Bill Schlough serves as SVP and chief information officer of the San Francisco Giants and chairman of the San Jose Giants.
Since Schlough’s arrival in 1999, the Giants have been recognized among the most innovative teams in sports. They were the first team to provide free Wi-Fi to all fans beginning in 2004, and Oracle Park is currently the home of the third largest and first 4K-capable video board in MLB. Schlough’s IT team has also supported the baseball operation in implementing an array of proprietary analytic tools that helped the team secure three World Series titles in recent years.
An Olympic enthusiast, Schlough served on the committees for San Francisco’s bids to host the 2012, 2016, and 2024 Olympic Games. His event experience includes assignments at the 1994 World Cup along with Olympics in Atlanta, Salt Lake, Torino, and PyeongChang.
Schlough was inducted into CIO.com’s “CIO Hall of Fame” in 2017, was named Trace3’s “2016 CIO Outlier of the Year”, InformationWeek’s “2012 IT Chief of the Year”, and is a Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” alumnus.
A San Francisco native and Ironman triathlete, Schlough holds a mechanical engineering degree from Duke and an M.B.A. from Wharton.
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