Storing, analyzing and managing the big datasets that are being created around genomics for drug development has created challenges for the biopharma industry. Some leaders in the field, including Google and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, have been battering down some of these barriers, making it possible to explore the data for clues about new drug development opportunities. FierceBiotech has gathered the leaders in the field to discuss what’s being done with Big Data, how that relates to large and small developers alike and where this important sector is headed in the next 10 years.
FierceBiotech Editor-in-Chief John Carroll and a distinguished panel of experts will discuss this and more in San Francisco.
John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 32 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for Managed Care, American Banker, Small Times, and Local Business.com, He has also contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and other leading publications. He spent six years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. Carroll is based in Vermont and Texas and can be reached at [email protected] Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.
David founded and leads the Google Genomics team, helping life science organizations use the Google Cloud Platform to accelerate and scale their work with big data. David is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. His previous projects at Google include leading the Google+ Platform team, overseeing the company's developer-facing offerings, and leading product and infrastructure teams for Google Apps. Prior to joining Google in 2006, he successfully started two companies: Verity in 1988 (IPO 1995), which did full-text search, and Eloquent in 1995 (IPO 2000), which used rich media to power business communications. Eloquent was later acquired by Open Text, an enterprise software firm, where David served as CTO. David grew up in Massachusetts, where he earned a BS in physics from MIT.
Anthony Philippakis is a physician, geneticist, and data scientist. At the Broad, he works with the Program for Medical and Population Genetics as well as Data Sciences and Data Engineering. He is also a cardiology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he cares for patients with rare genetic cardiovascular diseases.
A renowned expert in pediatrics and medical informatics at Stanford University, Butte trained in both computer science and medicine at Brown University, Butte previously worked as a software engineer at Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and received his PhD in Health Sciences and Technology from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a founder of several Bay Area biotech startup companies.
Dr. Pellini is President and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Medicine, a molecular information company focused on simplifying the complex nature of cancer genomics and developing a set of tools to empower the work and research of the oncology community. He came to Foundation Medicine from Clarient, where he was President & COO and oversaw its growth and successful acquisition by GE Healthcare. Mike has a breadth of experience in life sciences and the clinical diagnostics and laboratory industries.
Trunnell for more than 15 years has worked at the intersection of information technology and life sciences research in both academic and commercial environments in support of large-scale genomics research. He is responsible for many key areas at Fred Hutch, including research informatics and enterprise information technology.
Trunnell came to Fred Hutch from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where, as chief information officer, was responsible for all aspects of information technology and services. During his nine years at Broad Institute, Trunnell managed a 50-fold scale-up of research IT data infrastructure in support of next-generation sequencing and initiated a new organization comprising computational biologists and software engineers focused on developing advanced informatics capabilities.
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