Halsey Lea is a Director of Data Science at AstraZeneca, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He currently focuses on using advanced analytics and digital solutions to transform clinical trials, with the dual aim of improving patient experience and speeding up trial design and execution. Halsey has 10+ years of experience helping large organizations derive value from data and advanced analytics methods. Across the domains of life sciences, consumer products and financial services, he has led teams in framing business and analytics problems, analyzing large, complex data sets, and generating actionable insights and solutions for a variety of stakeholders. Halsey holds an AWS Machine Learning Specialty Certification and is proficient in multiple programming languages and platforms. He has a Master's degree in international business from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.