CIO Life Sciences Summit

Making life sciences organizations better through IT innovation

The life sciences industry is experiencing change across the board, from patent expiry and generic competition, pricing pressures and more stringent regulation to emerging markets and increased M&A. Organizations are seeking new business models, which means capitalizing on emerging and evolving technologies to push for stronger sales and profitability, as well as better outcomes at lower cost. Moving forward, CIOs will lead the charge to making organizations more tightly connected, more secure and flexible, and overall better business drivers.

The CIO Life Sciences Summit brings together C-level executives, innovative solution providers and analyst thought leaders from the life sciences industry to discuss the critical technology issues impacting organizations. This exclusive event is the premier gathering for attending delegates to share their experiences and new ideas in a world-class business setting.

The dynamic event is packed with visionary Keynote Presentations, Thought Leadership workshops, CIO Case Studies, Analyst Q&As and numerous enjoyable and productive networking opportunities. One-on-one Executive Exchange meetings are held throughout the event, arranged to match attending delegates expressed concerns with appropriate solutions truly capable of changing business practices.

Our format encourages open dialogue to maximize the experience and what you get out of it. A strategic agenda features topics chosen by IT end users to ensure that conversations are focused on the most current and pressing issues. Here are a few examples of what delegates will be talking about this year:

  • Centralized Data Management: Making Something out of Everything
  • Changing Role of the CIO
  • Leveraging Social Media: Improve Research, Customer Service
  • Patent Loss and Shrinking Pipelines

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get life sciences issues out on the table, make your voice heard and collaborate with peers on real solutions for your organization.

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Key Considerations for Analytic Solutions for Life Sciences From pharmaceuticals to global health to the environment, twenty-first century life sciences companies are transforming into data-driven life sciences companies, leveraging vast amounts (and new forms) of data into processes that span from research and development to sales and marketing. As in many industries, the data is explosive: already the rate of data generation in the life sciences has reportedly exceeded that of even the predictions made by Moore’s Law itself, which predicts the steady continuance of technology capacity to double every two years. With every piece of detailed raw data now able to be affordably stored, managed, and accessed, technologies that analyze, share, and visualize information and insights will need to be ubiquitously operated at this scale too.

Accelerating Bioinformatics Searching and Dot Plotting Using a Scalable FPGA Cluster Hardware accelerated platform enables fast analysis of DNA Sequences In this white paper we present an FPGA-based accelerated solution for DNA sequencing and dot plotting. We describe how multiple FPGA devices can be deployed to create a scalable cluster dedicated to the task of analyzing large amounts of data, and how this clustered hardware application can be connected to a software application for visualization and analysis.

Apple and Life Science Research: Enabling Technologies Apple and Life Science Research: Enabling Technologies: IDC's Life Science Insights believes that Apple computer products are building upon the long-time loyalty of life science researchers and are attracting new users migrating from Unix and Linux platforms. This white paper, drawing on case study interviews, has identified the key reasons for the popularity of Apple products as well as key challenges for Apple users.

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