PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telwares is pleased to announce that Tom Conophy, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group Plc. (IHG), has been appointed to the newly created role of Chairman of the Telwares CIO Advisory Board. Mr. Conophy will be leading a select group of Fortune 500 CIOs, representing a range of industry verticals including hospitality, health care, financial services, logistics, and technology.
Formed seven years ago, the Telwares CIO Advisory Board offers its business and technology expertise to Telwares and provides input on the company's market direction and solution set. As Chairman, Mr. Conophy will work with the Telwares CIO Advisory Board to deliver first-hand knowledge and diverse executive perspectives regarding the products and services required in the marketplace from Telwares, opportunities for competitive differentiation and the refinement of key marketing initiatives in the context of Telwares' market focus.
Mr. Conophy was appointed CIO at InterContinental Hotels Group in 2006, joining the organization from Starwood Hotels & Resorts International where he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Strategic Architecture for Sabre Inc. and has held senior technology management posts at Galileo International and Century Analysis Inc.
"Telwares has a well-defined strategy, a long history of success in partnering with CIOs around the globe and a strong record of delivering tangible bottom-line results," said Conophy. "I'm excited to join their CIO Advisory Board as Chairman, and look forward to working with the entire team to support Telwares' continued success."
"We're honored to have Tom's leadership on our Advisory Board, particularly given the rapid pace of change and innovation in the hyper-connected corporate world," said Charlotte Yates, CEO of Telwares. "His strong passion for technology and ability to provoke innovative thinking will be invaluable additions to refining our strategy and the solutions we offer clients moving forward."
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