Todd Pierce

Former Chief Digital Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Todd Pierce, chief digital officer, shapes and leads the integrated strategy for technology and digital platforms in service of the foundation’s mission.

Prior to joining the foundation, Todd was the senior vice president of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry at where he led the strategy and cross functional execution of the company’s products, solutions and partnerships for the industry. He joined in 2011 as the executive vice president of operations and transformation with overall responsibility for IT, real estate, security and trust. Before joining, he spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years as the chief information officer at Genentech where he led the company’s move to cloud and mobile technologies and later, as the global head of Pharma IT and Group Infrastructure for Roche. He has held several leadership positions in the public sector including the Veterans Affairs (VA) and the County of Santa Clara as chief information officer for the social services agency.

Todd has a personal passion for developing talent and for building strong morale and culture in his organisations. He received a master’s degree in health policy from UC Berkeley and his undergraduate from Austin College. He currently serves on the board of Dignity Health, the 5th largest nonprofit hospital system in the nation.