(Recorded on November 14, 2012)

Sponsored by: 

Remedy Informatics


The exploding size and complexity of biomedical data being generated today require that life science researchers adopt a new paradigm for enterprise research informatics. It is clear that academic medical centers and other healthcare providers cannot rely on electronic health records to serve as an enterprise-wide application on which to base their research initiatives. Pharma, biotech, and medical device companies also find themselves with multiple complex, mission-critical enterprise research applications that impede collaboration among researchers and aggregation and analysis of diverse data sets. These life science researchers engage in high-risk projects costing tens of millions of dollars as they attempt to patch together disparate data silos with a hope that they will be able to address their "big" data problems of today and prepare for the "big data" problems of tomorrow.

Join Gary Kennedy and Manish Muzumdar from Remedy Informatics, Inc., and Sanjoy Ray from the Merck Research Laboratories to discuss a new approach to life science enterprise research informatics based on a Cloud-hosted, registry-centric computing platform. This new approach enables innovation by individual life science researchers and more flexible, integrated enterprise-wide research applications.

Dr. Ray will review of enterprise informatics challenges faced by life science companies in today's evolving research landscape and discuss the Merck Research Laboratories experience with information technology innovation. Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Muzumdar will describe how to design and deploy a ontology-driven, registry-centric computing platform that enables life science researchers to aggregate, map, harmonize and analyze complex, diverse data from disparate information systems.

Learning Objective:

  • Learn how a collection of registries built on a common computing platform enables multi-dimensional analytics across medical specialties and biological systems
  • Learn how researchers can deploy purpose-specific databases (registries) for all specialties providing them with the framework on which they can collect and harmonize all data from all sources
  • Understand how an ontology-driven platform enables researchers to aggregate, map, harmonize and analyze diverse, complex data sets
  • See how a Registry or Registries enables effective cross-institution collaboration

Who Should Attend:

  • Executive leadership at life science and academic research institutions responsible for development of infrastructure to support research innovation
  • CIOs and CTOs charged with building information systems for life science research
  • Principal Investigators and scientists conducting life science research

Speaker Bios:

Gary Kennedy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Remedy Informatics, Inc.

Gary Kennedy

Gary is Remedy's founder and chief visionary, defining its strategic focus on life science research and groundbreaking research informatics products. Before launching Remedy, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TenFold Corporation, an enterprise software application company focused on the insurance, healthcare, communications, and other industries. Gary also held a variety of management and executive leadership positions at Oracle Corporation, including President of Oracle USA. He was one of the first twenty employees of Oracle and was instrumental in Oracle's early efforts to shape the relational database market in the 1980s and early 1990s. Gary worked with large, Fortune 50 companies in their efforts to derive benefits from implementing enterprise-wise relational databases, and also software applications to break down data silos and provide executive leadership with an enterprise-wide view of their data.

Manish Muzumdar, Senior Vice President Products, Remedy Informatics, Inc.

Manish Muzumdar

Manish has more than 16 years of experience in technology leadership, management, innovation, and the delivery of mission-critical, enterprise-class products and platforms for various industries, including healthcare, finance, insurance, telecommunications, and energy. Before joining Remedy Informatics, Manish was Vice President of Development at Iris Financial Solutions, responsible for product, component, and core development for Tier 1 broker-dealer clientele; Director of Technical Operations at Oracle Corporation, responsible for initiatives to globalize, standardize, and automate Global Product Support across Oracle's many acquisitions; and Director of Kernel Technology at TenFold Corporation, responsible for the heart of TenFold's innovative platform for delivering custom enterprise applications to different verticals. He has also founded two firms and consulted on enterprise architecture, solution design, and productization in the cloud. Manish holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Dr. Sanjoy Ray, Director, Health IT Strategy, Merck & Co, Inc.

Sanjoy Ray

Sanjoy Ray has a Ph. D. in Protein Engineering from Imperial College London, and held a postdoctoral research fellowship in Structural Biophysics at Harvard University. He has 16 years of IT experience, enabling scientific high-performance computing at Boston's Children's Hospital and the Whitehead Institiute/MIT. He currently serves as Director, Health IT Strategy at Merck & Co., Inc.