As a C-level leader, Les Ottolenghi brings 30+ years of experience as a Fortune 200 IT executive, an entrepreneur, and a creator of several of the travel and entertainment industries’ most game-changing technologies.
Ottolenghi’s expertise encompasses cyber security, big data, real time CRM, and consumer-centric mobile applications development. He’s led the IT strategic business planning process at the enterprise level by leveraging TBM and introduced the NIST Cyber Security Framework and IT governance and compliance standards. He’s sourced and recruited the best IT professionals in the business and managed teams of 1,000+. Ottolenghi is currently the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Caesars Entertainment Corporation where he is charged with shaping and implementing the technology agenda across all company platforms and reports directly to the CIO. In just over 30 months, Ottolenghi transformed the IT infrastructure and successfully implemented 11 major cloud transformations on time and on budget. Most recently, Ottolenghi led and initiated an innovation program that resulted in the launch of the casino and integrated resort industry’s’ first global accelerator and innovation center.