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      A headshot of Johnson & Johnson's Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer Jim Swanson

      James Swanson

      Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

      In his current role, Jim leads the Johnson & Johnson Technology organization, a team of more than 4,000 professionals across 50 countries who are passionate about combining deep scientific expertise with the latest digital solutions to confront some of the most complex healthcare challenges of our time. In addition, Jim and his team are responsible for powering the 130,000 colleagues across Johnson & Johnson and the digital ecosystem that connects the Company to patients and customers.

      Jim has an overriding commitment to attracting and growing digital talent across the enterprise and forging external connections across industries and disciplines. He has been known to say he has “the best job in the world” because of his ability to drive positive impact in the world using “tech for good”. Jim, and the organizations he has led, have received industry accolades for their contributions in leadership, application of technology to drive outcomes and deliver business value, best places to work in IT, and support of STEM for emerging talent.

      Jim rejoined Johnson & Johnson in 2019 from Bayer Crop Science, where he served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Digital Transformation. Previously, he served as Chief Information Officer at Monsanto for five years, before the company was acquired by Bayer. Prior to that role, Jim spent nine years working as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical, where he advanced technology throughout the company’s Research & Development organization.

      Earlier in his career, Jim led the Research & Development and Commercial IT organizations at Merck. Jim began as a bench scientist at SmithKline Beecham before transitioning to IT. Throughout his professional life, he has had extensive international experience, including living in the United Kingdom and Germany.

      Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Computer Science, both from Drexel University. He is also the Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, and a member of the Data & Trust Alliance, a cross industry consortium seeking to learn, develop, and adopt responsible data and AI practices.

      Jim is married and is the proud father of three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, skiing, scuba diving, and boating.

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