Partnering with the Right CRO to Complement Clinical Data Analytics

Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical,
  • Friday, October 10, 2014

As more trials are outsourced to CROs, there are increasing challenges regarding clinical data ownership and accuracy. It becomes costly and difficult for Sponsors to gain access to the data held by the CROs and once finally received, it is typically not in the timeframe and format required. On-demand, virtual data warehouses enable clinical, operational and safety data to be collected from various sources, from both the Sponsor and CRO, so that the data can be readily utilized to generate actionable analytics.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Clinical data challenges when outsourcing trials to CROs
  • Capturing data from Electronic data capture (EDC), Clinical trial management systems (CTMS), Electronic patient reported outcomes, Electronic health records (EHR) and other systems for data analysis
  • Actionable analytics that are possible once the data is captured and aggregated


Greg Caressi, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan

Greg is the global leader of the Healthcare & Life Sciences group of analysts and consultants at Frost & Sullivan. Greg has P&L responsibility for all lines of business within this business unit: Connected Health, Life Sciences and Advanced Medical Technologies. Frequent speaker and consultant to companies in the connected health sector and with regards to megatrends driving changes in the healthcare ecosystem. Chairman of the HIMSS Life Sciences IT Committee. Previously worked as a consultant and business leader in the ICT sector covering telecom services – fixed line, mobile & wireless, business and consumer markets. Additional focus on developing markets in Latin America and Asia.

 Specialties include: market opportunity analysis, competitive analysis, merger & acquisition support, strategy consulting, market segmentation, global analyst research team.

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Hunter Walker, Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic Research Group

Hunter is Atlantic Research Group’s Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for all clinical data management, safety, and data integration and analytics systems. He is the primary architect of TrialVista®, a proprietary clinical trial management system (CTMS) that tracks, measures, and reports on every aspect of a clinical trial. Prior to joining ARG, Hunter served as a clinical technology developer with a large CRO and a small biotechnology company in San Diego.

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Ben McGraw, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Comprehend Systems

With valued business development experience spanning enterprise technology and life sciences, Ben leads Comprehend’s marketing strategy targeting bioPharmaceutical, medical device manufactures and contract research organizations. Prior to joining Comprehend, Ben served as director of life science industry solutions at TIBCO Software where he led market strategy and development of the TIBCO Spotfire in the life sciences industry. Ben previously spent six years at Oracle, Inc. as manager of Pharmaceutical product management, where he drove development, marketing and sales for a wide product portfolio. Throughout his career, Ben has also held life science positions at Aptuit Informatics and Valentis, Inc. Ben holds a B.S. in business computer systems from Pepperdine University and the University of Southern California.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Data Managers
  • Database Managers
  • Clinical Team
  • IT Personnel
  • Quality
  • Managers and Senior Managers
  • VPs and Directors
  • Sponsors
  • CROs

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Comprehend Systems

Comprehend Systems, Inc. ( offers cloud-based clinical data insights tools that improve the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze data. Designed specifically for life sciences, Comprehend Clinical ™ enables data managers, monitors and clinical operations executives to identify broad operational and clinical trends across trials and also easily drill down and report on a wide range of factors, including safety issues, regulatory requirements and opportunities for critical time and cost savings. Comprehend Systems was founded in 2010 in Palo Alto by a team of entrepreneurs with decades of combined experience in clinical research and software development.

Atlantic Research Group

Atlantic Research Group is fundamentally committed to agile and emerging bioPharmaceutical innovators: these companies are all in – and so are we. Our clinical experts are also experienced technologists – they have created a world-class information system: TrialVista®, the industry’s most innovative CTMS. Clinical expertise, customized solutions – it’s your clinical trial in the cloud.

Atlantic Research Group. Your therapies, to people. Faster. For more information about Atlantic Research Group please contact us directly at 434-220-9380, or visit our website at

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, founded in 1961, has more than 40 global offices with more than 1,800 industry consultants, market research analysts, technology analysts and economists. They are a growth partnership company focused on helping our clients achieve transformational growth as they work through an economic environment dominated by accelerating change, increasing risk and the powerful disruptive impact of the conversion of new business models, disruptive technologies and mega trends on their industry.

They are the world leader in growth consulting and the integrated areas of technology research, market research, mega trends, economic research, best practices, training, customer research, competitive intelligence, and corporate strategy.

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