Ina Kamenz is former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Eli Lilly and Company where she led the global Lilly IT function that drives innovation throughout the organization. Her organization is responsible for global delivery of IT operations, products and services. In support of Lilly’s business objectives, she has established a long-term strategic IT plan, ensuring information technology is being optimally leveraged across the organizations five Global Business Units plus Manufacturing, and Lilly Research Laboratory to improve operational efficiency globally. Ina has brought together the IT Lead Team to build a Modern IT Ecosystem based on their Digital Reference Architecture. Before joining Lilly in May 2014, Ina was vice president and CIO at Thermo Fisher Scientific. With responsibility for the company’s global information technology, including IT / business relationship management organizations for four groups and 14 divisions, Ina implemented a highly successful IT transformation strategy, replacing an inefficient decentralized organization with a shared services model, driving down costs 30 percent while increasing infrastructure performance for increased systems demand.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Ina served as vice president and CIO for Tyco International. In that position, she provided leadership to the company’s Chief Information Officer Council and led the IT organization through the separation of a $40 billion company into three publicly traded organizations while achieving adherence to new regulatory compliance mandates.
Previously, Ina was a senior vice president and chief information officer at Marriott International. During her time at Marriott, she was the CIO for the Senior Living Services and Courtyard / Fairfield Inn divisions, where she had accountability for support of six brands in 800 hotel and senior living residential facilities. She led the development and execution of the IT strategy and plan to support business transformation and new product innovation to create Marriott Lodging. Ina holds a bachelor of science in mathematics and biology from Wake Forest University, and an MBA from Queens University. She has also participated in the Executive Development Program at the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Recognized as a thought leader in systems development methodology and program management, Ina has published articles and delivered keynote presentations at industry events. She is currently an advisory board member with Globespan Venture Capital. Ina has been active in Women’s Leadership Forums and development of STEM based programs for girls and women in the community.