Transforming Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Companies into Data Companies

This is a five-minute flash talk I gave a few years ago at IU on transforming pharmaceutical and healthcare companies into data companies. There is a lot of data science disruption hype around AI and machine learning, but I believe that pharmaceutical research is one of the most ripe opportunities for data science to have a truly transformative and positive effect. It is also one of the most complex areas, with historically siloed data sources, deep domain knowledge needed to understand the data, and difficult problems to solve involving biology, chemistry and human nature. It is my hope that in the next few years we can show that data-driven drug discovery can produce some much sought-after breakthroughs in patient care.

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