Bio IT World Expo 2016  
Bio IT World Expo 2016


Recorded at: Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Digital Course: Cloud Computing: Applications and Advances


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This digital course explores the concept, applications, and advances of Cloud Computing. 

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3 Presentations
143 Slides
Over 153 Minutes
Individual: $345
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Agenda At A Glance: 

Section OneRichard Wellner
Section one will explore the definition of cloud computing, how life science organizations are using cloud computing infrastructure as a service to aid research scientists, and discuss how IT applications are brought into the cloud space.
Richard Wellner, President, Object Environments 

Biography: Richard Wellner, Jr. has worked in and led professional services organizations for 18 years with customers in the pharmaceutical, defense, finance, telecommunications, government research, manufacturing, semiconductor and automotive sectors.  Wellner began his career as a consultant with Keane and most recently was Chief Scientist at Univa.  He is currently President of Object Environments, a technology consulting company specializing in cloud computing. His work has spanned guiding customers from the emerging client/server technology landscape in the late 80's, through object oriented technology and project management into distributed computing and grid computing with Globus.  Wellner is the co-author of Grid Computing: A Savvy Manager's Guide, published by Elsevier, founding editor of the popular Grid Guru's blog and a contributing editor for HPC in the Cloud.

Section TwoNeil Bahroos
Section two will explore cloud computing in the life sciences.  From the viewpoint of a biologist, the speaker hopes to dispel myths and demystify the cloud – arming the average scientist to help exploit the cloudfront.  Walking through the past, present and future of cloud computing in the world of biomedical informatics; the talk will focus on current applications, recent advances and where things are going.  Major issues and hurdles, inroads towards some of these, and where contributions can be made will also be looked at.  The presentation will cater to a broad audience, hoping to identify how peers from various domains can benefit from, contribute to, and become part of the life sciences cloud-computing community.                     
Neil Bahroos, Director, Initiative in Biomedical Informatics, University of Chicago 

Biography: Neil Bahroos has worked in a variety of roles, in both the public and private sector, to advance the study and practice of bioinformatics for the past 14 years.  In 1997, he began with The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto.  There he worked on Chromosome 7 as part of the Human Genome Project.  He has also worked at the Bioinformatics Supercomputing Centre (BiSC) at the Ontario Centre for Genomic Computing (OCGC).  He then joined a new startup venture in the proteomics arena at MDS Proteomics Inc. where he worked on the BIND database. The recognition of the BIND led to an academic project called Blueprint Initiative, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, funded by Genome Canada where Bahroos was the Manager of Software Systems.  Since Blueprint, Bahroos has worked in the private sector with various companies, last one being Arius Research - a cancer antibody company, partner of Genentech and recently acquired by Roche, where he directed the IT and Informatics of the company. In 2007, Bahroos joined the University of Chicago, and currently directs the Initiative in Biomedical Informatics (iBi).

Section ThreeReed Smith
Section three will explore how you can use cloud computing today, a walk through the reality of cloud, and explore real world implemented case studies, frank discussion and strategies for making cloud automation work for your organization
Reed Smith, Director of Cloud Product Management, Saavis 

Biography: Reed Smith leads all aspects of Symphony, Savvis’ industry leading cloud product line.  In this role he is responsible for using cloud technologies and forecasts trends to build products that meet today and tomorrow’s business and technology needs.  Reed is a veteran of cloud, utility computing, server virtualization and usage-based compute, bringing several hosted products to market over the past decade.  He has spoken at several industry conferences including Gartner Datacenter Conference, VMworld, EMCworld and Symantec Vision.  Prior to his current role at Savvis, Reed enjoyed bringing a cloud startup (StrataScale) to market and leading global server hosting products at EDS (now HP Enterprise Services).  Mr. Smith has a Business Management – Finance and Marketing undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA – Technology Management from University of California at Davis.



This digital course provides special footage of all Bio-IT Keynote Sessions. The Tuesday and Wednesday Keynote presentations offered vivid examples of the current and future impact of technology in data for research and drug discovery opportunities. Also included as part of the Wednesday Keynote material is The Benjamin Franklin Award presentation. The Benjamin Franklin Award is given to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. The Thursday Keynote panel featured a series of succinct, forward looking presentations. Special guest speakers shared their unique perspective on the future challenges facing the research, pharma, and medical communities.


StephenWolfram Sponsored by
Making the World’s Knowledge Computable

Stephen Wolfram, Ph.D., CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator of Wolfram\Alpha 




Bryn Roberts Sponsored by
Interacting with Complex Information Landscapes: Integration and Next Generation User Interfaces

Bryn Roberts, Ph.D., Global Head, Informatics, Pharma Research and Early Development, F. Hoffmann-La Roche 



Jonathan Eisen Benjamin Franklin Award & Presentation
Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D., Professor, Genome Center, University of California, Davis 




Kevin Davies Sponsored by
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Keynote Panel Chairperson

Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World 



Yuri Rozenman Pharma Futurology: 2016 and Beyond
Yury Rozenman, Global Head of Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sector, BT Global Sciences 



Debra Goldfarb Global Risk Informatics: The Application of High Performance Computing to Public Health
Debra Goldfarb, Senior Director, Strategy, Microsoft 



Ken Buetow Ecosystem-Driven Approaches for 21st Century Biomedicine
Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Associate Director for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute 



Ben Heywood Integration of Real Time Discovery and Clinical Care
Ben Heywood, Co-founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe 



Mark Boguski The Goody-Gaga Effect: Health Communication at the Nexus of Social Media and Popular Culture
Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, Resounding Health Incorporated 



Martin Leach Gaming in the Workplace
Martin D. Leach, Ph.D., Executive Director, MRL IT for Discovery & Pre-Clinical Sciences, Merck & Co. 

About the Conference:
Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Enabling Technology.  Leveraging Data.  Transforming Medicine.

Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo ( has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The Conference attracts a highly influential audience consisting of senior level scientists, IT professionals and Executives from organizations across the life sciences industry including Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Health Systems, Academia, Government and National Laboratories. In 2011, over 2,000 delegates gathered from 29 countries to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving the drug discovery process and transforming medicine. The event features concurrent tracks with 160+ technology and scientific presentations.

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