Terry Jones

  • Founder, Travelocity.com
  • Founding Chairman, Kayak.com
  • Managing Principal and Co-Founder, ON, Inc.

The story of the entrepreneur in the garage is well known. But how does one build a startup inside a huge corporation? How do you successfully innovate in large and sometimes bureaucratic organizations? Terry Jones started Travelocity.com as a department inside the multi billion dollar Sabre Corporation. Starting with an idea and a team of ten, he grew the department into a three billion dollar public company with over 35 million members and 1200 employees.

 

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...You far exceeded our expectations Terry, and our expectations were very high. You were informational, engaging, enlightening, intriguing; the talk was a 'virtual tour of your brain,' as one of our guests shared.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Terry Jones
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • AAA
  • Web Loyalty
  • Securities Industry Association
  • The Morning Call
  • SIA
  • Kleiner Perkins
  • ADP
  • Securities Industry Association
  • Ben Franklin I-Exchange
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Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Founding Chariman of Kayak.com and Founder of Travelocity.com, Terry Jones is yet again turning the travel world upside down with Wayblazer.com, a company integrating AI into travel. Having spent the last three years investigating and implementing AI based solutions, he offers his unique perspective ...

Founding Chariman of Kayak.com and Founder of Travelocity.com, Terry Jones is yet again turning the travel world upside down with Wayblazer.com, a company integrating AI into travel. Having spent the last three years investigating and implementing AI based solutions, he offers his unique perspectives on AI and why it is so important to 21st century businesses. 

Terry will show your audience the ‘why now’ of AI: why the time is exactly right for AI to become the breakthrough technology for the 21st century and why it will topple businesses unprepared for its implications.

He will explain why AI is the new UI, how big data plays with AI, what are the myths surrounding AI and who will win the AI wars: Facebook Google, Amazon, IBM or Microsoft…or startups or corporations.

Using real world examples, Terry shows audiences how AI is already in use and inspires them to create a place for it in their future.

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 provides real world examples drawn from his experience at Travelocity.com, the boards of ...

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 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. Terry gives your audience step by step plans to create it.

Building Digital Relationships

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&rs ...

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 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.

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Biography

 

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 speaking engagements and the publication of his book, ON InnovationHis career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world.

Jones, who 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 into a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales.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 Chairman of Wayblazer and managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy.

He has served on the boards of thirteen public and private companies and currently serves on the boards of Wayblazer, Boingo, Smart Destinations and The Camping and Education Foundation.

He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and Sierra Angels.

The holder of several patents, Jones is a graduate of Denison University.