Analyst Bob Offutt

Bob Offutt

Senior Technology Analyst and Editorial DirectorBob Offutt

Grapevine, Texas United States

Mr. Offutt brings over 20 years of experience in information technology, IT management and travel industry dynamics to Phocuswright. He was most recently the chief architect and senior vice president for Sabre Holdings where he defined the strategy and plan to migrate from a monolithic Mainframe environment to distributed open systems and a service oriented architecture. Prior to being Sabre's chief architect, Bob founded and led Sabre Labs, a technology incubator that made Sabre the industry leader in new online products and services. Before Sabre, he spent 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he led the agency's information technology unit. Bob has also served on the faculty of the University of Puget Sound, George Washington University and the University of Southern California. His education includes a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master's degree in management science from the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School.

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Bob Offutt's Areas of Research
Bob Offutt is a travel technology visionary. His vast experience and hands on leadership in travel distribution make place him firmly at the forefront of innovation in travel. In his role as editorial director of Phocuswright's Innovation Edition and a leader of The Travel Innovation Summit, Bob Offutt knows how to identify the trends, technologies and platforms that will define the future of travel.

Travel Research From Bob Offutt

Presentation - Clearing the Air: How the Airline-Intermediary Battles Will Reshape Travel Distribution

Category: Social & Search Published: January 2011 Analysts: Carroll Rheem, Susan Steinbrink, Bob Offutt, Douglas Quinby US $199

In this one-hour recorded Online Event Phocuswright Analysts unbundle the hyperbole around airline direct connects, segment fees, merchandizing and more.

Direct Connect: Will it Happen?

Category: Technology Innovation Published: January 2011 Analysts: Bob Offutt US $299

Despite the strengths of an intermediated model that supports global travel reservations systems, some suppliers have resisted going through intermediaries, and have taken bold steps to implement a...

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