Travelocity.com; Founding Chairman, Kayak.com
Best known for founding Travelocity.com and serving as founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous, customizable speaking engagements, both live and virtual, and the publication of his book, ON Innovation. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world.
Terry Jones is a Digital Disruptor, an author and a venture capitalist with General Catalyst and Sierra Angels. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Travelocity.com. Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales.
In his new book, Disruption OFF, Jones shares his thoughts on the new technologies and business models that startups and competitors are deploying to disrupt your company. More importantly he outlines the tools and techniques you must use to avoid disruption in this post COVID-19 world.
He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at Kayak.com, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased. He served as Chairman of the company from its founding until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion dollars in 2013.
Today he is the managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy.
He serves on the boards of Boingo, Sonicwall, Kenzie Academy and Camping and Education Foundation. He has previously served on the boards of Smart Destinations, Cognite, Entrust, Overture, La Quinta Hotels, Luxury Link and EarthLink.
His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world. Terry has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly post COVID-19, changing world. His programs on innovation, disruption, marketing and AI are always thought provoking, entertaining and customized. Attendees walk away with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies.