KATHRYN (KATE) OWEN is SVP and head of global development operations within Bristol Myers Squibb. In this role, Owen leads and manages all operations related to the conduct of clinical trials across the portfolio – clinical pharmacology studies as well as Phase I through IV. She is also responsible for the data management and data standards, including the tools, systems, and processes to support efficient clinical trial execution. While Owen’s responsibilities focus on global operational execution, she has a passion for ensuring the opportunity and the education of clinical trials is afforded broadly. Owen joined Bristol Myers Squibb in July 2017 from Novo Nordisk, where she served as VP of clinical trial management and global sponsor of RBM design & implementation. Owen received her undergraduate degree from Royal Holloway, University of London in biology.