11 - 12 March 2020 | 3rd Annual

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Increase Efficiency, Enhance Connectivity & 
Drive Superior Quality on your Journey to the Lab of the Future

SmartLab Digital is a complimentary online series featuring live interactive webinars with hand-picked case studies by pharmaceutical industry experts and thought leaders all focused on digital excellence within the laboratory.

The key focus topics for this years event are Efficiency & Productivity, AI, Machine Learning, Data Integrity & Security.

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Day 1 - Wednesday 11th March

2:00-2:45pm [GMT]
Give scientists two days back every month: how a digital platform can unlock the potential of your lab

IDBS understand that it is time to go beyond traditional lab management and usher in the lab of the future. In this keynote session, they will share insight on how the right informatics tools and platform can enable cutting-edge analysis.

SPEAKER: Unjulie Bhanot, Solution Owner (Biologics Development), IDBS

3:00-3:45pm [GMT]
How to automate decision-making and accelerate lab operations using IoLT

This session will demonstrate how lab scientists can save up to 80% of their time on manual data transfer and curation by utilizing integration IoLT and informatics capabilities, as well as proving that data exchange in external collaborations can be streamlined and automated to save both CROs and sponsor companies up to 40% of their scientists’ time.

SPEAKER: Rob Brown, VP Product Marketing, Dotmatics

4:00-4:45pm [GMT]
Enhancing drug safety: Practical applications of artificial intelligence in toxicology

Within drug development, toxicology is one area where AI systems have the potential to revolutionize the process through the application of AI.
Take a closer look at the uses and successes of applications of AI and machine learning in drug development, the best practices around implementation and the potential approaches of applying the technology to toxicity analysis. After this webinar you’ll be able to discern real hope from mere hype.

SPEAKER: Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, Solution Scientist, Clarivate Analytics

5:00-5:30pm [GMT]
Personalization or process? What your digital workflows really need

For digitalization to be most effective, your solution needs to map to current workflows whilst flexing to individual project needs. In this panel, our speakers offer advice on how to design effective digital workflows that respond to the individual lab environment and supported improved process design.

Day 2 - Thursday 12th March

2:00-2:45pm [GMT]
The true reason you need AI in the lab

The recent hype around AI and machine learning might have made many scientists skeptical about the true value and usability in the lab. During this session we will discuss the impact this technology can have on the productivity of lab staff, via two use cases of very different examples that explain the breadth of applications and outline the key prerequisites to make your AI strategy in the lab a true success.

SPEAKER: Stéphane Vellay, Senior Solution Scientist, Dassault Systèmes

3:00-3:45pm [GMT]
How flexible lab automation can enable seamless digitization

In a recent study with Oxford Biomedica, Synthace reduced its time frame to insight from data generation to visualization from weeks to minutes. Join this session to find out how the Antha platform can be employed in upstream bioprocessing to drastically reduce time from data generation to insight and enable high-factor DoEs to greatly optimize media, analytical assays and other molecular biology protocols.

SPEAKER: Markus Gershater
Chief Scientific Officer and Cofounder, Synthace Ltd.

4:00-4:45pm [GMT]
Breaking down barriers to a truly connected lab

Operations design and change management are key bottlenecks to technology adoption. In this panel, our speakers will share insight into how they have managed complex implementation strategies and roll-outs, communicated the value of the smart lab to their teams, used gamification to foster adherence and aligned with vendors for a clear external strategy.

Yan Song, Director of
Scientific Architecture, AbbVie

5:00-5:30pm [GMT]
Cost effective and compliant data integrity, management and storage

Historically, discovery data has been siloed with limited opportunity for analysis. With the volume and variety of data increasing, storage, management and data integrity are becoming key challenges. This session will share insight on how to transform data practices, incorporate FAIR standards from the start and minimize costs.

Felipe Albrecht, Bioinformatics and Computer Scientist, Roche

Featured Speakers

Felipe Albrecht

Felipe Albrecht

Bioinformatics and Computer Scientist


Yan Song

Yan Song

Director of Scientific Architecture


Shivanjali Joshi-Barr

Shivanjali Joshi-Barr

Solution Scientist

Clarivate Analytics

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

VP Product Marketing


Unjulie Bhanot

Unjulie Bhanot

Solution Owner (Biologics Development)


Stéphane Vellay

Stéphane Vellay

Senior Solution Scientist

Dassault Systèmes

Markus Gershater

Markus Gershater

Chief Scientific Officer and Cofounder


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