Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and founding chairman of Kayak.com, will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jones will deliver the lecture On Innovation: Powerful Ideas to Create a More Innovative Organization, at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at 239 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre. The lecture will also be livestreamed for registrants who cannot attend in person.
Earlier in the day, Jones will meet with a small group of Wilkes students for a question-and-answer session.
Jones’ lecture will focus on the need for business to continually innovate while giving leaders simple but powerful ideas they can use to create a more innovative organization.
As the founder of Travelocity.com and founding chairman of Kayak.com, Jones helps audiences turn innovation into an everyday skill. His career and personal experiences provide real-world illustrations of how challenging and ultimately rewarding it can be to gather a team and establish a culture that is open to change. And he gives audiences step-by-step plans to create that culture.
He authored the books On Innovation and Disruption Off and is managing principal of On Inc., a consultancy he founded to help companies transition to the digital economy. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and Sierra Angels.
Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.wilkes.edu/kirbylecture. Questions about the event can be directed to Mildred Urban, director of University events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 408-4330.