February 20 - 21, 2018
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.


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.

Smartlab Exchange USA 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!

SmartLab Annual Report 2017/2018

The SmartLab Exchange has partnered with industry professionals to provide the 2017/2018 Annual Lab Report. You will learn what CERN, Monsanto and the Allotrope's are doing to manage large and complex sets of data as well as find out what top investments for 2018 and beyond are for your peers. 

This report was created ahead of the 2018 SmartLab Exchange. You can find out more exchangeinfo@iqpc.com or +44 (0) 20 7368 9484.

SmartLab Exchange Investment Priorities 2018

Download the top investment priorities now to find out what the top challenges and investment areas are for lab informatics leaders!


SmartLab Post Event Report 2017

Download the 2017 post- event report now to find out what happened at the 2017 exchange, who attended, who was in the amazing speaker line up and review of the industry highlights.


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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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.

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.

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.