Speaker profile

Michael R Stapleton

Managing Director, Global Life Sciences

Michael Stapleton is a Managing Director in Accenture’s global life sciences practice. Prior to joining Accenture, Michael held the position of VP & CIO, R&D IT at Merck, where he had global responsibility for all IT and informatics in support of Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) from discovery, through clinical, regulatory, safety and RWE. For over twenty years prior to Merck, Michael led scientific businesses serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and research industries; as GM Informatics & VP Growth and Innovation at Perkin Elmer; VP Informatics, Marketing and eBusiness at Invitrogen and as EVP & COO at Accelrys. Michael has performed scientific research in industry at British Petroleum and in academia at Cornell University; He has a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.