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Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis  

VP and Global CIO Biogen Idec

Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen Idec. She overseas information technology operations and also leads Biogen’s use of technology and advanced analytics to enhance overall engagement with patients and healthcare providers, unlock new insights from clinical data and to inform the drug discovery process. She also leads initiatives to improve patient care through tools such as wearable and ingestible devices.

Prior to Joining Biogen in 2014, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Dell, Inc. In this role, she was responsible for leading an efficient and innovative global IT organization focused on powering Dell as an end-to-end technology solutions provider. Ms. Karaboutis combined her extensive business and IT experience to provide a strong perspective on how technology can drive an efficient enterprise and create value.

Prior to joining Dell in 2010, Ms. Karaboutis spent over 20 years at General Motors and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations, and information technology. During this time, she readily moved between operational and IT roles.

Ms. Karaboutis received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she was a Merit Scholar. She subsequently pursued graduate Electronic Computer Control Systems studies at Wayne State and received an Academic Excellence Award jointly from Wayne State University and Ford Motor Company. She has also completed the accelerated Fuqua School of Business, Marketing Strategy Program at Duke University and is fluent in the Greek language.

Ms. Karaboutis was named a Finalist for the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award and named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT leader in 2014. In 2013, she was one of 75 CIOs featured in CIO Outlook, along with one of the “Top 10 Women in Technology” by Little Pink Book and one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector. She is a member of the Wayne State College of Engineering Hall of Fame, served aspresident of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) from 2008-2010 and was a board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Forum from 2009-2014. Ms. Karaboutis is also on the board of directors for Advance Auto Parts.

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