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Digital Science Webinar: How the Internet of Things is Disrupting Science

2nd August 2017
By Katy Alexander

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Tune into our latest thought leadership webinar, “How the Internet of Things is Disrupting Science” on Thursday 24th August at 4pm UK / 11am EST / 8am PST.

In this webinar, we will look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing and driving digital transformation in science, what tools are on offer and what the future landscape will look like.

You’ll learn about:

  • What the Internet of Things (IoT) is and why it’s useful to know!
  • Why the IoT is foundational for science’s full potential
  • What the key challenges are facing industry
  • Predecessors to IoT and current technology approaches
  • IoT case studies from Transcriptic and TetraScience – lab tools leading the way


Top thought leaders speaking on the webinar:

Umesh Katpally, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, an R&D arm of Novartis

Umesh is interested in enabling better and more efficient research with the use of new and evolving technologies such as IoT. He is currently working with a team to develop a long term strategy for Lab Informatics and automation, focused on making all research data machine learnable. The aim is to help with integrating and mining data sets from various stages of the drug development pipeline.

Yvonne Linney, CEO, Transcriptic

Prior to joining Transcriptic two years ago, Yvonne was an executive at industry-leading companies in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. She was a key member of the senior leadership team at Agilent Technologies where she was a VP General Management in the Life Science Group. She also collaborated with the founding members of the Human Genome Project during her time with Amersham International (now GE Healthcare). Yvonne holds a BS in Microbiology and Virology from Warwick University, UK, and a PhD in Genetics from Leicester University, UK.

Alok Tayi, CEO and Co-founder, TetraScience

Prior to TetraScience, Alok was a post-doctoral fellow in George Whitesides Lab at Harvard University. He also co-founded the open innovation platform, PreScouter. Alok has 15 years of research experience and has published numerous high-impact papers in journals like Nature and Nature Chemistry. He completed his B.S. and PhD in Materials Science at Cornell University and Northwestern University, respectively.

Host: Laura Wheeler, Digital Science
Laura Wheeler is the Head of Digital Communications for Digital Science. Having studied Biochemistry, Laura left the lab for communication roles at the BBC and at Nature Publishing Group and now heads up digital comms at Digital Science where she is always busy helping to build and deliver content to communities in the science space.


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