The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
April 23-25th 2017

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Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas
April 23-25th

Data Solutions: Storage & Analytics

Breakout Presentations

Delivering Actionable Data Supporting Clinical Trial Excellence

SPEAKERS

Jim Mulholland
Vice President, Analytics and Collaboration, INC Research

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Delivering Actionable Data Supporting Clinical Trial Excellence

In 2015, teams at INC Research started a project whose goal was to identify the key business questions that needed consistent assessment to ensure clinical trial success.  In essence, the aim was to codify “how is the study performing?” by identifying data points captured throughout trial conduct that provided the most accurate insight into that question.  These structured and semi-structured data points, captured as business events, are prepared in a canonical approach so as to ensure consistent results across different source systems and variation in study design.  The events are then processed in near real-time through a big data platform to eventually live within our corporate data lake, and eventually become metrics and KPIs that are rendered within SAS Visual Analytics.   This presentation will demonstrate the process INC Research took to go from "barren to bounty" in less than one year.

 
Key Takeaways:
 
  • Big Data analytics for improved business decisions
  • Making the transition from traditional EDW to the data lake
  • Lessons learned while moving the organization to the big data paradigm
 
 
Creating a Data Analytics Service Center

SPEAKERS

Jon McKeeby
CIO, NIH Clinical Center

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Creating a Data Analytics Service Center

We are a federal clinical research organization. Everyone in the organization wants data to measure their departments but have a difficult time providing requirements. The word Data Analytics are pushed them all to ask for dashboards. We are working towards creating a data analytics service center. This presentation will review the initial steps

Key Takeaways:

  • Importance of Data Analytics
  • Importance of Data and Information Management Governance
  • Stakeholders of Data Analytics/Types of Data Analytics Measures/Types of Presentations
  • Steps in Creating a Data Analytics Service Center
5 Secrets of

SPEAKERS

Jimmy Thai
Vice President for Technology, SAIC

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5 Secrets of

As IT boss, you lose sleep over data security breach and consequences that your company may face, and your job. Add the burdens of cost, resources, training, speed, backup, accessibility... you wonder to keep your data on a cloud or in-house. This trade study reveals 5 secrets that will keep you sleep like a baby.  

 
Key Takeaways:
 
  • Know the short-term vs. long term cost 
  • Whether speed is important or not
  • Burden on your network bandwith
  • Human vs. machine cost multiples
  • "What-If" data breach 

 

MPLS is Dying: A Business Case for Pulling the Plug

SPEAKERS

David Nuti
VP of Business Development, Aryaka

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MPLS is Dying: A Business Case for Pulling the Plug

Legacy networks, such as MPLS, do not work for application delivery in today’s global environment. The biggest challenge facing global enterprises today is the ability to deliver fast and reliable performance of mission-critical applications to worldwide users. 

 

Join Dave Nuti, Vice President of Business Development at Aryaka, for an informative presentation on the best practices for delivering fast and reliable application performance by replacing MPLS.