Stephen Pyke, DIC

Chief Clinical Data & Digital Officer, RWE & AI Innovation & Strategy

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Stephen leads and directs the operational execution and development of all facets of Parexel’s patient data strategy to maintain the company’s position as a leader in patient data insights. He is also leading the development of Parexel’s AI strategy.

Stephen serves as chair of the Association of Clinical Research Organization’s AI/ML Committee.

He is a statistically trained quantitative thinker with deep and highly strategic understanding of patient data, risk management, and value, as well as operational delivery.

Work Experience

As well as Chairing ACRO’s AI/ML Committee, Stephen is also chairperson of the steering committee of the Clinical Research Data Sharing Alliance, a multi-stakeholder consortium that serves the clinical data-sharing ecosystem.  For several years he served as an MTA Assessor for the Royal Statistical Society following a period as Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee.  During this time he also served as a Vice President on the RSS Council.  For 2 years, Stephen also advised Mathematics in Education and Industry, an independent charity in the UK supporting 16+ Mathematics Education. During his time Chairing the board of the CDISC, he led the search for a CEO. Previous employment includes roles in Digital Data & Analytics, Clinical Operations and Quantitative Sciences with GSK.


Stephen holds a master’s degree in statistics from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of York. He is a Chartered Statistician with the Royal Statistical Society.