Les Ottolenghi

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Les Ottolenghi, Chief Information and Technology Officer

Les Ottolenghi, CITO, has had a remarkable 30-year career designing and implementing digital service strategies. At Stride, Mr. Ottolenghi is leading the company into a new era of IT solutions. In his role, he is responsible for establishing a best-in-class technology experience for Stride customers. This includes ensuring that applications, platforms, infrastructure, processes, and operations are efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure.


Previously, Mr. Ottolenghi served as CIO and Executive Vice President of Caesars Entertainment where he led the company’s digital business strategy, developed seven cloud transformation platforms including the "zero trust" cybersecurity program, and implemented the first cybersecurity readiness program at Caesars. Prior to that role, he was the Chief Information and Innovation Officer for the Sands Corporation where he improved regulatory compliance on data privacy and gaming, oversaw a global IT staff, and built strategic relationships with tech leaders in Silicon Valley, among many other accomplishments.


Mr. Ottolenghi currently serves as an advisor for the MIT Technology Review Global Panel and the Nevada Governor’s Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Business Management Council where he advises on best practices for enterprise technology leadership. He was recently recognized as an innovator in the Artificial Intelligence and data analytics space by The Economist and Harvard Business Review.


He earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.