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Starwood Promotes Tom Conophy to CTO

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has promoted Tom Conophy from Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer to Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Conophy, who has overseen all the technological enhancements at the company since he joined Starwood in 2000, will continue to supervise Starwood’s technology strategy and lead the company’s information technology team and all associated initiatives. Conophy reports to Bob Cotter, Starwood’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Tom has been a terrific asset to the company and the driving force behind Starwood’s significant advances in the technology arena,” said Cotter. “He is a visionary and an excellent leader, and we look forward to more dynamic change under Tom’s stewardship.”

Prior to joining Starwood, Conophy served as Senior Vice President - Strategic Architecture for Sabre Inc., which he joined in 1996. At Sabre, he led the group that provided enterprise wide technology strategy, vision and direction in support of the company’s business objectives. Before joining Sabre, Conophy spent a decade with Galileo International (previously Covia/United Airlines), where he held the consecutive positions of Design Analyst, Technical Systems Development Manager, and General Manager of Intuitive Products Technology, responsible for planning and supervising the research, evaluation and integration of new technology into business solutions.