PLENARY & SESSION KEYNOTES

Since its debut in 2002, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is 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 23, and Thursday April 23. These are the only times that bring everyone from across the event together in one room.


Natalija Jovanovic, PhDNatalija Jovanovic, PhD, Chief Digital Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

Natalija Jovanovic is the Chief Digital Officer at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi. She has extensive experience in delivering digital solutions at AIG, the global insurer, and as VP of Innovation at Brown Brothers Harriman, a global commercial bank. Previously, Natalija was at McKinsey, the strategy consulting firm, and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT.

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

Formerly of Blackstone Computing and Genetics Institute, Dagdigian specializes in research computing and infrastructure technology issues in the life sciences. A supporter of free software and open standards for life science research, he is a founding member of the Bioperl Project, co-founder of the Bioclusters mailing list and served on the board of directors of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation. While at Blackstone Dagdigian was project manager and technical lead for the creation and integration of the Vertex Pharmaceutical VAMPIRE cluster, which replaced an existing Top500 supercomputer used for cutting edge discovery research and informatics. Dagdigian received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Biotechnology and occasionally finds the time to continue his graduate coursework at Harvard Extension School.


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