AI in Pharma Virtual Summit
4th Annual

AI in Pharma Virtual Summit

Data-Driven, People-Powered: Unlocking the Potential of AI

October 15th | EDT Timezone

 

Re-engineered for Online

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2020 Partners

Knowledge Partners
Knowledge Partner

For over 13 years, AWS has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.

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Atomwise Inc. invented the first deep learning AI technology for structure-based small molecule drug discovery. Created in 2012, today, Atomwise performs hundreds of projects per year in partnership with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies, as well as more than 200 universities and hospitals in 40 countries. AtomNet®, its AI platform built for drug discovery contains more than 16 billion molecules for virtual screening. Atomwise has raised over $174 million from leading venture capital firms to support the development and application of its AI technology.

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Cyclica is the first company to approach polypharmacology with a structure-based, AI-augmented in silico discovery platform, centered on Ligand Design and Ligand Express. Powered by MatchMaker™, a proprietary deep learning proteome screening technology, and POEM™, an innovative supervised learning technology for predicting molecular properties, Cyclica’s platform is suited uniquely to the design of novel, chemical matter by simultaneously prioritizing compounds based on their on- and off-target polypharmacological profiles as well as their developmental properties. With a world-class team that has deep roots in the industry, a first-in-class platform, and an innovative decentralized partnership model, Cyclica is creating medicines with greater precision for unmet patient needs.

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Hosting Partner
Hosting Partner

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is a scientific information solutions specialist. We provide curated, high-quality scientific data and expertise that fuel successful application of AI and other emerging technologies to enhance R&D efficiency and accelerate breakthroughs.

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Summit Partner
Summit Partner

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists. Drug discovery solutions are provided in form of fee-for-service work, integrated drug discovery alliances, development partnerships, licensing of innovative drug candidates and consulting arrangements. The Company operates worldwide and has leading scientific experts, state-of-the-art technologies as well as key therapeutic expertise in the areas of neuronal diseases, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, fibrosis, rare diseases and women’s health. By leveraging this expertise, Evotec intends to develop best-in-class and first-in-class differentiated therapeutics on its systematic, unbiased and comprehensive infrastructure.

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AI in Pharma Goes Online for 2020

With the recent impact on drug discovery and development, the need for AI has never been greater. As an industry, we cannot afford to put things on hold.

The AI in Pharma Summit has been completely re-engineered to deliver the best networking experience together with exciting new learning opportunities.

AI in Pharma Goes Online for 2020
Key features of AI in Pharma
Interactive Learning

The agenda is purposely built to provide an engaging and interactive learning experience. Through integrated polls, topic-focused roundtables, Q&A with speakers, and more, you will be able to accelerate your knowledge of AI in Pharma faster than ever before. The ability to actively or passively be involved in these learning opportunities is yours!

Dynamic Networking

Replicate those all-important ‘water cooler’ moments through randomly assigned networking or join topic-associated discussions to find those with similar interests to you. Scroll through the entire attendee list to message your fellow attendees, schedule 1-2-1 video calls, or create your own private session rooms for group discussions. The AI in Pharma Summit will enable you to meet more leaders from across the industry than ever before!

AI Personalised Participation
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The Digital Platform lets you create your own personal agenda. You can attend live sessions, take part in open networking sessions, or take a break whenever suits you. Seamlessly hop between learning and networking at any time. Look through the program and slot sessions directly into your calendar, to help fit the conference around the day job. All of this from the comfort of your own home.

Speaker Faculty

Reza Olfati-Saber
Reza Olfati-Saber
Global Head of AI and Deep Analytics
Sanofi
Reza Olfati-Saber
Global Head of AI and Deep Analytics
Sanofi

Reza is an experienced data scientist and systems and control theorist with over 25 years of experience working on machine learning and its applications in life sciences, technology, and finance. He specializes in deep learning, natural language process (NLP), and image processing with broad applications in drug design, discovery, and development.

Reza received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT and conducted his postdoctoral research at Caltech under the supervision of Richard Murray. He had a successful academic career as a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College before transitioning into the industry to pursue his entrepreneurial passions. He joined AbbVie R&D in 2014 to initiate in silico design of therapeutic antibodies for Oncology and Immunology. This provided him with an invaluable opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading scientists in drug design, protein engineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, computational biology, oncology, and immunology. He also served as the managing director and Chief AI Scientist of EY-Advanced Technology Lab with offices in Cambridge, MA and London, UK managing all scientific aspects of AI solutions for the financial industry and partnership with academic institutions.

He is currently the global head of AI and Deep Analytics (AIDA) at Sanofi R&D. He manages a diverse team of data scientists with a strong core in life sciences industry in the US, France, Germany, and China (starting 2021). The key research areas in AIDA involve in silico drug design, multiomics and single-cell seq. analysis, precision medicine, digital pathology and bioimaging, and digital health in immuno-oncology immunology, and rare and blood disorders.

Reza is the recipient of the prestigious PECASE award from President Obama at the White House in 2010 for his pioneering contributions to distributed information fusion and collective behavior of networks of agents (hundreds to millions of interacting entities). Today, these inventions form the foundations of federated learning, privacy-preserving computing, and autonomous transportation. Reza has a life-time citation of over 35,000.

Lihua Yu
Lihua Yu
President, Chief Data Science Officer
H3 Biomedicine
Lihua Yu
President, Chief Data Science Officer
H3 Biomedicine

Lihua joined H3 in 2011 and serves as President and Chief Data Science Officer, leading H3’s data science-focused precision medicine efforts and the company’s overall strategic business direction. An accomplished leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, Lihua has spent more than 20 years in computational biology and bioinformatics and has deep experience in cancer genomics and predictive biomarkers. This expertise allows her to integrate the bioinformatics discipline into H3’s drug discovery and patient selection focused translational science platforms. Prior to H3, Lihua spent 12 years with AstraZeneca’s research and development unit, helping to build and deliver the multinational pharmaceutical company’s oncology bioinformatics capabilities.

Lihua earned a Ph.D. from Boston University and a M.E. from Tsinghua University in Beijing, both in biomedical engineering. She received her B.E. in biomedical engineering and automation from Tsinghua University.

José Duca
José Duca
Global Head, Computer-Aided Drug Discovery
Novartis
José Duca
Global Head, Computer-Aided Drug Discovery
Novartis

José is Global Head of Computer Aided Drug Discovery (CADD), part of

Global Discovery Chemistry at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical

Research (NIBR).

José joined Novartis in 2010. Previously he had been with the Schering-

Plough Research Institute and Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ, USA for 10 years where he had increasing responsibilities in the CADD

group. His scientific fields of expertise within computational chemistry

comprise molecular thinking, novel mode of actions, modeling, ab

initio calculations, molecular recognition, QM-MM methods, solvation and structure-based drug design. José is passionate about drug discovery.

He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of

Córdoba, Argentina. He joined Prof. Tony Hopfinger’s group in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Postdoctoral

Fellow.

Shez Partovi, MD
Shez Partovi, MD
Worldwide Lead Healthcare, Life Sciences and Genomics
AWS
Shez Partovi, MD
Worldwide Lead Healthcare, Life Sciences and Genomics
AWS

Dr. Partovi obtained his M.D. from McGill University, and completed neuroradiology training at Barrow Neurological Institute. After a decade of clinical practice, he transitioned to serve as Chief Digital Officer for Dignity Health. Dr. Partovi joined AWS in 2018 as the Worldwide Lead for Healthcare, Life Sciences and Genomics.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Head of AI
AbbVie
Brian Martin
Head of AI
AbbVie

Brian joined AbbVie in October of 2018 as the head of the newly formed RAIDERS team within Research & Development’s Information Research division, focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the work of AbbVie’s R&D community using AI technologies like machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing.  Brian came to AbbVie after spending five years in technology consulting across many industries, and over a decade of additional experience before that working in trading and financial markets technology.  While his primary focus is AI technologies, his interests are much broader, and he has presented at multiple conferences on topics including optical networking, quantum computing, blockchain, cognitive architecture, and other emerging technology concepts that are all part of digital transformation.

Brian holds a B.S. degree in Computer and Cognitive Science from Alma College and a M.S in Computer Science from the University of Chicago.

Ryan Copping
Ryan Copping
Global Head of Personalized Healthcare Analytics
Genentech
Ryan Copping
Global Head of Personalized Healthcare Analytics
Genentech

Ryan Copping, a data scientist, is the global head of real world data science analytics at Genentech, which is part of Hoffmann-La Roche.

Gayle Wittenberg
Gayle Wittenberg
Senior Director, Neuroscience Data Science
Janssen
Gayle Wittenberg
Senior Director, Neuroscience Data Science
Janssen

Gayle M. Wittenberg, Ph.D. is Director of Integrated Solutions and Informatics, Janssen Neuroscience and Head of Translational Research & Precision Medicine, Research IT. She has lead Janssen’s mood informatics initiatives, bringing together the best available datasets with state of the art analytics to identify and profile different biological and phenotypic subtypes of Major Depression as candidates for targeted therapies. Her work analyzing immunology and oncology trials for improvements in depressive symptoms led in part to running a proof of concept study of an immunology compound in depressed patients. In her Research IT role, she is working to bring about a new era of analytics that is more inclusive of data and less siloed to drive us to answer our most important questions using ‘all the data in the world’.

Dr. Wittenberg graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering Physics at Oregon State University, and received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at Princeton University where she studied computational neuroscience and learning in complex networks. She was a Princeton Council on Science and Technology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow where she designed a new introductory biology course for physics and engineering students. She came to Janssen from Siemens Corporate Research where she headed the Personalized Healthcare group. While there, through mining genetic databases, she and her team designed PCR primers for the H1N1 flu within 3 days of the US outbreak, which outperformed those in use at the time. Previously she has worked at Trojan Nuclear Plant, installed the first computers used for electronic trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange working with Renaissance Technologies, spent a summer at Bell Labs recording birds singing in helium, and worked the salmon run in Naknek, Alaska.

Leonardo Rodrigues
Leonardo Rodrigues
Vice President, AI & Machine Learning
BERG Health
Leonardo Rodrigues
Vice President, AI & Machine Learning
BERG Health

Leonardo Rodrigues, Ph.D., is the VP of AI & ML at BERG, where he leads the development of analytics platforms and the analysis of projects in drug development, biomarker discovery and Health IT. He is a regular speaker in Pharma Analytics meetings, conducted workshops on best practices in data analysis, and is a reference in applying Bayesian AI and Advanced Analytics in the analysis of RWD and molecular data.

John Reynders
John Reynders
Chief Data Scientist
Latent Strategies, LLC
John Reynders
Chief Data Scientist
Latent Strategies, LLC

John Reynders, Ph.D. MBA, is the former Vice President, Data Sciences, Genomics, and Bioinformatics (DGB) at Alexion. In his role, Dr. Reynders led the DGB organization in the design, building, and deployment of data-sciences solutions spanning R&D, Commercial, Strategy, and Business Development. These solutions include a graph-database of the entire rare-disease landscape annotated with prevalence, severity, clinical trial options, and genetic signature; a genomics-based rare-disease patient prevalence platform to inform licensing/acquisition opportunities; and AI-based phenotype- and genome-driven rare-disease diagnosis decision-support systems.

In parallel to his DGB responsibilities at Alexion, Dr. Reynders also led the R&D strategy, portfolio and project management department, leading efforts across R&D capability strategy, pipeline project management, portfolio optimization, governance, and R&D operating models. Prior to joining Alexion, Dr. Reynders served as CIO of Moderna Therapeutics, where he created a fully cloud-based biotech across all enterprise functions and developed informatics solutions to enable the design of messenger RNA therapeutics. Previously, John served as Vice President of R&D Information at AstraZeneca R&D leading teams in the US, UK, Sweden, Russia, Japan, and China to enable informatics and technology solutions across discovery, translational, clinical, pharmaceutical development, and regulatory functions. Before this, John served in leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson including VP Integrative Neuroscience and Biomarkers, Head of Informatics, and VP R&D Information Technology. Previously, John served as Information Officer with Lilly Research Laboratories, VP of Informatics at Celera Genomics, and held roles as Director and Program Manager at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Reynders received a Bachelors, Summa Cum Laude, in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Nimit Jain
Nimit Jain
Head of Data Science, ACOE
Novartis
Nimit Jain
Head of Data Science, ACOE
Novartis
Camilo Zapata
Camilo Zapata
Senior Director, Advanced/Predictive Analytics
Alkermes
Camilo Zapata
Senior Director, Advanced/Predictive Analytics
Alkermes
Donovan Chin
Donovan Chin
Director of Computational Drug Discovery
Arrakis Therapeutics
Donovan Chin
Director of Computational Drug Discovery
Arrakis Therapeutics
Melissa Landon
Melissa Landon
Vice President, Chief Strategist
Cyclica
Melissa Landon
Vice President, Chief Strategist
Cyclica

Melissa is Vice President, Chief Strategist at Cyclica, where she aligns the company’s brand, business model, and scientific innovation strategy. Previously Melissa held several key senior management positions and has assumed various roles spanning academia, pharma, and tech, including most recently as Director of Applications Science at Schrödinger. Melissa received her PhD in structural bioinformatics from Boston University. The recipient of an NIH Kirschstein fellowship, Melissa completed her post-doctoral training in X-ray crystallography and enzymology with Drs. Greg Petsko and Dagmar Ringe at Brandeis University. Over her career she has authored many publications in top-tier journals. Currently, Melissa also serves as the president of the Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling (BAGIM).

Kausheek Nandy
Kausheek Nandy
Director, Head of Central Data Science, Americas
Boehringer Ingelheim
Kausheek Nandy
Director, Head of Central Data Science, Americas
Boehringer Ingelheim

In his 10+ years of industry experience, Kausheek has held a variety of technical and management roles in consulting, telecom and pharma space. After completing his Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology- India, Kausheek was in various consulting roles with major global telecom companies for 5 years. Then he pursued MBA at Hult International Business School, Boston and joined Boehringer Ingelheim in 2012 where he has gained both depth and breadth of experience in pharma space.

Currently, Kausheek leads the Central Data Science, Americas team and RPA Community of Practice for Boehringer Ingelheim based in Ridgefield, CT, USA. His team focusses on data science use cases from all business areas in Human Pharma and Animal health. Prior to this role, he has led global projects in marketing and managed global Legal-IT team, improving company’s defensibility through robust workflows & smart technology adoption exploring AI Use Cases in Legal eDiscovery space.

Kausheek’s mantra is learn, unlearn and relearn with a passion for new and evolving technology, always looking to take smart risks.  He’s been a speaker in major Technology events, volunteered as Judge in Connecticut Invention Convention, promotes STEM education in schools and associated with youth mentorship programs.

Sebastien Lefebvre
Sebastien Lefebvre
Senior Director, Data Sciences
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Sebastien Lefebvre
Senior Director, Data Sciences
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Sebastien Lefebvre is the senior director of data sciences at Alexion. Over the last 2 years he focused on building data-sciences solutions spanning R&D, Commercial, Strategy, Business Development and Healthcare collaborations.  These solutions include 2 engines and a blueprint; the Alexion Insights engine with at its core the Rare Disease Master (RDM) an entire rare-disease landscape annotated with prevalence, severity, clinical trials, KOL, biomarkers, phenotypic and genetic signatures – the Gene-to-Treatment engine (GTRxTM) built around the RDM and enriched with additional curated clinical cases (intervention evidence) feeding into a medical review process for rare conditions with existing treatment options – thedata-driven diagnostic architecture blueprint facilitates diagnoses of pediatric patients with rare genetic disorders.

Todd Wills
Todd Wills
Managing Director
CAS Services
Todd Wills
Managing Director
CAS Services

Todd Wills is a Managing Director in the CAS Services group. He is responsible for shaping the vision and setting the strategic direction for the Custom Services business. Prior to joining CAS, he worked at Emerson Electric where he served in a variety of corporate and operating roles, most recently running their global, data-driven battery monitoring and diagnostics business. Todd holds an MBA from The Ohio State University and a BSBA in Finance from John Carroll University.

Henry van den Bedem
Henry van den Bedem
Principal Scientist
Atomwise
Henry van den Bedem
Principal Scientist
Atomwise

Henry van den Bedem is a principal scientist at Atomwise, where he’s advancing methods to exploit the role of conformational dynamics in molecular recognition at scale. Henry concurrently is an associate adjunct professor of therapeutic sciences and bioengineering at the University of California at San Francisco, and a 2018-20 Mercator Fellow with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Before joining Atomwise, Henry led a research group in computational structural protein dynamics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy. Henry holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.S. from the Delft University of Technology, both in mathematics. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous open source scientific software packages. Henry’s also a 2019 All-American athlete (triathlon), and an Ironman GOLD All World Athlete.

Kathy Gibson
Kathy Gibson
Innovation & Investment Advisor
Pistoia Alliance
Kathy Gibson
Innovation & Investment Advisor
Pistoia Alliance

Kathy Gibson is the head of Innovation for the Pistoia Alliance where she is responsible for the organization’s Innovation Seed Fund and accelerator as well as building pre-competitive alliances across the healthcare continuum.  With more than 25 years of experience, including 5 years as CAS’s Chief Innovation Officer and 13 years in research leadership at Pfizer, Kathy has deep expertise in the pharmaceutical and digital information services industries. She is an active supporter and mentor for Women In STEM.

Pat Walters
Pat Walters
SVP Computation
Relay Therapeutics
Pat Walters
SVP Computation
Relay Therapeutics

Pat Walters is the head of the Computation & Informatics group at Relay Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. His group focuses on novel applications of computational methods that integrate computer simulations and experimental data to provide insights that drive drug discovery programs.  Pat is co-author of the book “Deep Learning for the Life Sciences”, published by O’Reilly and Associates.  He also blogs at http://practicalcheminformatics.blogspot.com.  His work in AI began with expert systems in the late 1980s, moved to machine learning in the 1990s, and has continued through 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  Prior to joining Relay, Pat spent more than 20 years at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he was Global Head of Modeling & Informatics.   He is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and has been a guest editor for multiple scientific journals.  Pat received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona where he studied the application of artificial intelligence in conformational analysis. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he worked at Varian Instruments as both a chemist and a software developer. Pat received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Govinda Bhisetti
Govinda Bhisetti
Principal Investigator and Head of Computational Chemistry
Biogen
Govinda Bhisetti
Principal Investigator and Head of Computational Chemistry
Biogen

Govinda Bhisetti, Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator and Head of Computational Chemistry at Biogen since 2014. Previously, he worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals for 22+ years where he led drug design efforts on several drug discovery projects. His research at Vertex led to the discovery of three FDA approved drugs: Agenerase, Lexiva and Incivek. He is a co-inventor of these drugs and named inventor on 26 patents. He has also published 74 research papers including review articles and book chapters. His current activities include application of state of the art computational methods in the discovery of novel drugs for CNS diseases.

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