episode 728

Pfizer CDTO Lidia Fonseca on Driving Game-Changing Innovation

Lidia Fonseca is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer of Pfizer, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation that earns in excess of $80 billion in annual revenue. In her role, Lidia is responsible for enterprise-wide digital, data, and technology strategy, as well as solutions to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. She also leads Learning & Development and Business Process Excellence for the company. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2019, she spent roughly a decade as a Chief Information Officer, first at LabCorp, and then at Quest Diagnostics. Lidia is also a member of the Board of Directors of Medtronic, TEGNA, and the US-Japan Business Council. Lidia has received a number of accolades, including being named to the Forbes CIO Next list as well as the Forbes CEO Next list, the latter highlighting the next generation of contenders to lead America's largest companies. December 29, 2022

728: Lidia discusses the game-changing innovation that she is driving at the company and the key components that have helped move this forward. She talks about the company-wide initiative as a result of the pandemic to increase the speed of innovation and the role that her team, as well as technology more broadly speaking, has played in this initiative. Lidia talks about developing the careers of employees through a “zigzag” approach to growth, leveraging talent from other areas including the Digital Innovation Center in Greece, and how culture plays into the innovation process. Finally, she reflects on the keys to her own success and the trends that she has kept an eye on as we enter 2023.

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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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