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

Main Conference Day Two Nov 20 2019

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

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

Cloud-Based Lab Informatics

9:00 am - 9:30 am Overcoming Challenges of Migrating To Cloud-Based Analytics in Life Sciences


Eric Little, Chief Data Officer at Osthus

Eric Little

Chief Data Officer
Osthus

9:30 am - 10:00 am Building a Digital Foundation for Growth: Enterprise Aspirations on a Biotech Budget

  • Providing an overview of the IT and integrated data journey at Casma: The benefits of starting up with a cloud-based architecture
  • Ensuring solutions and systems including bio assays, inventory and ELNs have integration capabilities
  • Overcoming challenges- Practical lessons learnt from the implementation of data integration strategies
  • Reviewing Casma’s progress and working towards the end goal: Ensuring enterprise-level foundations with smart and cost-efficient investments

Jarrod Medeiros, Director of Informatics and IT at Casma Therapeutics

Jarrod Medeiros

Director of Informatics and IT
Casma Therapeutics

10:00 am - 10:40 am Morning Tea Break and Networking

‘How To’ Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable 1

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Roundtable 1: How to Get to Analytics-Ready Data
Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 30 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.
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 30 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.

Roundtable 2

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Roundtable 2: How to Enable Automated Data Capture for Your LIMS and ELNs
John Oh, Senior Manager, Application Development, Pfizer Vaccine Research at Pfizer

John Oh

Senior Manager, Application Development, Pfizer Vaccine Research
Pfizer

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 30 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.

Roundtable 3

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Roundtable 3: How to Integrate Scientific Data through a Unified Platform and Ecosystem: Reality vs Theory
Bhanu Bahl, Head of Discovery Informatics, Data Sciences at H3 Biomedicine

Bhanu Bahl

Head of Discovery Informatics, Data Sciences
H3 Biomedicine

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 30 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.

Roundtable 4

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Roundtable 4: How to Create and Better Data Standards
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

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 30 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.

Roundtable 5

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Roundtable 5: How to Work Around the Limitations of Your Current LIMS
Ricardo Schiavo, Manager LIMS at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Ricardo Schiavo

Manager LIMS
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 30 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.
 

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch and Networking Break

Driving Lab Efficiencies Today through Effective, Interoperable Solution Implementation

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Implementing a Metadata Management Solution to Enhance the power of LIMS.

The sample-centric architecture of most LIMS is a key component to their ability to optimize laboratory operations and keep scientists focused on processing samples in as high quality, non-biased, and efficient a manner as possible.  Often overlooked by these laboratory processes however is the importance of high-quality, consistent, and complete metadata related to the studies and subjects from which these samples were obtained.  These metadata are critical to the downstream analysis of the experimental data captured in LIMS for complete understanding of disease biology.  This presentation will explore the benefits and challenges in developing a metadata management solution that can integrate with existing LIMS and downstream solutions to allow more robust analysis of data across scientific platforms.

Tom Frederick, Senior Manager, Laboratory Informatics Solutions, Pfizer Digital at Pfizer

Tom Frederick

Senior Manager, Laboratory Informatics Solutions, Pfizer Digital
Pfizer

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Improving Lab Efficiencies by Going Paperless: How, Why and How This Fits into an Integrated Lab Strategy


 
  • Overcoming challenges in going paperless in less than 9 months: How PPD garnered internal buy and started with the basics of data standardization
  • Analyzing PPD’s strategic lab roadmap- Moving towards the cloud and harnessing data analytics as the next goal
  • Incorporating scheduling tools to further enhance lab efficiencies
  • Achieving end to end integration- Integrating a web-based interface to share data with clients

Ryan Ellefson, Senior Manager, Lab Informatics, GMP Labs at PPD Laboratories

Ryan Ellefson

Senior Manager, Lab Informatics, GMP Labs
PPD Laboratories

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Practical Case Study from Pfizer: Working Around the Limitations of LIMS

Vendor-supported LIMS solutions are ubiquitous in the pharmaceutical industry, but for all their benefits they also come with their own set of challenges.  While most provide interfaces or proprietary scripting languages to develop additional functionality, these capabilities alone are often not enough to meet the ever growing demands of the business.  Vendor lock in is a serious concern, because switching costs and business demands often make moving to another solution impractical, if not utterly impossible.

This session will cover practical methods of preventing your LIMS system from becoming a liability using real world examples.  Topics will include methods of mitigating performance issues, improving user interfaces, working with and vetting vendor resources, etc.   

John Oh, Senior Manager, Application Development, Pfizer Vaccine Research at Pfizer

John Oh

Senior Manager, Application Development, Pfizer Vaccine Research
Pfizer

The Next Frontier in Lab Informatics- Data Lake Architecture and Tactical Solutions for Today’s Challenges

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Designing and Engineering a Modern Data Lake for Your Laboratories - What You Need to Consider Before Justifying the Investment?

  • Building business confidence by demonstrating value early and often
  • Highlighting the importance of establishing a strategy for information governance, data accessibility, and data quality
  • Interoperability considerations surrounding existing Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrumentation data, and other corporate data systems within your data lake strategy
  • Incorporating automation tools to assist in data extraction, transformation, and processing
  • Use case(s), lessons learned, and the evolution in obtaining “Analysis-Ready Data”


Matthew Schulze, Manager Development Solutions at Alkermes

Matthew Schulze

Manager Development Solutions
Alkermes

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Ensuring Your Data Analytics and Integration Strategy is Ready for Success By Developing A Unified Lab Platform- Marrying Strategic Vision with Tactical Execution and Lessons Learnt So Far

 

Jens Hoefkens, Principal Director at Accenture

Jens Hoefkens

Principal Director
Accenture

4:10 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman and End of Conference