Supporting Citizen Data Science Initiatives Within Science- and Process-Driven Industries

Life Sciences, Drug Discovery & Development, Fundamental Research,
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020

As organizations increasingly move towards digitalized environments for carrying out their R&D processes, research teams are gaining access to increasingly large volumes of data to support their decision making.

However, this presents a double-edged sword, as legacy informatics infrastructures were not designed to handle the volumes of data nor the analyses modern R&D requires to remain competitive in todays’ market. As a result, many individuals are becoming “citizen” data scientists, repurposing their skills and roles to develop custom solutions to support their business. Optimizing these initiatives will require not only buy-in from management, they must also support the wide range of tools their users depend on, from low-code/no-code data pipelining tools through deep programming environments like Python and R.

Centralizing these processes within a common and flexible data science framework can help these grassroots initiatives become powerful drives towards overall organizational success.

This webinar will cover what such a framework looks like, the benefits of a flexible low-code/no-code environment and provide real-world use cases demonstrating the power a supported citizen data science initiative can provide.



Niclas Lindberg, Sales Executive Life Sciences, TECHNIA

Niclas Lindberg is a Sales Executive with over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, his work with TECHNIA includes helping their Life Sciences partners turn regulatory complexity into a competitive advantage.

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Alex Orona, Product Manager, BIOVIA

Alex Orona is a data scientist and product manager at BIOVIA, Dassault Systèmes. He manages Pipeline Pilot, a data pipelining product used in enterprise R&D for a range of applications, including drug discovery, formulations design and predictive maintenance. Prior to joining BIOVIA, Orona spent several years at a Series A startup in Silicon Valley running product for several large customers in agribusiness. Orona holds a masters degree in data science from the University of California, San Diego as well as other advanced degrees from the University of Cambridge.

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Sean McGee, Technical Marketing Manager, BIOVIA

Sean McGee is the Technical Marketing Manager for Dassault Systèmes’ BIOVIA brand, specializing in the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to his time at BIOVIA, he worked as a consultant for the city of South Bend, IN, at enFocus, Inc. Projects included designing a municipally-owned Wi-Fi service and various public health mobile applications. McGee holds a Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Lab Managers
  • Lab Staff (Scientists, MTA, TA, …)
  • Director/Managers of Product R&D
  • Director/Managers of R&D IT
  • Director/Managers of Informatics or -omics Driven Groups (i.e. Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, etc.)
  • Director/Managers of Data Science teams
  • Citizen Data Scientists

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TECHNIA is a global knowledge leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). We are aware of challenges in the Life Science Industry and are dedicated to help to shorten the launch time of new products, streamline processes, make the packaging process less complex, increase revenues and cut cost whilst at the same time meet regulatory demands. This we achieve by providing tools and systems that allow you to realize and develop products and ideas, ranging from planning and design, to education and support.

TECHNIA has more than 600 consultants that are experts in BIOVIA®, ENOVIA®, CATIA®, SIMULIA® and DELMIA®, and have experience from working with over 5000 clients worldwide, many of them listed on the Fortune 500. We are a part of Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nordic List and are Dassault Systèmes Platinum Partner.

With over 30 years’ experience and world-class knowledge in PLM & Intelligent Engineering, we work together as an extension of YOUR team to create an exceptional PLM experience.


Dassault Systèmes’ BIOVIA brand creates an unmatched scientific management environment that can help science-based organizations create and connect biological, chemical and material innovations to improve the way we live.

The industry-leading BIOVIA portfolio is focused on integrating the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements end-to-end across research, development, QA/QC and manufacturing. Capabilities over the areas of Scientific Informatics, Molecular Modeling/Simulation, Data Science, Laboratory Informatics, Formulation Design, BioPharma Quality & Compliance and Manufacturing Analytics.

BIOVIA is committed to enhancing and speeding innovation, increasing productivity, improving quality and compliance, reducing costs and accelerating product development for customers in multiple industries.

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