Vipin Gopal, PhD

Chief Data and Analytics Officer Eli Lilly and Company
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Vipin Gopal, PhD, MBA, is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Eli Lilly, a Fortune 150 Global Pharmaceutical company. In this role, he is responsible for leading next-gen, transformational data strategy and execution across the Lilly enterprise, as well as development of advanced analytics capabilities and data science solutions for the company.

Vipin is a 20+ year veteran in the space of advanced data and analytics, and has a significant track record of building high-performance data analytics functions and creating business value with advanced technologies.

His prior leadership experience spans four Fortune 100 companies in industries ranging from healthcare to aerospace. Before joining Eli Lilly, Vipin was the Senior Vice President of Clinical Analytics at Humana, where he was responsible for the corporate organization that developed and applied data science and analytics solutions to advance Humana’s clinical strategy, operations, quality and outcomes. Prior to Humana, he was with Cigna Healthcare, United Technologies Corporation and Honeywell.

Vipin is a thought leader and frequent speaker on the transformational power of advanced data analytics for a broad range of strategic topics in healthcare. Over the past year, he was quoted in Harvard Business Review, Scientific American,Nature and Forbes. In recognition of his leadership contributions in the space of data and analytics, he was listed as a ‘2018 Top 100 Innovator in Data and Analytics’ and was awarded the 2015 Analytics Leadership Award by Indiana University Kelly School of Business. Vipin has also served on the organizing/advisory committees of many national and international analytic conferences. He obtained his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University and B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, both in engineering, and has an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Vipin is a passionate advocate of educational initiatives and developing an empowered and diverse workforce. Most recently, he served as Chair of the Advisory Board of Greater Louisville International Professionals (GLIP), and as a member of the Board of Directors of Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) Foundation.