Article content continued
Nobal has already succeeded in making inroads into other industries. Roberts sees hospitality as a key sector — iMirrors have been installed in the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, B.C.
Hotels are paying attention to impressive technological advancements, digitizing operations and services. iMirror acts as a virtual concierge to quickly serve guest needs — they can order room service, purchase hotel promotions, try on clothes from the hotel’s retail store and more.
The mirror is currently being tested at Caesars in Las Vegas to enable guests to gamble from their rooms, and they have been installed in The Innovation Centre in Kelowna, B.C., the Okanagan’s hub of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity.
Product interest is growing at a rapid pace, which means Nobal will soon be looking to hire more software engineers and a bigger space to house them in.
• Calgary-based Grayhawk Investment Strategies has announced a significant equity investment and strategic partnership in the company by Sagard Holdings, a multi-strategy alternative asset manager, positioning Grayhawk to stimulate growth across the country. “We are thrilled to welcome Sagard as an equity partner,” says Michael Kaumeyer, founder and co-CEO of Grayhawk. “We believe that successful Canadian families deserve better options, and this partnership, together with our proven, fiduciary-led model and expanded management team, accelerates our mission to serve more across Canada.”
• On Thursday, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will launch a capital campaign during a recital at the Fairmont Palliser aimed at ensuring a strong future for the organization and its role in Calgary. Ad Astra: Building to New Heights, is focused on pursuing artistic excellence, strengthening our community and ensuring a sustainable future.
David Parker appears regularly in the Herald. Read his columns online at calgaryherald.com/business. He can be reached at 403-830-4622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.