Deborah is a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow. She previously served as General Manager for IBM Watson Health, the business unit founded to advance artificial intelligence in health. Deborah has a distinguished career working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Prior to joining IBM, she was CEO of Philips Healthcare. Prior to Philips, she held management roles at Agilent and Hewlett-Packard. A dedicated community leader, Deborah is currently focused on domestic and global programs with organizations including the Aspen Health Strategy Group, Project Hope, and the American Heart Association.
Deborah has been honoured by multiple organizations as a top health influencer. Health Data Management named Deborah one of the top 20 people to watch in healthcare 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 healthcare to women in technology at venues including the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Fortune Brainstorm Health, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Deborah earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS from Merrimack College.