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Track 2 - April 21 – 23, 2015

Software Development  

Harnessing Data for Scientific Decision Making

Track 2 explores the technology and tools needed to connect data, applications, people, processes, and partners to ensure available, reliable, and actionable information for scientific decision making. Case studies will be presented that address how life science organizations address common problems in harnessing data including analytics, methods and standards, using open source, using in-house vs customized commercial platforms, transparency, efficiency, security, and cost-effective solutions.

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Featured Presentation

HPC Trends in the Trenches 2015

Chris Dagdigian, Founding Partner & Director, Technology, BioTeam, Inc.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Big Data: How to Best Utilize Data to Drive Decisions

Brian Bissett, IT Specialist, Office of Systems/CIO, Social Security Administration

Data Publication and Discovery Using Globus Research Data Management Software-as-a-Service

Vas Vasiliadis, Director, Products, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Semantic Integration of Unstructured Study Data: Experiences and Outlook

Alain Nanzer, Ph.D., Global Head, Safety & Development Workflows, Center Head Basel pRED Informatics, Roche

DIVOS: A Platform for Effective in vivo Study Knowledge Management at Genentech

Dana Caulder, Senior Software Engineer, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Genentech

A Case Study in Building a Clinical Research Database in a Translational Research Environment

Charlie Quinn, Director, Data Management & Software Development, Benaroya Research Institute

Sciencescape - An Innovative Research Discovery Platform that Connects Users to Breaking Research as it Happens, Around the World, and Throughout History

Sam Molyneux, CEO & Co-Founder, Sciencescape

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: Becky Swain, Entrepreneur & Founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance

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  • Bioinformatics in the Cloud
  • The Application of Text Analytics to Drug Safety Surveillance

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