CSols Summit 2022: Exploring the Future of Lab Data Across Your Organization

November 2 and 3, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

The inaugural CSols Summit: Exploring the Future of Lab Data Across Your Organization brought together industry experts to discuss emerging technology and processes around lab informatics, digital transformation, data management, and data analytics and what these emerging technologies mean to labs. Recordings are now available on request to hear firsthand reports from those who’ve been through a data transformation and to learn what the future of labs or organizations could be.

CSols Summit Recording


Past Agenda:

Wednesday, November 2:

12:00 p.m. EDT — Keynote: Deploying Scientific Software/Tools for a Competitive Advantage

Kyle McDuffie, President; CSols Inc.

Hardware and software platform releases occur every day around us, but how useful are they in the laboratory, and what business value can they bring to an organization? Which should you pursue aggressively to help your business grow and which are nice to have or, frankly, just a distraction? Kyle McDuffie launched our Summit with a lively presentation of his opinion in this area based on more than 35 years of domain experience in laboratory informatics deployment, including chemical, petrochemical, clinical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology settings.

12:30 p.m. EDT — Digital Lab Assistants – Pairing up scientists with modern technology

Jeroen de Haas, Head of Product, LabTwin

We will take you through the past, the pitfalls of current documentation practices, how to ease digitalization via real-time data capture and via workflow assistance, then into the future of the lab where Digital Lab Assistants will play an important role. As a spoiler alert, we will show you that the future is not far away because it’s actually already happening.

2:00 p.m. EDT — De-Mystifying the Data EcoSystem & Practical Approaches to Gaining Value Now

Panel Discussion: Data and Analytics Consultants; CSols Inc.

Join this talk to understand not only what is required at a minimum for your laboratory data to flow from inception to its final state but learn practical approaches to realizing the full potential of your information while keeping a keen eye on the user experience with the data.  Digital transformation efforts are typically long-term, but there are practical approaches that can be taken in the short term to help you gain value in the meantime.

3:00 p.m. EDT — On Premises v Cloud Hosting—Options, Opportunities, Outcome

Dudley Snyder, IT Manager, Manufacturing, EH&S, R&D Application Support, Arkema

Case study of how one global specialty materials company weighed their options for a new lab informatics rollout and chose the models that worked best for them. 

Thursday, November 3:

12:00 p.m. EDT — DuPont R&D Digitalization and LIMS Implementation

Christopher Dehen, Information & Data Science Technical Manager; Dupont 

Digital at Dupont is a key enabler for our R&D organization to fulfill our purpose of “empowering the world with the essential innovations to thrive”. The recent implementation of LIMS software in labs within DuPont is an important piece of our digital journey. Having a smart, connected lab within the global DuPont R&D network will enable us to streamline our R&D processes and deliver on our strategic goals. This talk will discuss the LIMS implementation project, associated learnings, and how they fit into DuPont’s overall digital transformation strategy/journey.

1:00 p.m. EDT — Panel Discussion—Digital transformation, laboratory informatics infrastructure, AI and ML

Giovanni Nisato, Pistoia Alliance; Kevin Cronin, Protein Metrics; Vivek Raina, CSols

An informal, wide-ranging discussion about future trends, data standardization, artificial intelligence advances, current problems, and potential solutions. 

2:10 p.m. EDT — Large-Scale Genomic Computation with Software Containers for Rapid Computational Scalability

Clyde Jones, Bioinformatics Engineer; Helix 

Helix is a small company that does large scale genomic analysis and viral sequencing. High volume data computational needs could not be met with typical solutions (on-prem or traditional software stacks) given our size.  By using loosely coupled software components—software containers and cloud infrastructure—we can rapidly scale to meet computational needs in tight timelines.

3:00 p.m. EDT — Fireside Chat—The past, present, and future of lab informatics

Bob McDowell of McDowall Consulting and Kyle McDuffie, CSols Inc.

Join Kyle McDuffie (President; CSols Inc.) and Bob McDowall (McDowall Consulting) as these experts discuss where the laboratory informatics industry has been and where we are today while offering their opinions on where the industry is going in the future. Which software and hardware technologies are likely to be truly transformational versus those that are just hot right now? Kyle and Bob will bring more than a half-century of combined laboratory informatics experience to bear on current trends and future potentials. The push to cloud hosting brings specific challenges, and the addition of new technology offers interesting opportunities. What services will be needed to address the challenges and opportunities in the laboratories of the future?

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Event Details

Start Date:
November 2, 2022 12 p.m.

End Date:
November 3, 2022 4 p.m.

Event Location:
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