Michael Linhares

Michael Linhares

Linhares leads Pfizer's BIS team and was a force behind the drugmaker's federated integration strategy to centralize R&D and eliminate "spreadmart" silos of information that were not updated or shared evenly. A newer challenge for Linhares is the implementation of a "scientific workbench" for common data capture that virtualizes lab information management systems, chromatography, eLab notebooks, data warehouse and outside information. Latulippe Smith & Nephew is a regulated provider of artificial hips and knees, orthopedic equipment and hospital and consumer wound management supplies. With three global business units operating on separate SAP instances, Latulippe was cited for her work to improve data quality and integration through governance and scorecards in the global MDM practice. While data quality varies across different endeavors and 300 legacy environments, data quality has reached 95 percent overall from an initial 25 percent across all three GBUs. It has also revealed many thousands of inactive SKUs and given new insight to the company's core mission.