James Ciriello, Associate Vice President, IT Planning & Innovation at Merck & Co.
Thurs 10/2, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies
Jim Ciriello is Associate Vice President of IT Planning and Innovation for Merck, where he is focused on orchestrating the work of strategy, portfolio, architecture, innovation, digital business modeling, communications and learning across the larger organization. His previous roles at Merck include Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Health IT, which was focused on shaping the external environment and preparing the organization to compete on a new landscape of health information infrastructure, Senior Director of Strategy and Service Architecture for Shared Business Services and Senior Director of Business and Solutions Architecture for Human Health Information Technology. Prior to joining Merck, Jim worked at Boston University as Executive Director and Executive-in-Residence for the Boston University Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE), a research collaborative created to explore the effects of emerging technologies on competitive markets and organizations. Program Director for Global Mobility Insights and Innovations (GMII), a multi-university research program created to study the business impact of mobility and convergence of communications. In both roles, Jim worked with academia and industry to explore business platforms, real options, technological innovations and end user framed design. Prior to joining Boston University, Jim worked at AT&T and Lucent Technologies as a Director in positions spanning core business and the information technology organization. He is deeply rooted in the disciplines of business strategy, demand creation, functional architecture, systems engineering, and software development.
Jim is co-author of managerial points of view, including “Smart Health Community: The Hidden Value of Health Information Exchange”, “The Story of Island Man: It’s Not Just the Technology”, “Shaping the Future through Experimentation: Dr. Moulton’s Evolving Cone of Possibilities”, and “Convergence: Creating and Capturing Value for the Enterprise”. Jim holds degrees from St. Peter’s College (BS) and Stevens Institute of Technology (MS) in New Jersey, and attended the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth.