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Andrea Pezzetta, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Ipsen

Describe your career to date

My career has focused on data, analytics, and tech to enable business insights. As a visionary, I have delivered innovative, strategic, data, analytics, and tech-driven solutions across healthcare and pharma with a focus on bringing the right capabilities to business users for the most accurate, real-time insight generation possible. This focus in healthcare and pharma has enabled tremendous depth in data knowledge and data possibilities, from drug discovery to commercialization, through product utilization and patient journeys. Today, I serve as Chief Data Officer for Ipsen leading data strategy, analytics strategy, and data enablement (governance). 

How are you developing the data literacy of your organization, including the skills of your data teams and of your business stakeholders?  

Data literacy is core to creating a data driven organization. It requires consistent attention to educating on data terminologies, data enablement, tech to enable core and advanced capabilities, including the importance of clean and trustworthy data.  

While ramping up data literacy within an organization, we must remember to not be too technical and provide links to business impact. Data literacy must be a top-down approach within all companies and – when successful – will bridge an organization’s culture. 

What role do you play in building and delivering conventional AI solutions, including machine learning models? Are you involved in your organization’s adoptions of generative AI? 

Every CDO plays a pivotal role in artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI (genAI), particularly around ensuring data are clean and AI ready. We also play a key role in partnering with our tech leaders to ensure our data infrastructure will support AI and genAI capabilities and ensuring such capabilities will bring value to the business. 

Have you set out a vision for data? If so, what is it aiming for and does it embrace the whole organization or just the data function? 

I have set out a vision for data at a high-level. The focus is on data literacy, proper homes for data, a single version of truth of data, business enablement via self-service, and appropriate use and access to the right data to enable consistent strategic insights. 

Andrea Pezzetta
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