Barbara Skerritt

Barbara Skerritt

Senior IT Director, Global Head of Product at ICON

Barbara Skerritt MBA, IT Director, Head of Product, ICON, has over 30 years experience spanning across clinical research, data management, data science and analytics and patient reported outcomes research.

Barbara currently leads a global team of product owners, developing ICON Digital Product for decentralized trials.

Prior to this Barbara was a key leader of innovation projects, game changers for the clinical research industry using data science technologies such as human assisted AI.

Barbara led the first in class ICHOM benchmarking pilot program and works on initiatives to make healthcare more equitable for all of society by measuring outcomes that matter to the patient.

Barbara has been a DIBs advocate for many years, founded Women in Technology @ICON with the full endorsement of the CIO.

Barbara sits on the Advisory Board of Global Digital Health Network, advising on content development and delivery of the GRIT International Accelerator program for women in life sciences.

She also sits on the Technical University Dublin’s Advisory Board for the MBA Alumni advising on course content and Alumni engagement. Barbara is a facilitator for Google’s IamRemarkable initiative, which strives to empower underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments.

She has also has published in multiple academic & industry journals. Barbara has been an active leader throughout her career, and advocate of mentoring future women leaders of the pharmaceutical industry.