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i3 London 2019 October 22nd-24th 2019 | London, UK


An annual event that brings the E-WorkBook community together to celebrate advances in scientific innovation and the impact of digital technology



i3 LONDON 2019


I3 is an annual event that brings the E-WorkBook community together to celebrate advances in scientific innovation and the impact of digital technology. This is a meeting all about you. The core theme at every i3 meeting is simple – Customers talk, and we listen.

We want to know how you’ve been successful with data management, the challenges you face in your day to day job, and the things you are thinking about for the future.

We believe that as your partner for data management, it is our job to listen. i3 brings together experts, customers, partners and thought leaders who are passionate about improving the bottom line and building a better, brighter future for R&D advancement.

i3 is hosted with care by idbs, and we are proud to bring together a community of R&D and IT professionals to learn, innovate, and grow better together. Join your peers in Windsor, London this October at the event where you talk and we listen.

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“What I like most about i3 is the ability to meet and interact with others customers, and exchange ideas and experiences with the idbs products which also provide hints on how to make better use of the products. Very enjoyable experience!”

Associate Director @ Top 20 Pharma Company


i3 Austin 2018 recap in our latest blog

Why experience i3 @ London?

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!


There will be no shortage of opportunities for learning at i3. Don’t miss these breakout sessions and hands-on workshops!


Learn something new or share a success story… Network with IDBS customers, strategic partners and experts during networking breaks, breakout sessions and think tanks.

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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


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.


Hear from IDBS regarding our strategic vision for the future. Make sure to participate in the interactive sessions to let your voice be heard.


Join one of the 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?


i3 London will be hosted at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor. IDBS negotiated discounted room rates for i3 attendees at the De Vere Beaumont. Please mention 19644789 when you book your room. The rooms are booked on a first come first serve basis, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Windsor Visitors Guide


Standard Pass                    All Access Pass

You can choose between All Access and Standard passes. To get the most out of the event, All Access is the way to go. Scroll down to see the benefits of choosing an All Access pass.

To make things easier this year, we have taken your suggestions on board and added credit card payments as an option, but you can also pay by purchase order and invoice.

We offer several discount options available, including group rates. If you send 3 people, we’ll offer you a 50% discount. So, the more representatives you bring to the event, the better. This offer ends on the 31st of July.

You will need to confirm how many of you are coming as well as your choice of pass type by sending an email to We will send you a discount code, which you can apply when you pay.


See for Preliminary agenda for i3 2019

  • DAY 0, All Access
  • DAY 1, Best Practices
  • DAY 2, IDBS Listening

DAY 0, All Access

Tuesday, October 22nd

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Customers are able choose one out of three hands-on, deep-diving sessions. With an all-access pass, attendees receive:

• A 3-hour unique training experience
• Crib sheets on all sessions to take away
• How-to videos for support post i3
• Takeaway templates for future reference
• Access to the IDBS >Internal< AWS environment for 5 days after the i3 event

Session 1: Spreadsheet Conversion

A session specifically for customers using desktop spreadsheets today, you will learn how to convert your BYOS spreadsheet to web.

Our experts leading the hands-on seminar will walk you through the conversion process from desktop to web with your very own spreadsheet.

Details: Please remember to bring your own spreadsheet to convert to a web version

Takeaway: You will walk away with a converted web spreadsheet
Session 2: Web Spreadsheet Facelift: Making Spreadsheets Better for the End-User

In this session, you will learn how to make spreadsheets more enhanced for your end-user and design app-like spreadsheets. At the end of the day, you’ll have an advanced template to bring home with you.

IDBS experts will be on hand to show some examples, followed by a chance to work on your own spreadsheets to enhance your users’ experience.

Details: You will have to bring your own template to the seminar

Takeaway: Customized instruction sheets and an optimized new designed spreadsheet template
Session 3: Connecting the Platform, Data In, Data Out

If you are a system owner, analyst, administrator, or simply interested in learning about getting data into and out of your platform, this session is for you!

Here, you will learn how each piece of the platform works together, and our specialists will guide you through the steps to connect your instruments:
• Understanding the E-WorkBook APIs
• Extracting spreadsheet data via generic transforms
• Common integration scenarios

4.00 PM onwards
Cocktail Reception – all attendees welcome!

DAY 1, Best Practices

Wednesday, October 23rd

8:30-9:00 AM
Registration Check-In and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remark
9:15-10:00 AM
IDBS Update and Vision

We start Day 1 of the event with an update on all things IDBS – our initiatives, changes in industry focus, and market insights.

In addition, we’ll provide a snapshot of where we’re going with product, and our vision for the future.
10:00-10:30 AM
Keynote: Managing the Ever-Changing Scientific IS Landscape

In this session, we’ll look at how customers implement and manage dozens, if not hundreds, of apps in support of the business.

Also, we’ll explore the role of the IT team in supporting customer requirements and uncovering business impact.

Takeaway: Appreciate the balance of prioritization versus demand within an IT landscape and meeting the demands of the customer base.
10:30-10:45 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
10:45-11:15 AM
Customer Presentation | The Evolution of Sample Management of a Modern Lab

A customer will describe how they approached the challenge of sample management within the lab, how what needed analysis led to the implementation design and how the customer realized the end result.
11:15-12:00 PM
Customer Panel | Best Practices: To Implementation and Beyond!

Customers will discuss their journey of implementing IDBS software and how it has helped them take their lab into the future.
12:00-1:00 PM
1:00 - 2:30PM
Best Practices | Hands-on/Interactive with the IDBS Experts
Track 1: Successful Web Migration Strategies

Not all migrations to the web are about migrating what you currently have. Where do you start, and how do you appreciate the knowledge you gained that got you to where you are?

We will look at common migration questions and help advise the best options to consider when planning your next business optimization initiative.

Takeaway: Web migration strategies instruction workbook with checklists (print and electronic version).
Track 2: Sample Management Part I

Let’s look at the evolving landscape of R&D informatics systems and delve into 2-3 user cases who improved their sample management with E-WorkBook.
2:30 - 2:45 PM
Coffee & Networking Break
2:45 - 4:15 PM
Best Practices | Hands-on/Interactive with the IDBS Experts
Track 1: Did you know? Top Tips You Didn’t Know…

There is something for everyone in this section, from the seasoned veteran, to the novice in the lab. We will review application insights from the perspective of usability and breaking down biases to improve your experience with E-WorkBook.
Track 2: Sample Management II

Having the right software makes a difference. In this session, we’ll highlight the advantages of implementing an integrated data management platform by comparing two scenarios – a lab using a LIMS and IDBS software versus one without this technology.
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Customer Presentation | Growing into the E-WorkBook

Customers share their experiences increasing users, whether due to new recruitments or adding modules onto their E-WorkBook ELN, such as Advance and Inventory.
5:00 PM
Day 1 Wrap Up
7:00 PM
Evening Event

DAY 2, IDBS Listening

Thursday, October 24th

8:30-9:00 AM
Breakfast Club (optional session) Discussion: Strategic Initiatives
9:30-9:45 AM
Day 2 Kick Off

We’ll hand out cards or tech to be used for the Q&A Roundtable.
9:45-10:15 AM
Customer Presentation | Deployment Journey Extending the Platform

This session will look at how customers approach increasing the capabilities within the E-WorkBook platform.

We’ll discuss starting with a prescriptive deployment fitting to all groups, and a tailored implementation initiative where more advanced capabilities are introduced with a key business problem that needs to be solved.
10:15-10:45 AM
Director of Product Management | The Role of Customers in IDBS Product Portfolio
10:45-11:00 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
11:00-11:30 AM
Customer Panel | Data Integration & Extraction
11:30-12:00 PM
Platform Insights | From Customer Voice to Delivering Value Through Capabilities
12:00-1:00 PM
1:00-3:30 PM
Customer Voice Series: Breakout Roundtables

What does the voice of the customer mean to IDBS? We want your feedback – we need it in a form we can consume and understand. During this session, we’ll see how customers drive the vision of the IDBS products.

Tell us the capabilities and features you would love to see in the E-WorkBook. Get creative! Themes include:

1. Integration Strategy
2. Workflow
3. Analytics/Data Out
Voice of Customer Breakout Sessions
1:50 - 2:40 PM
Voice of Customer Breakout Sessions
2:40 - 3:30 PM
Voice of Customer Breakout Sessions
3:30 - 3:45 PM
Coffee & Networking Break
3:45-4:15 PM
Customer Presentation | Part II: Levaraging E-WorkBook Cloud to Achieve Digital Transformation
4:15-4:45 PM
Q&A - IDBS Answers Customer Questions
4:45-5:00 PM
Day 2 Wrap Up

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All-Access Passholders should plan to arrive to the event venue in Windsor for a 1:00 pm start on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Standard Passholders should plan to arrive for a 8:00 am start on Wednesday, October 23rd.

The i3 2019 event will conclude on Thursday, October 24th around 5:00 pm.  IDBS will be hosting a cocktail reception immediately following the conclusion of the main agenda.  All attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend, although we understand if you prefer to return home on Thursday evening following the closing session.




Uncover Insights. Develop Ideas. Advance Innovation.

Each year, the E-WorkBook community of IT and R&D professionals converge in a different US city for 3 days of learning and sharing experience, developing insights and connection at i3.

Since our 1st annual i3 in 2017, the event has inspired hundreds of idbs customers and E-WorkBook users to harness the power of their data, build plans for the future, and to learn more about leveraging the platform for sustained success and business growth.

I3 features 3 days packed full of innovative and inspiring talks from customers and EWB users, educational breakouts, interactive sessions – like the Knowledge Exchange Round Table, and of course exclusive product training sessions.

The event has grown so much that we are expanding to Europe in 2019. This year there will be TWO i3 events hosted by idbs for EWB users and community members. Those interested to attend i3 should register for the event taking place in your region.




  • Full Pass

    €399 [plus local tax]

    • Access all main i3 agenda sessions
    • Participate in after-hours events, welcome reception & group dinners
    • Opportunities for training & hands-on learning as part of the main agenda
  • All-Access Pass

    €599 [plus local tax]

    • Access all main i3 agenda sessions
    • Participate in after-hours events, welcome reception & group dinners
    • Opportunities for training & hands-on learning as part of the main agenda
    • Pre-Event 1/2 Day Technical Training Workshop (Tue 10/22)
    • Participate in the Innovator’s Think Tank (following conclusion of the main i3 event 10/24)
  • Speaker All-Access Pass


    • Access all main i3 agenda sessions
    • Participate in after-hours events, welcome reception & group dinners
    • Opportunities for training & hands-on learning as part of the main agenda
    • Pre-Event 1/2 Day Technical Training Workshop (Tue 10/22)
    • Participate in the Innovator’s Think Tank (following conclusion of the main i3 event 10/24)

i3 Registration discount options

Speaker & Panel MemberFREE REGISTRATION: fill out the Call for Speaker form to submit proposalDeadline: May 31
Group Registration (3+)50% off Standard or All-Access passes when you register with a group of 3+Deadline: July 31

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