Dee Waddell

Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation Industries
IBM

Dee Waddell Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation Industries
Dee Waddell is responsible for IBM’s global business in all industry segments within travel and transportation and leads IBM’s global accounts in developing and delivering industry-leading solutions and services. Industry segments include airlines, airports, railroads, freight carriers, logistics providers, port authorities, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, travel agents, and global distribution systems.

He has served in global leadership roles at Universal Weather and Aviation, Amtrak, United Airlines, Motorola, Accenture and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dee holds a Doctoral Degree in Management from the University of Maryland University.

Sessions

Spotlight: Blockchain Without the B.S.

A half-century after IBM built SABRE, two decades after Big Blue checkmated Gary Kasparov and seven years after Watson won at Jeopardy, the company is again at the leading edge of another emerging technology. Does blockchain threaten the established order or will it be a blip in the evolution of travel distribution tech? A leading travel technologist cuts through the hype, shares real use cases for travel and highlights what other industries have already accomplished.