Pune, India

April 2020

Due to the latest developments of COVID-19, the PHUSE Pune SDE will be a
virtual event and open to all.

Update (24 March): Following the announcement from India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, that the country will go into full lockdown from midnight local time, the PHUSE Board have taken the difficult decision to postpone the virtual Pune SDE by one month (date to follow).





Problems and Solutions in Data Sciences Pharma



Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that combines domain expertise and programming skills with mathematics and statistics. Data science is industry-sector-agnostic and is currently the most emerging trend. Indeed, a popular job-posting portal quoted a 29% year-on-year increase in demand for data scientists and highlighted the gap in supply vs demand. Coursera, a popular MOOC, has listed data science, machine learning, Python, neural network and deep learning among its top 10 most popular courses.

Industry sectors like banking, e-commerce, insurance, retail, internet and digital media have been early adapters of data science, thereby fundamentally transforming their business process, product and service offerings. 

Pharma CROs, being a more regulated industry, may not have been among the early adapters, but we have not been laggards either. Applications of data science in healthcare can be seen in imaging, diagnostics and clinical decision-making. The pharma R&Ds and their CRO partners have also put into motion data science concepts in their processes, technology and people. 
This Single Day Event is aimed at sharing ideas/concepts, proof of concepts, pilot projects and work in progress applications of data science in clinical research. This confluence of industry fraternity exchange will enable us to look at our clinical research problem statements through the lens of data science, thereby appreciating the solutions and the challenges which go hand in hand for us 21st century clinical research professionals.


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Time Presentation Speaker(s)
09.05 Attendees join webinar
09.15–09.45 Welcome & Overview of PHUSE Sarvesh Singh,
09.45–10.15 FSP Transformation to Meet the Data Science Dream Inder Sachdeva,
10.15–10.45 Data Science Applications in Clinical Development Santosh Shevade,
Sineflex Solutions
10.45–11.15 Innovation Opportunities in Data Science Mayank Bhanderi,
11.15–11.30 Networking Break
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11.30–12.00 Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and NLP for Pharma Applications Baskaran Sankaran,
Dattendriya Data Science Solutions
12.00–12.30 The Role of Universal Translator in Data Science Jeba Kumar,
12.30–13.00 Democratising AI in Drug Development: 20-20 Approach Ravi Gupta,
Eli Lilly
13.00–14.00 Lunch Break
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14.00–14.30 Leveraging Data Science to Accelerate Clinical Trials Mithun Chintamani,
Symphony AI
14.30–15.00 Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare – Data-driven Decision-making in the Dynamic Landscape Vivek Dange,
Syneos Health
15.00–15.30 Powering Healthcare Through Real-world Evidence Pratibha Jalui,

Networking Break
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15.45–17.45 Panel Discussion and Q&A Supriya Moghe, Accenture
Mayank Bhanderi, Novartis
Deven Babre, Cognizant
Varun Talwar, Cytel
17.15–17.30 Wrap-up & Closing Remarks Sarvesh Singh,


SDE Chair:

Abhishek Ghosh, Cytespace Research

If you have any questions, or require any information, please contact Jayapandian Nagamalaiyan, PHUSE India SDE Lead.




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