Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Les Ottolenghi is Caesars Entertainment’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Caesars Entertainment in early 2016, Mr. Ottolenghi served as the Global Chief Information & Innovation Officer for Sands Corporation from 2013 through 2015 with a focus on modern, scalable IT network & software infrastructure, and application architectures.
Prior to his role at Sands, Mr. Ottolenghi was the Founder & CIO of Plat4M Technologies where he spent five years creating multi-industry software applications including highly scalable SaaS applications and software for the media, travel, and electronics industries. During this time, he created the strategy, business model, and design for TST, the world’s largest retail travel system and developed and licensed over a dozen leading-edge social media engagement tools.
Mr. Ottolenghi spent nine years at top travel and hospitality companies Agentware Incorporated, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and Holiday Inn Worldwide developing platforms that revolutionized the industry including the first and most influential search engine for the travel industry.
He began his career as an entrepreneur and founded Computer Innovations Corporation right out of college and holds an MBA in Decision Information Analysis from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business where he received the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, the highest award granted by the business school. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and has been an adjunct professor and lecturer at the Goizueta School of Business as well as Troy State College.