Many CROs share the challenge of trying to manage the sale to trial handoff and subsequently manage the associated resources, financials, and billing. Most are doing this via multiple spreadsheets or a conglomerate of systems managing different elements. Consolidating Discovery, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, and Post Approval processes all on a single platform drives process efficiencies, margin improvement, and real time collaboration internally and with clients. The result is better top and bottom line financial performance and higher customer satisfaction.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how implementing one platform leads to data consistency and ultimately facilitate faster clinical trials while reducing overall trial costs
  • Leave behind spreadsheets and home-grown tools for a predictable trial and the ability to forecast unit delivery resulting in the optics you need to ensure a successful trial
  • Hear experts share industry trends of what is affecting the Clinical Research Organization industry today

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Turcotte

Director, Industry GTM, BioPharma Lead

Jennifer Turcotte leads the global pharma strategy at Salesforce. As part of the Global Life Sciences Industry team, Jennifer works across biotech, CRO, and pharma companies to help them transform their business through improved HCP and patient engagement using the Salesforce platform. She brings 12 years of industry experience having held roles in Marketing, IT, and Product Strategy at Grail, Genentech, and Complete Genomics.

Joanna Adrian

Director of Operations

Joanna spent the start of her career establishing and overseeing the clinical program for a start-up medical device company with a breakthrough imaging product.There she had the opportunity to develop software systems, including a custom EDC, and the commercial UI. After securing product regulatory approval, Joanna went into management consulting, specializing in process improvement and system design. Her work has spanned Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Customer Service Operations, Human Resource Management, and Professional Services. Joanna currently oversees business operations at Syntactx, a CRO, where she has implemented Salesforce solutions for Sales and Marketing, as well as FinancialForce for Professional Services Automation.

MaryAnne Rizk, PhD

Senior Vice President, R&D Digital Strategy

At IQVIA, Dr. MaryAnne Rizk is responsible for driving the digital R&D transformation breakthroughs from molecule to market via the Orchestrated Clinical Trials (OCT) SaaS platform. The first of its kind end-to-end clinical technology platform leverages embedded intelligence, unparallel data, and analytics to trigger a series of orchestrated automation around patient-centric workflows and supporting trial automation to lead precision therapies to market smarter and faster competitively. Before IQVIA, MaryAnne has globally led both Oracle and Medidata’s strategic channel partnership strategy to enables organizations to leverage innovative SaaS cloud-based platform technologies to accelerate drug/device development. Leveraging her systems engineering background, MaryAnne had started her career at Merck by leading the charge to retire legacy paper-based processes to gain operational excellence and earlier digital insights while adhering to patient-centric clinical care. She’s spent time at the clinical site-level to engage in how data is being collected by clinicians and brought her insights back to coach and translate meaningful functionality required to the R&D engineering teams.

Stephanie Picardi

Chief Executive Officer
VFP Consulting

A sought-after enterprise management consultant with a 15-year history working with global Fortune 500 companies, Stephanie has a deep and well-recognized expertise in the Quote-to-Cash, Cloud ERP, and financials space.

Focused on partnerships and long-term line of business growth at VFP, her passion for great consulting and expertise in business process is driving incredible growth for customers, as well as the company, recently ranked #667 in the INC. 5000.

Ask Stephanie what she does and you’ll hear “all the things” – meaning taking care of the team, the company and her many Salesforce and FinancialForce friends, partners and colleagues.

Austin Rohr

Product Evangelist & Sales Strategy Director

At FinancialForce Austin is responsible for Product Marketing and Sales Strategy that he drives by working with product, customers, prospects, and analysts to understand where the services economy is today and where it’s going to be tomorrow. Then translating that need into the market. Austin draws on his first hand experience as a former services leader at Lexmark and Netsmart, where he was responsible for optimizing solution delivery to clients across the globe, as well as driving professional services performance and predictability.

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