SmartLab Digital is a complementary online series featuring live interactive webinars with hand-picked case studies by pharmaceutical industry experts and thought leaders all focused on digital excellence within the laboratory

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Learn from Lab Informatics World Leaders

Lab informatics experts from the world’s leading companies are coming together online to share their informatics strategies.

Network with cross-industry peers

Benchmark your strategies alongside senior lab informatics peers across globe at this online event.

Empower yourself with the right solutions & services

Meet the leading solution providers relevant to your strategic lab needs through our online sessions.

Customise your own interactive agenda

Build your own agenda of live webinars and on-demand sessions, relevant to your current priorities – no time wasted!

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Session 2: On-Demand

TitleAchieve Total Data Integrity & Security in the Lab

Speaker: Ed Ferrara, CISO at CSL Behring

Session 3: On-Demand

Title: On Demand: Panel Discussion: Unlocking Innovation in the Lab

Speakers: Vassilios Pantazopoulos, Associate Director, R&D IT, Biogen

Bindu Raghavan, R&D IT Platform Lead, Monsanto

Jeffrey Klofft, VP R&D, Digital Solutions, PerkinElmer

Eli Groban, Senior Manager, BioNano Research, Autodesk

Moderated by Carmen Nitsche, Executive Director, Business Development, Pistoia Alliance

Session 1: 11am - 12pm GMT

Title: IT Security In The Lab - Interoperability & Integrity

Speaker: Jan Hauss, Head of R&D LIMS IT Manager, Merck KGaA

Session 2: On-Demand

TitleFuture-Proof Your Connected Lab

Speaker: Associate Director- Future Lab Technologies and Automation, MedImmune

Day 4 - Thursday, 9th November 2017

Topic: Interoperability, Data Integrity & Security

Session 2: On-Demand

TitleAniML Data Standards

Speaker: Burkard Schaefer, Lead Architect at AnIML

Session 1: On-Demand

Title: Repurpose & Recycle - Getting the Most From Your Archived Data

Speaker: Paul-James Jones, Lead IT Business Consultant, Boehringer Ingelheim

Session 1: 3pm - 4pm GMT

Title: The path to digital transformation in life science

Speaker: Alok Tayi, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, TetraScience

Day 5 - Friday, 10th November 2017

Topic: Connected Labs & Harnessing the IoT

Day 3 - Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Topic: Data Management: Standards & Compliance

Session 4: On-Demand

Title: Kick Start Collaboration and Productivity with Smart
Lab Planning

Speaker: Bernard t’Serstevens, Senior Manager, International QC, GSK

Session 3: 3pm - 4pm GMT

Title: Simplifying Digital Strategies – Moving Beyond
Point Solutions in Lab Informatics

Speaker: Steve Hayward, Product Marketing Manager, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA

Session 3: 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT

Title: Infrastructure is Data Too

Speaker: Jennifer Heymont, Bioinformatician, Eisai Research Institute

Session 2: 2pm - 3pm GMT

Title Integrated Informatics for Biologics Discovery

Speaker: Robert D Brown, VP Product Marketing & Stephen Manning, Principal Application Scientist, Dotmatics

Session 1: 11am - 12pm GMT

Title: Data integrity risks addressed by a digitalized lab

Speaker: Roberto Castelnovo, Owner of NL42 Consulting | Paperless Lab Academy

Session 1: 11am - 12pm GMT

Title: The Future of Lab Informatics

Speaker: Scott Weiss. VP Product Strategy, IDBS

Day 1 - Monday, 6th November 2017

Topic: Furthering the Potential of your Lab

Day 2 - Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Topic: Furthering the Potential of your Lab

2017 Agenda

Session 2: 1:30pm - 2:30pm GMT

TitleUX for R&D life sciences

Speaker: Paula de Matos, Project Manager for UX/UCD at Pistoia Alliance

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Session 3: 5pm - 6pm GMT

TitleCold Chain Data Monitoring and IoT Connectivity – More than Just Temperature Control

Speaker:Evan Whitelock, Product Marketing, Aeris


12th - 14th MARCH 2019


Day 1 - 12th March 2019

The Future of the Lab: A Changing Landscape

Consider this day your introduction to the opportunities AI and automation can present for the future of your laboratory. Join speakers for discussions on innovations in R&D, building a business case for digitization, why structured data capture is important and what to expect for the future of digital labs.

[Panel] The Opportunity for AI to Empower Life Science R&D
Speakers: Dr. Alan Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Practice
Dr. Isabelle deZegher, MD, MSc, VP Engineering, PAREXEL International

Building a Bulletproof Case for the Digitization of the Global Lab

What’s Next for the Digital Lab of the Future? Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Blockchain & Semantic Technology

Structured Data Capture to Enable Advanced Analytics

2:00 - 3:00PM GMT

12:30 - 1:30PM GMT

11:00 - 12:00PM GMT

3:30 - 4:30PM GMT

Day 2 - 13th March 2019
The Challenges & Solutions to Data Integration & Innovation

This day will allow you to proactively face the challenges that Smart Labs bring and find workable solutions. We will dive into the journey to digitization, how to transform data into actionable insights, ways to minimize the training gap and how to ensure data integrity and security. 

[Panel] Demystifying the challenges on the journey to becoming a fully digitized lab 

From Data to Actionable Information: How to Benefit from a Company-Wide Integrated Information Management System

Ensuring Data Integrity and Security in the Move Towards Automation

Thinking big & small: Weighing up the Benefits of a Single Targeted Solution Over a Transformational Change

2:00 - 3:00PM GMT

3:30 - 4:30PM GMT

12:30 - 1:30PM GMT

11:00 - 12:00PM GMT

Day 3 - 14th March 2019
Increased Collaboration, Superior Efficiency and Reduced Costs: An Achievable Goal?

This day will consider whether the highly touted benefits of automation are an achievable goal for the life sciences sector. We will hear case studies on the successful delivery of a global change, how clinical trials can be optimized, the digital roadmap for transformation and how to get the most from your workforce. 

[Panel] Lessons Learned from Successful Delivery of a Standardized, Integrated Digital Change on a Global Scale 

[Case Study] Optimizing Clinical Trials Using Machine Learning, Blockchain & RPA

Driving discovery: Breaking Down Knowledge Silos to Discover New Insights

Unlock Total Lab Efficiency with End to End Automation 

3:30 - 4:30PM GMT

2:00 - 3:00PM GMT

11:00 - 12:00PM GMT

12:30 - 1:30PM GMT

AI & Blockchain

Data Integrity & Security

Advanced Analytics

Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality

Increase Efficiency, Enhance Connectivity and Drive Superior Quality in the Modern Lab