CIOsynergy San Francisco

hosted by CIOsynergy

Hotel Nikko

Start: Thursday, 01 Dec 2011 12:00

End: Thursday, 01 Dec 2011 18:00

  • CIOsynergy San Francisco

    On Thursday, December 1st, 2011 150 IT leaders will join us for an evening under the umbrella of keynote Terry Jones and our CIO leadership panel.

    As founder of Travelocity.com, Chairman of Kayak.com and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, Terry Jones is on the cutting edge of innovation and change with a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry. For the last five years, through his consulting practice, as a board member and as a venture capitalist, Terry Jones has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he's developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world.

    Terry Jones' credentials have breadth and depth. In the 70's Terry helped create one the of the fastest growing business travel companies ever formed. In the 80's and 90's, Terry Jones led product development, programming and operations at American Airlines SABRE, the computer system that became a Harvard case study on automating your customers. And then in 1996, he founded Travelocity.com and took it from a team of 10 to a multi billion dollar public company. But he didn't stop there. After leaving Travelocity, he became chairman of Kayak.com, a completely different travel site, that in three years is the size of Priceline.

    This is a rare peek into the work and direction of this CIO who founded one of the first successful dotcoms. Hear the challenges he faced and how he navigated through a market of competitors to come out on top. CIOs and attending IT leaders will also gain access to a private 'meet & greet' with Terry. Attending CIOsynergy events allow these IT leaders to gain a new perspective on their forward plans.

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    On this afternoon a panel of 5 CIOs will discuss, debate and challenge the focus of today’s enterprise IT; one-on-one with these Enterprise IT leaders, as they reveal winning strategies that have kept the organizations they serve ahead of the pack.

    CIOsynergy is an epic collaboration of 150 IT leaders over an epicurean feast & cocktails under the umbrella of world renowned thought-leaders. Attendees are empowered with a local network of contacts that face the same daily hurdles, while being provided an external network to build upon to support tomorrows CIO with personal branding; elements that play a vital role in attaining a position in the executive office. Our panel of CIOs include leaders from 5 staple San Francisco organizations, these leaders have ‘walked the line’ to bring value to their organizations through the execution of decisions with global impact.

    Attendees include IT leaders from enterprise, education, government, and non-profit sectors, among these attendees are San Francisco's largest organizations and the aspiring IT leaders that define the direction of technology within.

     

    "This event is a great forum you’ll come across for delving into issues of importance to CIOs, networking with IT executive peers and having more fun than should be allowed at a business function. The interactions and new professional connections that I made were extremely valuable."

    Michael Vedda, Affymetrix, Inc.

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