||IDBS Community Forum Registration Opens
|9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
VP Product Management and Marketing, IDBS
|9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
||Developing a Strategic Plan for Instrument Integration
||Michael H. Elliott, CEO,
Atrium Research & Consulting LLC
Many informatics projects start with a grand vision of "connecting everything" in the laboratory environment - an “end-to-end” dataflow between instruments and systems that increases both laboratory productivity and user efficiency. However, cold water is often thrown on this vision during deployment. Project teams commonly find that workflows are not well understood or fluctuate from person to person, integration capabilities vary rather dramatically between vendors of instruments and systems, and it can be expensive to achieve the nirvana of seamless integration. Very expensive, in fact, particularly as user needs can change dramatically during the project, particularly in R&D.
This talk will examine a methodology for developing an instrument integration strategy inclusive of process analysis and deployment prioritization. Best practices and pitfalls to avoid will also be discussed.
Michael Elliott founded Atrium Research & Consulting in 2003 to provide scientific informatics market research and strategic consulting. His career began as a bioanalytical chemist developing mainframe data management software on the side in the late 1970s and early 80s. In 1983, he joined Perkin-Elmer Corporation as a LIMS specialist. His PE career progressed to sales, division director, VP of instrument marketing, to VP and general manager of the pharmaceutical analysis division. In 2000, he joined Scientific Software as SVP responsible for commercial, marketing and technical operations.
Mr. Elliott has authored multiple research studies on laboratory informatics, has over 30 published articles, and has presented in over 25 countries.
|10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
||Paul Denny-Gouldson, VP, Strategic Solutions, IDBS
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
||Building a Framework for Change Management
||Scott Hluhanich, Business Consulting Team Lead, IDBS
According to a 2008 McKinsey Quarterly Transformation Executive Survey, over 70% of transformation programs fail to achieve the target impact. Too often organizations look to align technology to their existing business processes with the expectation that the new technology will solve the business process issues. When the system is launched, it fails to gain user adoption as users fail to see the benefit of learning a new system that simply automates the problems of the past. During this hands-on workshop we will discuss a method that encourages user adoption by clearly identifying the problems that the users expect to be solved and the benefits of solving those problems.
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
||Bring Your Own Device. Hands on experience with our collaboration module - E-WorkBook Connect
||Laura Swift, Solutions Consultant, IDBS
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
||Interactive Team Activity: After almost a day of learning and exploring new trends and challenges within the industry, delegates will get a chance to share real life experiences, case studies or pitch innovative ideas, to resolve technology adoption challenges.
||Christine Zubris, Director NA Business Development, IDBS
|3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
|3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
||IDBS Product Strategy and Road Map
||Scott Weiss, Sr Director Product Management, IDBS