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Mike Towers

CISO

Mike Towers
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A trusted, digital experience for our patients and their doctors enables us to become the most data-driven and outcomes-based biopharmaceutical company.
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Transformation Journey



Mike Towers is a proven executive with over 24 years of information technology experience in multi-national pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare environments. He is proficient in global information security leadership, focused on the areas of critical intellectual property protection and personal data privacy requirements. At Takeda, Mike oversaw the implementation of a Zero Trust application access model across 70,000 employee workforce in 85+ countries. His teams created patient and HCP digital engagement platforms that enabled trusted relationships with around one million external stakeholders.


Lessons Learned

When creating your company's digital transformation, focus on using shared platforms, securing API’s, creating built-in trust and security from the outset, planning for privacy concerns proactively, building at cloud scale, and assuming that you'll use external providers first before developing internal infrastructure.


Takeda Pharmaceutical Company