Workday Appoints Chief Information Officer

February 3, 2016

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Diana McKenzie, Previously Senior Vice President and CIO of Amgen, Joins Workday Leadership Team


Pleasanton, CA–February  3, 2016Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources has appointed Diana McKenzie as the company’s chief information officer (CIO). Reporting directly to Co-President Mark Peek, Diana will have global responsibility for Workday’s information services organization.

Prior to joining Workday, Diana was senior vice president and CIO at Amgen, where she spent 12 years applying leading-edge analytics and information technology (IT) to continually drive competitive advantage for the company. Preceding Amgen, Diana served in a variety of IT leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Company.

During her nearly three decades of experience, Diana has been an active leader in various trade, technology, and governmental organizations and in 2015, was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Purdue University.

Comments on the News

“In my experience, nothing is more rewarding than accelerating business growth by evolving the ways an organization can take advantage of new technologies to unlock the potential in people and data,” said Diana McKenzie, chief information officer, Workday. “I’m delighted to join a company that believes technology is the foundation for business growth. Workday continually proves this with best-in-class finance and HR applications that work the way people want to work and deliver the knowledge they need to move the business forward.”

“As a leader in enterprise software, we are always raising the bar on our internal use of technology to further optimize every corner of our business and arm our people with tools and insights to be even more productive,” said Mark Peek, co-president, Workday. “With the addition of a CIO of Diana’s caliber to the leadership team, we will continue to build on this success. Her passion for developing teams and driving companies forward with technology will help us move through our next phase of growth.”


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