James Swanson is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Monsanto, a leading global agricultural company. Jim leads the 1,200-plus employees across the global Information Technology function. Jim is responsible for the IT vision to transform Monsanto into an information-based company and deliver IT capabilities across all Monsanto’s global business. Jim is a member of Monsanto’s Corporate Strategy Leadership Team, Global Business Operations Leadership Team and Executive Team Operations Council. Jim’s previous work experience included executive and scientific roles at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham.