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i3 Austin 2018 October 24th-26th, 2018 | Austin, TX USA

Don’t miss this premier annual customer meeting! Join the IDBS community for 2 ½ days of insights, ideas and innovation as we partner toward advancing scientific discovery.

 

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Learn, Share, Connect, and Play at i3 Austin this October

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About i3

i3 is IDBS’ annual customer meeting which takes place over 2 ½ days and brings the IDBS community together to innovate, share ideas & feedback, and gain insight.  IDBS customers are encouraged to attend i3 each year to learn, connect with peers in the industry, receive advanced training, and to partner with us as we continue to work toward advancing scientific discovery.

If you are an E-WorkBook User, Administrator, or an

IT R&D professional, you won’t want to miss this event!

 

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Why experience i3 @ Austin?

VALUABLE EDUCATION & TRAINING

There will be no shortage of opportunities for learning at i3. Don’t miss these breakout sessions and hands-on workshops! Workflow Management with IDBS, The Connected Lab: Live Action

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO NETWORK

Learn something new or share a success story… Network with IDBS customers, strategic partners and experts during networking breaks, breakout sessions and think tanks, and at the welcome reception on Wednesday 24th October.

 

FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

Here at IDBS, we know you work hard, but who says you can’t have a little fun too? Unwind and connect with your peers at our after-hours events on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

PRODUCT & STRATEGY UPDATES

Hear from IDBS’ Vice President of Product Strategy regarding the latest updates to E-WorkBook modules, IDBS’ strategic vision for the future, and plans for our technical product roadmap.

INNOVATE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

New to i3 this year, we are introducing a handful of Innovation sessions designed for learning and discussing existing and future industry challenges. What kinds of challenges are you facing today? How are they different from challenges you’ve experienced in the past? What does the future hold?

Event details

Dates

Full Event Tuesday, October 24rd 2018 – Friday, October 26th 2018
All Access Registration
Main Agenda & Workshop
Tuesday October 23rd – Friday October 26th
Full Access Registration
Main Agenda
Wednesday October 24th – Friday October 26th

Customers registered for the All-Access pass should plan to arrive to Austin Monday evening, Oct 22 or Tuesday morning Oct 23. Workshop starts at 1 PM.

Duration

Main Agenda Full Pass (Wed AM – Fri AM)                 2 ½ days

All-Access Registration (Tue PM – Fri AM)                  3 full days

IDBS Partners Attending i3

  • CHEMAXON
  • A-TUNE SOFTWARE

Agenda Themes & Topics 2018

Digital Transformation for R&D

Digital Transformation for R&D

What role does technology play in your organization today? How do you anticipate this to change over the next 1, 3, 5 years? What is digital? How has it changed our day to day lives? How can we take that and apply to it the lab setting in R&D? What core platforms and technologies are available today that can help us with digitization and transformation in science and R&D to ultimately advance innovation, bring new medicines and therapies to market quicker, with better patient outcomes?

Collaboration & Externalization in the Digital Age

Collaboration & Externalization in the Digital Age

What does collaboration look like within your organization today? What about your approach to externalization? How do you envision the org’s approach to change over the next 1, 3, 5 years? Some R&D organizations are considering increasing pre-competitive R&D collaboration in research. How is your organization thinking about future changes to internal and external collaboration? Externalization & Outsourcing? Partners? We will endeavor to explore these topics together.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service or IaaS

Change Management

With every transformation comes a lot of change. Throughout the i3 event there are sessions designed to bring to light some of the anticipated changes that R&D organizations will likely experience in the near and immediate future. An important concept to consider with regard to change management as the digital age continues to progress will be user adoption of new and existing technologies which your organization chooses to invest in. Without adoption from your users, it will be nearly impossible to achieve your digital transformation goals. We will discuss the importance of user experience, UX design, and total adoption to your greater digital vision and strategy. Hear from peer IDBS customers about their experience with these concepts and ideals within their own organizations and learn from peer IDBS customers who are achieving success with change management toward digital transformation plans and roadmaps.

Productivity and Measuring ROI from R&D innovation

Productivity and Measuring ROI from R&D innovation

As an R&D community we will look at the near-term road ahead and explore how emerging technologies like your existing E-WorkBook platform have the potential to dramatically improve efficiency and productivity throughout the R&D lifecycle. IDBS’  E-WorkBook experts provide tips and recommendations to leverage E-WorkBook and other new emerging technologies to impact ROI from R&D innovation. What are measures of innovation in R&D?

Foundations for Digital Transformation

Foundations for Digital Transformation

As the R&D industry approaches digitization and transformation, there are a few fundamentals which need to be mastered and accurately in place. When it comes to leveraging the IDBS E-WorkBook, our experts have best practices in place to ensure our internal E-WorkBook system is operating optimally. We want to share some of these best practice recommendations with you to improve your ability to gain more ROI from the system than you currently do today, improve user’s experience, and as a result increase user adoption within your organization.

Future Innovation & Vision

Future Innovation & Vision

Many R&D organizations today are considering important strategic requisites which will be essential to enable future R&D success. We will discuss and explore some of these necessaries through live action polling discussion sessions, customer presentations, digital success stories, plenary sessions, and a customer panel. How can an innovative and visionary approach to digital transformation put you ahead of your competition?

Agenda

  • All-Access
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

All-Access

Tuesday, October 23rd

12:30 - 1:00 PM
All-Access Pass Registration and Workshop Check-In
1:00 - 1:45 PM
The E-WorkBook Catalog, Data Ontology & Governance
Delivered by: Anthony Scanzani, Senior GPS Consultant, IDBS

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This training session is designed to discuss and demonstrate best practice recommendations for configuring and managing your E-WorkBook Catalog in a way that will maximize your data management investment.

This session will cover the following:
- Functions of the Catalog and what it’s used for
- General conditions & measures, refinement (metadata searching)
- Building data models for searching
- Recommendations for structuring your EWB Catalog
- Drive connections (instrument readers, outside querying)
- Inventory/entity lists and Smart Fill
- Setting up a structured search query
1:45 - 2:45 PM
Workflow Configuration, Formulas & Results Reporting
Delivered by: Heather McCusker, GPS Team Lead, IDBS

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In this session, customers will learn fundamentals of good advanced template design and development. Understand key concepts and best practices our own GPS Consultants rely on when developing advanced and complex templates for customers. This session will cover:
- Introduction to good template development
- Permissions, Categorization and template management
- Advice & best practices – Template Development
- Core Tables (Inventory, Smart Fill, Query Tables)
- Making use of advanced features for template development
- Advance module - Perspectives
2:45 - 3:00 PM
BREAK
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Designing Fit-For-Purpose, App-Like Spreadsheet Templates
Delivered by: Rory Quinn, Solutions Consultant, IDBS

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In this session, customers will learn how to design app-like spreadsheet templates leveraging the Advance module canvases and perspectives features. This training will cover:
- Canvases & Perspectives Overview
- Introduction to good template design
- Importance of good template design – improve user adoption
- Expert advice & best practice recommendations
- Workflows with Canvases
- Designing your app-like spreadsheet
- App format features
- Hide Columns & Row Headers
- Format & Line Styles
4:15 - 5:00 PM
Hands-On Workstations; Apply what you’ve learned

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After the training workshops have concluded customers will have the opportunity to spread out at different workstations around the meeting room to apply learnings from the sessions. Our IDBS experts will be located at each station ready to help you with any questions or challenges you may run into along the way.

Day 1

Wednesday, October 24th

8:30-9:00 AM
Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Christine Zubris, Customer Success Manager, IDBS
9:15-10:00 AM
Plenary: IDBS Annual Update 2018
Michael Hampton, Vice President North American Operations, IDBS
10:00 -10:30 AM
Plenary Session
10:30-10:45 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
10:45-11:30 AM
IDBS Strategic Product Vision 2018
Dr. Scott Weiss, Vice President Product Strategy, IDBS
11:30-12:00 PM
Customer Presentation: INCYTE

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Validated E-WorkBook Enterprise Cloud Platform; Deployment, Administration, Adoption & Vision
Ryan McGee, Manager Bioanalytical Operations, INCYTE
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00-3:30 PM
E-WorkBook “Better Together” Breakout
Delivered by: IDBS Product Managers

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IDBS product and solutions experts deliver best practice recommendations for each module within dedicated sets of workflows. See the newest features to be released in version 10.3.3 of E-WorkBook, and understand how they enhance each of these dedicated workflows. Learn about new features planned for future releases of the IDBS E-WorkBook and each of it's modules, and speak with other IDBS customers about how they are executing these workflows in their organizations.
DATA MANAGEMENT, ANALYSIS & REPORTING
ELN, Advance, Integrations
Stuart Ward, Head of Business Analysis, IDBS

ELN and Advance are at the core of the IDBS E-WorkBook Platform, they provides the basis of the application’s ability to meet customer’s needs for IP protection and/or regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11. During 2018 the focus of the product features has been around enhancing the products capabilities based on voice of the customer, including the ability for customers to migrate their workflows from the desktop to web clients, and market trends. The main themes of work for 2018 have been:
Compliance – provision of tools to make it easier to enforce business rules and enhance traceability. Continue to meet the demands of customer security requirements.
Connecting the dots between modules and systems – to increase the integration capabilities but also simplify the process of interacting with either other modules in The E-WorkBook platform or with other systems.
Enterprise deployments – making is easier for organisations to deploy and use the software.
System optimizing and technical integrity – updating the technology used in the application so that the demands of customer security and performance requirements are met.

During this presentation there will be a review of the functionality that has been added over the last year with examples of how this has benefitted customers.
LABORATORY ASSET MANAGEMENT
ELN & Inventory
Debbie Munson, Product Manager, IDBS
INTERNAL COLLABORATION & EXTERNALIZATION
Connect, Request, Advance
Matthew Clifford, Product Manager, IDBS
GxP COMPLIANCE & VALIDATED ENVIRONMENTS
ELN, Advance, Inventory
J.T. Kaminski, Customer Success Manager, IDBS
3:30 - 3:50 PM
BREAK
Networking & Coffee
3:50 - 4:15 PM
Customer Presentation: Morphotek

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The Morphotek Digital Journey; Partnership for a paperless lab, a vision for digital transformation in R&D, and getting ahead with change management
Presented by: Shawn Fernando, Scientist/Engineer @ Morphotek, Inc

Morphotek, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focuses on developing novel classes of biological-based products to treat cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases.

Morphotek is currently in the early stages of a journey to digital R&D in the lab. Morphotek's digital strategy has kicked off in partnership with IDBS to remove paper from their labs by leveraging E-WorkBook and Inventory in their US oncology lab. Once implemented, Morphotek plans to shift its focus to the Pilot Plant located across the street from Oncology, where information is captured manually and there is a need to provide better process tracking in support of better science. In this presentation Shawn Fernando, a Scientist at Morphotek shares his vision for, and approach to digital transformation in the R&D organization. He will provide a summary of the Morphotek business, current state challenges, their initial plans for E-Workbook. He will also touch on challenges related to change management and user experience as an imperative for success, and their longer-term vision for the EWB Bioprocess Solution.
4:15 - 4:45 PM
Plenary: Cyber Security & IP Protection for Modern Lab
Helen Rueda, Solutions Consultant, IDBS
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Day 1 Wrap Up
Christine Zubris, Customer Success Manager, IDBS
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Networking & Welcome Reception
Lakeway Resort & Spa at Lake Travis
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Special i3 Evening Event
Texas-Style Barbeque (outdoors if weather permits)
Menu includes alternative options

Day 2

Thursday October 25th

8:30-9:30 AM
Breakfast Club (Optional)
E-WorkBook for Bioprocess
William Gray, Solutions Consultant, IDBS
9:00-9:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:30-9:45 AM
Day 2 Kick Off
Christine Zubris, Customer Success Manager, IDBS
9:45 - 10:15 AM
Customer Presentation: Phillips 66 digital transformation

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The P66 approach to digital transformation, and future vision for their R&D Labs
Christopher Jones, IT Business Analyst, Phillips 66
10:15 - 10:55 AM
Panel: R&D Collaboration, New Challenges and Change Management in the Digital Age
10:55 - 11:15 AM
Networking & Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Customer Presentation
11:45 - 12:45 PM
Lunch
12:45 - 1:00 PM
Live Customer Q&A & Success Story: Solvay
Led by: J.T. Kaminski, Customer Success Manager, IDBS
1:30 - 3:30 PM
The Connected Lab Hands-On Workshop
Led by: Jeff Tishler, Solutions Consultant and Helen Rueda, Solutions Consultant, IDBS

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Bring your computer and your taste buds. This is a hands-on experience with the E-WorkBook Cloud. The goal is to not just use this module and that module, but to interact with E-WorkBook as a full sample life cycle platform. And the workflow – preparing, fermenting, and then testing.
And most important, the domain – beer.

In this session, each user will plan their beer recipe, (pretend to) create and ferment their recipe, send out their sample for testing, switch roles to perform testing (including some taste testing 😊), and generate a final report. Through the process there will be business rules enforced, collaboration with others, and multiple E-WorkBook modules used.

Of course, everyone will want to learn from their work and work of others so each user will then perform various searches and reports as a way to find “historic” data, learn from the past, and reuse for the future. And brew more beer.

Don’t forget to bring your computer!
3:30 - 3:45 PM
BREAK
Coffee & Networking
3:45 - 4:30 PM
Plenary: Increasing ROI with your E-WorkBook
Scott Hluhanich, Danaher Business System Lead (DBSL), IDBS
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Interactive Customer Poll LIVE: The Informatics Data Landscape
Led by: Brady Haggstrom, Product Manager & Paul Deny Gouldson, VP Strategic Solutions, IDBS

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There are many parts to the data landscape puzzle – some existing (IDBS), some emerging (IoT, AI), and others yet to emerge (???). IDBS is acting on emerging tech to integrate it into our platform for customers to better leverage their data. This session will present the data landscape as we see it today in customer informatics ecosystems, which will include discussion and polling for customer insight.
6:30 - 9:00 PM
After-Hours Activity & Dinner

Day 3

Friday October 26th

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Day 3 Kick Off & Event Recap
Christine Zubris, Customer Success Manager
9:45 - 11:30 AM
E-WorkBook Product Training Breakout
Presented by: GPS Consultants, IDBS

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These 55-minute sessions provide customers with the opportunity to choose two areas of focus for product training. With topics including the Catalog & data ontology, Advance canvases & perspectives, workflow configuration, integrations and API’s, there’s a little something for everyone in these content-packed training breakouts.
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Interactive: E-WorkBook; It’s an Experience! UX Design
Jonathan Davies, Head of User Experience, IDBS

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There’s this buzzword/buzz acronym floating about out there - UX (user experience).
What does it mean exactly or at least how do IDBS think about it?
Why is it important to care about UX at all?
Why we think it is important to be user centric in the design of our software products.

How do IDBS go about designing the experience of our products?
We’ll lift the curtain a little on our process.

How can you (our customers) help us make our products better to
ensure your users get a great experience.
12:15 - 12:45 PM
Customer Awards & i3 Austin Wrap Up
Led by: Michael Hampton, VP North American Operations, IDBS
12:45 - 1:00 PM
Close of Meeting
1:30 - 2:30 PM
ALL-ACCESS PASS HOLDERS
Innovator’s Think Tank Session

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This session is designed to bring IDBS experts and customers together to take a deep dive into understanding the impact of the new digitally enabled economy on future scientific R&D. Topics to be covered in this think tank discussion include:
- The role of R&D data on future success in a digital economy
- Shift from products and services to outcomes
- Collaboration: The new imperative for success?
- New and Changing Data sources for the future of R&D
- Increase in volume of R&D data volume and it's impact on scientific organizations

 

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All-Access Workshops 2018

The E-WorkBook Catalog, Data Ontology and Governance

Presented by: Anthony Scanzani, Senior Consultant, GPS, IDBS

This training session is designed to discuss and demonstrate best practice recommendations for configuring and managing your E-WorkBook Catalog in a way that will maximize your data management investment.

This session will cover the following:

  • Functions of the Catalog and what it’s used for
  • General conditions & measures, refinement (metadata searching)
  • Building data models for searching
  • Recommendations for structuring your EWB Catalog
  • Drive connections (instrument readers, outside querying)
  • Inventory/entity lists and Smart Fill; Setting up a structured search query

Workflow Configuration, Advanced Formulas, Reporting

Presented by: Heather McCusker, Team Lead, GPS, IDBS

In this session, customers will learn fundamentals of good advanced template design and development. Understand key concepts and best practices our own GPS Consultants rely on when developing advanced and complex templates for customers.

This session will cover:

  • Introduction to good template development
  • Permissions, Categorization and template management
  • Advice & best practices – Template Development
  • Core Tables (Inventory, Smart Fill, Query Tables)
  • Making use of advanced features for template development
  • Advance module – Perspectives

Advanced Spreadsheet Design: Develop App-Like Spreadsheets to Improve User Experience & Increase Adoption

Presented by: Rory Quinn, Solutions Consultant, IDBS

In this session, customers will learn how to design app-like spreadsheet templates leveraging the Advance module canvases and perspectives features.

This training will cover:

  • Canvases & Perspectives Overview
  • Introduction to good template design, Importance of good template design to improve user adoption
  • Expert advice & best practice recommendations
  • Workflows with Canvases; Designing your app-like spreadsheet
  • App format features; Hide Columns & Row Headers; Format & Line Styles

Hands-On Workstations; Apply what you’ve learned

After the training workshops have concluded customers will have the opportunity to spread out at different workstations around the meeting room to apply learnings from the sessions. Our IDBS experts will be located at each station ready to help you with any questions or challenges you may run into along the way.

Pricing & Registration

Registration Options & PricingIDBS CustomerSpeakers & PanelistsIDBS Partner
All-Access (Please refer to Workshops on pg 5 & 6 )
Early Bird Registration (40% off until July 31st )$300FREEN / A
Registrations after July 31st$499FREEN / A
Main Conference (excludes Tue workshops)
Early Bird Registration (40% off until July 31st )$180N / A$149
Registrations after July 31st$299N / A$149

Additional Registration Details

Each Full Pass registration includes all main agenda sessions and workshops, food functions, after hours activities, and access to the i3 meeting proceedings link.

Hotel & Venue

idbs event at lakeway resort and spa

 

Lakeway Resort & Spa

101 Lakeway Drive

Austin, TX 78734

Phone: +1 (512) 261 6600

Reservations: +1 (844) 822 2621

 

Reservations can be made by phone or online using this link.

IDBS has negotiated a rate of $149 / night at the Lakeway Resort & Spa on Lake Travis Austin, TX USA.

Please book your reservations on or before 17th September 2018 to receive the IDBS negotiated rate.

 

Airport

Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS)

The Austin-Bergstrom airport is located 45 minutes from the Lakeway Resort & Spa.

Transportation

The Resort offers an airport car service for which details are provided below:

Austin Premium Limousine, L.L.C. Contact: 512.834.8000 | Email: mail@austinlimosedan.com
Sedan – $90 (airport – one way) | SUV – $110 (airport – one way)Airport and Group transportation

Here are some additional recommended options for transportation to and from the resort.

All i3 meeting activities will take place within the resort. 

 

 

Customer Speakers

Wednesday, October 24th | Day 1


INCYTE Customer Success Story

Validated E-WorkBook Enterprise Cloud Platform; Deployment, Administration, Adoption & Vision
Ryan McGee, Manager Bioanalytical Operations
INCYTE


The Morphotek Digital Journey

Partnership for a paperless lab, a vision for digital transformation in R&D, and getting ahead with change management

Morphotek, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focuses on developing novel classes of biological-based products to treat cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases.

Shawn Fernando, Scientist/Engineer
Morphotek, Inc


Phillips 66 Global Digitization

The P66 approach to digital transformation, and future vision

Christopher Jones, IT Business Analyst
Phillips 66

Thursday, October 25th | Day 2

Customer Panel; R&D Collaboration, New Challenges and Change Management in the Digital Age 

What does collaboration look like within your organization today? What about your approach to externalization? How do you envision the org’s approach to change over the next 1, 3, 5 years?

Some R&D organizations are considering increasing pre-competitive R&D collaboration in research. How is your organization thinking about future changes to internal and external collaboration? Externalization & Outsourcing? Partners?

What role does technology play in your organization today?

How do you anticipate this to change over the next 1, 3, 5 years? What is digital? How has it changed our day to day lives? How can we take that and apply to it the lab setting in R&D?

What core platforms and technologies are available today that can help us with digitization and transformation in science and R&D to ultimately advance innovation, bring new medicines and therapies to market quicker, with better patient outcomes.

With every transformation comes a lot of change. In this panel we will discuss some of the anticipated changes that R&D organizations will likely experience in the near and immediate future. An important concept to consider with regard to change management as the digital age continues to progress will be user adoption of new and existing technologies which your organization chooses to invest in. Without adoption from your users, it will be nearly impossible to achieve your digital transformation goals.

We will discuss the importance of user experience, UX design, and total adoption to your greater digital vision and strategy. Hear from peer IDBS customers about their experience with these concepts and ideals within their own organizations and learn from peer IDBS customers who are achieving success with change management toward digital transformation plans.