Boulmetis
    The Greene School
  • Maria Japa
    The MET School - Providence
  • Samantha Butts
    Burrillville High School

Leadership

  • Aditya Godbole
    Cranston Area Career Technical Center
  • Emanussa Morais
    Classical High School
  • Gerardo Santizo
    East Greenwich High School
  • Alison Osagie
    Scituate High School
  • Ayia Tatari
    Cranston Area Career Technical Center

Contacts

Mentors

Denise Hebert

Vice President Treasurer, The Dean Hotel

Trumane Trotman

Sr. Advisor, HealthHUB Merchandising CVS Health

Business Coaches

Sosothabna Ngin

General Manager, The Dean Hotel

Jeffrey Gilbert

Advisor, Retail Operations CVS Health