episode 648

Eli Lilly CIDO Diogo Rau on the Digital Acceleration of Drug Discovery

Diogo Rau is the Chief Information and Digital Officer of Eli Lilly, a nearly $30 billion revenue, pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his role, he leads traditional IT, digital health, advanced analytics and data science, as well as information security. Prior to his position at Eli Lilly, Diogo headed engineering for Apple Retail. He's brought a Silicon Valley art-of-the-possible spirit to his current role. March 24, 2022

648: Diogo discusses the areas of opportunity in the drug discovery industry that technology has helped accelerate. He starts with his strategic priorities in his first year as CIDO and what attracted him to this complex industry. Diogo then expands upon the data strategy of the company and how machine learning is accelerating drug discovery. Finally, he talks about how he has harnessed the talent in the Indianapolis area, long-lasting changes from the pandemic, and the keys to success in Diogo’s diverse career.

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This episode is sponsored by Splunk and Cisco.


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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