Bill Schlough, WG'98
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco

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Bill Schlough oversees a team of dedicated professionals that provide day-to-day technical support while collaborating with internal clients to set the technological direction for the organization.  Since his arrival in 1999, the Giants have enhanced the fan experience through innovations such as the “Double Play Ticket Window,” universal gift cards, contactless payment systems, “SplashTix,” pervasive Hi-Definition video displays, “Digital Dugout,” and the first 100-percent wireless venue in professional sports.  Schlough’s IT team has also implemented an array of revolutionary systems to create a competitive advantage on the field. 

An Olympic enthusiast, Schlough is a board member of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) and served as a technology lead for San Francisco’s bids to host both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.  His event experience includes assignments at the 1994 World Cup along with Olympic Games in Atlanta, Salt Lake and Torino, Italy.  Previously, he worked as a consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Electronic Data Systems, supporting a diverse collection of clients including AMD, Northrop Grumman and General Motors.  He also serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Northern California and is a strong supporter of the Giants Community Fund.

A San Francisco native, Schlough holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School.  He is an Ironman triathlete and was named to Sports Business Journal’s 2010 “Forty Under 40” class of the most respected young executives in the sports industry.

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