Novartis AG – Digital Transformation Strategies

Pages: 38 Published: May 11, 2023 Report Code: GDDT0658ES

Novartis AG Digital Transformation Strategies Report Overview

Novartis has been focusing on AI and data analytics technologies as a part of its digital transformation strategies. The annual ICT spending of Novartis was estimated at $2.2 billion in 2022. A major share of this spending is earmarked for acquiring network and communications, ICT services, and hardware from vendors. Novartis is a pharmaceutical company engaged in discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of prescription and generic pharmaceutical products.

Total ICT Spending 2022 $2.2 billion
ICT Spend by Function Communications, Data Center, Network, Application, End-User Computing, Service Desk, and Management
ICT Spend by Channel Internal Development and Maintenance, Technology Vendors (Direct), Local Resellers, Telcos, ICT Services Providers/Consulting Firms, Specialist Outsourcers, and Systems integrators
External ICT Spend by Segment ICT services, Software (including Cloud SaaS), Hardware (including Cloud Iaas), Network and communications, Consulting, and Others
Technology Theme Focus Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT and Alternative Reality

The Novartis Digital Transformation Strategies report will act as a reference point to understand a company/competitor’s digital strategy. It will also help in understanding the digital preparedness of the company against its peers. Information included in these reports are sourced from a mix of our very own internal database and authentic secondary research links such as company’s annual report, presentations, press releases etc. The report covers overview of the company, its digital transformation strategies, technology focus areas, technology initiatives, technology introductions, investments, acquisitions, ICT spending among others.

Digital Transformation Strategies

Novartis is harnessing the power of big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to transform the healthcare ecosystem and achieve better health outcomes. The company is increasingly integrating data science and affiliated digital technologies into all aspects of work from improving and streamlining research and development processes to improving manufacturing efficiency and serving its customers more effectively. Novartis is collaborating with big tech companies such as Microsoft, ConcertAI, and Amazon to accelerate its efforts toward the development of AI driven solutions and to explore potential applications of AI across its value chain ranging from drug discovery to development to commercialization.

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Novartis Technology Theme Focus

Novartis is utilizing number of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, IoT and alternative reality to improve operational efficiency, enhance service capabilities and develop novel drugs and treatments.

Novartis Technology Focus

Novartis Technology Focus

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Novartis Technology Initiatives

Novartis has been involved in several strategic technology partnerships and collaborations, technology developments and roll outs, acquisitions, and technology investments over the past few years. For instance, Novartis partnered with RetinAI, a Germany based company involved in developing AI applications and models for optimizing research and pharmaceutical workflows in ophthalmology. Under the terms of the partnership, Novartis will use RetinAI’s AI tools and IT solutions in multiple projects in ophthalmology and digital health to understand ophthalmology diseases comprehensively and offer better care to patients.

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Novartis ICT Spend by Function

  • Communications
  • Data center
  • Networks
  • Applications
  • End-user computing
  • Service desk
  • Management

Novartis ICT Spend by Function, 2022

Total ICT Spend by Function, 2022

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Novartis ICT Spend by Channel

  • Internal development and maintenance (IT staff)
  • Technology vendors (direct)
  • Local resellers
  • Telcos
  • ICT services providers/Consulting firms
  • Specialist outsourcers
  • Systems integrators

Novartis ICT Spend by Channel, 2022

Total IT Spend by Channel, 2022

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Novartis External ICT Spend by Segment

  • ICT services
  • Software (including Cloud SaaS)
  • Hardware (including Cloud Iaas)
  • Network and communications
  • Consulting
  • Others

Novartis External ICT Spend by Segment, 2022

Novartis External ICT Spend by Segment, 2022

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This report provides:

  • Insight into Novartis’s technology activities.
  • Insights of its digital transformation strategies and technology center & innovation program.
  • Overview of technology initiatives covering partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.
  • Insights on each technology initiative including technology theme, objective, and benefits.
  • Details of estimated ICT budgets and major ICT contracts.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into Novartis’s technology operations.
  • Gain insights into its technology strategies and innovation initiatives.
  • Gain insights into its technology themes under focus.
  • Gain insights into its various partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.

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Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • – Brief information about the company, its business divisions, and its financials
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • – A summary of key digital strategies/implementation efforts of the company
  • Accelerators, Incubators, and Other Innovation Programs
  • – Discusses the company’s key strategic units, innovation labs, incubation and accelerator programs dedicated to technology innovation
  • Technology Focus
  • – Lists the technology themes pertinent to the industry the company operates in and highlights the themes adopted by the company
  • Technology Initiatives
  • – Discussion about all the technology introductions & partnerships the company has entered
  • Venture Arm: Novartis Venture Fund (NVF)
  • – Brief information about the Company’s Ventures and it’s the key decision makers
  • Investment
  • – Brief discussion about the investments made by the company to acquire new technologies
  • Acquisitions
  • – Brief discussion about the acquisitions by the company
  • Partnership and Investment Network Map
  • – A bird’s eye view of all the partnerships/investments/acquisitions that the company has made in the last 3-5 years
  • ICT Budget and Contracts
  • – The company’s ICT budget segregated into hardware, software, and managed IT services
  • Key Executives
  • – Lists key executives and Digital Transformation Executives of the company, typically the key decision makers/influencers

Frequently Asked Questions

The annual ICT spending of Novartis was estimated at $2.2 billion in 2022.

Communications was the leading ICT spending category by function for Novartis in 2022.

Internal development and maintenance was the leading ICT spending category by channel for Novartis in 2022.

ICT services was the leading external ICT spending categories by segment for Novartis in 2022.

The key technological theme in focus for Novartis are artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, IoT and alternative reality.


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