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Informatics/ “Big Data” Uses and Challenges in the Life Sciences

May 9, 2014

Indiana Government Center
402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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The use of business analytics is revealing a wide range of insights across a variety of industries. How applicable is the "crunching of big data" to the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors? Do privacy requirements make it more difficult to glean information. Can such insights point to potential new products or different uses for ones already on the market?

8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and Introduction

Dimitris Agrafiotis, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Covance 

9:15 – 10:15am Keynote Presentation - Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics and New Insights into Disease
Dr. Atul Butte, M.D., PhD, Division Chief and Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm

Panel - Life Science “Big Data” from Four Perspectives
Moderator: Mark Kash, Vice President, Staffing, Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Panel Members:
Jon Rahman, M.D.,  former Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, St. Vincent Health
Diana Cusano, Manager, Population Health Analytics Team, Humana Inc.
Dimitris Agrafiotis, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Covance 
John Johns, Director, Business Analytics and Strategic Insights, Roche Diabetes Care, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

12:00 – 1:30pm Luncheon Keynote - The Conundrum of Solving Privacy Management: Where Should We Look?
Introduction: Brannon McDaniel, Vice President, Deputy CIO, Omnicare, Inc.
Sandra Petronio, PhD IU Department of Communication Studies, IU School of Medicine, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, IU Health
1:30 – 3:00pm

Afternoon Panel - Implementing “Big Data” Issues
Moderator: Thomas Walsh, Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Panel Members:
Michael  Mattioli, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Buck Woody, Senior Technical Specialist, Global, Microsoft Azure Team
Titus Schleyer,M.D, PhD, Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Stacey Yount, VP, Global Project Management, Data Services & Alliance Management, Covance

3:00 – 3:15pm Wrap-up
George Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business