Main Day One

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration & Morning Jumpstart

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Session

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM KEYNOTE PANEL: Why Major Advancements In Lab Technology Have Not Been Met With A More Productive R&D Landscape

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Leveraging The Cloud To Transform And Streamline Old Informatics Procedures

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Mingle – Meet with Fellow Attendees Over Coffee

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Building Strong Vendor Partnerships For Seamless Technology Solutions

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Breaking into the Pre-Competitive Space: The Pistoia Alliance , Pre-Competitive Activities, and Initiating Cultural Change

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Merck’s Strategy to Streamline Drug Design and Create the Best Possible Molecules for Clinical Evaluation

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Data Visualization as part of Merck’s Compound Design Cycle Enhancement Strategy to Streamline Drug Design, Synthesis, and Analysis

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Recharge – Continue Conversations Over Snacks & Refreshments

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Interactive Discussion Groups

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Truth versus Truthiness in Clinical Data: Drawing Sensible Conclusions from Retrospective Analytics