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IDBS Blog | 22nd January 2019

Top Five Reasons to Attend i3 2019

i3 2018 saw three days of inspiration, innovation, and powerful networking with IDBS experts and fellow IDBS customers. Want to be a part of it this year? Save the date and get ready for i3 2019!

Whether you are part of a large pharmaceutical company with 1,000+ users, an enterprise industrial chemical company, or a small biotech with 10 users, the i3 agenda is packed with interactive sessions which provide value to attendees from all types of R&D organizations.

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IDBS E-WorkBook customers and users at all career levels are encouraged to participate in the i3 event. The agenda is carefully designed to deliver valuable insights, knowledge and training to new and experienced E-WorkBook users. In this blog, we’ve taken inspiration from the very best bits of i3 2018 – so here are the top five reasons we think it’s worth your time to come this year:

The i3 experience

Have you heard the buzz? i3 is back for its 3rd year in a row at IDBS and this year we are hosting two events. Attending an i3 event in person provides an impactful experience that you just cannot achieve by reading articles or watching a webinar. How often do we flag an article or training to “do later”, but never get around to it?

i3 is your chance to spend three days with industry peers and IDBS experts, focusing on maximizing the value of your investment in E-WorkBook, and learning how to achieve increased success. We’ve woven together a dynamic and interactive meeting agenda that encourages discussion and collaboration among the IDBS community. Don’t miss out!

“What I liked most was the ability to meet and interact with other customers and exchange ideas and experiences with the IDBS products which also provided hints on how to make better use of the products. Very enjoyable experience!”Associate Director @ top 20 pharmaceutical company

Unparalleled opportunities to connect with fellow innovators

Talk to other IDBS users and customers who are experiencing the same challenges as you; meet customers who may have already overcome the challenges you are experiencing today. Find out what’s really working when it comes to R&D scientific data management in 2019 and beyond.

“My favorite part of the event is the opportunity to fellowship with other users in an open and collaborative environment. There are no hidden agendas or off-the-table topics. I also enjoy getting to connect with both other users and IDBS professionals in the evenings. The event does a great job of inspiring relationships and as each event concludes I leave feeling the community has grown stronger.” – IT Business Analyst @ Multinational energy company

Exclusive product training & education

Get exclusive access to IDBS product and solution experts to increase your knowledge and understanding of the IDBS E-WorkBook platform. We’ve packed the agenda with several opportunities for attendees to participate in hands-on training and product demo sessions. Gain access to brand new product training and education content designed for users from beginner to advanced, exclusively produced and delivered at i3 events.

“Attending this conference provides insight into how other users are customizing the system for their needs, which may lead to innovation in your organization. Attendees can also expect to see new demonstration of product enhancements.”  – Director, Bioanalytical Services @ Clinical CRO

Tangible takeaways to apply within your organization

At i3, it’s all about providing our customers with new knowledge, tools, and access to peers within the IDBS community. Attendees are encouraged to share their E-WorkBook vision, knowledge and experiences through a variety of formats including customer panels, poster presentations, customer success stories and use case presentations.

Through these broad-range, customer-led sessions, attendees have the opportunity to learn from customers who have overcome problems and challenges with their E-WorkBook software.

Understand how peers have achieved success by attending customer presentation sessions, and then connect with speakers during networking sessions and after-hours events to learn more.

“Rory presented a way to utilize canvases to bring familiar web-like presentations to spreadsheets. We are looking into implementing this in future releases of templates.”  – Director @ CRO

Discuss the future of R&D scientific data management with peers from your industry

A core theme of every i3 event is “future innovation”. We mean this in two ways.

The first is focused on understanding the future of the R&D industry through your eyes. We want to know what challenges, opportunities and obstacles lie in front of you as you continue to advance the future of discovery. Our Knowledge Exchange Round Table gives attendees a chance to tell us what is top of mind each year. We use the feedback and information gathered during this session to inform future product planning & development; improve your overall customer experience; and learn about new ways we can partner and support you for continuous improvement and achievement.

Ready, Steady, GO?

All in all, we strive to ensure i3 is a valuable experience for customers.  Since the first i3 event in Seattle, in 2017, we continue to seek feedback from customers each year for ways we can pack even more value into the event. Feedback from the 2018 event in Austin has led to some exciting new features and developments that we are excited to announce soon.

Make sure you register your interest if you would like to receive event updates and information.

Registration opens for all customers on 31st January 2019.   

If you are interested in learning about special registration discounts and free passes, please contact Chelsea Hyde ( for North American customers; or Sarah Burgess ( for European customers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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