Michael L. Rutherford

Syneos Health
Executive Director, Computer Systems Quality and Data Integrity
Michael Rutherford is Executive Director Computer Systems Quality and Data Integrity at Syneos Health (previously INC Research/ Inventiv Health). In this role, he is responsible for computer systems quality and working with colleagues across the company to create and implement a Syneos Health data integrity program. Mike retired from Eli Lilly and Company at the end of 2017 after 29+ years of service, where he held numerous technical, administrative, and operational leadership roles within the Laboratory, Quality, and Medicines Development Unit. Mike is recognized as a global technical expert in ER/ES, data integrity, computer systems validation and quality, as well as laboratory automation and laboratory informatics. Mike has been involved with ISPE and GAMP® since 2003. He is a Director on the ISPE International Board and a member and Past Chair of the GAMP CoP Global Steering Committee and a sponsor of numerous GAMP Special Interest Groups (SIGs), including those on Data Integrity and the Cloud. He has organized and chaired numerous ISPE and GAMP related conferences worldwide and currently serves as the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting Co-Chair. Mike is also helping drive ISPE’s global effort on Data Integrity. Mike was the recipient of the 2014 ISPE Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year Award and the 2016 ISPE Joseph X. Phillips Professional Achievement Award. Mike has a BS degree in Chemistry from Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA, and an MS degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.