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Michael Stapleton

Managing Director and INTIENT Strategy Lead
Michael is responsible for the business service strategy, with specific focus on the INTIENT platform. Prior to joining Accenture, Michael held the position of VP & CIO, R&D IT at Merck, where he had global responsibility for all IT and informatics in support of Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) from discovery, through clinical, regulatory, safety and RWE. For over twenty years prior to Merck, Michael led scientific businesses serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and research industries; as GM Informatics & VP Growth and Innovation at Perkin Elmer; VP Informatics, Marketing and eBusiness at Life Technologies and as EVP & COO at Accelrys.