Peter Lega

Peter Z. Lega is Director of Emerging Technology at Merck & Company, leading the execution and tooling of the emerging technology portfolio, and cultivating creative partnerships around technology, talent, and data. Currently, Lega is working on evolving software practices to support rapid-paced global technology delivery in a regulatory environment.

Before this position, Lega led MSD’s enterprise web and mobility services. He led the construction of the Univadis Portal, serving thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe, which was recognized by the ComputerWorld Laureates program.

Prior to joining MSD, He was VP of technical architecture at c|net networks where he led development of several franchise sites (,, and He also held senior roles including Technical Director at Digital Equipment, Divisional CIO at Bear Stearns, and was a rapporteur on Digital Content for the European Commission.

Peter holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Moravian College.