Max Hopper

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Max HopperName: Max D Hopper

Born: November 4, 1934, in Lufkin, Texas USA

Death: January 25, 2010 (Age: 75)

Computer-related contributions

  • American IT manager, who served as the CIO of Bank of America, the SVP (IS) of American Airlines (AA) and the chairman of the Sabre group.
  • Recognized as a 20th century technology pioneer and considered the "father of airline automation in travel agencies."

Honors and awards

  • Leadership Award for Collaborative Innovation at the 2000 Computerworld Honors Program (2000).
  • Named by CIO magazine among the decade's 12 most influential information system executives (1999).
  • Inducted into the Infomart's Information Hall of Fame (1997).
  • Computerworld recognized Hopper among the top 25 greatest contributions to the field of Information Systems (1992).
  • Society for Information Management's Partners in Leadership award for his contribution to InterAAct (1991).