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Thursday, September 19 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 309 - Building a Digital Data Solution for Actionable Insights: Perspective from the Trenches

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As a 145+ year old company with a rich tradition in data and analytics, Lilly Research Labs has a unique opportunity to unlock the power of the treasure trove of data to enable novel and best-in class therapeutics discovery. To achieve this grand aspiration, in the last two years Lilly has made a tremendous investment to develop and implement Phase 1 of our strategy that will result in a transformational shift to the cloud, creation of the digital data library and an application ecosystem that sets the stage for actionable insight. As Lilly Research Information and Digital Solutions has developed our strategy, processes, organization and operations approach for deriving value from data for therapeutics discovery, we have learned key lessons around the technical and cultural approaches required to use digital data across the company’s entire value chain.

In this panel discussion, Lilly Research Data Sciences and Engineering will share from the trenches perspective on how we listened to our internal technical experts who augmented and learned from a range of organizations including Tencent, Google, Microsoft, Uber, Stitch Fix, NVIDIA, from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to build out our Data and Analytics ecosystem with modern approaches. Please join Andrea de Souza, Senior Director Research Data Sciences with Jonathon Klinginsmith (Head, High Performance Computing), Adam West (Head, Data Engineering), Vinny Romano (Head, Data Operations), Bobak Kechavarzi (Lead, AI/ML Platforms) Yue Webster (Head, Translational Informatics) as we explore how we are accelerating value creation from data for Lilly Research.

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Andrea de Souza

Sr. Director, Research Data Sciences & Engineering, Eli Lilly & Company

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Yue Webster, Ph.D

Director – Translational Informatics, Research Data Sciences & Engineering, Eli Lilly & Company
Yue Webster received her B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University, Beijing, China; her M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University, Indianapolis; and her Ph.D. in Health & Biomedical Informatics from Indiana University, Indianapolis. Dr. Webster joined Eli Lilly... Read More →
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Jonathan Klinginsmith

Director – HPC, Research IT, Eli Lilly and Company
Jonathan Klinginsmith leads the High Performance Computing area in Research IT at Eli Lilly and Company. His work includes partnering with computational scientists to meet ever-increasing demands of advanced computing at Lilly.Jonathan is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science from... Read More →
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Bobak Kechavarzi

Lead AI/ML , Research IT, Eli Lilly and Company
Bobak Kechavarzi is the lead for AI and ML solutions in Research IT at Eli Lilly and Company. His work includes the engineering and management of Lillys large-scale genomics datasets and pipelines, particularly with the Auto-immune therapeutic area. The tools and approaches he has... Read More →
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Vinny Romano

Advisor – Data Operations, Research IT, Eli Lilly & Company
Vinny Romano is currently leading the Data Operations area in Research IT at Eli Lilly and Company. His work includes partnering with scientific researchers, information technology colleagues, and the external academic and industry community to ensure that Lilly proprietary and external... Read More →
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Adam West

Director, Research Data Sciences and Engineering, Eli Lilly & Company
Adam West leads the Data Engineering team in Research Data Science and Engineering at Eli Lilly and Company. He’s responsible for a group individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds including biology, machine learning, and computer science. His group is tasked to support robust... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 309