Founder of two billion dollar startups (Kayak & Travelocity) Author, Venture Capitalist
Terry Jones is a Digital Disruptor, an author and a venture capitalist. He has founded five startups, with two billion dollar IPOs, Kayak and Travelocity, and has served on seventeen corporate boards. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world. As a speaker, author, venture capitalist and board member Terry has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world. His programs on innovation, disruption, marketing and AI are always thought provoking, entertaining and customized. Attendees walk away with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies.
Leaders are worried. Businesses are being disrupted at an ever increasing pace and technological advances are converging to create unprecedented dislocation. Identify what these are and how you can turn them to your advantage. Terry reviews the to 10 technical forces of disruption and more importantly shows the new business models that result. Utilizing technical forces of disruption, Terry shows our current business models that are created from disruption and how startups are shedding old concepts to create simple models that “own the edge”. The Edge – where the customer is – where we HAVE to be. As Terry says, “My innovation is YOUR disruption. It is only disruption because YOU didn’t do it!” Drawing from his experiences with several start ups and as the founder of Travelocity.com and founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Jones helps audiences turn disruption into innovation. This fast paced presentation can help you avoid disruption and become the innovator! Terry can also address the implications of these technologies on the work force and the future of work. Additionally, they can also be combined with his ON Innovation speech and Disruption topic. Terry’s book, Disruption OFF is also available as a room gift or for use in book signings.
Every business needs to innovate, but where do you start? In this presentation, Terry Jones explores the fundamentals of innovation and gives leaders simple but powerful ideas they can use to create a more innovative organization. Drawing from his experiences as the founder of Travelocity.com and founding Chairman of Kayak.com, and now his new venture Wayblazer.com, Jones helps audiences turn innovation from an academic exercise into an everyday skill. The stories from his career and personal experiences not only provide well- chosen real world illustrations of how challenging, and ultimately rewarding it can be to gather a team and establish a culture that is open to change, he gives audiences step-by-step plans to create it.
In addition to this presentation 45 – 60 minute presentation, Terry can also do a breakout session to follow it up. This innovation breakout session builds on the key points of his speech. The group splits into round tables and each selects an innovation topic on which to focus (topics such as; Culture, Team, idea generation, idea selection, idea implementation….these can be any of the 73 topics in Terry’s book). They spend 20-30 minutes discussing how Terry’s key points apply to their industry and their specific businesses. Terry will circulate and spend time with each team coaching. Then each team (if there is time) or a selection of teams, present their findings to the entire group and Terry facilitates this discussion.
Terry’s book, ON Innovation is also available as a room gift or for use in book signings. Books can be customized with a company logo or meeting logo on the front with a special message on the back cover for your attendees. (Quantity discounts available).
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence
Terry Jones, whose name is synonymous with e-commerce and travel has started a new business based on artificial intelligence. 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 ‘why now’. AI has been being constructed since the 1950s so is today another AI bubble or it today the time that all work will be changed by the power of artificial intelligence.
TERRY’S TALK EXPLORES:
– What are the foundations that insure that this is the time for success with AI
– What are the components of AI
– What are the myths surrounding AI…things that it cannot do
– Why the impact of AI today will be as big as the browser was yesterday
– How does big data play with AI
– Why AI is the new UI
– How AI will turn the internet into the most interesting man in the world
– Why search gives you clues and AI gives you answers with confidence
– Do you need a bot?
– Is AI only for billion dollar companies? (NO)
– Who will win the AI wars…The Megas (Facebook, Amazon,Microsoft IBM google) startups or corporations?
Perhaps most importantly, Terry will explain the coming ‘battle for the edge”. How the most innovative companies are battling to make it easier and easier for customers to shop and buy anytime using AI. He will take audiences through examples like Google’s Predictive Suggestions, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and IBM’s Watson, and how each is striving to be the most powerful AI platform.
The battle for the edge will reshape how business and consumers shop and buy and will topple businesses unprepared for its implications.
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.
If desired Terry can also address the implications of these technologies on the work force and the future of work. Additionally, they can also be combined with his ON Innovation speech and Disruption topic.
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. In this presentation, e-commerce pioneer Terry Jones gives your audience the keys to unlock the mystery of how to deal with today’s omni channel customer.
While face-to-face contact isn’t going away, companies that lack an effective online relationship strategy are being left behind. Jones vast online experience can educate your audience in all phases of the digital conversation from search to social media, using real-world examples in creating Travelocity, Kayak and helping dozens of other companies.
Keeping up with today’s omni channel customer is a daunting task. Terry’s long experience in the on line world (Travelocity, Kayak, Wayblazer and the boards of ten digital companies) can show your audience how to succeed in this complex digital world.
From search to social, mobile to big data, local to logistics, Terry will cover what you need to know now to keep 21st century customers satisfied..
These ideas can also be combined with his ON Innovation speech and Disruption topic.
The Impact of AI in Healthcare
Robots caring for our elderly? Printing ears that hear? IBM’s Watson diagnosing our maladies? What are the impacts of AI and other technologies in our healthcare and how can we take these disruptions and use them to innovate to our advantage?
Terry Jones is an expert on disruption. He disrupted travel with Travelocity, then disrupted Travelocity.com with Kayak.com.
An expert on AI and the future of technology, Jones has consulted with health care and other industries worldwide on disruption and innovation. He encourages them to take risks testing new business models and that to change the world disruptions don’t have to change everything, many times it’s just one thing. UBER and Travelocity didn’t change a product, just how your purchase it.
“It’s very rare to have an outside speaker for our conference of our top 200 leaders. Terry was so good we’ve had him speak twice!”
– Managing Director – Legal Services, The Jim Pattison Group
“I received several comments from both partners and employees that your speech was the best key note they have ever seen. I would agree!
Highly relevant, delivered flawlessly with stimulating and fun content.
Well done and thank you!”
– President, Alaris – a Kodak Alaris business
“Terry Jones is that rare combination of been-there innovator and captivating story-teller. His challenge to us, that we shed our old skin in favor of innovative renewal should be gospel for the 21st century.”
– Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Author “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future.”
“You brought so much passion and energy to your event in New York…I’m certain that our program in France will be all the more successful thanks to your participation.”
– CEO, IBM
“Our partners have new energy and focus on innovation for our firm and our industry after listening to Terry. Terry Jones is a master innovator, and knows how to translate his experiences disrupting business models into practical advice for businesspeople across industries. “
– CEO, Grant Thornton LLP
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- VIDEO Own the Edge
- VIDEO Disruption OFF/ON Innovation
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- JACKET ON Innovation by Terry Jones
- DOC TERRY JONES BIO
- DOC Terry Jones Intro
- DOC TBJ Tech Rider
- DOC Disruption OFF
- DOC ON Innovation Description
- DOC Demystifing AI
- DOC Building Digital Relationships