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Standing in the STEM Gap

The future belongs to the students we teach to speak geek. Those who analyze data, create new technologies and modernize existing ones. These are the students who will succeed in this “on demand” culture. Deborah Kerr should know. Kerr is Chief Product and Technology officer at Sabre®. Sabre® technology powers one of the world’s largest industries – travel. Systems work 24 hours a day, every day, processing more than 60,000 transactions a second at peak. Sabre transformed & modernized the travel industry, with a history of “firsts”. Hired by NASA Kerr became a rocket scientist at just 15 years old & believes consistent hands on STEM learning is the best path for under-represented.

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  1. How Data & Analytic work is transforming the "on demand" culture
  2. Why corporate experts should stand in the gap and bring more under-represented students into the industry.
  3. The advantages of leveraging technology in education.


  • Deborah Kerr, EVP Chief Product & Technology Officer, Sabre


Aleta Stampley, Principal, Corporate Marketing

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