- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2015
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Jean Olive is the Chief Technology Officer for Best Buy Health responsible for technology strategy and architecture, product design and delivery, digital transformations, and operational excellence. Prior Best Buy, Jean was VP of ERP Strategy and Transformation at Schneider Electric, where she led the global quote to cash digital strategy and business transformation programs. Jean’s career has been centered on global companies with a mission to improve and saves lives. At Global Philips, she was the SVP and Head of IT, Business Groups and North America, leading the IT organizations and business transformations for Health Technology. Prior to Philips, Jean spent more than 20 years at Raytheon Company where she progressed through a variety of engineering, supply chain and leadership positions making significant contributions to defense systems including Patriot and Amraam.
Jean is a champion for agile and product methodologies to enable business agility, advancing women in technology and leadership, and inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage. Jean resides in the Boston area with her husband Stephen and together they have five grown children. Jean is a sports junkie and an advocate for healthy living and improving lives with technology and was the co-chair for the Boston American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Jean received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut in 1984. She is a member of the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers Class of 2015.