Kate Chapman is the Director of Clinical Technology Consultants Ltd and the Principal Consultant. Clinical Technology Consultants is based in Winchester, in the UK, and delivers specialist IRT consultancy services to sponsor companies and IRT Service providers across Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. Before forming Clinical Technology Consultants Ltd, Kate gained 19 years of experience in the Clinical Development area of the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sector, with a special interest in IRT. In that time Kate worked with and for companies ranging through; Sandoz, Novartis, Innovex, Roche, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, Pharmacia, PPD and Emergent Biosciences. Kate most recently formed and led an internal support function dedicated to IRT services and associated disciplines for Shire Pharmaceuticals. Kate has extensive experience as an end-user of IRT systems and continuously reviews many of the systems that are currently available. Kate is in demand as a speaker and panellist at conferences covering Europe and North America discussing topics specific to the IRT arena such as; selection of preferred partner companies, internal standardisation, vendor relationship optimisation and emerging mobile technologies. Despite a background in Clinical Development she has a broad understanding of the related disciplines of Clinical Supply Management, Data Management and statistically driven data transfer requirements.