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Paul Onnen Appointed New Chief Technology Officer

Team Vision Virtual hires former Expedia and Google tech exec

May 17, 2010

HONOLULU, HAWAII - Team Vision Virtual (TVV), creators of 3D destination-experience websites, announced the appointment of Paul Onnen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Onnen will oversee the ongoing development and international rollout of TVV's proprietary 3D online platform.

"Paul has an unparalleled record of success in the tech industry. He has led the technology teams for some of the largest and most valuable online companies, and his experience will add incredible depth to the TVV team," said Craig Carapelho, president and CEO. "We're excited to welcome him aboard."

Onnen brings more than 23 years of experience designing, developing, and launching innovative enterprise and web-based products and services for organizations including Google, Expedia, WebMD,, and Intel. He has been recognized for his expertise in traditional software development functions, as well as emerging Internet technologies and computer privacy/security issues. Onnen was named CTO of the Year in the Retail Sector by InfoWorld and was also recognized by CTO Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential CTOs in the country.

As CTO at Expedia, Onnen led the effort to design, build, and launch a new version of the platform, the largest such project in company history. At Nordstrom, he directed a full-scale redesign and launch of's e-commerce site and B2B system, resulting in record sales revenues and numerous awards. Onnen has a BA in mathematics and physics, with a concentration in computer science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and an MS in computer science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has authored 12 patent applications and has been issued six US patents.

Honolulu-based Team Vision Virtual, Inc. specializes in the development of interactive, 3D-destination portals where people can explore, discover, and make purchases in a content-rich, virtual environment. Through an exclusive web-publishing agreement with one of the largest contributors of 3D buildings on Google Earth‚ĄĘ, TVV has published hundreds of high-quality 3D buildings throughout the Hawaiian Islands to create a virtual online destination. These 3D models appear on Google Earth‚ĄĘ, as well as on TVV's standalone web portals via the Google Earth‚ĄĘ API Plug-In, providing the opportunity for participants to be cost-effectively marketed to the world. This next generation online travel planning experience signals the virtual evolution of web business interactions.

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Team Vision Virtual hires former Expedia and Google tech exec
Paul Onnen / Photo from Sheila Donnelly & Associates


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