Women in Tech | episode 556

Developing Innovation Ecosystems with Novant Health and Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Angela Yochem is the EVP and Chief Transformation & Digital Officer at Novant Health, an integrated healthcare provider with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion annually. Prior to joining Novant Health, Angela held CIO roles at Rent-A-Center, BDP International and was the Chief Technology Officer of AstraZeneca. George Llado is the SVP and CIO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a $7 billion revenue organization focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases by providing highly innovative, life-changing therapies for the diseases it treats. Prior to joining Alexion, George spent 25 years at Merck & Co. May 06, 2021

556: In this interview, Angela Yochem, the EVP and Chief Transformation & Digital Officer at Novant Health, and George Llado, the SVP and CIO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, focus on the power of ecosystems. Angela discusses the importance of leveraging ecosystems to drive innovation at scale, and she shares the story of how Novant Health formed an “unconventional partnership” with Stewart-Haas to build ICU carts for overrun hospitals. Meanwhile, George discusses Alexion’s strategy of cultivating relationships with startups and venture capital firms to accelerate innovation, as well as his approach to strategic planning.


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This episode is sponsored by Apptio.

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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