Full Name
Ram Iyer
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Speaker Bio
As the Chief Data Officer (CDO) of FDA, Ram C. Iyer has the accountability to develop and execute an Agency wide data modernization strategy, building robust central functions that can be leveraged by the Centers and the Agency for high-value decisions. The scope spans the entire range from data identification to actionable decisions and data policies and governance.
Ram is an industry and peer recognized data and technology professional with experience in pharmaceutical, consulting, telecommunications, and international government organizations. His expertise includes Data and Decision Sciences, Digital and Technology Architecture, and Talent Development with a focus on building collaborative partnerships and ecosystems.
Before joining FDA, Ram was the Head of Enterprise Architecture and Executive Director of Analytics Center of Excellence at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). He helped jumpstart several data and analytic practices at BMS: enterprise class platforms for reproducible research; model management; and visual analytics. He also built a thriving network of data scientists, data analysts, visual story tellers and agile specialists to tackle urgent and complex problems in the organization.
Ram Iyer