Martin Preis is currently a Director within the Technology Quality Management (TQM) organization at PAREXEL International Cooperation. He is heading the Validation Services Group (VSG) being responsible for all strategic business units of the organization including Perceptive Informatics . He has 12 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in various GxP areas including direct experience in information technology, quality systems development and management, validation framework development and maintenance. He holds a Master of Science degree from The Reading University, UK in Centered Network Computing and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Applied Science, Berlin in Computer Engineering. Martin is a Certified Information System Auditors (CISA) and completed Pharma IT Expert education - an educational program evaluated at the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University. Specific expertise has been gained in the areas of computerized system validation for technology reaching across Early Phase, Late Phase and PACE clinical trials and in the area of electronic/digital signature including involvement in SAFE BioPharm initiatives.