November 18 - 20, 2019
Hilton Double Tree, Boston, MA

Main Conference Day One Nov 19 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am Morning Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerhard Noelken, Project Leader- Lab of the Future at Pistoia Alliance

Gerhard Noelken

Project Leader- Lab of the Future
Pistoia Alliance

9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening Keynote: The Patient Journey through a Digital Lens - From Target Discovery to Real World Evidence

This session will provide delegates with a comprehensive end-to-end perspective of how lab informatics and digital initiatives is focused around the patient journey and experience. Key points that the session will cover include:

  • Target discovery and pipeline validation using very large scale computational biology
  • Molecule advancement using machine learning
  • Patient stratification using real world evidence including digital biomarkers

Peter Grandsard, Executive Director Research – Therapeutic Discovery – Discovery Attribute, Data, and Computational Sciences at Amgen

Peter Grandsard

Executive Director Research – Therapeutic Discovery – Discovery Attribute, Data, and Computational Sciences
Amgen

9:30 am - 10:00 am Driving Lab Efficiencies and Productivity by Leveraging Consumer Technology into Your Lab: Merck Case Study

  • Solving data capture and surface challenges by delivering real time, on the spot content to scientists through digital personal assistants
  • Presenting and capturing contextualized information through wearable devices
  • Analyzing the efficiency gains and metrics from the pilot project
  • Overcoming challenges in project adoption and technology interoperability

Joshua Bishop, Associate Director, Digital Laboratory at Merck

Joshua Bishop

Associate Director, Digital Laboratory
Merck

10:00 am - 10:30 am Achieving Successful Business Outcomes through Data Lake and Advanced Lab Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb

This session will feature a joint presentation between the IT and business functions at Bristol-Myers Squibb to show how business outcomes were achieved and implemented through successful lab data integration exercises. The session will touch on how the team managed to overcome initial challenges in defining business outcomes and then executing the IT implementation map.
Da Dong Li, Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Da Dong Li

Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kimberly Dickinson, Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences & Technology, Global Quality at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kimberly Dickinson

Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences & Technology, Global Quality
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10:30 am - 11:10 am Morning Tea Break and Networking

Interactive Discussion Groups

Small Pharma Topic 1

11:10 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable 1: Migrating Your Lab Informatics to the Cloud: Overcoming Migration Challenges
Eric Little, Chief Data Officer at Osthus

Eric Little

Chief Data Officer
Osthus

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Small Pharma Topic 2

11:10 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable 2: Preparing Your Lab for Scalability: Ensuring that You are Prepared for Manufacturing and QC Benchmarks and Managing the Transition
Mikhael Danan, Senior Consultant at IT Project Manager

Mikhael Danan

Senior Consultant
IT Project Manager

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Small Pharma Topic 3

11:10 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable 3: Data Integration All at Once: Going from Zero Data Integration to Instant Informatics Integration- What You Need to Know
Chris Fuller, VP, Informatics at Caribou Biosciences

Chris Fuller

VP, Informatics
Caribou Biosciences

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Large Pharma Topic 1

11:10 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable 4: Can Your Informatics Architecture Really be Agile and Interoperable in a Legacy-Based Environment?
Ricardo Schiavo, Manager LIMS at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Ricardo Schiavo

Manager LIMS
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Dave Dorsett, Principal Software Architect at Astrix

Dave Dorsett

Principal Software Architect
Astrix

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Large Pharma Topic 2

11:10 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable 5: Finding the Optimal Balance between Day-to-Day Operations and Long-Term Better Future State of Your Systems
Da Dong Li, Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Da Dong Li

Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch and Networking Break

Data Standardization, Protocols and Integration in Lab Informatics

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Bridging the Gap Across Systems and Applications by Standardizing Interfaces and Data Formats

  • Overcoming challenges in instrument integration through a standardized method for interfacing
  • Ensuring plug-and-play capabilities for new instruments through flexible and standardized data formats
  • Reducing overhead challenges and labor-intensive integration
Dana Vanderwall, Director of Biology and Preclinical IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Chair of the Board at Allotrope Foundation

Dana Vanderwall

Director of Biology and Preclinical IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Chair of the Board
Allotrope Foundation

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Improving Data Integrity in the Lab by Integrating Laboratory Workflows and Applying Digital Instruction Sets for Analytical and Aligned Lab Instruments: Project Case Study Updates from the Pistoia Alliance

This session will provide a comprehensive case study on how:
  • Instrument specific instructions provide rich functionality but can create challenges for system integration along an experimental workflow
  • Precompetitive Consortia can play a role in providing consistent guidance to technology providers to increase efficiency and reduce integration effort
  • Consistency of laboratory data resulting from well-defined workflows are crucial for the efficient use of Artificial Intelligence in the Lab

Gerhard Noelken, Project Leader- Lab of the Future at Pistoia Alliance

Gerhard Noelken

Project Leader- Lab of the Future
Pistoia Alliance

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Tea Break and Networking

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm The Minimum Viable LIMS: Maximizing Informatics ROI In a Startup Environment


Chris Fuller, VP, Informatics at Caribou Biosciences

Chris Fuller

VP, Informatics
Caribou Biosciences

  • Are manual processes here to stay or are there real life examples of successful instrument and application integration?
  • What new technologies are facilitating instrument and application integration with the lab setting?
  • Will LIMS solutions evolve or will pharma companies develop their own unified platform for an integrated lab approach
  • Highlighting success stories and tangible business outcomes in integrating data across systems and applications

Da Dong Li, Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Da Dong Li

Director, Pharmaceutical Development IT
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Gerhard Noelken, Project Leader- Lab of the Future at Pistoia Alliance

Gerhard Noelken

Project Leader- Lab of the Future
Pistoia Alliance

Dana Vanderwall, Director of Biology and Preclinical IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Chair of the Board at Allotrope Foundation

Dana Vanderwall

Director of Biology and Preclinical IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Chair of the Board
Allotrope Foundation

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman and End of Day One