GC2017 program det
Big Data, AI and Medical Research (Invite only)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Jonathan Simons, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Matthew Collier, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Wyatt Decker, Vice President, Mayo Clinic; Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Bob Hugin, Executive Chairman, Celgene Corporation
Eric Lefkofsky, Co-Founder and CEO, Tempus
Richard Merkin, Founder and CEO, Heritage Group; Board Member, FasterCures
Andrew von Eschenbach, President, Samaritan Health Initiatives Inc.; former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; former Director, National Cancer Institute; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Technology has had a dramatically disruptive impact in medical research, perhaps most remarkably in genomics. Nearly two decades after the initial sequencing of the human genome, scientists are unlocking new ways to understand the cellular basis of disease through big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This private discussion will examine how far we've come and explore where we may be headed next.

  • Which areas of medical research and technology hold the most promise?
  • What models of collaboration--across bioscience and technology companies, foundations, research institutions and government agencies--will yield the best results?
  • How can we further accelerate medical research through technology?