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BREAKOUT SESSION: Tech Culture Meets Medical Research Culture

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Intercontinental Ballroom A

Many of the behaviors slowing progress in the discovery and development of new medical products are challenges that organizations everywhere have been confronting for decades, if not centuries: lack of effective communication and collaboration, silo-ization of information and expertise, incentives not aligned with the collective behaviors we want to see. What can the biomedical R&D ecosystem learn from outside the space about how to change organizational culture and behavior to build a more effective, efficient enterprise? Can tech entrepreneurs reduce the time and cost of medical research – not just with their products but with their iterative learning approaches, tolerance for risk and failure, and collaborative culture?


Luke Timmerman

Founder and Editor, Timmerman Report


Jeff Conklin

Senior Vice President, Business Insights and Analytics, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Riley Ennis

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Freenome

Eri Gentry

Co-founder, BioCurious; Science and Technology Researcher, Institute for the Future

Lisa Suennen

Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Investing, GE Ventures; Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie, LLC

Matt Wilsey

Chairman, President, and Co-founder, Grace Science Foundation