Founder of Travelocity.com & Founding Chairman of 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 speaking engagements 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.
Those that Innovate Survive!
The Dopeler Effect
It is a new world out there -- a world where ‘the office’ is anywhere and communication is constant; where the pace of change is staggering, and where the ‘wired generation’ is entering the work force. In this new world, how do you lead? The basic principles of good leadership haven’t changed in hundreds of years. But,in this new world, how we apply them must change. Today’s new workers have been raised in the digital age, multi tasking since the age of 3, and been online for most of their life. How can companies most effectively communicate with, lead, and leverage this very different employee base? Read More >
Terry Jones has led both large corporations and small startup companies as a CEO, board member, and consultant. His innovative leadership style has helped reshape the travel industry. In this keynote speech, Jones offers concise and actionable insights into how leadership is changing in this new technology-driven world. Read Less ^
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 huge Sabre Corporation. Starting with an idea and a team of ten, he grew the department into a multi-billion dollar public company with over thirty-five million members and twelve hundred employees. Read More >
Intrapreneurs face different challenges than entrepreneurs. Competitors are as likely to be internal as they are to be external. In this world, who you report to can be as important to an intrapreneur as building a brand is to the entrepreneur. Jones’ story of how he navigated the corporate power structure to turn his idea into a company has applicability for anyone with a new product or a new idea. Read Less ^
Growth - every company has to have it. But in today’s hypercompetitive environment and difficult economy how do you get it? Terry Jones, master of innovation took a team of ten and built a multi billion dollar enterprise based on an innovative idea that most of his colleagues thought would fail. Jones created a culture of innovation where new ideas were celebrated, mistakes became fast learning loops, and employees learned that anyone can innovate. Read More >
In this insightful keynote presentation, Jones takes audiences through the steps to nurture new ideas and the organizational structures, funding policies, and team members required for success. Many keynote speakers talk about the future. Jones gives audiences step by step plans to create it. Read Less ^
Online research will soon influence over a trillion dollars in offline sales, yet many companies are still optimized to deal with customers only over the phone or in the store. Terry Jones shows audiences the importance of adding digital relationships to any company’s strategies. At companies such as Travelocity.com, Kayak.com, La Quinta Hotels, and Earthlink, Jones has been involved in creating, leading, and implementing CRM strategies that leverage the digital world. Jones opens the door to this new world with examples drawn from all types of online and offline companies. He discusses the latest techniques for emarketing, the evolution of search, and how broadband is changing consumer behavior online. Read More >
Not just for consumer companies, Jones’ techniques are essential for the industrial buyer whose world is also being reshaped online. Participants in this keynote presentation will learn how to craft a multi-channel strategy to deal with tomorrow’s marketplace. Read Less ^
"You challenged me more in 50 minutes that I’ve been challenged in the last 20 years."
His willingness to share his knowledge and his ability to open the minds of our audience and focus on their future in the online world was remarkable.
"You offered real promise and hope for these struggling companies because of your success."
"Part motivation speech, part stand-up comedy routine, Jones’ address to several hundred community and business leaders wove together statistics, anecdotes, and jokes in a slick video presentation."
"Terry Jones really delivered. His presentation was highly rated and was right on target for an audience of diverse business types and sizes. Well done."
"Your speech exceeded even the highest expectations that I had for you. The substance of your speech was thoughtful, provocative, challenging, inspiring and comprehensive. Not only did you have a lot to say, but you said it very extraordinarily well. Your delivery was fabulous."
"I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for one of the most interesting, funny and yet very informative speeches I have heard in almost two years."
"I enjoyed your presentation tremendously! I admire your ingenuity and your natural ability to present so much in so little time! You were definitely "speedy" and made it "convenient" to follow your presentation...I never even peeked at my Blackberry once during your presentation!"