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Jim Swanson is a global business and technology leader and currently Chief Information Officer of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s premier healthcare company. Based at the company headquarters in New Jersey, Jim is responsible for amplifying Johnson & Johnson’s business impact and shaping its direction through the strategic use of technology. Jim joined Johnson & Johnson from Bayer Crop Science, a $20 billion division of Bayer, where he served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as CIO and Head of Digital Transformation. In this role, he inspired teams across the world to use digital innovation and data science to transform and deliver world-class products and services sustainably. Jim and the Information Technology organizations he has led have received industry accolades for their contributions in leadership, application of technology to deliver substantial business value, best places to work in IT, and support of STEM for emerging talent. Previously, Jim served as CIO at Monsanto for five years before the company was acquired by Bayer. In addition, he had nine years of experience working as Vice President and CIO for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, where he advanced technology throughout the company’s R&D organization.
Benjamin (Ben) Davies is the Global Lead for the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation (CHWI) and Global Community Impact Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Within the latter role, Ben also has leadership oversight of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation for the EMEA region. Ben is a seasoned private sector partnership and global health professional with 20 years’ experience spanning a career working for renowned international organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Ben has built a career co-creating, designing, facilitating, managing and implementing partnerships with some of the world’s largest (and smallest) NGO’s, foundations, companies and (inter-) governmental actors in creating platforms for collective impact. A great believer in seeking innovative solutions in driving systemic and sustainable change, Ben is currently devoted to the movement of helping transform community health, one step at a time.