Stephen McCarthy,

VP of Digital Innovation

Steve McCarthy is Vice President of Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems. Steve provides domain expertise and serves as an industry evangelist and customer advocate for Sparta.  In this role, Steve works closely with Sparta’s customers to help them define and execute their quality management and digital transformations.

Steve leads Sparta’s Artificial Intelligence advancement program, expanding the adoption of AI-enabled, digital quality innovations across the industry.  He also heads Sparta’s strategic thought-leadership and customer coalition programs, partnering with industry, regulators and analysts to shape the fast-approaching future of quality management systems for life-sciences in service of the health and wellness of the global population.

Steve has three decades of experience as a quality and supply chain leader within the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sparta, he held several high-profile positions within Johnson & Johnson, the most recent of which was as VP of Quality Systems Shared Services for their Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Consumer sectors.  There he implemented several complex quality system and process transformations across the enterprise.

His earlier career was spent in virology research at the University Hospital St. Thomas’ in London.

Steve holds a BSc in Medical & Industrial Biology from Cardiff University in Wales, UK. He is a certified six-sigma process excellence black-belt as well as a certified 3rd degree black-belt karate instructor.

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