Joseph Zec

Associate Director, R&D Data Systems Software Quality Assurance, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Joe is currently Takeda’s Computer System Validation Lead, R&D.  He and his team define and execute software development and validation strategy and policy, and monitor its effectiveness.  He has over 35 years of experience in the software industry.  Most of his career has been spent in the areas of software testing and software quality assurance.  He has worked in many industries, including financial services, semi-conductor test equipment, telecommunications, commercial meteorology, avionics, and life sciences.  He has presented and chaired at numerous conferences, both domestically and internationally.  He has taught Public Speaking and Debate at the middle-school level. A native of Massachusetts, Joe received his BA in Economics from Harvard University.