Full Name
Scott Strickland
Company Name
Wyndham Hotel Group
Job Title
Speaker Bio
Currently CIO of the Wyndham Hotel Group, Scott is responsible for all aspects of IT at one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. His goal is to standardize disparate platforms to enable innovation and transform experiences for all three customer groups: the guest, the franchisee, and the Wyndham associate. Thus the Wyndham IT team is delivering new digital consumer experiences, consolidating property management and central reservation systems, and building out self-service capabilities across the enterprise.

Previously, Scott was CIO at D+M Group, the Bain holding company for the leading consumer electronics brands of Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. While there, he and his team had transitioned to a cloud infrastructure, implemented a common website platform across 72 countries in 18 languages, established consistent financial reporting, and transitioned to a global supply chain planning solution.

Prior to joining the D+M Group, Scott was a business unit CIO at Black & Decker for five years. Responsible for all information systems at Black & Decker worldwide, Scott was challenged with continuing to meet high retail service level expectations from Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart while driving costs down across the enterprise.

Scott joined Black & Decker from IBM/PriceWaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Practice where he was an Associate Partner leading Supply Chain and eBusiness work on the West Coast. While at IBM, Scott consulted with Toyota, Intel, Mattel, HP, and Albertson’s and lived in both California and the United Kingdom.

Before consulting, Scott had a “real” job at M&M/Mars for 6 years where he gained 10 pounds in 2 months, was responsible for information systems in Argentina, and now can’t bear to smell M&M’s anymore.

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