PLENARY & SESSION KEYNOTES

Since its debut in 2002, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has been the world’s premier event showcasing technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. Bio-IT World unites an ecosystem of over 3,000 leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics and technology experts in the field of biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare from around the world. With this united community, Bio-IT World is the place to explore the future of precision medicine and the technologies that are powering it. Bio-IT offers a plenary keynote session on Tuesday April 21, Wednesday April 22, and Thursday April 23. These are the only times that bring everyone from across the event together in one room.


TUESDAY, APRIL 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM


4:00 Welcome Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

 

 

 

4:05 Keynote Introduction

4:15 PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: NIH’s Strategic Vision for Data Science

Susan K. Gregurick, PhD, Associate Director, Data Science (ADDS) and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), National Institutes of Health

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Baker, PhD, Director, HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

 

 

 

 

5:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 | 8:00 - 9:45 AM


8:00 Welcome Remarks

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World

 

 

 

8:05 Keynote Introduction

8:15 Toward Preventive Genomics: Lessons from MedSeq and BabySeq

Robert Green, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine (Genetics) and Director, G2P Research Program/Preventive Genomics Clinic, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Broad Institute, and Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

8:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Game On: How AI, Citizen Science, and Human Computation Are Facilitating the Next Leap Forward

Pietro Michelucci, PhD, Director, Human Computation Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Panelists to be Announced

9:45 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 | 8:00 - 9:45 AM and 1:55 - 4:00 PM

8:00 - 9:45 AM


8:00 Organizer’s Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

 

 

 

8:05 Awards Program Introduction


8:10 Benjamin Franklin Award and Laureate Presentation

J.W. Bizzaro, Managing Director, Bioinformatics.org

 

 

 

Discngine8:35 Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World

 

 

 

9:00 AI in Pharma: Where We Are Today and How We Will Succeed in the Future

Natalija Jovanovic, PhD, Chief Digital Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

 

 

 

9:45 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall and Poster Competition Winners Announced at 10:00

1:55 - 4:00 PM

1:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

Kevin Davies, PhD, Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


 

2:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION: Trends from the Trenches

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


 

Vivien Bonazzi, PhD, Chief Biomedical Data Scientist, Managing Director, Deloitte


 

Tim Cutts, PhD, Head, Scientific Computing, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


 

Kjiersten Fagnan, PhD, Chief Informatics Officer, Data Science and Informatics Leader, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


 

Matthew Trunnell, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


 

4:00 Close of Conference


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