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  John Whitridge, VP, Enterprise Architecture, Marriott International    

John Whitridge has more than 20 years of experience in information systems and technology design, development and deployment. Fifteen of these years have been with Marriott International, where he has led a number of systems development and integration projects, including new design and development and significant enhancements to Marriott's Revenue and Inventory Management; Consolidated Inventory Management; Sales, Revenue, and Event Management; Sales Force Automation; Sales Decision Support; Next Generation System and Owner Accounts Strategic Information systems. As the Vice President of Revenue Management systems, John led the development team that implemented the award-winning One Yield revenue management system, which is currently installed in more than 2,000 Marriott hotels worldwide. John has also held the position of Vice President of Lodging Systems Strategy and Planning where he was accountable for Systems Strategy and Planning for Lodging, Marriott Vacation Club International, Ritz Carlton and Ramada International.

John currently holds the position of Vice President, Enterprise Architecture. John's Enterprise Architecture team is consolidating Marriott's current Application Architecture, Data Architecture, Process Management and Technical Architecture teams into a single point of accountability for architecture enterprise-wide.

Prior to joining Marriott, John worked with Marriott as a consultant, providing services on quantitative research, project management and system development

He holds a master's degree in finance and investments from George Washington University, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from George Mason University.

John and his wife, Donna, live in Rockville, Md. with their three children, John, Christopher, and Stephanie.



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