Timothy Coleman

Vice President and Info Officer, Medicines Development

Eli Lilly and Company

Tim is currently Vice President and Information Officer, Medicines Development Information and Digital Solutions (IDS), at Eli Lilly and Company where he is responsible for delivering IT strategies and solutions for R&D business areas. In this role, he directs a global portfolio of digital change initiatives in partnership with Lilly business and scientific executives. Projects delivered within his portfolio have been recognized nationally for innovation and visionary leadership, including the CIO100 Award, FutureEdge 50 Award and Bio-IT World Best Practices Award in Clinical Research.

Tim began his career with Lilly in 1990 as a Systems Analyst and has held several positions in the Global IDS organization supporting US and Global sales & marketing, manufacturing, and R&D. In addition, he has held business roles with P&L responsibility as District Sales Leader for the Lilly Osteoporosis Specialty Business Unit in the southeastern part of the U.S.

Tim is a passionate advocate for STEM youth programs and enjoys giving to support his community. He currently serves as Executive Champion for BDPA Indianapolis and on the TechPoint Youth Foundation board of directors. Tim is also currently a board member with the Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning at the Krannert School of Management and has served on computer science advisory boards for multiple universities. Tim was previously honored with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University.

Tim earned his B. S in Industrial Management and Computer Science from Purdue University and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is married and the father of two sons.