Owen was working in News Labs on a placement as part of the BBC's Broadcast Engineering Trainee Scheme. Based in Cardiff, he worked with the Broadcast Infrastructure team to test and monitor the BBC's first Internet Protocol (IP) broadcast systems in the UK at the new Central Square building. Owen is a graduate of the MEng in software engineering program at Aberystwyth University. For his dissertation he developed software for the ExoMars Rover project with the space robotics team. When he's not working Owen can be found tinkering with electronics projects or building things with Lego.