Mark Sparks

Head of Product Platforms for Bayer Crop Science

Mark Sparks is the Head of Product Platforms for Bayer Crop Science. In his role, Mark oversees the development, acquisition and implementation of technologies that deliver business outcomes and speed innovation across the company’s Research & Development, Product Supply and Commercial Operations functions.
Mark and his team collaborate closely with the data assets, decision science, digital transformation and business function teams to ensure that all technologies connect to and further the strategic priorities of Bayer Crop Science. This includes the delivery of common platforms and products to advance data capture and analysis, prescribe and automate workflows, surface data science insights and create new digital offerings for customers.

At Bayer, Mark has served in various software engineering and digital product leadership roles including leading the creation and launch of a global IoT platform that delivers insights to improve data from the field to researchers and specialists in real-time across R&D, Product Supply and Market Development, a Transportation Management System that optimizes the delivery of products to customers to save cost while improving sustainability and an API-based B2B exchange that enables reliable and modern connectivity with customers.
Mark holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is the recipient of the 2019 CIO and the CIO Executive Council Ones to Watch Award. Mark resides in St. Louis with his wife and two daughters.


28 maja 2021