PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Larry Pickett has responsibility for all information technology functions at Purdue Pharma, including IT strategy, business process transformation, technology infrastructure, and applications development. In the 18 years since joining the research-based pharmaceutical company, he has led the company's implementation of core business systems and international research and development systems, including a successful on-time, under-budget implementation of SAP. Current areas of focus include business analytics, sensor and wearable tech, IT value, cloud computing, virtualization, enabling mobile solutions, and creating competitive advantage through innovative software and business process optimization. He is a founding member of the Westchester/Fairfield chapter of the Society for Information Management and is active with the Pharmaceutical Information Systems Association, an association of CIOs in the pharmaceutical industry. He is on various CIO customer advisory boards and similar life sciences advisory boards. He has also served on committees within the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Before joining Purdue, he held senior IT positions with Merck,Glaxo Welcome, and GE.
EDUCATION: BA Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MBA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
PERSONAL PASSIONS: Helping to develop the next generation of IT leaders; applying new technology to solve business problems; innovative technology and management applications; fitness, hiking, and family