Ingo Elfering, 2010 Honoree

Title
Vice president, IT strategy
Employer
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Location
Newtown Square,, Pa.
First job:
"I founded my own health care software company at age 18."
Most valuable career advice:
"Listen deeply."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Yes, but decide early on if you are in that because of technology (then join a tech company) or in it to use it for something (then join a business and get educated about that business and technology)."
If I were not in this business, I would probably be...
"a consultant."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Understand what needs to be done, figure out a way to get people to want to be there, and then create the environment in which they can achieve the goal."
Passion outside of work:
Cooking
What's in your MP3 or CD player right now?
Les Nubians
A recent great read:
How Doctors Think, by Jerome Groopman

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