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BioCloud Computing Technology Clinic 

Recorded on May 24, 2011 | DVD or Electronic Version for Purchase: $295  

Presenting Companies: Hewlett Packard, MUSA Technology Partners LLC, Partek, Pegasystems
Moderator: Dr Kevin Davies, Editor-in Chief, Bio-IT World

Companies and organizations across the biomedical spectrum, from bioinformatics to e-clinical software, are implementing and experimenting with cloud-based solutions. This informative symposium style clinic is designed to offer valuable insight into technologies and approaches that make the transition into cloud computing easier and more productive, while building on those that may already be in place.

Topics to be covered include:

• New cloud approaches to research & development.
• What is takes to build an optimal cloud infrastructure within your organization.
• Using Private and Hybrid Clouds to meet workgroup and organizational needs.
• Cost savings and workflow efficiency gains using a cloud approach.
• Implementing business process management into a clinical cloud environment.
• Using “Validated Cloud” Environments to meet FDA compliance demands. 

Speakers Include:

• Dave Medina, WW Pharmaceutical and Life Science Segment Executive for HP
• Tom Downey, President & CEO, Partek Inc.
• Melonie Warfel, Director, Industry Solutions - Life Sciences, Pegasystems Inc.
• Douglas Lantigua, Principal and Co-founder, MUSA Technology Partners LLC 

About the Speakers:

Dave Medina, WW Pharmaceutical and Life Science Segment Executive for HPDavid Medina is the WW Pharmaceutical and Life Science Segment Executive for HP, where he leads a diverse organization committed to providing advanced technologies and services to the life science and pharmaceutical segment. His responsibilities include strategy, solutions portfolio, go-to-market planning, and HP’s thought leadership activities for the life science industry segment. With over 22 years in the health and life science industry, he also holds a BS from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from Tulane University, a graduate certificate in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University and a RAC designation from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

Tom Downey, President & CEO, Partek Inc.Tom Downey is President and CEO of Partek Incorporated, a data analysis software company that he co-founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1993. A recognized expert in experiment design and statistical analysis for genomic technologies, Downey has given many workshops on next-generation sequencing technology and has served as a statistical consultant in numerous genomic studies, resulting in more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications.

Melonie Warfel, Director, Industry Solutions - Life Sciences, Pegasystems Inc.Melonie Warfel is the director of industry solutions for life sciences, and is responsible for managing the development of business strategies, vertical solutions and program execution across the industry. In this role she is actively working with customers and partners to align their requirements with Business Process Management technology. She is focused on delivering these solutions by leveraging and extending many of the existing enterprise systems in use today across clinical, regulatory, manufacturing and sales & marketing. Prior to joining Pegasystems, Melonie worked for Adobe Systems managing their life sciences and manufacturing business units.

Douglas Lantigua, Principal and Co-founder, MUSA Technology Partners LLCDouglas Lantigua is Principal of MUSA Technology Partners LLC, a technology consulting firm in Cambridge, MA that he co-founded in 2007. Under his leadership, MUSA has developed significant expertise in providing technology solutions for Life Sciences companies, particularly in the areas of GxP Validation and Compliance, Laboratory Support, Manufacturing and Compliance IT Support. Lantigua spearheaded the development of the MUSA Validated Cloud, a fully qualified, audited, FDA-compliant cloud service that provides Life Sciences companies with a validated cloud option for their compliance systems and data storage.

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