Rebecca Wanta

COO/CIO
One Degree World

Becky Wanta is a highly accomplished global senior executive with more than 30 years of success of applying extensive IT experience to guide companies in any industry to achieve their goals. She has proven her ability to improve market share and profitability while establishing long-term business relations, as well as to develop cross-functional and high-performing teams. Becky’s areas of expertise include IT strategy, enterprise software, business intelligence and analysis, integration, strategy, cloud computing, go-to-market strategies, startups, project management, enterprise architecture, ecommerce, due diligence, strategic planning, and security.

Currently, Becky is Chief Operating Officer/Chief Information Officer (COO/CIO) for One Degree World, a technology company focused on Travel and Entertainment as well as Healthcare.  Becky also serves as President and CEO of RSW1C, a company she founded in 2007. In this role, she has partnered and consulted with some of the world’s leading organizations including Target, Ralph Lauren, Wyndham, Caterpillar, Georgia-Pacific, Coca-Cola, Honeywell, Devon, Western Digital, Koch Industries, DuPont, 3M, Cargill, GE, P&G, and Miller Brewing Company. Prior to her current COO/CIO role she has served as an interim executive to various startup companies and is a highly sought after executive and consultant with proven ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences. 

Earlier in her career, Becky was able to prove her ability to transform entire organizations by focusing on improving IT within the companies. She quickly built a respectable reputation as a highly desirable executive, which led to her executive appointments with The Money Store (First Union), Wells Fargo, FeldGroup/EDS, PepsiCo, Best Buy, the State Compensation Insurance Fund (California), MGM Resorts International, and Pacific Compensation Insurance Company.

In addition to her executive career, Becky serves as an Advisor to the Board for MIT “Wealth of Nations,” Teradata Retail/Hospitality, Calgary Scientific and 360ofme. Further proving her thought leadership, she has been awarded the Chairman’s Award from PepsiCo and her #4 and #12 ranking on The ExecRanks’ Top 50 Female CIOs of 2012 and Top 200 CIOs of 2012 respectively. She has spoken at the Teradata Universe Conferences in both Australia and Tokyo, CDM Media events, and numerous other engagements all over the world. She has also been profiled by various publications, including Profile magazine and Bloomberg News. She is the holder of two US patents.

Becky obtained her BS in MIS (Summa Cum Laude) from Chapman University; she attained her MBA in Business Administration with an MIS Concentration (Magna Cum Laude) from Golden Gate University, and she received her MS in Banking from the University of Washington, Pacific Coast Banking School.