Head of Innovation and Technology.
Jim Balcom is Director of Partnerships and IT Governance with more than 20 years of experience providing specialized services and digital solutions to the Pharma and Life Sciences industries..
At MMS, Jim directs and implements processes designed to keep MMS moving forward, stretching to find new ways to operate and bring even more value to MMS clients.
Jim has a deep knowledge of the industry and initiates concepts for services, products, and solutions based on the industry’s needs. Jim leads the organization’s Technology Governance Team that supports the development of applicable use-cases and implementation strategy that align with customer goals. This governance team has played a key role in modernizing data services, including inputs on technology solutions to speed drug development decision making and helping to solve real-world health problems.
Jim also lends his expertise to the organization’s change management framework, used internally and as a part of MMS strategic services. This method will help clients achieve the maximum benefits that can come from technology and associated process adoption.
Jim holds a Master’s Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Decision Making from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor in Applied Arts with emphasis on Personnel Management from Central Michigan University. Jim is a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.