BIT Header Desktop  
BIT Header Mobile 

Track 3 - April 21 – 23, 2015

Cloud Computing  

Riding Cloud to Next-Generation Computing

Life scientists agree that the shift to cloud is both necessary and practical. Adoption has been greater than anyone expected and users continue to find novel ways and contexts in which to apply it. Track 3 explores the rapid growth and progressive maturation of cloud as well as evolving provider and user experiences.

Preliminary Agenda

Download Brochure | Workshops 

» Featured Presentation

Compliant Cloud Computing

Krista Woodley, Director, Information Technology, Biogen Idec

Using Cloud Computing to Improve the Accuracy and Probability of Success of Drug Discovery

Ed Addison, Ph.D., CEO, Corporate, Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Web Computing as Commodity Supercomputing for User-Facing Genomics Applications

Jonas S. Almeida, Ph.D., Professor and CTO, Biomedical Informatics Department, SUNY Stony Brook

Next-Generation Sequencing and Cloud Scale: A Journey to Large-Scale Flexible Infrastructures in AWS

Jason Tetrault, Associate Director, Business and Information Architect, R&D IT, Biogen Idec

Rethinking Cloud Security: You Can’t Control What You Can’t See

Elizabeth Lawler, CEO, Conjur, Inc.

Data Communications in BSL-3 and BSL-4 Containment: Safety, Compliance and Security

John McCall, Director, Information Technology and Telecommunications, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Boston University

Global Developments in Privacy and Data Security Law

John M. Conley, J.D., Ph.D., William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

PANEL DISCUSSION: Achieving Much-Needed Innovation while Hurdling the Barriers of Stringent Regulation

Moderator: John M. Conley, J.D., Ph.D., William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Dave Peterson, Executive Director, Vendor & Third Party Assurance, National IT Compliance, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology 

Additional Panelists to be Announced

View 2015 Brochure

Platinum Sponsors

 Cycle Computing logo 

 Data Direct Networks 




Illumnia logo 

Intel Logo 


Oracle Health Sciences 


 SGI small logo 


Thomson Reuters 

View All Sponsors 


Official Media Partner

View Media Partners 

Conference CD

CD iconOrder the 2014 event proceedings - now available on CD 

Complimentary Downloads

View white papers, listen to podcasts, and more! 

  • Making the World's Knowledge Computable
  • Bioinformatics in the Cloud
  • The Application of Text Analytics to Drug Safety Surveillance

Related Events

 HIT Logo for BIT 2015
CLN Co-located Event