Roche’s Luca La Porta shares his views on new technologies, digital’s impact on providing better health outcomes and the future of IT as a business value creator.
Can you give us background information on your career?
Music was my passion and I started my career as a musician. I founded and ran a recording studio and music school – an unconventional start to a long career in IT! At the same time I studied a Science & Technology degree and in 1999 my wife introduced me to the ‘Internet revolution’ – she was working at Accenture at the time. This interested me and changed my career focus significantly. I developed a successful e-commerce solution for online orders and an innovative research solution aimed at the pharma industry with Roche as one of my clients. I joined Roche full-time in 2013 and have since managed large transformation programs in the EMEA region.
Digital technologies continue to have a significant impact on the life sciences industry, resulting in better patient outcomes. In your view, what are the major benefits that digital brings to Roche?