Bruno Villetelle

Global Head of Data and Digital for Novartis

Digital Healthcare Leader & Keynote Speaker

Over the course of three decades, Bruno Villetelle has worked for a number of globally-influential companies and has established himself as a leader in the digital healthcare space. Currently, Bruno holds the position of Global Head of Data & Digital for Novartis’ Global Drug Development (GDD) organization.

About Bruno

Bruno’s long-standing career has taught him much in the way of healthcare and technology. He was the Chief Information Officer of Haubtmann-Stronglight for over five years. Then, he moved on to Ernst & Young when an opportunity emerged to be a consultant specializing in innovation for a large number of businesses across industries in the public sector.

After four years with Ernst & Young, Bruno went on to form a 15+ year career with Nestle. There, he held a number of executive-level roles up to Chief Information Officer, finishing up as the Global Head of Digital. He then moved on to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he acted as Chief Digital Officer. While holding this position, Bruno established a digital accelerator and implemented 50+ horizontal growth solutions in three years. Additionally, he was the co-Founder and Managing Director of Hatch@Takeda, a New York City-based Corporate Venture Capital firm dedicated to inventing and investing in new digital businesses. He served as chairman of the board in a number of digital health start-ups and was nominated as one of the “Top40 Healthcare Transformers” in 2017.

Additionally, he regularly speaks at important industry conferences and has been interviewed by a range of media. Bruno Villetelle’s proven track record of success has established him as a digital thought leader, and he now holds the position of Global Head of Data & Digital for Novartis, Global Drug Development.

Bruno Villetelle grew up in France and settled in Switzerland in the mid-1990s. He currently resides in the small town of Blonay. When he isn’t watching sports, playing golf, squash, or going for a jog, you can usually find him spending quality time with his wife and family. Possessing both Swiss and French citizenship, he has always had a passion for travel, seeing much of the world during his business and personal ventures.

Traveling both for business and with his family, he has been able to visit Bali, Brazil, China, Dubai, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and cities across Europe and the USA such as in Miami, New York, San Francisco, and many others. At each stop, Bruno enjoys getting to know everything he can about the local people, history, and culture. Given his extensive travel schedule and the many hours he spends every year in the air and on the tarmac, Bruno also developed a passion for books and movies

He spent many years in France for his education where he received both a Master of Science from the Université Claude Bernard and a Master of Engineering from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. It was in this time that he nurtured his love of business improvement, innovation, and a vision of the promises of digitization.