elluminate Engage Annual Conference

December 3 - 5, 2019

Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142

Come together with industry leaders from across the country who are using technology to transform the clinical development process for the first annual elluminate Engage Conference. Join life sciences thought leaders from data management, clinical operations and bioinformatics and the eCS Leadership Team to hear about the latest trends in clinical research that are impacting the way work is done. Engage with peers facing similar challenges across the industry to share case studies and best practices discussing how clinical development teams are using the elluminate® Clinical Data Hub to regain control of their clinical data.

  • Discover New Approaches to Data Review, Analysis, and Analytics
  • Drive Digital Data Strategy Across Functional Areas: Clinical Programming, Clinical Operations, Medical Monitoring and Biostatistics
  • Learn Experience-Based Best Practices and What’s Coming Next

This two-day learning experience includes sessions on the leading challenges associated with digital transformation, focused breakouts on optimizing clinical data review and analysis using elluminate combined with opportunities to hear first-hand from other users and industry experts on staying ahead of the digital health revolution. You will also enjoy many opportunities to network with attendees during on-site and off-site activities, see demonstrations of new product features and capabilities and share your feedback, ideas and experiences with elluminate.

Who Should Attend? elluminate Business Owners and End Users from:

  • Clinical R&D IT
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Clinical Programming
  • Biostats/Data Sciences

Reserve Your Hotel

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. eClinical Solutions has negotiated a special conference rate for this event of $189 per night, plus sales tax at the Royal Sonesta Boston in Cambridge. Please reserve your room by Monday, November 25th. Reserve online > or call 1.800.766.3782 to book.

The Engage Agenda

Meet the Engage Speakers

Who's Attending from eClinical?

Raj Indupuri

CEO at eClinical Solutions

Raj has spent the majority of his career supporting Clinical Data Management and Programming objectives by introducing and implementing solutions and technologies to further clinical research development. With a unique blend of hands-on technical and data management experience, Raj works to advance the eClinical Solutions strategic vision and the delivery of cloud-based clinical solutions. Raj is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company and is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the industry.

Sam Anwar

Chief Technology Officer at eClinical Solutions

Sam has spent the past 20 years of his career leveraging cutting edge technologies to revolutionize clinical trials. In addition to software development, Sam has deep expertise in a diverse set of technologies including IT infrastructure, web technologies, information security, database design, business intelligence, big data platforms and analytics. As CTO at eClinical Solutions, he harnesses the power of software development, big data, AI and machine learning to help advance technology innovation in life sciences.

Sheila Rocchio

Chief Marketing Officer at eClinical Solutions

Sheila has more than 20 years of experience with 17 years in marketing, product management and strategy roles in life sciences technology companies. She spent 15 years at PHT Corporation (now ERT) in a variety of marketing and executive leadership roles helping to drive the company’s growth and the industry adoption of electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA). At eClinical Solutions, Sheila manages all aspects of marketing including branding, communications, lead generation, product marketing and product management. She enjoys finding creative ways to tell customer stories and building products and services that help clinicians, data scientists and technologists do the challenging and important work of bringing life-saving new therapies to market.

Diane Lacroix

Sr. Director of Data Management at eClinical Solutions

Diane Lacroix is a data management professional and leader with 19 plus years in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry. At eClinical Solutions, Diane is responsible for leading the data management function including building effective process and implementation strategies to ensure that clients receive maximum value and quality from the elluminate® driven data services that Diane’s team delivers. Diane’s career in data management has included numerous leadership roles both at service providers and on the sponsor side. She has worked on all aspects of global trials from study startup through database closure and submission leading and managing successful teams and projects to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of clinical data assets. Diane has deep expertise in the oncology and rare disease therapeutic areas and in data management technologies including EDC systems and integration and analytics technology platform like elluminate.

Kelsey Thompson

Director, Product Management at eClinical Solutions

Kelsey Thompson is a product management professional committed to bringing forward innovative solutions to support the life sciences industry. Kelsey has over 25 years of experience in software product management and strategy. For the past 15 years, she has worked with software technology and services companies developing products to simplify and accelerate clinical trial design, EDC implementation, data integration and data and standards management for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and CROs. Kelsey’s prior experience includes product management and strategy roles in areas including data warehousing, data and metadata management and analytics. Since joining eClinical Solutions in 2016, she has worked closely with customers and with the eCS management, engineering, professional services and quality assurance teams to develop the product roadmap. Kelsey oversees the release of eClinical Solutions' standard software offerings, with a focus on elluminate® Data Central and elluminate Risk-Based Monitoring.

Manny Lazaro

VP, Head of Clinical Operations at Jounce Therapeutics

Manny has held the position of Vice President, Head of Clinical Operations at Jounce Therapeutics since July 2016, where he is responsible for clinical strategy, planning and execution. Jounce Therapeutics is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company in Cambridge, MA dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer. Manny started his industrial career 27+ years ago with positions of increasing responsibility beginning at Genetics Institute, Anika Therapeutics, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Forum Pharmaceuticals. Manny holds a Master’s of Science in Drug Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Before working in the device and biopharmaceutical industry, Manny served in the United States Air Force for 6 years as a Staff Sergeant.

Michael Wilkinson

Study Manager at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Michael Wilkinson has worked for the Sponsored Research program within the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (TCSDD) for over four years. He is currently a project manager focusing on research requiring knowledge of quantitative analysis, clinical technologies, protocol optimization, and data science. Mr. Wilkinson received a BA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the field of quantitative sociology and a master’s in public heath from Tufts University with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Nandish Poluru

Head of Technology for Global Drug Development Operations, Biometrics and Data Sciences, and Digital at Bristol Myers Squibb

Nandish Poluru is currently the Head of Technology for Global Drug Development Operations, Biometrics and Data Sciences, and Digital Health at Bristol Myers Squibb. In this role, Nandish utilizes technology as an enabler to create competitive differentiation through customer experience, speed to market, cost leadership and improved operational efficiencies. He has overall accountability for Digital strategy, large scale Digital transformations, Global delivery & Operations, Change management, Innovation and value realizations. As a strategic thought leader, he provides insights to influence business investments, business process transformations, enterprise change management and continuous process improvement initiatives. He also leads a Digital Innovation incubation center for evaluation of disruptive and emerging technologies through rapid ideation, design thinking and lean start up principles. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Nandish was at Allergan where he served as Executive Director of Technology for R&D supporting Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs. He also functioned as the Head of Technology for all of Allergan`s CRO subsidiaries. He also worked at Forest Laboratories leading their Technology groups for delivery and Business Intelligence & Analytics. Prior to working within Lifesciences, Nandish worked at Silicon Valley for startups in the technology and financial services sectors. Nandish has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Yale school of Management with a focus on Strategy and Healthcare Management. He also has a Masters in Information systems (MS) from Cleveland State University and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (B. Tech) from Sri Venkateswara University, India. In addition, he is certified in Artificial Intelligence & Business strategy from M.I.T.

Beth Harper

Workforce Innovation Officer at Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Beth is the president of Clinical Performance Partners, Inc. and a consultant to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD). She has passionately pursued solutions for optimizing clinical trials and educating clinical research professionals for over three decades. Beth is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the George Washington University who has published and presented extensively in the areas of protocol optimization, study feasibility, site selection, patient recruitment and sponsor-site relationship management and clinical research professional competency. Beth received her B. S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

David Weigand

Director, Clinical Data Reporting and Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb

David Weigand brings over 17 years of clinical research experience in various clinical programming, data management, and project management roles across multiple therapeutic areas. In his role as Director, Clinical Data Reporting and Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb, David provides operational leadership of the clinical data reporting and analytics function enabling the presentation of clinical trial datasets, listings, and visualizations to various stakeholder groups for data review, patient safety oversight, protocol deviation and data trend detection, internal decision making, and statistical analysis. Prior to BMS, David was at Allergan for almost six years and held leadership roles in patient safety, clinical programming, data management and programming operations. Previously, David has held a variety of roles at Pharmanet, Covance, and Merck. He has an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Sean McNiff

Information Technology Professional at bluebird bio

Robert O'Connor

Associate Director, Clinical Data Systems at Agios Pharmaceuticals

Julie Savoia

Associate Director – Data Management & Training at eClinical Solutions

Julie Savoia is a data management professional and leader with over 20 years in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry. Julie is a member of the management team at eClinical Solutions, overseeing a staff of high performing data managers and responsible for content and delivery of training for the data management function. In her role Julie also supports clients with their training needs and helps them determine how to best leverage technology for their internal data management processes. Julie’s career in data management has included leadership roles both with service providers and sponsors. She has also performed as a certified Rave EDC developer on multiple oncology studies. Julie has worked on all aspects of global trials from study startup through database close and submission, leading and managing successful teams and projects to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of clinical data assets. Julie’s expertise is in oncology and data management technologies including EDC systems and integration and analytics technology platforms like elluminate.

Katrina Rice

Executive Vice President, Professional Services at eClinical Solutions

With over 20 years of extensive experience in information technology, eClinical strategies, electronic data capture, and developmental sciences, Katrina oversees all professional service activities and client engagements. Katrina consults with the eClinical Solutions client base on maximizing the use of clinical data technologies, as well as implementing data management process to support goals and objectives. She is highly regarded in the industry for both her deep understanding and knowledge of how technology can drive efficiency and results, as well as her consultative approach to assisting clients.


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