Karenann Terrell

Karenann Terrell is the former Chief Digital and Technology Officer for GlaxoSmithKline. Her responsibilities at GSK included leadership for all information technology as well as Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation (GSK split into 2 legal entities- a BioPharma company and a separate Consumer Health Company which went public as Haleon in July of 2022) Karenann was previously the chief information officer for Walmart from 2010 to March 2017. Her responsibility for the global Walmart Technology portfolio included both Information Systems Division(ISD) and Global Back Office Solutions. Terrell previously served as chief information officer of Baxter International, Inc., where she was responsible for the company’s global IT function, supporting businesses worldwide in bio-tech, medical devices and pharmaceuticals and was chief information officer in Daimler Chrysler where she had total technology responsibility for the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz Americas. She began her career with General Motors as an electrical engineer, where her responsibilities included manufacturing and product engineering for the Chevrolet and Cadillac brands as well as the Onstar division.

Karenann has been a transformational technology leader in the Automotive, Pharma, and Retail industries where she drove technology modernization and transformed technology stacks which allowed business model transformation for the companies in which she worked. Her technology remit included responsibility for all cyber security efforts globally.

Her capabilities include deep knowledge regarding technology engineering and support for global supply chains, merchandising, finance, cyber security and enterprise infrastructure. Karenann’s domain knowledge led to innovative technology solutions that were integrating the digital and physical shopping experiences so customers get the products they want, in the way they choose, whether it be in stores and clubs, online or via mobile devices. Expertise in data platforms and analytics led to unique capabilities for retail in the areas of customer insights, Pharma Genetics/functional genomics analytics which made research discovery and clinical development possible within a significant digital augmentation, as well as broad based use of IoT data for manufacturing and security operational excellence.

Karenann is currently a Senior Advisor for Insight Partners, LLC and board member for public and private technology companies. She is a member of the board of trustees for the New York Hall of Science, a hands-on science and technology center and has also led Global Councils for Women Leaders at GSK and Walmart and acts as an executive sponsor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives.

Terrell has been named “CIO of the Year” , CIO Hall of Fame, and is a winner of the prestigious Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership and selected as a member of Fortune’s Executive Fantasy League “Dream Team” starting line-up. She was previously named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Business” by Automotive News, “outstanding engineer” at Kettering and Purdue University, where she earned bachelor’s master’s degrees, respectively, in electrical engineering.