Cristina Duran

Chief Digital Health Officer, R&D, AstraZeneca

Cristina Duran is the Chief Digital Health Officer R&D at AstraZeneca, responsible for harnessing the power of digital technology to accelerate the development and delivery of new medicines to patients. Under her leadership, the Digital Health R&D team has helped transform AstraZeneca’s core business and is delivering benefits at pace, including quantified improvement of patient experience on clinical trials, acceleration of research and millions in productivity savings. Cristina is passionate about innovation and increasing enterprise value through inspiring an organization to change for the future.

Cristina has worked at the company for over 10 years, holding leadership positions across global commercial, in country commercial and R&D.

Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Cristina worked as a senior management consultant in Accenture leading large transformation programs, including setting up a new tech company that is now one of the main brands for a large consumer company, leading Board level business transformation strategy reviews and leading the implementation of large transformations for telecoms companies.

Cristina is considered an industry expert in the field of digital health. She is a frequent keynote speaker at events such as Prix Galien, Digital Health World Congress and Pistoia Alliance. She currently serves on the oncology community advisory board of Health XL and is part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative task force focused on taking collective action to decarbonize healthcare.

Cristina resides in Cambridge, UK. She is Spanish and married with two children.

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