Achieving excellence with R&D data will enable the life sciences industry to increase the speed and quality of innovation and is thus a major source of competitive advantage. Whether researchers and informaticians deal with “big data,” “deep data” or just put their data to smarter use, it is clear that the future of R&D is dependent on both smart technologies and clever researchers. The rapid progress of innovation in software and powerful hardware now allows human researchers to interpret masses of amounts of raw data in unique ways and is redefining the R&D business model. The benefits range from discovery and “omics” research, through to clinical trials and to real patients in the real-world. However, it is major technical, financial and operational challenge to turn “messy” data into structured data, that can be used for advanced analytics that can spot opportunities and achieve true insights. Some of the most promising areas of technological innovation making rapid progress include, for example, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and the blockchain (distributed ledgers). There is also huge potential for efficient collaborations between the life science industry, technology companies, academic researchers, health systems, physicians and health insurers. A deeper convergence between key stakeholders and advanced technologies will facilitate the discovery and development of powerful therapies, devices and advanced diagnostics to benefit patients.

The “R&D Data Intelligence Leaders Forum” is the must attend event for those senior decision-makers, researchers and technologists, looking to make the shift towards an integrated R&D and data strategy and for those looking to improve their implementation of datadriven approaches to enhance R&D decision-making and intelligence.

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Life Sciences Industry

Global Head Knowledge Management
Roche, Switzerland

Head Real World Evidence and Big Data Solutions
Novartis, Switzerland

Head of Digital Commercial Europe
Novartis, Switzerland

Head of Technology Center
Siemens Healthcare, Germany

Senior Investigator
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland

Senior Principal Scientist Molecular Informatics
Janssen, Belgium

Co-founder, Insilico Medicine
CSO, The Biogerontology Research Foundation, UK

Team Lead Global Solution Center - Automation Integration & Artworks
Roche, Switzerland

Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry
Biogen, USA

Digital Strategy Leader
Roche, USA

Regional Privacy Manager Europe
GSK, Netherlands

Strategy & Business Development Manager, Europe & EMA
BD, Switzerland

Global Strategy Head, VP, Digital Platforms
Ascensia Diabetes Care, Switzerland

Consultant, Innovation Vizier
Pharma Diagnostics, UK

Executive Director, Head Hit Discovery & Lead Profiling, Medicine Design
Pfizer, USA


Independent Thought Leaders

President and CEO
Buck Institute, USA

Director, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure
Ernst & Young, USA

Radiology Consultant
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Healthcare specialist in distributed ledgers and IoT
IOTA Foundation, UK

Managing Director
Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) 
Board member
Healthcare Data Institute (HDI), France

President of European Chapter
International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM)
Founder
GAETSS, UK

 

Academic Research Institutes

Scientific Director, Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Head of Translational Bioinformatics
King’s College London - NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, UK

Head of the Quantitative Biology Center
University Tübingen, Germany

Head of Design and Product Development
Arnhold Institute for Global Health, USA

Co-chair
openEHR Foundation, UK


Program Director and Clinical Lead for the Health Systems Design
Arnhold Institute for Global Health, USA

 

R&D HW/SW Developers

Director of Technical Communication and Strategy,
Wolfram Research, UK

Co-founder, CMO
Sense.ly, USA

Director of Business Development,
Qualcomm Life, USA

 

Patient Platforms

Vice President of Innovation,
PatientsLikeMe, UK

 

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Will feature several keynote presentations from thought leaders from both the R&D and technology perspectives on how data is redefining the R&D model and enabling R&D decision making and innovation. This strategic-level discussion from senior-level experts will look at what technologies and approaches are already creating an impact in R&D, but also what will be critical tomorrow. They will discuss what technological, financial, regulatory and operational challenges need to be overcome to ensure that key insights are achieved and R&D intelligence is dramatically enhanced to ensure patient benefit.

Speaker List - Day 1

President and CEO
Buck Institute, USA

Global Head Knowledge Management
Roche, Switzerland

Head Real World Evidence and Big Data Solutions
Novartis, Switzerland

Head of Digital Commercial, Europe
Novartis, Switzerland

Head of Technology Center
Siemens Healthcare, Germany

Director, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure
Ernst & Young, USA

Digital Strategy Leader
Roche, USA

Radiology Consultant
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Healthcare specialist in distributed ledgers and IoT
IOTA Foundation, UK

Managing Director
Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) 
and Board member, Healthcare Data Institute (HDI), France

This stream will focus on how to plan and implement data driven approaches in the drug discovery process to unlock innovation. Huge volumes of raw data can be merged with other data sets, structured and analysed from a myriad of perspectives, to not just achieve answers to complex research questions, but to also develop new hypotheses themselves. Attendees will understand how a dedicated R&D data strategy for precision medicines and large “Omics” data volumes can achieve deep insights that enhance R&D decision making and innovation.

Speaker List - Stream 1

Scientific Director, Manton Center for OrphanDisease Research
Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Head of Translational Bioinformatics
King’s College London - NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, UK

Senior Investigator
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland

Executive Director, Head Hit Discovery & Lead Profiling,Medicine Design
Pfizer, USA

Senior Principal Scientist Molecular Informatics
Janssen, Belgium

This stream will feature best practice case studies of designing, collecting & managing large sets of clinical-stage and patient-level data from both clinical and informatics experts. Specific attention will be paid to taking advantage of electronic data capture (EDC) technologies, but also the potential of new techs such as the blockchain. This stream will also feature examples of use of disruptive technologies to develop secure, patient-level data, as well as examples of strategic partnerships between the key industry players, academia and patient networks to achieve patient-centric health outcomes.

Speaker List - Stream 2

Regional Privacy Manager Europe
GSK, Netherlands

Strategy & Business Development Manager, Europe & EMA
BD, Switzerland

Vice President of Innovation
PatientsLikeMe, UK

Co-chair
openEHR Foundation, UK

Digital Strategy Leader
Roche, USA

One of the key barriers to achieving success in R&D from a dedicated “big” or “deep” data strategy, is how to realise R&D potential with the technical capabilities and limitations of IT. The cost of data storage, management and analysis may be declining rapidly, allowing Big Data to become more realistic than ever, yet it is still an immense challenge. Being able to predict which IT investments into modern infrastructure, advanced software and high-level security, will achieve a return on investment is extremely difficult, especially given the wealth of expensive technological options. This stream will analyse the IT possibilities of today, as well as take a peek into the near-future. Participants will appreciate how informaticians and technologies can facilitate R&D teams to achieve unique insights into large data sets to increase the intelligence of the whole R&D organization.

Speaker List - Stream A

Co-founder, Insilico Medicine
CSO, The Biogerontology Research Foundation, UK

Team Lead Global Solution Center - Automation Integration & Artworks
Roche, Switzerland

Director of Technical Communication and Strategy
Wolfram Research, UK

Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry
Biogen, USA

Head of the Quantitative Biology Center
University Tübingen, Germany

 

 

Digital health often represents the convergence of connected health, m-health, quantified-self, genomics, diagnostics, social media, electronic medical records and other exciting technologies and trends. Digital health is among the key phenomena driving transformation in the life science industry and the quest for achieving patient and stakeholder value. This significant paradigm shift within healthcare and the rise of the connected patient is creating vast opportunities for life science innovators to achieve critical insights into patient needs, but many questions remain unanswered and the exact way forward is uncertain. Technology companies are increasingly entering the healthcare space and the opportunity for alliances with life science companies, academic researchers and healthcare systems is immense. The wealth of healthcare “big data” emanating from novel-yet-disparate sources, creates as many challenges as opportunities and developing analytics from the “data deluge” is difficult. Yet digital health is also fostering collaboration opportunities between the life science industry, patients, doctors and the broader healthcare system, all who share the goal of improving the patient experience. The aim of this one day stream, is to allow every stakeholder group (from patients, to the life science industry, payers, physicians, as well as technology and data companies) to voice their opinion on future possible collaborations and especially, how to realise the immense opportunities to improve product innovation to enhance patient value.

Speaker List - Stream B

President of European Chapter
International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM)
Founder
GAETSS, UK

Global Strategy Head, VP, Digital Platforms
Ascensia Diabetes Care, Switzerland

Co-founder, CMO
Sense.ly, USA

Director of Business Development
Qualcomm Life, USA

Head of Design and Product Development
Arnhold Institute for Global Health, USA

Program Director and Clinical Lead for the Health Systems Design
Arnhold Institute for Global Health, USA

Consultant, Innovation Vizier
Pharma Diagnostics, UK

 

This event will provide all delegates the chance to meet one another through our many networking opportunities. With pre-event, mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks as a standard, this event will also feature a complimentary networking dinner for all participants.

This evening will allow you to meet with our expert speaker panel who represent many stakeholder groups in a less formal setting. Our networking lunches will also allow you plenty of time to meet with your peers and colleagues whilst you refuel through the event.

Scientific Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Knowledge & Data Management (Discovery, Clinical & Real-World Data), R&D Analytics, Informatics, R&D Innovation, External Alliances & Innovation, R&D Strategy.

Also: VPs Directors & Senior Managers involved in:

Stream 1: Drug Discovery, R&D, Lead Identification & Target Validation, Screening, Translational R&D, Genomics & Proteomics, Biomarker R&D, Senior Scientist, Biostatistics, Biometrics, Precision Medicine, Personalised Medicine, Computational Biology.

Stream 2: Clinical Development, Clinical Data Management, e-Clinical, Electronic Data Management, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Real-World Evidence Generation, Late-Phase Research, Epidemiology, Drug safety & Pharmacovigilance, Medical Information.

Stream A: Information Technology & Services, R&D IT, IT Hardware & Infrastructure, Software, Database Management.

Stream B: eHealth, mHealth, Connected Health, Digital Health Solutions, Strategic Medical Innovation, Business Development, Strategic Collaborations, Alliances, External Innovation, Patient Engagement

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