Data Storage and Transport

Is the burden of managing your data growing larger every day? Do you have a scalable and robust data management infrastructure in place to store, process, analyze, and transfer vast quantities of data according to your organization’s policies? Is your organization using new tools and analytical processes such as AI and deep learning that stress your supporting IT infrastructure beyond the expectations of system designers? Managing data has become a prevalent issue in the life sciences industry. Organizations are spending millions on systems and platforms to manage, store, and transfer many types of data (e.g., experimental, operational, clinical) from many different disparate sources. The role of data engineering is critical in orchestrating, configuring, managing, and scaling solutions to manage the data bloat problem. The Data Storage and Transport track presents in-depth case studies from leading life science organizations who are implementing solutions to address data storage and transfer problems and challenges. These include where to store data (cloud, local, mixture), what is the optimal configuration regarding price vs. access, estimating data storage costs and making financial models, understanding and planning for costs in the cloud, what to do with large third-party databases (inter-pharma collaborations, genomic/expression datasets), what to do with imaging collaboration that produces 100 TB, "rehydrating" a data archive (from tape) for re-analysis, determining if you're storing the right stuff, figuring out the best way to deliver data products to customers/collaborators, and more. How are you developing technologies to deal with influx of digital data from digital health devices?

Preliminary Agenda

DATA STORAGE PLATFORMS & RESOURCES

Using iRODS as a Platform for Unifying and Managing Research Data

Michael Conway, Data Systems Architect/Engineer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Carlos Rios, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, Computational Genomics - Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Terrell Russell, PhD, Chief Technologist, The iRODS Consortium at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

SERVERLESS METHODS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH

Boosting Research with Serverless Cloud Computing

Daniel Butnaru, PhD, Research Architect, Roche

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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