Allen is an Industry Thought Leader at Kinaxis. Before that he served as VP of both Global Technical Operations and Biologics and External Manufacturing for Leo Pharma based in Denmark. He also served as VP of Network Supply Planning at Pfizer, and earlier in his career in a variety of roles at Wyeth and Baxter Healthcare. In addition to these roles directly in industry, Allen also served a stint at a vendor FusionOps/Aera Technology, where he was their VP of Pharma Supply Chain. He has worked across the life sciences spectrum in pharma, biotech, hospital, and consumer divisions and in the US and Europe. Allen has a scientific background, with a BS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and doctoral studies in Biochemistry at Johns Hopkins.