Deborah DiSanzo is the global general manager for IBM Watson Health, the business unit founded to achieve IBM’s next ‘moonshot’: to advance health at a global scale.
Deborah leads a team of employees around the world, ranging from medical experts to health economists to data scientists, UX experts and developers. Under her leadership, Watson Health has secured relationships with top collaborators, partners and clients across health care and life sciences. Watson Health’s ecosystem leads the industry in its breadth and depth, including work with Pfizer, Medtronic, Celgene Corporation and Siemens Healthineers, as well as working with leading research hospitals such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic.
Deborah serves on the board of directors for AstraZeneca PLC and the Advanced Medical Technology Association. A dedicated community leader, Deborah is currently focused on domestic and global programs with organizations including the World Economic Forum, Project Hope, and the American Heart Association.
Deborah has been honored by multiple organizations as a top health influencer. Health Data Management named Deborah one of the top 20 people to watch in health care IT in 2017, Modern Healthcare lists Deborah as a Top 25 Women in Healthcare, and she is the recipient of Xconomy’s X of the Year Award as a Tech and Health Connector. Deborah has been recognized by Babson College for her impact in the world as one of the institutions leading entrepreneurial alumni leaders. She is also a sought – after speaker on topics ranging from the future of health care to women in technology at venues including the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Fortune Brainstorm Health, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Deborah has a distinguished career working at the intersection of health care and technology. Prior to joining IBM, she was CEO of Philips Healthcare. Previously, she held management roles at Hewlett-Packard and Apollo Computer.
Deborah earned an MBA from Babson College and a B.S. from Merrimack College.