Lily Wong is a digitally savvy business leader at Bayer with high energy and big ambition. She is an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker at a senior level who builds high-performing teams and drives innovation.

Lily Wong has more than 15 years of experience in strategy and execution for F500 companies in R&D, marketing, sales and supply chain. She has proven leadership experience by connecting well with customers to understand complex problems, quickly build trust and implement simple solutions. At the same time, she has a natural ability to bring together cross-functional teams at all levels to drive impact. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring individuals and teams. She has experience serving on community tech boards and advising start-ups that are disrupting the market.

Lily Wong Lecture topics

  • Digital transformation
    – How can partnerships be developed to drive digital transformation and increase value creation?
  • Why is business innovation/open innovation so difficult?
  • Emerging technology
    – Generation AI – how can you start the Gen AI journey in your organisation
    – Realising the potential of AI and Gen AI for companies
  • Diversity, equality, inclusion
    – Overcoming bias
    – The power of tenacity, courage and resilience
    – The perspective of minorities
    – You are not too young
    – Women in technology
    – Women in leadership

Lily Wong spent a large part of her career advising global B2B & B2C companies on their digital transformation journey.

This includes helping companies launch new products, services and experiences for consumers, create and prioritize digital opportunities, forge strategic operating models, and orchestrate delivery to ensure that business and technology investment translates into measurable outcome.

At Bayer, Lily led Digital Transformation for Bayer Consumer Health’s R&D and Regulatory, Medical, Safety, Compliance functions with the aim of digitizing innovation, maximizing the value of data and technology for scientific discovery to develop breakthrough consumer-facing propositions and business models to achieve growth and compliance targets in order to make an impact in driving self-care for everyday health.

Currently, Lily Wong is the VP of IT Strategy & Partnerships, overseeing the delivery of the IT strategy across Bayer’s 3 Business Units and develop Bayer’s Digital partnerships with academic institutions, startups and digital natives to fuel innovation while managing strategic partnership alliances and commercial deals in close collaboration with divisions and functions. Her team is responsible for scouting emerging technology such as catalyzing GenAI across the enterprise.