Many R&D organizations are looking to digital technology to help them accelerate scientific discoveries and streamline their laboratory process. Digital solutions can connect workflows and data across different techniques and enable scientists to derive new insights from their data. At the same time, new technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and smart consumables are helping R&D organizations to improve their laboratory operations. Organizations need to take determine where they are on their digital journey and take a pragmatic approach to determine which technologies can deliver significant business impact. This talk will discuss each of these trends and how Thermo Fisher Scientific is partnering with organizations to enable the digital transformation of the laboratory.
Alec Westley is a 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.