Now, more than ever, there is a growing need for integration and optimization in the laboratory. As many scientific organizations are looking to digital technology to help them accelerate scientific discoveries and streamline their laboratory process, the need for integration and optimization among technologies, instruments, and processes is paramount. Digital solutions can connect workflows and data across different techniques and enable scientists to derive new insights from their data. To take advantage of recent advancements and those yet to come, organizations need to determine where they are on their digital journey and take a pragmatic approach to determine how to successfully digitally transform their laboratory.
Alec Westley is Senior Manager, Technical Solutions Team at Thermo Fisher Scientific. With 24 years of informatics experience with enterprise solutions spanning chemical and biologics registration to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), he and his team deliver valued tailored solutions in partnership with customers. Alec started his career as an analytical chemist, then worked in commercial software development/product management at Biovia (Accelrys), then business analysis and system design for GenoLogics and Core Informatics. The breadth of his experience allows him to bring insight from across disciplines to help customers. Experience deploying solutions for laboratory management across technology approaches and biobanking enable him to support customers with proven understanding.