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Quick Base Names 2nd Fortune 500 CIO to Board of Directors, Expanding Bench of Enterprise Leaders Advocating for Citizen Development

Global biopharmaceutical executive Paul von Autenried joins growing number of CIO voices supporting low-code, brings deep industry experience to growing healthcare segment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 15, 2020 - Quick Base, the leading low-code platform for operational agility, announced that Paul von Autenried, executive vice president and chief information officer at Bristol Myers Squibb, has joined its board of directors. Paul is the second Fortune 500 CIO to join Quick Base’s board since the beginning of the year.

Paul has long been vocal about the ongoing evolution of the role of IT in organizations today. No longer distinguished solely by the depth of their technology expertise, he considers IT professionals “stewards of the digital enterprise,” taking full accountability for the digital capabilities of their companies. In this way, IT can support those on the frontlines of the business by providing a shared, managed platform for process innovation and agility.

“To be successful today, businesses need to adapt and evolve incredibly fast,” Paul said. "Quick Base is a leader in enabling safe and compliant innovation at the edge of enterprise-level systems. Its strong data-centric platform, low barrier to entry for developers, best-in-class support and skilled management with a vision for the future are all reasons I’ve joined the board."

Paul joins Javier Polit, CIO at Mondelez International, Inc, on Quick Base’s board of directors, marking a growing number of global CIOs advocating for widespread adoption of citizen development to help businesses create lasting operational agility. Paul’s perspective as one of healthcare’s leading CIOs is also extremely valuable as the world responds to the impact of COVID-19.

In the wake of disruption caused by the novel coronavirus, companies are faced with “rethinking their operating model,” according to a recent McKinsey report, “building it around how their people work best.” That means the pace of transformation is moving faster, and the challenges that existed before--disconnected legacy systems, inefficient manual workflows and scarce development resources--will be magnified.

“We’re seeing businesses come back to the future of work right now. Agility and speed are suddenly paramount, meaning data and technology must be more accessible, automated and integrated than ever before,” said Ed Jennings, Quick Base CEO. “Paul shares our passion for helping businesses get the most out of their technology and people, safely empowering teams across an organization to fill in the gaps and build the solutions they need that connect their data and systems. His experience, including enabling citizen development in a highly-regulated industry, will help shape the practice for our customers and for businesses around the world.”

“Patients are the center of everything we do at Bristol Myers Squibb,” Paul said. “IT enables us to inspire innovators across the entire organization to leverage digital technology to improve the overall patient experience and succeed in our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.”

Throughout his experiences in high-tech, consumer packaged goods, and biopharmaceuticals companies, Paul's career has been focused on strategically leveraging information technology to drive superior performance. Before joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Paul held positions with Kraft General Foods and Hewlett-Packard. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

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