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.

Click here to download Bob's high resolution photo from the Phocuswright media gallery.

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

Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2018

Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2018

Category: Technology Innovation Published: March 2018 Analysts: Bob Offutt, Robert Cole, Michael Gerra, Cathy Walsh, Hollis Thomases, Michael Coletta, Norm Rose

Each year, Phocuswright publishes an annual “trends” report that discusses the most significant technology-driven issues or developments that will shape travel distribution in the course of the year and...

Use of AI in Travel

Use of AI in Travel

Category: Technology Innovation Published: July 2017 Analysts: Bob Offutt

In the previous three Phocuswright articles (Artificial Intelligence for Travel,  Neural Networks, and Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing), of this 4-part Artificial Intelligence series...

Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2017: Watchlist

Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2017: Watchlist

Category: Technology Innovation Published: July 2017 Analysts: Bob Offutt US $250

Each year, Phocuswright publishes its pick of the top business and technology trends that will shape the future of travel distribution. This Spotlight includes updates of previously published trends,...

Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2017: Game Changers

Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2017: Game Changers

Category: Technology Innovation Published: July 2017 Analysts: Bob Offutt US $250

Each year, Phocuswright publishes its pick of the top business and technology trends that will shape the future of travel distribution. This Spotlight presents still-developing trends are most likely to...

Neural Networks

Neural Networks

Category: Technology Innovation Published: June 2017 Analysts: Bob Offutt

Neural networks are the “thinking” part of artificial intelligence. This is where data is collected and, based on the structure and application of the data, where the outputs are developed. The goal of...

Page 3 of 16