Deborah DiSanzo

Deborah DiSanzo

General Manager

IBM Watson Health


Deborah DiSanzo is the global General Manager for IBM Watson Health, the business unit founded to achieve IBMs next ‘moonshot’: to advance health at a global scale. Leads a team of 7,000 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 more than 80 top collaborators, partners and clients across healthcare and life sciences. Deborah is widely recognized by multiple organizations as a top health influencer, including publications Health Data Management and Modern Healthcare, and is a sought after speaker at healthcare and women in technology venues including the Forbes Healthcare Summit and Aspen Ideas Festival.

Deborah has a distinguished career, 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 BS from Merrimack College.