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Andi Karaboutis, Vice President of Technology and Business Solutions of Biogen

September 21, 2015

Among other topics, Andi discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Her new role as the Vice President of Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen
  • How she has gone from a CIO to a Beyond-CIO role in a new industry, and how others could follow
  • The role of traditional education in her history, at Biogen, and within the industry
  • Her innovation mandate and how she plans resources to develop innovative ideas
  • Her recent appointment to the board of Advance Auto Parts, and how she became board-ready as an IT leader
  • Her working relationship with Biogen’s new CIO (Matt Griffiths) and how he she works with the CIO

Andi Karaboutis’ Biography

Andi Karaboutis is the Executive Vice President of Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen, a $10 billion global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to overseeing information technology, she leads the digital health technology, and advanced analytics teams unlocking new insights from commercial, patient and clinical data in innovative applications, including informing the drug discovery process. She is also a member of the board of Advance Auto Parts.

Prior to her time at Biogen, Andi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Dell, where she was responsible for managing the enterprise-wide IT organization.  Prior to her tenure at Dell, Andi was the Executive Director of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Information Officer at General Motors. Andi also spent about 15 years at Ford Motor Company after consulting with the company during her role as a Software Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Compuware Corporation.

A highly accomplished professional, Andi holds many publications across a variety of technology journals as well as a host of honors and awards including Top 100 Women in STEM, Top 10 Women in Technology and Top 75 CIOs, CIO Outlook in 2012 and more recently in 2014 was an MIT CIO Sloan Leadership Award Finalist.

Andi holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Control Systems from Wayne State University.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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