By Gary Palgon, VP Healthcare Solutions, Liaison Healthcare Informatics
Does it really matter what kind of conference people attend when it’s held in Miami, Florida? The truth is, “destination conferences” do attract lots of attendees, so the challenge is to make sure they stay indoors during daylight hours so they can learn new things. From the exhibitor perspective, we have an opportunity to talk with these potential customers to understand their pain-points and determine how we can help.
The SCOPE Summit is focused on Clinical Operations, and has been a great opportunity to hear about the data integration problems that the pharmaceutical industry deals with everyday – large volumes of data that need to be analyzed before, during and after clinical trials for a variety of research, go-to-market, sales and safety reasons.
Though it has been cloudy outside (which is not upsetting when we’re stuck indoors all day), clouds were a focus in conversations inside as well, as attending companies learned of the value cloud infrastructure and cloud-based services can provide to help solve data integration and informatics challenges. The value cloud services provide, whether it is servers and CPU power, or actual integration and number crunching, was clearly understood this week, and the corporate world is now getting on-board to speed up processes while lowering costs.
If it’s not cloudy where you are, maybe it should be! And if you have the opportunity to visit Miami (my hometown, by the way), it’s a great place to take in the sun while learning about how having your head in the clouds can help your business.
How are clouds helping your business?
Until next time,