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John Wimmer

CIO, Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Mr Wimmer is currently the CIO of Xanterra. Prior to Xanterra, Mr. Wimmer served as Director of Resort Technology for Micros Systems. In this role, he identified and captured market opportunities to accelerate expansion, increase revenues, and improve profitability. Most notably, Mr. Wimmer led the sales effort and implementation of both the Opera Property Management System and MICROS Point of Sale solution at several large clients including The Greenbrier.

Other previous career assignments include CIO and Director of Information Systems for Kiawah Island Resorts, Director of Information Systems for The Homestead Resort, and Project Leader/Programmer Analyst for Centra Health, Inc., respectively.

Mr. Wimmer leverages successful strategies from sports, business, and life, to establish/execute strategic plans, to create synergy, and to understand the value of teamwork.  Mr. Wimmer attributes a great deal of his success as a relationship builder, communicator, and senior technology leader to his powers of persuasion and his ability to get things done.

Mr. Wimmer earned his Master of Science degree in Information and Telecommunications for Business from John Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Concord College. 

Latest from John Wimmer

Challenge in Technology I believe that the biggest technology challenges in the hospitality industry revolve around mobility, guest connectivity, and cloud based services. As for mobility, the user community is really starting to demand the ability to have access to technology services using mobile devices throughout the facilities. Having the proper infrastructure...