2019 Winner Profile

Great Wolf Resorts

Project Description:
The IT group created a data lake, deployed a CRM, executed a major database upgrade in just two hours, consolidated financial systems reporting, and implemented an AI system to parse guest comments. This all happened during a 70% staff turnover as the corporate services group relocated. Great Wolf's Artificial Intelligence Lexicographer (GAIL) helps digest the mountain of unstructured data Great Wolf collects from guest comments and provides meaningful insight into improving overall satisfaction. One simple project, to track the towels used in the company's water parks, delivered significant savings and is expected to add 20% to revenue per occupied room over the next two years. Traffic to the corporate website increased by 20%.
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
CIO:
Edward Malinowski
CEO:
Murray Hennessy
Headquarters:
Chicago, IL
Industry:
Hospitality
Website:
https://www.greatwolf.com/
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