18th April, 2023 @ 8:00 AM to 18th April, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Scientific Informatics Experience Exchange

Zifo is pleased to announce our first Scientific Informatics Experience Exchange.

This is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues who are tackling similar scientific informatics challenges and share best practices. Hear from your peers how they have addressed similar challenges to improve scientific workflows across R&D.

In addition, you will also have the opportunity to meet experts from the Zifo team and ample opportunities to meet with fellow colleagues to exchange ideas. The day will start at 8:00am for breakfast with kickoff at 9:00am, The meeting is due to finish at 5:00pm followed by a reception.




8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:10 am
Welcome & Introductions
Margaret DiFilippo, Vice President – Sales & Business Development  | Zifo
9:10 am – 9:30 am
Zifo Overview
Raj Govindaraja, Managing Director | Zifo
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Our Digital Data Journey in Supporting Regeneron Research
Quan Yang, VP, R&pD IT | Regeneron
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Approach for Swift Response to Scientific Needs: How to Move Fast and not Break Things 
Dan Chapman, Product Line Lead | Merck
10:30 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11:15 am
The Digital Compass – Navigating the data realm with Zifo
Sujeegar Jeevanandam, Principal Consultant | Zifo
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Development of Oligo Synthesis and Formulation Protocols in Dotmatics using Scrum
Christopher M. Grulke, Associate Director of Cheminformatics | Wave Life Sciences
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) Modernization – Gap Analysis, Discovery, Implementation & Beyond!
Surekha Agarwal, Senior Manager (Research Informatics) | Sage Therapeutics
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lab Computing – Tip of the Spear
Neil Whitworth, Director – Lab Computing Services | Zifo
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Service Models for a Large, Heterogeneous, Aging Product Portfolio
Dan McCarthy, Director of Product Services, NIBR Informatics | Novartis
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Change is Everywhere – Transforming Digital Transformation
Chris Butler, Director/Research Fellow | Abbvie
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Solving the Lab Data Automation Challenge in Diverse R&D IT Environments
Bagavathi Kathiresan (Buggs), Vice President – Solutions | Zifo
Max Petersen, Senior Digital Solutions Specialist | Zifo
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Laboratory IT: Raw Data Movement Modalities
Christopher Perkins, Director, Labs IT | Flagship Pioneering
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Making Cell Therapy Data FAIR
Ajay Shah, Executive Director and Head of IT for Cell Therapy R&ED, Early Clinical Dev and CP&P | BMS
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Connecting the R&D Lab to Enable a Future AI Strategy
Kristen Ferrara, Global Head of Scientific Informatics | Takeda
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


For further information or questions, please contact Tina Aiello: tina@zifornd.com


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    April 18, 2023
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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    20 Sidney St
    Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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