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Terry Jones is a pioneer of the Digital Age that transformed the aviation and travel industry. He is the founder of Travelocity, one of the world's first and most successful traveler sites, and Kayak, the world's most popular fare comparison site.
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 books, ON Innovation and Disruption OFF. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our post covid and increasingly digital world.
A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Terry Jones 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, Jones led a team of six working on a project that became Travelocity.com. He served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales.
Terry Jones 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, Terry Jones is the managing principal of ON Inc., a consultancy he founded to help companies transition to the digital economy. Jones is the author of the best selling books, ON Innovation and Disruption OFF, and is the holder of several patents.
Terry Jones has served on over 17 boards and currently serves on the boards of Boingo, Sonicwall, Kenzie Academy, Crytica and Camping and Education Foundation.