Brown Names Bryan Hill to Advise its Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership Program

PROVIDENCE, RI February 14, 2018- Cognizant Life Sciences Chief Technology Officer Bryan Hill, has been appointed to Brown University’s Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) Advisory Committee. Hill joins this group of senior executives from science, technology and engineering fields who are known for successfully facing the challenges of competing in today’s complex, global economy. As a committee member, Hill will provide insight into the demands of the fast-paced, global tech environment, and help ensure that Brown’s EMSTL program offers students timely business and industry knowledge and fosters the development of essential leadership skills.

Brown University’s Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership program is an accelerated 16-month program of intensive study that prepares professionals working in science and technology domains to be global leaders who drive innovation and corporate success. The professionals who choose EMSTL move beyond technical expertise by developing their leadership capacity, broadening their impact, and achieving personal and enterprise success.

Commenting on his EMSTL role, Hill said,

“To lead in today’s digital economy, technology leaders must go beyond the ones and zeroes to develop strategies that align human experience with business value. I am honored to be able to play a role in helping to shape those strategies as part of Brown University’s Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership Advisory Committee.

The EMSTL program’s emphasis on empathy, creative thinking, and communication in a global context provides the foundational skills necessary to deeply understand markets and partner with diverse disciplines to drive meaningful innovation.

I look forward to working with my fellow committee members and sharing my knowledge and experience to support the EMSTL’s mission of cultivating the next generation of tech leaders.”

As a CTO at Cognizant, Hill is responsible for digital solutions and technology innovation in Cognizant’s Life Sciences organization.  New Jersey-based Cognizant is a multi-national Fortune 500 technology, consulting and business services company.  Experts in Cognizant’s Life Sciences business unit work with all 30 of the top 30 global pharmaceutical companies, 9 of the top 10 biotech companies and 12 of the top 15 medical device companies.

Bryan’s focus is on identifying how emerging digital technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and others can help life sciences companies increase innovation in clinical development to bring new therapies to market faster.  He is a founding member of Cadient, Cognizant’s digital marketing agency focused on life sciences.

As a recognized thought leader on topics such as digital trends, application modernization, and product design within the industry, Bryan has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in software development, digital communications and marketing, user experience and management consulting.  Prior to his 13-year career at Cadient, which was acquired by Cognizant in 2014, Bryan led development efforts for desktop and cloud-based enterprise strategy management software at ActiveStrategy. He was previously a digital practice leader with management and IT consulting firm, IQGroup and earlier in his career as a systems architect for Farm Journal, leading the 125-year-old agricultural publisher’s business transformation from mainframe to web.

“We are delighted to have Bryan Hill join the distinguished industry leaders on the EMSTL Advisory Committee,” said Sandra Smith, EMSTL program director. “We rely on industry leaders to shape our curriculum to forge next-generation executives.  We look forward to an enriching conversation with Cognizant to move industry forward in the years to come.”

EMSTL attracts science and technology professionals who average 15 years of experience in early stage to Fortune 500 companies, and in government. EMSTL students work in a wide range of industries including aerospace and defense, energy, financial services, healthcare technology, industrial products, IT, insurance, life science, software and hardware and telecommunications.

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School of Professional Studies, Brown University

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