Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Founder of Travelocity.com & Founding Chairman of Kayak.com
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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'.

Building Digital Relationships
Terry 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.

Disruption Requires Innovation
We are living in a period of rapid "creative destruction" of business models. The dawn of the internet era saw pompous protestations about the coming destruction of entire industries. Industries like photography, music, news, mapping, advertising, communications and travel have all moved from analog to digital and in the process their business models were wrenchingly revolutionized. Terry talks about the three phases of disruption:

  • Phase 1, the early internet changed the business models for many industries and created companies like Travelocity and products like Google Maps and iTunes.
  • Phase 2, the "two way" internet and the rise of user generated content drastically altered the business model for hotels (Airbnb), limos (Uber), directories (Yelp, Google) and continues to disrupt more industries.
  • Phase 3, cognitive computing and AI will be used to make sense of all the unstructured information now being created and for the first time internet will begin to give structured advice.
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    Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and Chief Executive Officer for six years and took the company public.

    After leaving Travelocity, Jones was a co-founder of Kayak.com and served as the company’s Chairman until it went public and was later sold to Priceline.

    Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at American Airlines & Sabre Inc. In his 24 years at American, Jones 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, 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.

    Jones, who wrote the book, “ON Innovation” is today 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, Smart Destinations, Rearden Commerce and Luxury Link. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and the Sierra Angels.

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