Embracing Change and Overcoming Resistance With Adama Ibrahim

February 28, 2024


Change can be scary, but it can also bring new opportunities and lead to growth and innovation. In this episode of Trends from the Trenches, host Stan Gloss from BioTeam and Adama Ibrahim, VP of Digital Strategy & Change Management at Novo Nordisk, delve into a conversation about humanity’s natural resistance to change, why it is important to overcome that resistance, and how change is the key to making progress. Ibrahim also shares how Novo Nordisk is supporting research organizations through change management, as well as how to incentivize people to embrace change in an ever-evolving world.

Adama Ibrahim, EMBA, VP, Digital Strategy & Change Management, Novo Nordisk  
Award winning digital transformation change leader with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, renowned for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. With extensive experience across the value chain from discovery to development in building operational strategies and high performing team, across industry giants such as Hoffman La-Roche, Amgen, Biogen, Novartis and Novo Nordisk. Noteworthy accomplishments include pioneering decentralized trials and driving innovative patient engagement initiatives. Recognized with numerous awards and accolades, this leader is involved in community initiatives with schools, speaks at international conferences, and actively mentors others.

Host Bio

Stan Gloss


As co-founder and Evangelist of BioTeam, Stan Gloss has been working to tell the stories of the intersection of science, data and technology since 2002. Gloss joined with fellow founding partners Bill Van Etten and Chris Dagdigian to form BioTeam in 2002 following his tenure in business development with AVAKI Corporation, a pioneer in global grid software solutions, and Blackstone Computing, a computing and IT consulting company for scientists, Gloss led the sales initiative that launched the company in the life sciences market. Gloss earned his MS at the University of Buffalo and was a department chairman and faculty member at Quinnipiac University.

A life science IT consulting firm at the intersection of science, data, and technology, BioTeam builds innovative scientific data ecosystems that close the gap between what scientists want to do with data—and what they can do. Learn more at