The Consumerization Revolution
The consumerization revolution has changed the way the professional sports entertainment industry delivers services to the end-user. Tery Howard is working with their technology teams to find innovative ways to recreate the fan experience. Howard will engage the group in a discussion about creating business opportunities with mobile technologies. She will discuss the ways mobile applications can be used for more targeted interaction, as well as the kind of infrastructures, both Wi-Fi and cellular, needed to support a large wireless environment with thousands of users. CIOs attending this session should come prepared with questions from their experience driving mobile computing strategies in their organizations.
Tery Howard is entering her 13th season with the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium as SVP and CTO where she is responsible for managing and directing the technology initiatives and strategic direction of business operations. She joined the Dolphins after 15 years with Carnival Cruise Lines, where she gained experience managing all of Carnival’s shipboard technologies. After successfully deploying FanVision at Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Dolphins, Howard was tapped by owner Stephen Ross in 2010 to lead the company’s deployment, distribution and activation of FanVision to 12 NFL and two NCAA stadiums. Howard also oversaw the expansion of the program at Sun Life Stadium to 25,000 devices, the largest deployment of any stadium. Under her leadership, Sun Life Stadium and the Miami Dolphins were recognized by InfoWorld as one of the Top 100 companies who have made the best use of technology to enhance their business, and by PC Magazine as one of the Top 10 companies that are using technology in intelligent ways to improve their business. Howard was also a finalist for the ‘Technology Leader of the Year Award’ at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Howard earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.