Michael W. Smith is Chief Information Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC). He is a seasoned leader who brings a mix of Information Technology (IT), commercial and functional expertise with more than 25 years of experience across retail, technology and pharma industries. In his role, Michael is responsible for further advancing ELC's innovation in technology to effectively support and enable the Company's growth strategy and the evolving needs of its brands and business. He also drives global technology solutions in key strategic areas for the Company, notably retail, digital, social and analytics.
Since joining ELC, Michael has been responsible for creating Tech Day of Pink, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer in the tech community in support of ELC's Breast Cancer Campaign, the Company's largest corporate philanthropic initiative. This year's Tech Day of Pink will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019. On this day, wear pink, share your photos on social media using the hashtags #TechInPink2019 and #TimeToEndBreastCancer and encourage your colleagues and friends to join the movement.
Prior to joining ELC, Michael held leadership roles at Nike, Inc., where he spent over 22 years in multiple brand and technology roles, and Mylan NV, where he led Digital and Innovation and Global Business Services, in addition to serving as the company's Chief Information Officer. Michael is currently a member of multiple advisory boards, including Accoy Pharmaceuticals, a healthcare company; CausePoint a technology company; and Incture, a software company.