Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency: Applying Blockchain Technology to the Life Sciences

Drug Discovery and Development, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical,
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT (NA) / 4:30pm BST (UK) / 5:30pm CEST (EU-Central)
  • 60 min

Join our featured speakers for an informative session focusing on the topic of how blockchain technology can be used in the life sciences to manage a wide range of data and more. Hear from experts in technology, genomics and blockchain on topics that will include the foreseeable benefits and pitfalls of using blockchain within the life sciences; how blockchain can revolutionize the way data is collected, stored and later verified; and how blockchain can potentially advance drug discovery.

 Some questions that will be answered include:

  • How does blockchain capture and manage data, and how can this be beneficial to the data produced within the life sciences?
  • Is blockchain safe to use in the life sciences with such highly confidential information as medical records, lab reports, test results, etc.?
  • What role can blockchain play in the capture of the data produced throughout the different phases of the drug discovery process?

Speakers

Christopher Petersen, Co-Founder, Scientist.com

Christopher Petersen is a software engineer who has worked extensively with drug researchers to develop online solutions to complex scientific processes. He co-founded Scientist.com in 2007. From 2002-2006 he was Director of Software Development at Kalypsys, a small pharmaceutical company. He was Director of Engineering at Learning Framework from 1999-2001. Chris received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he received the Provost’s award.

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Andrew Hessel, PhD, CEO, Humane Genomics Inc.

Andrew Hessel is the CEO of Humane Genomics Inc. which is developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs. He is a futurist and catalyst focused on biological technologies, frequently helping industry, academics and authorities better understand the rapid changes happening in life science. From 2012-2017 he was the Distinguished Researcher at Autodesk Life Sciences. He has been a Singularity University faculty member since 2009.

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Ron Ranauro, Founder, Incite Advisors

Ron Ranauro is the founder of Incite Advisors, a software venture studio. His most recent project is TrialIO, a search and discovery platform for clinical trials. From 2002 to 2010 he worked for GenomQuest a bioinformatics software firm. In 2005 he was appointed to the role of CEO. In 1996 he founded Blackstone Technology Group a consulting practice to advise on large scale computational problems. Previously he held software engineering, marketing, and business development roles at Viewlogic and Exemplar Logic in the Electronics Design Automation field. Ron holds a BS Management Engineering and an MS Computer Science both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will benefit life sciences professionals, including:

  • CTOs, CIOs, CSOs, CISOs
  • VP, Global IT
  • Heads of Procurement
  • Heads of Compliance
  • Sr. Director, Scientific & Clinical Procurement
  • Global Head of Digital Medicine
  • Director, Digital Health Technology
  • Digital Business Development
  • Director of Strategic Sourcing
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Heads of IT Security Standards
  • Director of IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Security

What You Will Learn

Some questions that will be answered include:

  • How does blockchain capture and manage data, and how can this be beneficial to the data produced within the life sciences?
  • Is blockchain safe to use in the life sciences with such highly confidential information as medical records, lab reports, test results, etc.?
  • What role can blockchain play in the capture of the data produced throughout the different phases of the drug discovery process?

Xtalks Partner

Scientist.com

Founded in 2007, Scientist.com is the world’s leading and fastest-growing marketplace for outsourced scientific services and products. The marketplace significantly simplifies research sourcing by saving time and money and providing easy access to innovative tools and technologies – while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies. Scientist.com operates private marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH); other clients include large and small biotechnology companies, academic researchers and citizen scientists. The marketplace features 2,400+ registered suppliers offering more than 3,800 research areas across multiple industries. Visit scientist.com to learn more.

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