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Peter Speyer, Global Head of Digital, Medical and RWE Solutions, Novartis

Peter Speyer is Global Head of Digital, Medical and RWE Solutions at Novartis, responsible for creating applications and data platforms for collecting and managing internal and external data and applying analytics, machine learning and AI for insights generation. Prior to his role at Novartis, Peter was Chief Data & Technology Officer at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was responsible for data and IT for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, including obtaining and managing data from 190 countries and running high performance computing infrastructure, as well as creating IHME’s global public data catalog Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) and innovative interactive data visualizations.

Prior to joining IHME, Peter worked in strategy and product management in the media industry, including Corbis and Bertelsmann. He holds an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, and a Master in Business and Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.