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Director, R&D Operations Innovation at Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium
Bert is Senior Director and Innovation Leader at Janssen Pharmaceutica. He leads transformational innovation projects that have the goal to shape the future of clinical trial execution, and position Janssen as a role model in patient-centered clinical research.
Bert is an industry expert in Global Clinical Operations and Digital Health. He holds an MSc in Biomedicine and PhD in Medicine, both from Utrecht University. He started work as a CRA and, building on roles with increasing responsibilities in Clinical Operations-, QA- and IT-management, he joined Janssen’s Clinical Innovation team in 2015.
He has developed a keen eye for bringing structure into complex environments, finding a healthy balance between need for process and individuals’ accountability. One constant in his career is his drive to connect dots and find ways to exploit technology to bring efficiencies into clinical research and provide patients a better experience.
His main focus today is to develop capabilities for digital health in clinical trials, including the use of digital outcome measures and implementation of technologies for remote patient monitoring.