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Strategy Meeting Europe Online 2021

Accelerate Your Ability to Understand Methods for Data Mining Storing Integrating Analysing Biological Data to Increase the Breadth of Drugs in R&D

What makes our strategy meetings unique?


Roundtable Discussions

Intimate discussions led by renowned clinical and oncology experts. Have your voice heard and debate alongside like-minded life science executives.


Unrivalled Networking

With senior delegation from big pharma and innovative biotech from across the West Coast, you can network with peers from different locations, all in one place.


Personalised Agenda

Choose the topics that matter to you. Reserve your place at the roundtable discussions and ensure your whole day delivers the insights you need to hear.


Totally Virtual Format

It’s more important than ever to encourage collaboration while promoting safety and accessibility. And that’s exactly what you can expect from our online meeting format.


Industry Researched Topics

We guarantee our agenda is up-to-date and mission critical because its designed by you. We speak to our extended network of senior decision makers to ensure the most important topics are discussed.


Senior Decision Makers

The entire Strategy Meeting is specifically tailored to the needs and challenges of senior life science professionals. Discover how your peers are perfecting their clinical operations and dealing with the same challenges as you.

See The Full 2021 Facilitator Line-up

Download the brochure for more details including the full roundtable descriptions

Facilitator Faculty:

Network, Interact and Solve industry challenges with industry leading practitioners:

Jonathan Wagg

Innovation Fellow AC Immune

David Cook

Chief Scientific Officer Blueberry Therapeutics

Jan Kriegl

Head of Digital Sciences Boehringer Ingelheim

Steven Zimmer


Augusto Rendon

Chief Bioinformatician Genomics England

Alexander Jarasch

Head of Data and Knowledge Management German Center for Diabetes Research

Ashar Ahmad

Associate Director – Data Grünenthal Group

Joanna Betts

Head Computational Biology, Human Genetics GSK

Laura Williams

Business Product Owner GSK

Robert van den Berg

Head Data Sciences & Computational Vaccinology GSK

Afshin Beheshti

Bioinformatician and Principal Investigator / President KBR/NASA Ames Research Center, Visiting Researcher at Broad Institute / COVID-19 International Research Team

Eike Staub

Head of Oncology Bioinformatics Merck Healthcare

Jesper Krogh

Head of Scientific Data Management and Analysis – R&D Novozymes

Alexandre Passioukov

Vice President Translational Medicine Pierre Fabre

Oliver Chao

Former Head, Emerging Biomedical Sciences Sanofi

Ramon Hernandez

Head of RWE Data & Analytics Engagement Lead R&D Sanofi

John Chan

Head of Data Strategy, Cell Therapy Takeda

Bhushan Bonde

Head of IT-Early Solutions Innovation Development UCB

Huguette Diakabana

Co-Lead, WHO Digital Solutions Clearinghouse Workstream, Co-lead, Member States Support Workstream World Health Organisation

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Reasons to Attend the Virtual Strategy Meeting

Fully Interactive Virtual Conference

We’re all bored of the same webinar format by now. Instead, join intimate groups of like-minded professionals and discuss the topics that really matter to you

Personalised and Easy to Join Agenda

Pick the roundtable discussions that you want to be part of. Simply choose your sessions and we will send you the direct links and calendar reminder to join

Senior Decision Makers

All our roundtable discussions are aimed at director level and above. Discover how your peers are tackling the industries biggest challenges and have your thoughts heard

Private and Intimate Discussions

Each sessions is read by an industry expert and the roundtables are limited to ensure you have fruitful and genuine conversations with your colleagues


See Which Topics Are Discussed at the Online Strategy Meeting

08:00 – 08:30 BST

Bioinformatics in 2021: Data Analytics, Machine Learning and the Digitalisation Journey Joanna Betts – Head of Computational Biology, Human Genetics, GSK (CHAIR) Steven Zimmer – CEO, Epicombi Therapeutics Laura Williams – Business Product Owner, GSK
10:00 – 10:30 BST

Cindy Maike, VP of Industry Solutions and Value Management, Cloudera
15:30 BST / 10:30 EST

Who Should Attend the Event?

Scientific Informatics


Mass Spectrometry

Translational Medicine

Computational Genomics

Computational Biology

Computational Science

Translational Bioinformatics

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

CIO (Chief Information Officer)









Research Computing

Scientific Computing

Data Science

Join 150+ senior bioinformatics decision makers

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