Picture of Thomas VogelThomas Vogel

Head Information Management, Novartis

Dr Thomas Vogel studied business administration and computer science in Germany and the United States. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Cambridge, UK.

He started his career as a research scientist with Alcatel Research, Paris. Since 1995 Thomas is with Novartis, Switzerland, where he was responsible for the build up of the global wide area network, head of infrastructure and operations for a Novartis Division, head e-business IT and head corporate application infrastructure and architecture. In 2006 Thomas was named Head Information Management, Novartis Pharma.


Novartis is offering medicines to protect health, cure disease and improve well-being.

Their goal is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to treat patients, ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.

They also seek to provide a return to shareholders that reflects their performance and to adequately reward those who invest ideas and resources in their company.



Wednesday, November 5th: 10.30 - 12.00

Track: Online Strategy

Preparing for a digital organization

Based on Brynjolfsson's work on digital organisations we present our approach to a consistent information management framework.

This presentation will touch on 3 aspects:

  • Governance
  • Consolidation of structured data
  • Development of a KPI framework