Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has become the platform enterprises utilize for their application of analyzing, storing, processing, exploring, and sharing dynamic data. These data-intensive life scientists from biological researchers to biopharmaceutical organizations demand this practicality and necessity. Thus, adoption has been greater than anyone expected, and users continue to expand applications. Through case studies, the Cloud Computing track explores the rapid growth and progressive maturation of cloud as well as evolving provider and user experiences and challenges. Some of these challenges include how to handle new equipment pumping data into cloud when most internal tools run locally, reproduce processes and new workflows, accelerate research and find new ways to collaborate, remove data storage and processing bottlenecks, and make significant business impact across R&D in enabling large-scale modeling and simulation. How will these activities be impacted by the evolution of quantum computing methods and eventually computers?

Preliminary Agenda

ACCELERATING RESEARCH: OMICS

FEATURED PRESENTATION: Data Lakes, Clouds, and Commons: A Review of Platforms for Analyzing and Sharing Genomic Data

Robert Grossman, PhD, Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Computer Science; Director, The Jim and Karen Frank Director of the Center for Translational Data Science, University of Chicago

Rapid RNA Sequencing Data Analysis Using Serverless Computing

Ka Yee Yeung, PhD, Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Washington University

ADOPTING CLOUD: COLLABORATIONS

PEPSI-KOLA: Hosting Data, Storage, and Text Mining in Cloud

Rishi Gupta, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, PIKM, Department of Cheminformatics, AbbVie

COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURES

Evaluating Distributed Computing Infrastructures: An Empirical Study Comparing Hadoop Deployments on Cloud and Local Systems

Devipsita Bhattacharya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Security & Digital Forensics, University of Albany, State University of New York


Supercharging Transformation Across the Life Science Value Chain

Shez Partovi, MD Director of Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics Amazon Web Services

TRENDS FROM THE TRENCHES

KEYNOTE SESSION: Trends from the Trenches 2020

Chris Dagdigian, Co-Founder and Senior Director, Infrastructure, BioTeam, Inc.

Additional Speakers to be Announced


Platinum Sponsors

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