How Companies can Adapt to Technology, Innovation, and Consumer Trends

With the pace of innovation and technological change disrupting traditional industries, the commercial airline business finds itself at a crucial inflection point.  Having recently completed his first year as CEO of United Airlines, Mr. Munoz will reflect on the unique moment the airline industry faces, and outline his vision for how leaders in all industries can seize the opportunities presented by technology, innovation and emerging consumer trends.  Having served in key positions in a variety of important industries – from Coke and Pepsi to AT&T and CSX Corporation – Oscar will share his insights on how large companies can adapt to change, embrace innovation and remain agile in today’s ever-evolving business climate.

Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

Oscar Munoz is chief executive officer of United Airlines. He brings to this position deep and broad experience in both the transportation industry and large consumer brands.

Previously, Oscar served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation, a premier freight transportation company. He also served as a director at CSX. During his tenure, CSX transformed itself into an industry leader in customer focus, reliability and financial performance. CSX was named one of Institutional Investor’s Most Honored Companies for a decade of excellent financial performance, including increasing its operating income by nearly 600%.

Additionally, Oscar served in various financial and strategic capacities at some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including AT&T, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and PepsiCo. Before joining CSX, Oscar held the position of chief financial officer and vice president of consumer services at AT&T Corporation. Prior to joining AT&T, he served as senior vice president of finance and administration for U.S. West, regional vice president of finance and administration for Coca-Cola Enterprises and held various financial positions at PepsiCo.

Oscar has served on the board of directors for United Continental Holdings, Inc. since 2010 and served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. since 2004. He is active in several industry coalitions and philanthropic and educational organizations including the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees and the PAFA advisory board of Vanderbilt University.

Oscar graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in business administration, and he received an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine. He is married and has four children.


EVENT DETAILS: Thursday, November 17, 2016
TIME: 4:30 Registration/Networking, Wine & Cheese Reception
5:00 pm Start
LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig, 77 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago 60601

COST: HCC Regular members and their guests: $30/person




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