Featured Speaker: Joanna Shields

Featured Speaker: Joanna Shields


An AI powered platform to transform drug discovery

In a world where so much has been reimagined by technology, why are hundreds of millions of people suffering from incurable diseases and healthcare spending placing an unsustainable burden on society? Despite an explosion in scientific research and exponential advances in technology, bringing a new medicine to market takes 10+ years, costs up to $2.5bn and has over a 90% likelihood of failure. It is an industry that represents one of the greatest unmet human needs and is in desperate need for change.

This talk will explain how combining the power of computational medicine and advanced artificial intelligence with the principles of open systems and cloud computing is transforming the way drugs are designed, developed, and brought to market. We are now able to unlock the value of decades of scientific research to create a powerful platform for scientists to explore, better understand disease, and bring effective treatments to patients.

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