Robin Smith Vice President of R&D PerkinElmer Informatics is a visionary executive in the life science software market. In 2007 Mr. Smith founded ArtusLabs, Inc. ,a software and services company that dynamically connected internal and virtual teams of collaborators via a secure, highly configurable and intuitive Web 2.0-based platform. This solution enables team members to rapidly search, access, exchange, and utilize all the structured and unstructured data assets that reside within the myriads of desktops, file servers, network drives, document management systems, data bases etc. that they need to interact with to expediently deliver the maximum value to their business. ArtusLabs was acquired in 2011 by PerkinElmer as a key component of the scientific informatics focus that is infused with rich chemical and biological conventions that conform to the special “language” and needs of scientists. Prior to ArtusLabs, Mr. Smith was the Founder and CTO/CSO of Synthematix. He established Synthematix as a leader in the electronic lab notebook market and led the organization through its acquisition by Symyx Technologies,. Mr. Smith’s earlier experiences include a 10-year career in synthetic chemistry, at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Glaxo-SmithKline), material science synthesis experiences at Lord Corporation and biotech experiences at Boron Biologicals. He later founded RYSCOR Science, a synthetic chemistry outsourcing company before moving into the life science technology space.