Beyond CIO | episode 581

Avantor CIO Michael Wondrasch on Accelerating the Speed of Science

Michael Wondrasch is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Avantor, a role he has held since April 2018. Avantor is a leading global provider of integrated tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries with over $6 billion in annual revenue. Michael has been a past global leader at firms in the technology space as the CTO of Pepsi, as the CTO of Bungie as well among others. August 02, 2021

581: In this interview, Michael Wondrasch, EVP & CIO of Avantor, provides an overview of Avantor’s business and the digital and technological aspects behind its mission of accelerating the speed of science. Mike explains how he sees the barriers between suppliers and customers are fading, why the technology implications that arose during the pandemic are likely to stay, how Avantor implemented and navigated a hybrid work environment during the pandemic,  and how the merger with VWR helped consolidate its e-commerce platforms and focus on being more customer-centric. He also describes how the differences between the CTO and CIO titles tend to be company-specific and some of the trends in technology he is looking forward to.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

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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