Israel Del Rio
IT Executive, Information Technology and Services
Hello, I'm Israel del Rio, driver at making technology solutions happen; ready to contribute my expertise to your business!
Israel Del Rio's Bio:
Israel del Rio is an IT executive with experience in international technology implementations and transformation initiatives in support of enterprise revenue-generating business objectives. Experience encompasses delivery of innovative solutions and management of distributed teams across a variety of functional areas from high-transaction web channels to back-end service-oriented systems. Track record starting and leading premiere development teams and working with business to develop business cases for competitive technology programs. Specialties: IT Strategy and Management, Technology Transformation, Innovation Solutions (CRM, BI, Search, Content Management), Web Portals, Software Development, SOA, Systems Architecture, Discrete Event Modeling & Simulation, Networking. Author of "IT Transformation with SOA" (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468053809)
Israel Del Rio's Experience:
President at AbstractionDecember 2007 - December 2010
Provided consulting services developing technical strategy and baseline architecture for hospitality and travel companies. Utilized experience on technology transformation programs needed to implement next generation systems including Reservation, Revenue Management, Web and GDS distribution, Property Management Systems, Inventory, Enterprise Data, Content Management, Business Intelligence, and Loyalty systems.
SVP & CTO at IHG - InterContinental Hotels GroupDecember 2006 - December 2007
Provided thought leadership in ensuring competitive operating model, with selective outsourcing and off-shoring; establish strong relationships with key business stakeholders ensuring consistent collaboration, information flow, system requirements, and on-time, on-budget delivery. In addition, developed key strategic, architectural and business decisions to Global Technology Team; overseeing evaluation, selection, development, implementation, and support of systems that enable significant ROI
Senior VP Technology Solutions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide IncJanuary 2001 - September 2006
Key strategist, designer and implementer for all enterprise-level guest value chain systems; conceived, architected, and delivered state-of-the-art multi-year technology program providing innovative applications for distribution channels ( GDS, Web, IDS, Call Centers), and core hotel and backend systems (Property Search, Shopping (Galaxy/LightSpeed), Rates, & Availability), Reservations, using SOA. Created, managed and motivate staff of 160+
VP Architecture & Engineering at SabreDecember 1997 - January 2001
Spearheaded engineering incubation activities for emerging technology applications
Architecture at Galileo International1985 - 1996
Lead Architect and Systes designer for the deployment of distributed travel agency technologies, large TCP/IP networks and emergent Intranet technologies around large travel distribution environments
Advisory Engineer at IBM1978 - 1985
Provided international engineering support on Series/1 and complex networking to system engineers in the IBM World Trade division. This included providing international sales support, IT consulting worldwide and interfacing with the IBM lab for technology transfer activities to EMEA and Latin America.
Senior Vice President Information Technology, CIO at Revel EntertainmentFebruary 2010
Responsible for Revel's information technology and for the successful implementation and operation of all enterprise technology systems and solutions: business intelligence, hospitality systems, casino systems, back-of-the-house software, network security, communication systems, and network and systems infrastructure.
Israel Del Rio's Education:
Instituto Politecnico Nacional1971 – 1975Bachelor of Sciences, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Israel Del Rio's Interests & Activities:
Music, Reading, History, Writing, Science, Technology