Max Schmidt – Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Mr. Max Schmidt is Chief Information Officer for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth.  In this role Mr. Schmidt is responsible for management and oversight of corporate and Ship technology delivery and operations; development and execution of strategic and tactical plans; overseeing contingency planning, IT security and compliance; developing plans to create technology efficiencies across the corporate office and Ship; and more.

Mr. Schmidt is an Information Technology executive with over 30 years’ experience in travel, hospitality, technology, and consulting.  Prior to joining The World he worked for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCCL) as Vice President, IT where he was responsible for the overall quality of the shipboard environment including new build programs, shipboard revitalizations, IT lifecycle management, satellite services and shipboard IT operations.  He has also served as managing principal consultant for Oracle and Computer Services Manager for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

A graduate of Miami, Florida’s Barry University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Mr. Schmidt also attended the Wharton Executive Development Program and has Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training.  He is the recipient of InformationWeek’s 20 Great Ideas to Steal (2015 and 2013) and InformationWeek’s Elite 100 IT Organizations (2015, 2013, 2012 and 2010).

About The World

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences.  A diverse group of Residents from 20 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history, and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations.  They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select.  In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service.  To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contacts: For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact:

Jayne Alexander, +44 (0)20 3709 7809,
Joanna Merredew, +44 (0)20 3709 7809,

January 2023

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