In the first installment of a new video blog series, <em>Mathematica Insights</em>, Akira Bell discusses how chief information officers in technologically sophisticated organizations provide strategic solutions that address dynamic business needs.
Akira Bell is Mathematica’s senior vice president and chief information officer. She oversees technology infrastructure and governance and leads strategy for delivering innovation in support of client and internal business function needs.
Before joining Mathematica in 2018, Bell led the IT function for Aramark’s higher education business unit. Previously, she served as a divisional chief information officer within the Hess Corporation and held various program management, application development, and technology consulting roles with UnitedHealth, IBM Global Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Hess, she guided IT strategy during the acquisition of its retail division by Marathon Speedway and was part of the team recognized by CIO magazine with a CIO100 Award for delivering innovative IT solutions during Hurricane Sandy recovery.
Bell earned a B.S.E. in operations research from Princeton University, where she serves as an alumni mentor for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.