Brian Beams

Brian Beams
Vice President, IT & Business Resilience
Pharmavite

Brian Beams joined Pharmavite in June 2010 and is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the company’s IT solutions, infrastructure and technology operations, as well as the company’s customer and consumer-facing technologies. Brian began his career with 14 years as a technology consultant with Andersen Consulting’s (aka Accenture) worldwide technical services group, rising to the level of Associate Partner while based in Chicago, IL.

How to grow a business enabler mindset in IT

New rules for the CIO
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The Pharmavite business transformation journey: It starts with infrastructure overhaul

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How IT is reshaping customer experience at the point of need

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