Agenda
Plenary Sessions
The Digital Lab
The Connected Lab
The Innovation Lab
Networking Session
09:00
Keynote sponsor topic
Plenary Sessions
09:00 EST
Keynote Address: Powering Drug Discovery & Development through Data Science
Plenary Sessions
09:00 EST
Mark Borowsky, CIO, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

Mark Borowsky, CIO, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

10:00
Keynote Sponsor topic
Plenary Sessions
10:00 EST
Nathan Clark, CEO & Co-founder, Ganymede
Keynote Address: Digital Transformation & Drug Discovery
Plenary Sessions
10:00 - 11:00 EST
Peter Grandsard, Executive Director , Center for Research Acceleration by Digital Innovation (CRADI) Amgen, Inc.
08:50
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Plenary Sessions
08:50 EST
Greg Moody, VP Research and Development IT , Biogen
11:00
Coffee Break and Exhibition
Plenary Sessions
11:00 EST
12:00
Applying Data, and Technology in the Development of Novel Therapeutics
The Digital Lab
12:00 - 13:00 EST
Susie Stephens, Corporate VP, Data Management & Infrastructure, Novo Nordisk
How to Spend Less and do More in your Lab Utilising AI & IoT
The Connected Lab
12:00 - 13:00 EST
Kerri Anderson, Sr. Manager, Operations, Zentalis Pharmaceuticals
Delivering the Connected Lab in the Cloud
The Connected Lab
12:00 EST
Geoff Gerhardt, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder , Scitara
The AstraZeneca Kendall Square Build
The Innovation Lab
12:00 EST
Robert Albert, Innovation Consultant, AstraZeneca
Building the Lab of the Future at Sanofi
The Innovation Lab
12:00 EST
Niv Paterson, AVP, Hub Management Office NA R&D, Sanofi
13:00
Lunch & Exhibition
Plenary Sessions
13:00 EST
14:00
Agile Fit for Purpose Infrastructure
The Digital Lab
14:00 EST
Mimika Koletsou, Director, Informatics, Kinnate Biopharma
Delivering End to End Digitalisation
The Digital Lab
14:00 EST
The Lab of the Future in the Manufacturing (QC Release) Domain
The Digital Lab
14:00 EST
John Kelleher, Senior Director, Digital Quality, Pfizer
Applying Innovative Platform Solutions to Support Scientists
The Connected Lab
14:00 EST
Mohit Agnihotri, Sr Director, Development Sciences Data & Digital Strategy, AbbVie
Empower Scientists’ Decisions and Data Science Projects: Analytical Data Marshalling, Management & Accessibility
The Connected Lab
14:00 EST
Richard Lee, Director, Core Technology Innovation and Informatics Strategy, ACD/Labs
  • Challenges with managing analytical data—heterogeneous data formats and sources; variety of infrastructure
  • Choosing the right vendor for your needs—think complimentary technologies and integrated systems
  • Mapping the appropriate technology foundation for analytical data marshalling
  • Self-assembly and management of automated workflows and cloud-enabled solutions
  • Ensuring data is human and machine usable
Reducing the Drug Discovery Life Cycle with Digital Tools
The Connected Lab
14:00 EST
Christos Nicolau, Director, Digital Chemistry, Recursion
Digitalising Experiments
The Connected Lab
14:00 EST
Novel Target Discovery and Molecular Design using AI
The Innovation Lab
14:00 EST
Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO, Insilico Medicine
Emergent Technologies in Pharmaceutical Enterprise for Better ROI
The Innovation Lab
14:00 EST
Bikalpa Neupane, Director, Advanced Technologies & Experimentation, Takeda
Lab software isn’t enough: a primer on digital experiment software, and why you need it in your lab
The Innovation Lab
14:00 EST
Mathieu Ayel, Chief Product Officer, Synthace
15:00
Accelerating New Medicines by Harnessing the Power of Development Laboratory Data
The Digital Lab
15:00 EST
Leah O’Brien, Senior Product Director, Development Lab Systems, GSK
Integrating Research and Clinical Care: City of Hope’s POSEIDON Turns Real-world Data Into Evidence and Action
The Digital Lab
15:00 EST
Samir Courdy, Sr. Vice President & Chief Informatics Officer, City of Hope Cancer Centre
Kristy Cloyd-Warwick, Vice President, xVantage Success & Care, DNAnexus
Utilising RFID Inventory and Six Sigma Principles to Optimize the Lab experience
The Connected Lab
15:00 EST
Owen Yager, Lab Manager, Biogen
Developing a Collaborative Lab environment to support start ups and drive innovation
The Innovation Lab
15:00 EST
Michelle Ottey, Managing Director, CIC Labs
Romy Benninga, Head of Medical Affairs, Abionic
16:00
Afternoon Tea
Plenary Sessions
16:00 EST
16:30
Improving Sreening by Changing the Approach to Assay Development
The Digital Lab
16:30 EST
Jennifer Heymont, Associate Director, Scientific Informatics, Eisai
The Final Frontier: Digitalizing In Vivo Operations for an Open Research Ecosystem
The Digital Lab
16:30 EST
Lyndsey McDonald, Head of Commercial Development & Partnerships, RockStep Solutions
Novel Technologies Aiding Translational Bioinformatics and Discovery Research
The Digital Lab
16:30 EST
Shameer Khader, Executive Director, Sanofi
Making it Easy to Track Samples in Flight (with their Data)
The Connected Lab
16:30 EST
Erik Bierwagen, Director, Lab Science Informatics, Genentech
Solving this Problem in the In-Vivo and Pathology Space
The Connected Lab
16:30 EST
Magdalena Osińska, Translational Research Informatics team leader, Genentech
Sample Registration and Tracking in Large Molecule Drug Discovery
The Connected Lab
16:30 EST
Samantha James, Principal Informatics System Analyst , Genentech
How we’re generalizing these solutions to work across domains and labs
The Connected Lab
16:30 EST
Sally Madden, Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Genentech
Driving Innovation through The Lab of the Future – Perspectives from Small Biotech
The Innovation Lab
16:30 EST
Tim Hoctor, Principal Advisor, InoCells
Kareem Barghouti, CEO & Founder, Pragmabio
Jeff Carter, CEO & Founder, Scaffold Therapeutics
Al Gianchetti, President and CEO, Xylocor
17:30
Live Lab
Plenary Sessions
17:30
18:00
Drinks Reception
Plenary Sessions
18:00 EST
08:50
Opening Address
Plenary Sessions
08:50
09:00
Keynote Address: Developing and Integrating Diverse Technologies to Enable and Expedite Drug Discovery & Development
Plenary Sessions
09:00
Philip Hajduk, Vice Pre​sident, R​&D Information Research, AbbVie
Keynote
Plenary Sessions
09:00 EST
Duncan Hamish Wright, Vice President, Translational Science, Schrödinger Therapeutics Group
Erin Davis, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Informatics, Schrödinger
10:00
Keynote: Delivering the Lab of the Future through digital transformation
Plenary Sessions
10:00 EST
Diane Wuest, Senior VP, Digital R&D, Sanofi
Keynote: Creating a Scientific Platform to Support Preclinical Drug Discovery  
Plenary Sessions
10:00 EST
John Tallarico, Head, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
11:00
Coffee & Exhibition
Plenary Sessions
11:00 EST
11:50
Developing an R&D Data Strategy for AI
The Digital Lab
11:50 EST
Kristen Ferrara, Global Head of Scientific Informatics; R&D / Vaccines IT and Digital, Takeda
Topic
The Digital Lab
11:50 EST
Richard Harrison, Vice President of Biomedicine, Aitia
The Pathways to the Lab of the Future
The Connected Lab
11:50 EST
Mark Burfoot, VP Senior Partner, Head of Research Procurement, Novartis
Sourcing Chemicals in the Lab of the Future
The Connected Lab
11:50 EST
Joseph Pease, Senior Director, Genentech
Optimising Sample Management with an Integrated Supply Chain Model
The Connected Lab
11:50
Advancing biologics development through Data Science and Mixed Reality
The Innovation Lab
11:50 EST
Pamela Sepulveda, Director, Digital Strategy, Pfizer
Varsha Daswani, Data Science Business Lead, Pfizer
Heather Farrell, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management Business Lead, Pfizer
Achieving Operational Excellence in a Lab – Best Practices for Increasing the Quality and Reproducibility of Data and Decreasing Costs with the Right Digital Tool Set Up
The Innovation Lab
11:50 EST
Tobias Wingbermühle, CCO & Co-founder, Clustermarket Ltd

We are entering a digital transformation, where paperless processes and modern cloud solutions are now becoming the norm. The digital era that we now live in is rapidly changing the way we operate in laboratory settings by optimizing equipment usage, improving workflows, reducing waste, and delivering cost savings and faster turnaround times. A real case will help to understand the benefits of a digitally optimized lab operation set up and the different tools that are used to achieve these goals, with a focus on equipment management and scheduling.

12:50
Lunch & Exhibition
Plenary Sessions
12:50 EST
13:40
Taking a Data Centric Approach to Large Molecule Research
The Digital Lab
13:40 EST
Yves Fomekong Nanfack, Director, Head of Operations Digital Biologics Platform, Sanofi
LIMS of the Future
The Connected Lab
13:40 EST
Cindy Novak, Associate Director of R&D IS, Avidity Biosciences
Implementing a CMC wide ELN strategy
The Connected Lab
13:40 EST
Douglas Scheesley, Scientific Leader, GSK
Digitalising Lab Workflows to Benefit Scientists
The Connected Lab
13:40 EST
Anahita Laskowski, Head of Sales, AgiLab
Lowering Barriers to Innovation in Life Science R&D
The Innovation Lab
13:40 EST
Hall Gregg, Former VP, Business Technology R&D, Pfizer
The Methods Hub Database
The Innovation Lab
13:40 EST
14:40
Leveraging XR Devices, Virtual Lab Assitants and other Leading Edge Technologies to Benefit Biotech Research
The Digital Lab
14:40 EST
Patrick LeBlanc, Director Business Relationship Management, Regeneron
Kristian Kolakowski, Principal Business Analyst, Regeneron
Wasim Sadar, Sr. Project Manager in Research and Development IT for Oncology, Regeneron
Research Technologies and Unmet Needs
The Connected Lab
14:40 EST
Todd Maloney, Executive Director, Eli Lilly & Co
James Vergis, Secretariat, Enabling Technologies Consortium
Matthew Bahr, Scientific Team Leader, GSK
Daniel Patience, Head of Chemical Engineering, Small Molecules, Biogen
Reimagining the Lab of the Future via a Public-Private Consortium
The Innovation Lab
14:40 EST
John Baldoni, Chairman, ATOM Consortium
Jim Brase, Deputy Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
17:00
Close Conference
Plenary Sessions
17:00