Marcus Schwabedissen, Q-FINITY Chief Operation Officer (COO), CISA, CISM, CRISC
Marcus has been in the life science industry for more than 20 years, and spent most of that time in IT, Project Management, Technology Quality Management and Assurance. He started his career at a CRO, PAREXEL, where he worked three years as a IS Supervisor and was responsible for IT operation for multiple offices, as well as several IT projects including several roll-outs and the Year-2k project. In 2000 he moved to the University Hospital of Heidelberg and became the Head of IT and Computerized System Validation at the Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials, an academic CRO at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. In this role he introduced state of the art computerized system validation and management practices to an academic environment. He initiated and implemented the first regulatory compliant EDC solution for the support of multi-centric-trials at the University Hospital. Three years later he re-join PAREXEL in a Quality Manager position. Over the last 14 years he was in charge of different leadership positions, which included Head of Global Technology Quality Management and Head of the QA Computer Technology Auditing Group. Marcus has a proven history of getting to the heart of matters impacting IT security and risk, with clear insight into gaps, threats, and remediation solutions. Adept at leading worldwide programs and projects to deploy frameworks, systems, and controls that transform how companies handle risk prevention and mitigation. Recognized for driving continuous improvement at all levels, with a key focus on transformation in project management and systems controls including computerized system validation. Recently, he joined Q-FINITY, a consulting company for risk-based Quality Management, Quality Assurance, GxP-Compliance and Continuous Improvement of Processes, Data and Computerized Systems. As Chief Operation Officer he now takes care of the operational belongings of Q-FINITY.