Andrea de Souza

Eli Lilly

Senior Director, Information and Digital Solutions

A former neuroscience researcher, Andrea’s portfolio career has included leadership assignments at the intersection of science, technology and business development. She has built and led informatics and scientific teams across the entire pharmaceutical value chain. Most recently, Andrea focused on building the Pharma Artificial Intelligence market at NVIDIA. Through this experience she has travelled the world advising biopharmaceutical, academics, research institutes, and startups in the potential of machine learning and artificial intelligence across every discipline in our industry. Prior to her role at NVIDIA, Andrea held leadership positions at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Amgen, and Roche. In the last three years, Andrea’s work at Eli Lilly & Company has focused around empowering the LRL Research organization with greater computational, analytics-intense experimentation to raise the innovation of our scientists.

As the Global Head of Data Sciences and Advanced Analytics, Andrea leads four organizations: The High-Performance Computing Team, the Data Engineering team, the AI/ML team and the Translational Informatics team for LRL. Additionally, Andrea serves as a strategic advisor for the NIH HubMap Advisory Team. She has a B.S. in Animal Physiology from UC Davis, a Master’s in Health Administration from University of San Francisco, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Her leadership has gained her international recognition as a leader in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences.