“Alpna is a business leader running IT.” Alpna is Chief Information Officer at Royal Philips. She has over 25 years of global experience as executive in the information technology, healthcare and telecommunications industries.
IT is the beating heart of the modern organization. It’s often the greatest determinant of a business’s success – creating new opportunities, driving growth and enabling everyone to provide the best possible products, services and experiences to the customer.
Alpna has long embodied this approach – wherever she’s worked, she’s been clear that IT is business. As executive leader, she drives digitization, innovation and growth, implementing bold visions and ensuring that IT has a seat at the strategy table.
Her work at Philips, for which she was shortlisted as a ‘CIO of the year’ for 2018 by CIODAY, has seen her head up a transformation project that has created a new global digital backbone for the organization. At Philips, digitization leads to improved lives and healthier societies, and Alpna is passionate about technology’s ability to do good in the world.
Alpna is a highly respected international thought leader, and has presented at global events for technology brands.