Richard I. Thomas, 2013 Honoree

Durham, N.C.
New titles in your IT organization:
Head of R&D, a critical role tasked with identifying and bringing forward new and emerging technologies that will help advance Quintiles strategy while making a real contribution to the development of the healthcare and biopharma industry.
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
Thinking outside the box.
A task you've delegated this year:
Focusing on growing our Asia business -- establishing a new CIO role for the region and appointing an IT executive into the role.
How are you turning your IT department into a services organization?
We became a services organization several years ago. Our focus is now driving company growth and new revenue streams through a variety of technology services, working directly with our biopharma and healthcare customers.
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