Chief Digital Officer, The CDM Group & iVenturesHealth, a Division of Omnicom Group, Inc. @ The CDM Group, a Division of Omnicom Group, Inc.
PDI, Inc. Chief Information Officer & Group DCA General Manager @ PDI, Inc.
Dynamic, results oriented, technology and business leader with over 20 years experience driving sustainable competitive advantage through transformational technologies. Awarded 2013 CIO of the Year by NJ Technology Council. Strategist to the CEO, Board of Directors, and Business Presidents, aligning technology to achieve strategic goals. Experience includes Fortune 100 and mid-sized public firms in the biopharmaceutical, technology,
Dynamic, results oriented, technology and business leader with over 20 years experience driving sustainable competitive advantage through transformational technologies. Awarded 2013 CIO of the Year by NJ Technology Council. Strategist to the CEO, Board of Directors, and Business Presidents, aligning technology to achieve strategic goals. Experience includes Fortune 100 and mid-sized public firms in the biopharmaceutical, technology, financial services and manufacturing industries. Executive leader, visionary problem solver and catalyst for positive change. Sought-after speaker and author in the Life Sciences industry.
Areas of expertise: General Management; Innovative Business Technologies; New Product Development & Go To Market; Process Improvement; Cloud-Computing; SFA; CRM/CLM; Mobile & iPad Platform Development; Social Network Platform Development; Digital Content & Communications; Multi Channel Integration & Optimization; Physician Intelligence & "Big Data" Mining; Systems Integration; Acquisition, Partnerships & Joint Ventures.
The CDM Group, Chief Digital Officer @ Chief Digital Officer at The CDM Group, the world's largest, fully integrated, global healthcare communications company consisting of nine US-based healthcare specialty agencies and eight global offices serving clients in North America, South America, and Europe. Reporting to the global CEO and leading the definition and development of The CDM Group’s commercial technology product lines. Responsible for the advancement and expansion of The CDM Group’s proprietary marketing software and data intelligence solutions. Leading the delivery of enterprise digital technology solutions. An executive champion for innovation in software development, digital and mobile technologies, and big data analytics. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Greater New York City AreaPDI, Inc. Chief Information Officer & Group DCA General Manager @ Report directly to the CEO in dual role as General Manager of recently acquired digital communications subsidiary, while remaining CIO of the PDI corporation. Led the business integration and transition activities of the digital subsidiary with particular focus on the shift from privately-held to publicly traded enterprise. Led the expansion of the digital product line, mobile platforms, and proprietary physician panel. Deployed unique multi-channel solutions in Life Sciences integrating live sales and non-personal promotion. From 2011 to July 2013 (2 years) PDI, Inc. Chief Information Officer & SVP, Information Technology @ Report into the CEO and accountable for PDI’s innovative Field sales technology solutions, data center operations, business applications, data management, analytics IT security and controls (SOX). Led multi-site internal and outsourced teams to manage technology services in support of National Pharmaceutical Sales Teams and PDI subsidiaries for market research and peer programs.
Transformed infrastructure into cloud based technologies. Led deployment and conversion to Veeva SFA for Field Forces. Executed strategic tablet and iPad digital selling model for Field. Launched integrated multi channel platform for Field reps. Implemented closed loop marketing platform for top tier pharmaceutical clients. From 2005 to 2010 (5 years) Adjunct Lecturer & PhD Candidate @ Conducted research and doctoral studies in the area of strategic Information Technology outsourcing. Published several research works in collaboration with the School of Management. Awarded full teaching assistantships for Spring and Fall 2005. Presented research at academic and industry conferences. From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Prudential Financial, Director, Corporate Technology Services, Relationship Management. @ Led a team of Relationship Managers to champion all technology initiatives and services for Prudential's Institutional (Group Insurance, Retirement Services, Real Estate) line of business with revenues of $300M+. Provided leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning for CIO, Systems and Operations Executives. Managed Enterprise software rollouts and security updates. Managed business recovery efforts and virus response actions during crisis situations. From 2000 to 2003 (3 years) E-Business Program Manager & Various Positions @ Held multiple technical and management roles at IBM over a ten year period. As e-business Program Manager (1999-2000) was responsible for Lotus Notes and e-business applications in the worldwide IBM distributed infrastructure. As Lotus Notes Technical Team Leader (1995-1996) led the design and implementation of Lotus Notes servers and NotesView and related products. Maintained approximately 200 servers in support of 3000 users in IBM's multi-domain environment. In the role of VM Performance Analyst (1989-1995) supported and optimized performance of ~26 VM (HPO, XA, ESA) systems serving the Tri-State area. Configured IBM mainframes (308x, 3090, 9000 series) and related hardware devices. From 1989 to 1999 (10 years)
Masters, Computer Science @ New Jersey Institute of TechnologyBA, Computer Science @ Rutgers UniversityBS, Political Science @ Rutgers University-New Brunswick Jo Saitta is skilled in: Vendor Management, IT Strategy, Business Analysis, SDLC, Process Improvement, Program Management, Outsourcing, Business Intelligence, Salesforce.com, Change Management, Project Management, CRM, SaaS, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership
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