OPEX in an era of disruption – Responding to uncertainty with agility

Tim Perkins

Head of Performance & Continuous Improvement at AstraZeneca

Learning Objectives

Clinical development processes at AstraZeneca govern how we work to bring potential new medicines to patients as rapidly as possible. They tell staff how to run clinical trials to follow Good Clinical Practice and national and international regulations to ensure patient safety and data integrity.


Key Takeaways:



  • How can a complex and regulated process, such as clinical drug development, be optimised at scale?

  • What structures and ways of working can allow rapid process improvement and lay the foundations for implementation?

  • The role of senior leadership in the journey from a functional-based to process-led organisation