Terry Jones

Terry Jones

  • Speaking and consulting on innovation for your business strategy
  • Founder of Travelocity
  • Challenges audiences to think outside of the box

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Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com, Chairman of Kayak.com and CIO of Sabre, Inc has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry.

Through his consulting practice, as a board member, a venture capitalist and a speaker, Terry Jones  has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world. His programs on innovation, leadership, marketing and ecommerce are always thought provoking, entertaining and customized. Attendees walk away with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies.

Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at American Airlines & Sabre Inc. In his 24 years at American, he held various executive positions including President of Computer Services, Vice President of Applications Development and Vice President of Product Development.

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Terry Jones entered the travel industry in 1971 as a travel agent with Vega Travel in Chicago. He later served five years as a vice president of Travel Advisors, a company specializing in business travel to Eastern Europe and the USSR, with offices in Chicago and Moscow.

With presentations that are informative and mind expanding,  Jones challenges audiences to think outside the box and envision the future. An accomplished speaker, equally at home in a small corporate setting or a national keynote, he can challenge your group to understand:

  • The business of innovation
  • Leadership in a wired world
  • Building digital relationships with your customers
  • Innovation in a large company
  • The 3rd Channel: How the internet can create the most personal customer relationship


The Business of Innovation

The business of innovation explores the fundamentals of innovation…how to generate great ideas, how to ‘fail fast’, how to kill projects without killing people, how to experiment and ‘do more with less’. Terry Jones provides real world examples drawn from his experience at Travelocity.com, the boards of seven startups and his consulting work with companies large and small. Many speakers talk about the future. He gives your audience step-by-step plans to create it.

Building Digital Relationships with Your Customers

How will your customer contact you today? In the store, via the phone, on your web site, read a tweet, friend you on Facebook? There is no way to know. Building Digital Relationships gives your audience the keys to unlock the mystery of how to connect with customers online. While face to face isn’t going away, businesses that don’t have an effective online relationship strategy are being left behind. Terry Jones can educate your audience in all phases of the digital conversation from search to social media, using real world examples drawn from his long experience in the online world.

Other Topics:

Leadership in A Wired World

Entrepreneurship–Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur?