Phillip Tau Named One of PhoCusWright’s 35 Under 35 in Travel

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Phillip Tau, Business Development at Cornerstone Information Systems, was named one of PhoCusWright’s 35 Young Leaders as part of its Class of 2014

Cornerstone Information Systems, one of the world’s largest privately owned travel technology companies, announced today that Phillip Tau, Business Development, was selected as one of PhoCusWright’s 35 Under 35 in the PhoCusWright Young Leaders Summit. The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through experienced guest speakers, networking and an incubatory environment.
The summit showcases the important role young leaders play in the future growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The 35 people selected represent an elite group of ambitious professionals under the age of 35.

This year’s summit will be held in Los Angeles, California from November 10th through 13th in conjunction with The PhoCusWright Conference – the top annual event for the travel industry.

“It’s been great to work with Phil,” said Mat Orrego, CEO of Cornerstone. “He brings a fresh and innovative approach to working with our partners and customers. We are extremely proud of his selection for the Class of 35. He is an ambitious leader and a savvy professional and we look forward to what he will accomplish in the future having been part of this prestigious program"

“I am thrilled to be included in this year’s class; being recognized as a leader in travel is an honor. However, I am more excited to meet similar leaders within the industry to share ideas and drive innovative collaborative change,” said Phil.

Working in Business Development and Partner Relationships, Phil spends his time finding ways to extend Cornerstone’s platforms by bringing in new functionality through third-party applications and shipping Cornerstone’s functionality and expertise outside of the company. “My driving philosophy and approach to travel,” he says, “mirrors the words of the great one, Wayne Gretzky: skate to where the puck is going not where it is right now.”

The young professionals selected to participate in the summit are true achievers. PhoCusWright’s committee looks for smart, dedicated young people that are excited about working in travel. The Young Leaders Summit provides the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and diverse community of peers.

About Cornerstone Information Systems

Cornerstone Information Systems is a technology company helping travel management companies, corporate travel departments, travel technology companies, and global distribution systems work more efficiently and more profitably. From the creation through the execution and analysis of a travel reservation, companies managing more than $25 billion in travel spend rely on Cornerstone to help them proactively manage information and lower the cost of travel management. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana with customers in more than 50 countries. Further information about the company is available at or by calling Elizabeth Pike at (812) 330-4361 ext. 7709, epike(at)ciswired(dot)com

About PhoCusWright Inc.

PhoCusWright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright fosters smart strategic planning, tactical decision-making and organizational effectiveness.

PhoCusWright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use PhoCusWright research for competitive advantage.

To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences in the United States and Europe, and partners with conferences in China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.

The company is headquartered in the United States with Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents.

PhoCusWright is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Media, LLC.

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