Scientific and technological advancements continue to drive scientific organizations towards a complete digital transformation. These developments emphasize the importance of automated science. The automation of processes, workflows, and data allows laboratories to reduce downtime, increase stability, and optimize efficiency. Automation provides the time and space for laboratories to focus on innovations and improvements, which are crucial to their success. Automated science – through digital solutions, lab automation, and artificial intelligence – is critical to accelerating laboratory productivity and unlocking innovation. This webinar will discuss how technology-driven strategies can promote success and how automated science is a key driving factor.
Key learning objectives:
- The value of an integrated laboratory, from processes to instrumentation to workflows
- How configurable automation can positively impact the efficiency of your lab
- How digital solutions, lab automation, and technological advancements are paving the way for laboratory productivity and innovation
- Case study examples of how Thermo Fisher Scientific has used this technology-driven strategy with existing labs
Director of Enterprise Science & Innovation Partnerships
Ian Yates has spent his career working at the intersection between science and technology. Beginning his career in the lab, initially as a food microbiologist, he then moved into various drug discovery roles at GlaxoWellcome (UK) and AstraZeneca (Sweden). While working in pharma labs, Ian found his professional passion – applying technology and automation to accelerate scientific discovery. This passion led Ian to move to California and join a lab robotics company, Velocity11 (later acquired by Agilent Technologies), where he led a team that delivered automation solutions globally. Joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2017 as a Director for the Lab Automation business, Ian is currently the Director of Enterprise Science & Innovation Partnerships. His current role creates customer partnerships that will transform the labs of the future. Ian volunteers as a career coach and mentor and as an advocate for improving diversity and inclusion in STEM workplaces.