Main Day 1

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 Has 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

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 - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Merck’s Strategy to Streamline Hit Detection and Drug Discovery

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 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Recharge – Network over refreshments

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Navigating Change Management—Creative Ways To Embrace Change For Increased Efficiency

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM CASE STUDY: How BMS Is Saving 11,000 Hours Annually by Orchestrating the Discovery Research Environment and Developing An Increased Sensitivity to R&D Needs