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Chris Nardecchia

SVP Chief Information and Digital OfficerRockwell Automation

Milwaukee, WI

Member Since April 2021


Cross-functional Team Leadership
IT Strategy


Chris Nardecchia is senior vice president and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Rockwell Automation. Chris most recently served as senior vice president, Information Technology where he was responsible for strategic vision, operational excellence and change leadership for the development and implementation of information technology initiatives and architecture across our company. Chris had responsibility for driving our corporate information technology strategy and internal transformation, creating digital solutions that enhance our Rockwell Automation capabilities internally and externally. Previously, Chris was vice president and CIO, Global Operations and Supply Chain, at Amgen, Inc. With over 30 years of professional experience, he also held leadership roles at Pfizer and Warner Lambert, which was acquired by Pfizer. At these companies he led IT-enabled business and digital strategy and accelerated growth through technology and data analytics. He drove business innovations that improved profitability, globalization, restructuring and mergers. He has an extensive background with portfolio management, engineering, operations, mergers and acquisitions, IT risk management, analytics and using technology to drive business insights. He was also the Rockwell Automation executive sponsor at Amgen. Earlier in his career, Chris also held process, and production engineering roles in the pharmaceutical, chemical and nuclear industries. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Michigan State

Published content

The evolving role of the CIO in the era of AI


The key for IT and CIOs is to think more about how AI extends human capabilities, expands possibilities, and helps people to achieve more.

How adaptive AI is changing the cloud vs. edge debate for manufacturers


Adaptive AI will be key to navigating data challenges in both realms and reaping the greatest rewards from the sources of industrial data.

CIOs need curious technologists


Learning about right-fit emerging technology can help technologists, and companies, leapfrog competitors.

IT/OT convergence starts with the CIO


As IT and OT converge, only leading-edge ideas and software will survive and thrive.

Why sustainability needs to be part of a CIO's strategy


The CIO is in the best position to map information for ESG metrics and reporting.

The CIO’s greatest recruitment challenge: Diversity in tech


Diverse talent in the tech space will move the industry forward.

Company details

Rockwell Automation

Company bio

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,500 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit



Area of focus

Industrial Automation
Safety products

Company size

10,001 plus