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Wednesday, June 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
#301: The Future of Big Data

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

Just how BIG will Big Data be? Understanding how innovators plan to use it to disrupt drug development and advance new health care offerings across delivery systems will be HUGE for everyone involved in innovation.

Come hear from top thought-leaders about what innovations are in the pipeline that will both generate and harness BIG DATA. Learn how innovators will use Big Data to disrupt the health care system. This dynamic forward-focused session will bring together industry, technology innovators, academia, and government agencies to paint a colorful picture of how they will drive advances in health care founded on big data platforms.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how big data will impact innovation in health care; Describe the way academia, industry, government agencies, and technology innovators are advancing health care utilizing big data.


Nancy Bradish Myers, JD


Luciana Borio, MD

Kara N. Dennis

Michael J Doherty

Brad Hirsch, MD

Sally A. Howard, JD

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Nancy Myers

President, Catalyst Healthcare Consulting, Inc
Nancy Bradish Myers, JD is President of Catalyst Healthcare Consulting. Catalyst is a regulatory strategy and policy firm focusing on innovative technologies. Ms. Myers served as Senior Strategic Advisor in FDA’s Office of the Commissioner and has held senior positions at PhRMA , BIO and BCBSA. She is currently the Board Chair for the FDA Alumni Association and a founding Board Member and past President of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. She... Read More →

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Luciana Borio

Acting Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist, OC, FDA
Dr. Luciana Borio is FDA’s acting chief scientist. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading and coordinating FDA's cross-cutting scientific and public health efforts. | | The Office of the Chief Scientist works closely with FDA’s product centers, providing strategic leadership and support for FDA’s regulatory science and innovation initiatives. | | Dr. Borio received her M.D. from the George Washington University, and... Read More →
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Kara Dennis

Managing Director, Mobile Health, Medidata Solutions Worldwide
As managing director of mobile health, Kara leads Medidata’s efforts to support mobile-enabled clinical trials and launched mobile health (mHealth) as a new business unit in 2015. Prior to this, Kara served as chief of staff to the company's CEO and president, and a vice president of strategy. Before joining Medidata in 2012, Kara spent four years at McKinsey & Company, where she consulted for life sciences and healthcare provider clients... Read More →
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Michael Doherty

Head, Strategic Innovation, Pharma Dev; Exec Advisor, Foundation Medicine Inc., Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Head of regulatory affairs at Roche and Genentech from 2002 to 2016. Currently head of strategic innovation at Roche and Executive adviser to Foundation Medicine.
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Brad Hirsch

Senior Medical Director, Flatiron Health
Dr. Hirsch is a practicing medical oncologist with Texas Oncology in Dallas. At Flatiron Health, he helps to lead multiple efforts including value based care initiatives, collaborations with life sciences companies, and the development of novel research capabilities. Prior he served as Medical Director of Informatics and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for US Oncology and was as an Assistant Professor in the Duke Cancer Institute... Read More →
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Sally Howard

Head of Regulatory Affairs and Policy, Human Longevity, Inc.
Has more than two decades of health policy and regulatory expertise, leads all efforts related to federal and state regulatory oversight. She comes from the FDA where she served most recently as Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to the FDA Commissioner. She also spent two years as FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Legislation where she directed the team implementing the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative and all... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
103ABC Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA