Chris Nardecchia

Member Since 2021

Chris Nardecchia

SVP Chief Information and Digital Officer

Rockwell Automation

Milwaukee Area

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


  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • IT Strategy
  • Leadership


February 6th, 2023

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.

March 10th, 2022

CIOs need curious technologists

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

February 4th, 2022

IT/OT convergence starts with the CIO

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

December 15th, 2021

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.


Rockwell Automation

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


  • Industrial Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Safety products