Tom Conophy

CIO, Staples

Tom is currently the EVP & Chief Information Officer for Staples based outside of Boston. He is an active member of the Executive Committee setting the strategy for the business and leads a team of over 3,000 people. Tom is the former EVP & Chief Information Officer for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and was responsible for all aspects of technology applied by this global enterprise. In addition, he led the creation and execution of the technology roadmap that enabled the business strategy, built scalable computing platforms, managed a staff of over 1,200 located across the globe and was a key advocate of technology and the art of possible to his senior leadership peers.

Tom is an active member of the CIO Forum (a group of 60 leading CIO’s across the country), chairman of the Telwares Advisory Board. He is also an advisor to a start-up in Atlanta called Mobile Labs that is focused on testing and quality assurance for mobile application development.

He has been a member of Intel’s Board of Advisors and is well connected in the technology and travel industries.

Prior to joining InterContinental Hotels Group, Tom was the Chief Technology and Information Officer at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He also was at Sabre Inc. where he was SVP & Chief Architect. Tom has extensive airline and travel industry experience through his roles at United Air Lines, Covia, and Galileo International. He also spent time in the San Francisco area writing office automation software and began his career with Blue Shield in Tacoma Washington.

My Sessions

Staples Rings Up Success With OpenStack

Hahn Auditorium
Staples operates one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, leveraging open source technologies. In this session, learn how the retail giant uses open source to power the applications that keep his company’s business moving across desktop and mobile devices for millions of customers worldwide.