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February 21 - 22, 2017
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Free Resources

Welcome to the Smartlab Exchange Resource Library! On this page you'll find some of our top featured content, or click on the category links below to find more free resources and industry insights.

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US Smartlab Exchange- 2016 Post-Event Report

Download the Post-Event Report for the 2016 US Smartlab Exchange to discover key attendance stats, details on where lab informatics leaders are investing in 2017 and industry insights from Pistoia Alliance, Lundbeck, Merck, Pfizer, Novartis and more. Plus find out about the opportunities for lab informatics leaders and innovative solution providers to get involved. 

Standardization and Integration Tool Box

With 80% of lab informatics professionals highlighting laboratory integration as a long-term strategic goal within their organization, we have created an infographic ahead of the Smartlab Exchange to help you achieve this.
 
This infographic will provide you with top tips and insights on product development cycles and the implications for a fully integrated data management strategy; benefits of data standardization and the solutions available; how the Chief Data Officer at Covance improved R&D efficiency, how the Director of Information Protection at Sanofi prevents data loss and ensures the security of sensitive information against cyber threats and much more!

Understanding Lab Informatics Professionals Top Challenges and Investment Priorities for 2016

Ahead of the SmartLab Exchange we have conducted an exclusive survey with over 100 senior lab informatics professionals across the world to discover their top challenges and investment priorities for 2016 and beyond. Download the report to find out:

  • The key trends, developments and solutions impacting the industry and the speed of lab transformation across the world for 2016
  • Top projects for lab informatics professionals in 2016
  • The key challenges lab informatics professionals face when investing in new solutions 
And much more!

Data Standards and the Scientific Community

The Smartlab Exchange has partnered with SiLA, Allotrope Foundation, the PSI and AnIML, all of whom will be attending the twin annual meetings in the US and Europe later in the year. This eBook was created to provide senior laboratory leaders with comprehensive insights into the latest trends and developments within the vast and complex information ecosystem in the life sciences.


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Building Your Smart Laboratory: Automation, Data Management, Compliance And New Technologies

Watch Evan Guggenheim (Biogen Idec), Robert Boland (Johnson & Johnson) and Steve Thomas (GSK) present and discuss the challenges and problems with integrating new data management solutions in the laboratory. The panel discuss change management and the complexities involved in implementing LIMS and ELN solutions. 

Quick fire Presentation with GSK: Building Your Smart Laboratory: Automation, Data Management, Compliance and New Technologies

This presentation from Steve Thomas, Principal Investigator at GSK, focuses on how laboratory scientists are changing the way they enter their clinical data. Steve discusses the role of new software and its impact on research.

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Data Standards and the Scientific Community

The Smartlab Exchange has partnered with SiLA, Allotrope Foundation, the PSI and AnIML, all of whom will be attending the twin annual meetings in the US and Europe later in the year. This eBook was created to provide senior laboratory leaders with comprehensive insights into the latest trends and developments within the vast and complex information ecosystem in the life sciences.

Data Standards and the Scientific Community

The Smartlab Exchange has partnered with SiLA, Allotrope Foundation, the PSI and AnIML, all of whom will be attending the twin annual meetings in the US and Europe later in the year. This eBook was created to provide senior laboratory leaders with comprehensive insights into the latest trends and developments within the vast and complex information ecosystem in the life sciences.

Data Standards and the Scientific Community

The Smartlab Exchange has partnered with SiLA, Allotrope Foundation, the PSI and AnIML, all of whom will be attending the twin annual meetings in the US and Europe later in the year. This eBook was created to provide senior laboratory leaders with comprehensive insights into the latest trends and developments within the vast and complex information ecosystem in the life sciences.

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"Enabling Multi-Organization Collaboration" - with Dimitris Agrafiotis - Chief Data Officer at Covance

Dimitris has over 10 years expertise in pharmaceutical R&D and is now Chief Data Officer for the 2nd biggest contract research organization globally.

In this interview, Dimitris talks about the impact of collaboration in a product development cycle and the implications for data management.

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LIMS & ELN: Overlap and Restructuring of the Vendor Market

Peter Boogaard (Industrial Lab Automation), Stuart Miller (Genzyme/Sanofi) and Julie Spirk (Pfizer) discuss the trends and emerging concerns laboratories are facing in today’s market. The panel focuses on LIMS and ELN and how they are impacting lab operations.

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Implementation of a Global, Integrated Enterprise LES/ELN, LIMS & Chromatography Data System (CDS)

A leading biotech company planned to implement global, integrated LIMS/ELN/CDS/Product-Release systems for 18 sites in the U.S. and Europe that included both QC and R&D laboratories. The client did not have large-scale, automated laboratory systems experience to lead the project, and their LIMS vendor wasn’t delivering on commitments, nor meeting deadlines. Additionally, the client had outsourced method development for the Lab Method Execution System (ELN) to a vendor with little experience in ELN systems and laboratories, resulting in inconsistent, incomplete work. The client called upon LabAnswer to provide strategic informatics leadership, project management, and technical expertise.

Joining Up The Laboratory

Peter Boogaard reviews efforts to make the laboratory an integrated operation in this white paper. First published by Scientific Computing World: www.scientific-computing.com

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The Periodic Table of Laboratory Information Management

Sanofi, Covance, Merck and Industrial Lab Automation are sharing their views on some of the most debated linchpins of laboratory informatics.

From Big Data and Knowledge Management to Collaboration and the Cloud, the Smartlab Exchange speakers look at the most pressing issues their organizations are facing sharing their expertise, recommendations and predictions for the future of the lab.

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Interview with the Director of Enterprise Architecture at Merck: Managing Big Data

Andrew Porter, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Merck, talks about the key issues his company is facing with respect to managing Big Data. For Andrew, dealing with data poses challenging questions about regulatory compliance, privacy and accessibility of the data. 

Driving Quality and Productivity Through Intelligent use of Laboratory Data: Why Market Leadership Matters

Dimitris Agrafiotis, Chief Data Officer at Covance, talks about the spiralling costs of clinical trials and how solutions such as data warehousing are playing an important role in improving R&D efficiency.

Transform Your Data into Knowledge: How to use Data to Drive Intelligence and Improve R&D Productivity

Join Eric Milgram (PepsiCo), Vijay Bulusu (Pfizer), Anthony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry) and Dimitris Agrafiotis (Covance) as they discuss the biggest challenges with data conversion and how they drive intelligence and improve R&D productivity.

Building Your Laboratory Informatics Strategy: The Benefit of Reference Architectures & Data Standardisation

Listen to Dana Vanderwall, Director of Bioinformatics at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Wolfgang Colsman, CTO at OSTHUS GmbH, talk about the benefits of data standardisation and how to integrate different data systems.

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"Big Data and Scientific Knowledge Management" with Peter Boogaard - CEO at Industrial Lab Automation

Peter, also known as the ‘flying Dutchman’, is founder and director of Industrial Lab Automation, consulting for laboratory informatics executive globally.

He specializes in integration in lab environments, knowledge management and quality by design.

So what is Big Data really about? In this interview, Peter will share his insight on the question and predictions for the future of scientific knowledge management.

New technologies, change management and industry examples are part of the mix!

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"Create and maintain an inspection ready environment" with Stuart Miller - Director of Quality Systems Informatics at Sanofi

Stuart is responsible for deploying Sanofi's corporate solutions for laboratory information and quality management systems. Creator of the LIMS Mailing List in 1995, Stuart has a wide experience of laboratory informatics (from both user and vendor side) specifically LIMS and ELN, and their capabilities and applications in a changing market.

In this interview, Stuart shares his thoughts on how organizations can tackle regulatory compliance and validation issues with some insight on Sanofi’s approach to quality.

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Drive Success Through Innovation: Change Management And Adoption

Yan Song, Assistant Director of Bioanalysis Operations at Abbvie, talks about the importance of change management and the desperate need for innovation and ingenuity from within the pharmaceutical industry.

R&D

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The Challenges in R&D with the Director of Informatics and Innovation at Pfizer

Vijay Bulusu, Director of Informatics and Innovation at Pfizer, talks to the SmartLab Exchange team about the challenges he faces in R&D over the coming years. For Vijay, the main challenge is turning data into business intelligence.

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Interview with the Director of Information Protection at Sanofi: Data Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Listen to William Telford, Director of Information Protection at Sanofi, talk about data security and its importance in the pharmaceutical industry. William discusses how to ensure the security of sensitive information against Cyber Threats and prevent data loss and what solutions he can see developing in the future. 

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The Emerging Importance of the Cloud in Smart Labs

Andrew discusses the pressures pharmaceutical companies are currently facing with respect to Big Data. The explosion of data in recent years has caused serious challenges in the security, analytics and management of sensitive information. This presentation offers an exclusive insight into one of the main issues pharmaceutical companies are attempting to overcome.  

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Interview: Gartner

In this insightful Michael Shanler, Research Director at Gartner shares with us his perspective on how he sees mobile technology impacting the lab efficiency, what processes and tools professionals should invest in to streamline operation and reduce costs. Finally Michael gives us his exclusive insight into the hottest lab informatics trends.

Interview: Pistoia Alliance

John Wise, Executive Director at the Pistoia Alliance talks to us about the importance of implementing mobile devices in lab projects and how we need to start embracing the Cloud as it provides a lot of opportunities when it comes to managing data.

Interview: Bayer Pharma

Gernot Goeller, Head O&I CoE ED&CMC at Bayer Pharma who played a vital role when his organisation made the transition to a paperless lab shares his advice and discusses the main benefits of developing a paperless lab. Gernot also finishes off by telling us how he thinks the vendor community can help him address his most pressing challenges.