CIO Symposium Contributor

Christopher Rieder


VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Symposium Roles

CIO Award Finalist 2010


Chris has over 20 years of information technology (IT) experience with global organizations, in the pharmaceutical and health-related industries.

As senior vice president and chief information officer, he oversees all IT operations and supports the strategic direction of VITAS, one of the nation’s leading providers of end-of-life care.

Before joining VITAS, Chris served as chief information officer at Parexel, Inc., a leading bio-pharmaceutical services organization. He led the company’s worldwide technology initiatives. Earlier in his career, Chris served as vice president of information technology for Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he built a customer-centric IT division to improve the company’s customer service operations.

Chris holds an MBA in information technology from the American University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. A member of the Society for Information Management, Chris was a contributing author to the book, “Improving Technology ROI: Leading CTOs and CIOs on Making Successful Technology Investments, Maximizing Return on Investments, & Gaining a Competitive Edge, Inside the Minds.”