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Interview Of The Week: Karan Arora, AstraZeneca

Karan Arora, AstraZeneca

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Article Summary:

Who: Karan Arora is Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Global Vice President at AstraZeneca. He previously worked in positions at Abbott, Novartis, Hospira (now Pfizer), McKinsey & Company and Capgemini. 

Topic: The role of a CDO and the challenges of adapting to a post-pandemic world.

Quote: “We are in a race with our rivals to adapt to a post-COVID world. It is not about technology. It is about how quickly we can shift our mindsets and embrace new go-to-market models.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.