Halbert is new United CIO

United Airlines has announced that Keith Halbert has been named senior vice president and
Chief Information Officer.Halbert joins United from Electronic Data
Systems (EDS), where he was vice president and CIO. In his new role,
Halbert will oversee all aspects of United’s information technology
functions, including corporate IT strategy, applications development,
technical operations, information security and infrastructure planning.

  “To strengthen our business we put a strategic plan in place that
includes 250 initiatives and a planned $4 billion capital investment over
the next five years,” says John Tague, executive vice president, United
Airlines. “Having a proven transformational leader like Keith is critical
to successfully executing this plan, and ensuring that we have the
infrastructure and systems in place to improve our service to customers and
provide better support to our employees.”

  While at EDS, Halbert led the company’s digital transformation efforts
and implemented a three-year IT transformation plan that has consistently
improved the company’s performance and reduced its operating expenses.

  Prior to joining EDS, Halbert served as managing director of Knowledge
Management for The Feld Group, Inc., a privately held technology management
consultancy acquired by EDS, where he jointly developed a CIO management
system that was deployed in six major companies. While at Feld, Halbert
also held several in-house leadership positions, including a three-year
role as senior vice president and chief development officer for Delta
Airlines where he developed and implemented applications and infrastructure
to support Delta’s customer experience, revenue management, airline
operations and enterprise shared services business strategies.

  While at Feld, Halbert also served for two years as senior vice
president and chief development officer for First Data Resources, where he
developed and led a multi-year IT transformation effort focused on
restructuring legacy systems to improve client service. He also served in a
one-year role as senior vice president and chief development officer for
Home Depot where he developed and led their IT transformation effort that
improved their channel execution, enabled the supply chain, enhanced the
customer experience and increased trade partner collaboration.


  “I am thrilled to be joining United at a time when they are focused on
strengthening the performance of the company,” said Keith Halbert. “I see
this as a tremendous opportunity to build on the great work United already
has underway to transform the IT organization to support the company’s
vision to be the global airline of choice for premium customers, employees
and investors.”

  Halbert will assume his role on Jan. 11, 2008, and will report to