Presentation LabAnswer

Transformational Solutions start with a comprehensive data strategy

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Name:            Patrick Pijanowski

Company:     LabAnswer

Title:               Partner, Pharma & Life Sciences Practice


Presenter´s biography

Mr. Pijanowski brings over 30 years of professional experience related to laboratory operations and scientific informatics. Throughout that time, Pat has served in various roles focusing upon LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, laboratory instrumentation and related scientific data systems.  During the past 6 years, he has managed a Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences consulting practice within LabAnswer, and delivered strategic advisory services to many of the world’s top life sciences organizations.  Prior to joining LabAnswer, Pat served as the Chief Operating Officer for LabVantage Solutions, and prior to joining LabVantage, he served as the General Manager of the LIMS business unit within Applied Biosystems.


Transformational business initiatives, especially those associated with scientific data and operations, must be built upon the solid foundation of a comprehensive data strategy.  The promises of big data, predictive analytics, in-silico modelling, and quality by design are all wholly dependent upon data strategy. 

As practitioners of scientific informatics, we must remember that what we do is “first and foremost, a human endeavour.”  Business benefit can only be derived from IT investments if data can be readily found, aggregated, interpreted in context, and extracted in an actionable format.  Common oversights like the failure to establish a consistent data taxonomy, inattention to systems architecture, or absence of a culture that treats data as a corporate asset are often the difference between the success and failure of mission-critical IT programs. 

The speaker will share insights and best practices regarding how to realize the promise of your scientific informatics investments.

Company Introduction

logo labanswerLabAnswer is the industry’s premier, vendor-independent laboratory informatics consultancy. We offer services spanning the full lifecycle of laboratory informatics systems: from strategic advisory services, through systems implementation to systems support, and we provide project management oversight for either single stage or full life cycle enterprise projects. LabAnswer is one of the Inc. 5000 “2015 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.”