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John Piccone

ZS Associates

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John Piccone currently leads the Patient Centricity and Analytics Advisory services at ZS Associates and his career has specialized in transformative and strategic use of information technologies and analytics.  As a consultant, he has advised clients on innovative capabilities that have enabled strategic shifts into new markets with new capabilities.  As a corporate executive, he has delivered accelerated revenue and profit growth through strategic technology programs.

Prior to this role, he led Watson Health offerings for life sciences at IBM. In this role, he defined the analytics and cognitive solutions that Watson Health offered to it’s pharmaceutical, biopharma, medical device and biotech clients.  The focus of his work there was developing Real World Evidence solutions to identify unmet medical need, differentiate therapeutic alternatives and personalize therapies for individual patients. Prior to this role, Mr. Piccone was a Partner in IBM’s consulting division where he led IBM’s analytics practice for the life sciences industry and Watson services for the distribution sector.  His expertise includes analytics strategy, developing advanced analytics, optimization and enterprise information management solutions for clients in IBM’s life sciences industry practice and developing transformative solutions using cognitive computing and Watson services. Mr. Piccone has developed strategies that align predictive analytics capabilities with corporate business objectives and supervised large enterprise information management programs for clients in the IBM life sciences and distribution industry practices.

Prior to his role at IBM, Mr. Piccone’s career spanned 20 years with a specialization in fixed price, fixed time, strategic application development, large database and high volume OLTP solutions. He served as the CIO for a Fortune 100 company at the age of 29 and performed an 8 year tenure in the publishing industry. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, attended Medical School at Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and studied in the Masters program in Computer Science at the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.