Clinical research is shifting from developing blockbuster drugs for everyone, to more targeted therapies that treat a small subsect of the population. This requires clinical research to ingest and analyze new types of data—such as genomic, sensor, imaging and RWE—to improve decision-making. The challenge for IT lies in that current systems cannot support the increase in new types of data or the vast amounts of data. IT is being challenged with either trying to fix and maintain an already complex system of solution integrations, or exploring driving business impact by unifying its systems under one platform.

In this webinar, you will hear from Alan Louie , Ph.D, Research Director at IDC , Bill Swavely ,
CIO at Pharm-Olam, and Rama Kondru , Ph.D, CIO at Medidata about:
  • The need for a platform approach in clinical research,
  • The rationale for switching from disparate systems to a unified platform,
  • The benefits that could be realized.
Attend and learn about the IT benefits to shifting resources away from disparate systems and moving towards a unified platform. Register now.

Featured Speakers

Alan Louie, Ph.D.

Research Director

Dr. Louie manages a group of analysts who provide research-based advisory and consulting services for life sciences companies, technology vendors, and IT service providers across the life sciences value chain. Within the practice, Dr. Louie leads IDC Health Insights' Life Science R&D Strategy and Technology Research service with coverage of ongoing innovation and best practices in life science R&D and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, analytics, translational research, and precision medicine. 

Bill Swavely


Mr. Swavely brings more than 25 years of experience leading enterprise information technology in health care, medical devices, digital health, entertainment, private equity and telecommunications companies. Mr. Swavely has provided technology leadership for public and private companies as well as startup organizations.

Rama Kondru, Ph.D.


Rama is an innovative and strategically focused executive with over 20 years of experience in diverse roles in pharma, medical devices, data science, and academia. He has focused primarily on designing and developing technology products that deliver enhanced patient outcomes and experiences. Previous to joining Medidata, Rama served as CIO for Janssen Americas, a Johnson and Johnson company focused on the commercialization of innovative treatments. 


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