Com o objetivo de permitir aos jovens empreendedores da Universidade do Minho o contacto com boas práticas oriundas dos EUA, estão a ser promovidos seminários em formato de videoconferência com empreendedores norte-americanos, que partilham a sua experiência, os principais desafios e as oportunidades nas diversas fases de criação de uma empresa. O ciclo tem apoio da Embaixada dos EUA, da UMinho e da TecMinho.
A sessão realiza-se no dia 26 de junho das 15h às 16h, na Sala de Atos do Campus de Azurém (piso 0 do edifício principal), em Guimarães, enquadrada no tema "Web Entrepreneurship". O orador/dinamizador desta sessão será Terry Jones. A participação é livre, mas sujeita a inscrição através do e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Jones - nota biográfica (em inglês)
Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com, Chairman of Kayak.com, and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry. For the last five years through his consulting practice, as a board member and as a venture capitalist, Terry has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world.
Terry has helped create some of the fastest growing business travel companies ever formed. In the 1980s and 1990s Terry led product development, programming and operations at American Airlines SABRE, the computer system that became a Harvard case study on automating your customers. And then, in 1996, he founded Travelocity.com and took it from a team of 10 to a multibillion dollar public company. After leaving Travelocity he became chairman of Kayak.com, a completely different travel site, that in three years is the size of Priceline.
A graduate of Denison University, Jones entered the business world in 1971 as a travel agent with Vega Travel in Chicago. Today he serves as principle of Essential Ideas a company he founded to help companies in the transition to the digital economy. He is chairman of Kayak.com and serves on the boards of Rearden Commerce, Smart Destinations and EarthLink.