PHARMICA Consulting Presents: 7th SharePoint Conference for the Life Sciences Industry ~ October 4, 2012

PHARMICA Consulting Presents: 7th SharePoint Conference for the Life Sciences Industry ~ October 4, 2012
Event on 2012-10-04 08:30:00

P H A R M I C A    C o n s u l t i n g    P r e s e n t s :

SharePoint Conference for the 
Life Sciences Industry


October 4, 2012   |   Hilton – San Diego Bayfront   |   San Diego, CA 

As 2012 steadily moves to our rearview mirror, we continue to observe the growing demand in the pharmaceutical industry to better leverage SharePoint. This widespread trend has led to an increased pursuit of standards and best practices to improve SharePoint's scalability and sustainability. To help the industry better understand how SharePoint can be effectively used throughout various life science environments, PHARMICA Consulting is proud to host its 7th SharePoint Conference for the Life Sciences Industry.

 Tentative Agenda 

8:30       Morning Coffee & Registration

9:00       Conference Director's Welcome and Opening Remarks Greg CoheePharmica Consulting    9:15       Making SharePoint Chemically Aware
The use of SharePoint collaboration software for content management has become a    
             critical part of today's drug discovery process.  SharePoint 2010 software has laid a
             foundation which enables researchers to collaborate and search on various content.  The
             amount of data generated during a transition of a single compound from preclinical
             discovery to commercialization can easily reach terabytes; thus there is high demand for a
             chemically aware search algorithm that supplements SharePoint to enable researchers to
             query more effectively.  A Chemically Aware system supplementing SharePoint is a step
             towards making the drug discovery process more efficient and to search in a more intuitive
             way.  It also significantly helps researchers by allowing them to tag documents with
             molecular entities and integrating them with image recognition software to find information
             contained in .pdf documents.
Miles Romello, Director Information Technology Targacept, Inc.

10:00     Collaboration in SharePoint: What does it mean for Partnering and Project TeamsTools to help study and project team members have not kept pace with the needs of global projects.  With the advent of web 2.0 technology, coupled with increased outsourcing, portals have emerged as a necessary tool to effectively manage trials.  This presentation will discuss and review how:

  • SharePoint fits into the clinical trial space
  • Biotech companies can utilize SharePoint across the entire organization
  • To properly implement SharePoint in this environment
  • It is critically important to focus on people and behaviors

 Mark Yuzuk,  Director, Collaboration ServicesBristol-Myers Squibb  

 10:45     Networking & Refreshment Break  11:15     SharePoint as a Global Project Management and Centralized Reporting Portal
Study and project managers were spending too much time manually assembling status
              reports, and aggregating data for senior management review requirements. Consequently,
              SharePoint sites have been deployed to provide study and project managers with
              enhanced tools for managing projects and automating the reporting process. Further     
              integration has been achieved to allow for a set of standard reports in a centralized      
              Global  Project management Reporting Portal. This presentation reviews some of the   
              business challenges that were overcome and how SharePoint is being effectively used to  
              manage the entire R&D pipeline.    Director, Global Project Management & Reporting– Leading BioPharma Organization –
 12:00     Lunch & Networking

1:30       Collaboration Management: Development of Metrics around   
              This presentation will highlight the key performance considerations around collaboration    
              management to meet the intent of an operational excellence strategy.  
– Director, Operational Excellence– Leading Biotech Firm – 

2:15     Breakout Session Discussions
To further facilitate discussions and the sharing of SharePoint experiences among 
            participating companies, this session will allow workshop attendees to propose and prioritize
            additional topics for breakout discussions. The top 3 or 4 topics will be discussed in small
            groups and the findings will be presented to all attendees.
 All Participants 3:15     Networking & Refreshment Break

3:45     Effective Collaboration on a Global Scale and a Local Budget – Speaker being Finalized – – Leading Medical Device Organization – 
 4:30     Closing Remarks

4:45      Cocktail Reception

5:45      Networking Dinner   

Register today to join many of your industry colleagues as they present a variety of real-life case studies and share lessons learned.


Please note that this is an interactive workshop designed to deliver value through the sharing of user experiences and industry best practices.  This event is closed to vendors and consultants.

at Hilton Bayfront Hotel
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, United States

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