(February 16, 2017)

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Faced with growing pressure to bolster shrinking pipelines, accelerate innovation, streamline R&D and improve the rate of return, pharmaceutical companies are exploring new business models and technology that can drive innovation, improve collaboration and accelerate new product development. Join Alan Louie, Research Director for IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Practice as he examines these challenges and explores emerging solutions including external collaborations and cloud-based technologies that support innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing, and reduce IT overhead.

It is estimated that within the next 3-5 years the majority of pharma research activities will transition to the cloud. Pharma companies must begin now to define and implement their cloud migration strategies. Does your organization have a plan? Join us to learn more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Industry trends and challenges impacting pharma’s adoption of the cloud
  • How to support external collaborations and outsourcing in the cloud
  • Best practices for developing migration roadmaps in research informatics


Alan LouieAlan S. Louie, PhD

Research Director

IDC Health Insights

Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, is responsible for directing the IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Practice. 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 innovation and best practices in pharmaceutical R&D and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, business analytics, translational research, and precision medicine.

Ton van DaelenTon van Daelen, PhD

Senior Product Director

Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA

Ton is the Sr. Product Director for Collaborative Sciences at BIOVIA. He has helped pharmaceutical and biotech customers implement cloud solutions to address internal and external research collaboration challenges. Previously, Ton helped grow the Pipeline Pilot research informatics environment in various support and product management functions to become the industry standard it is today. Ton has a Ph.D. in computational chemistry from the University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands.