Beyond CIO | episode 551

Moderna's CDO on How Tech Accelerated COVID Vaccine Development

Marcello Damiani is the chief digital and operational excellence officer of Moderna, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company that has been at the forefront of the COVID vaccine development and distribution. In this role, Marcello is focused on both digitization and process excellence. Prior to Moderna, Marcello was the senior vice president and group CIO at bioMerieux. April 19, 2021

551: Marcello Damiani, the chief digital and operational excellence officer of Moderna, has been a major part of Moderna being at the forefront of the COVID vaccine development. In this interview, we discuss how Moderna is using messenger RNA to prevent and cure diseases, such as COVID-19, aspects of Moderna’s data strategy, and how the company has used data to run the most effective clinical trials possible. We discuss how Moderna is building a digital environment and how COVID accelerated the company’s digitization. Lastly, we discuss the emerging technologies Moderna has used in its digitization journey, the importance of being agile in how you adjust your day-to-day tactical activity to the strategy that you are building, among a variety of other topics. 

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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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