Speaker profile

Joshua Bishop

Head of Digital Laboratory

Josh Bishop is head of Merck’s Digital Laboratory Initiative and is tasked with producing disruptive change within a 125 year old pharmaceutical/bio-pharmaceutical research environment to improve efficiencies across all scientific areas. This initiative will focus on introducing an Internet of [Laboratory] Things Strategy for improved instrument connectivity and control, the development of a PC-Less lab leveraging externalized drivers, standardized data ontologies and harmonized interfaces, and lastly leveraging consumer technology – Digital Personal Assistants, Augmented/Mixed Reality, Wearable Technologies and Near Field Communication tactics. With comprehensive ‘Smart’ Technology, how far can we push the boundary of what is possible?

Agenda sessions

Day 1

November 13, 2019

  • The Connected Lab

    • The Connected Lab
      This stream covers the ways labs connect to facilitate globalised research and specialisation hubs as well as the innovations and technology that automates the lab, connects devices and enables scientists to spend their time on science.
    • 3:30 pm
      Method database implementation at Merck