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Virginia Clay-Chism

IT director, shared services, infrastructure, and operations, Medtronic


Pre-Covid, Virginia Clay-Chism led efforts to simplify Medtronic’s technology environment by implementing a core suite of collaboration products. Now, more than 90,000 employees can use mobile devices to securely access tools and data, search calendars, and access information in shared locations. The transformation allowed Medtronic to retire an outdated platform, saving $125,000.

Clay-Chism’s visionary thinking about collaborative and off-premise tools set the company up for success when it had to quickly move to remote working as Covid restrictions hit globally.