Cornerstone Information Systems CEO Mat Orrego Selected to Judge Next-Generation Travel Innovations at Phocuswright Europe and India

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 15, 2016)  Cornerstone Information Systems (CIS), a leading global technology and services provider for travel companies, announced today that Mat Orrego, CEO, has been invited to join the elite panel of judges for Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation Summits in both India and Europe. The sister events of Phocuswright’s two-decade-running U.S. conference, Phocuswright Europe draws the region’s top executives in the travel and hospitality space to discuss the trends, technology and turmoil affecting the European travel market. Phocuswright India is the first-ever conference centered solely on the Asia Pacific travel market and its ever-evolving nature. Mr. Orrego is the only judge invited to sit on the panel at both events.

The Travel Innovation Summit has a long history of identifying companies that are transforming the travel industry. A select group of global visionaries use this unique platform to demonstrate applications with the potential to shape the future. Having Mr. Orrego’s depth of experience, insight, and knowledge is a valuable asset to the panel as they review exciting new advancements from around the world. “Anytime you are selected as an expert in your field and trusted to judge others’ work, it is a great honor,” says Orrego. “I am excited to see what innovative technologies are going on around the world and eager to acknowledge the work of thought leaders in this category. At Cornerstone, we continue to develop breakthrough technologies, and we look forward to working more closely with Phocuswright and the emerging technology innovators—with whom our purpose and values are so closely aligned. ”

Cornerstone is recognized for developing intelligent automation technology solutions that enable travel companies and corporations to connect, prepare, visualize, engage and optimize their business around actionable data to drive better decisions as well as improve travel experiences.

Phocuswright India takes place April 21st-22nd, 2016 in Gurgaon, National Capital Region (NCR), India. Mat joins an impressive roster of judges including Katherine Grass, Head of Innovation and Ventures, Amadeus IT Group, Raghav Bahl, Vice President, Bessmer Venture Partners India, Mohit Gupta, COO, MakeMyTrip.com, Bhanu Chopra, Founder & CEO, RateGain, Mohit Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital and Charlie Li, Founder & CEO, TravelDaily China.

Phocuswright Europe will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland May 10th-12th, 2016. The panel for Europe’s Innovation Summit consists of Suzanna Chiu, Principal, Amadeus Ventures, Rod Cuthbert, CEO Rome2Rio, Joakim Everstin, Head of Innovation & Tech Evangelist, Sabre Travel Network, Dean Forbes, CEO, KDS, Bob Healy, CTO, CarTrawler, Vincent Lebunetel, VP Corporate Innovation, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO, Wanderu, and Sean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders Capital.

ABOUT CORNERSTONE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 Cornerstone™ Information Systems is a global technology and services provider that has a unique domain knowledge in the travel industry, from how travel is operationalized to how information is managed. With a foundation in automation, we design, build, and deliver technology for travel companies and corporate buyers. We help our partners manage their process and information, to drive better decision making. Cornerstone has a single focus on travel data from the management of the reservation to the creation and presentation of information. The result is higher quality customer service and more nimble operational responsiveness at a lower cost with fewer resources yielding higher profit. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology driven.

Companies managing more than $25 billion in travel spend annually trust Cornerstone to help them proactively lower the costs of travel management and drive revenues through travel optimization. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana with customers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit ciswired.com

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Industry Veteran Mari Hendricks Appointed as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Cornerstone Information Systems

BLOOMINGTON, IN (March 30, 2016)  Cornerstone Information Systems (CIS), a leading provider of innovative technology for travel companies, has named industry veteran Mari Hendricks as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Adding considerable depth to the leadership team, Ms. Hendricks will oversee strategic partnerships, channel management, and global strategic customers to support the rapid expansion of Cornerstone’s operations as the company scales to meet increasing demand for its solutions.

Mat Orrego, CEO of Cornerstone, said, “Mari has a long history of helping catapult companies into their next growth stage, and we’re excited to welcome her to our team. We needed someone with the expertise in strategic partnerships who also understands the travel industry from an agency, corporation, and traveler perspective. After connecting with Mari on LinkedIn, we discovered that she possesses all of these skills and brings with her passion and energy for innovation. Having her on board gives me confidence that our objectives are in good hands.”

Ms. Hendricks has a rich background with over 20 years of leadership experience in corporate travel management, global business development, and global strategic alliances. Before joining Cornerstone, she spent eight years at AirPlus International, most recently in the role of Head of Global Strategic Partnerships.

“It is rare to find an organization with such a unique and disruptive market opportunity, and I am thrilled to be part of the team at Cornerstone,” Mari stated. “They have successfully balanced a dynamic history of travel automation with continued innovations in analytics and processing. Cornerstone is poised for major growth this year, and it’s the perfect time to fill a long-standing void for high-touch technology and engagement that will truly change the way people travel.”

Cornerstone Information Systems is a global technology and services provider that has a unique domain knowledge in the travel industry, from how travel is operationalized to how information is managed. With a foundation in automation, Cornerstone designs, builds, and delivers technology for travel companies and corporate buyers. We help partners manage their process and information, to drive better decision making. Cornerstone has a single focus on travel data from the management of the reservation to the creation and presentation of information, amplified by the recent launch of the TravelOptix™ solution. The result is higher quality customer service and more nimble operational responsiveness at a lower cost with fewer resources yielding higher profit. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology driven.

Cornerstone is extremely well positioned to continue its momentum from 2015 into 2016 with plans to aggressively expand their workforce to support their phenomenal year-over-year growth.