Rich AdduciGlobal Chief Information Officer, National Grid

    Rich Adduci joined National Grid in September 2015 as the Global Chief Information Officer and is based at National Grid’s US Head Quarters in Waltham, MA.

    Prior to joining National Grid, Rich Adduci served for 9 years as Boston Scientific’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). In his role as CIO at Boston Scientific, Rich has led the transformation of Boston Scientific’s IS organization, creating a Global IS organization focused on delivering competitive advantage for Boston Scientific through the innovative use of information and technology. This transformational journey was featured in the book “The Transformation CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World” by Hunter Muller. Rich is actively engaged in shaping direction in the Information Technology community at large through his role on several advisory groups including the SAP Life Sciences Advisory Committee, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the GHX Healthcare Exchange. In 2012 and 2013, Rich was named as one of CIO Magazine’s top 100 CIOs and also ranked #5 in the top 100 CIO’s by ExecuRank. Rich is a champion of inclusion and diversity in the workplace and was named as the 2013 Diversity Executive Sponsor of the year by Boston Scientific. Rich actively supports his community, among his community outreach is his membership on the Boston American Heart Association Board of Directors since 2007. Rich was selected as the Boston American Heart Association Board Chair in 2012.

    Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Rich was a Partner at Accenture where he had an 18 year career. Rich holds more than 15 European Patents and two United States Patents for the development of modeling tools to support Business Strategy and Market Entry for new wireless technologies.

    Rich earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1988 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1993 with concentrations in Finance and Economics. Rich was recently honored as a Purdue Outstanding Industrial Engineer, a distinction limited to less than 1% of all Industrial Engineering graduates at Purdue.