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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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

Terry Jones is an author, venture capitalist, innovator and keynote speaker.  He is the founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com and current Chairman for Wayblazer, a company designed around innovation and travel. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry. His book, ON Innovation, has encouraged innovation and cultural change for readers worldwide.

Terry helps companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world.  His programs on innovation, leadership and customer relationships are always thought provoking, entertaining and customized.  Attendees walk away with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies.

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Terry 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 programs that are informative and mind expanding, Jones challenges audiences to think outside the box and envision the future.