Tery HowardTery Howard is in her 17th season with the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium as senior vice president and chief technology officer. In her role, Howard is responsible for managing and directing the technology initiatives and strategic direction of business operations at the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Her primary focus includes infrastructure, telecommunications, business systems and broadcast media, in converging the technologies and services to position Sun Life Stadium and the Miami Dolphins at the forefront of the industry.

Respected throughout the industry, Howard is frequently called upon to contribute to IT presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Under her leadership, Sun Life Stadium and the Miami Dolphins are transforming the technologies to offer an innovative, connected venue, through the activation of digital mediums to drive consumer and fan engagement value. The Miami Dolphins were recognized by InfoWorld as one of the “Top 100” companies who have made the best use of technology to enhance their business, and also recognized by PC Magazine as one of the “Top 10” companies using technology in intelligent ways to improve their business. Howard also was recognized by SportsBusiness Journal in 2011 as a Game Changer in Sports for her innovation and impact to the industry. In addition, Howard was a finalist for the Technology Leader of the Year Award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

With Howard at the helm, her team was recognized by ComputerWorld as leaders in “Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless.” In addition to her responsibilities within the Dolphins’ organization, Howard also is actively involved in various community initiatives and advisory boards, providing guidance and a leadership role in the community and beyond. In 2010, Howard was recognized by the FBI Cyber Division for her vision and support of the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge. The following year, Howard was tapped as the recipient of the “Glass Ceiling Award” from Florida Diversity Council. She now serves as an advisor to eMerge Americas, Florida CIO Executive Council, Sports and Entertainment
Alliance and Technology and Beacon Council of South Florida. Additionally, she serves on the St. Thomas University’s Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as engaging in speaking and panel member invitations throughout the U.S. and abroad on a variety of technology topics.

Howard joined the Dolphins after 16 years with Carnival Cruise Lines, where she gained experience managing all of Carnival’s shipboard technologies. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University (FIU), and resides in Miami Beach with her husband Eric and three children – Natalie, Charlie and Monica.

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