Igneous Data Workflow Forum | Life Sciences

Accelerating Diagnostic Workflows with AI

Life sciences organizations are struggling to manage the unbounded growth of unstructured data while deploying next-generation applications such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

How far can your data take your organization? Attend the Data Workflow Forum to hear from industry experts focused on accelerating life sciences workflows and the impact of AI/ML. Topics covered will include data governance, improving diagnostic capabilities, and accelerating drug discovery; all in service of advancing cutting-edge research.

During this exclusive event, you will:

  • Hear Chris Dwan, a leading a leading life sciences technologist who has worked at the Broad Institute and the New York Genome Center, share his vision for the future of unstructured data management at scale, including AI/ML workflows
  • Learn how research organization Paige.AI uses AI/ML to accelerate pathology diagnosis
  • Learn how new infrastructure and software enables next-gen workflows
  • Connect with peers in the greater Boston area working on similar problems

Drinks and small bites will be provided.

Who should attend

  • Leaders of HPC, Leaders of Infrastructure and Operations, CIOs, Data Governance and Compliance leaders
  • Data Owners: Data Science, Research, Clinicians, Informatics.


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Chris Dwan is a technologist and consultant specializing in scientific computing and data architecture for the life sciences. He directed the research computing team at the Broad Institute and was instrumental in the development of its data sciences program, as well as its transition from on-premise to a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Previously, Chris was the first technologist at the New York Genome Center, where he architected, designed, and built all of the computing, data storage, and network infrastructure. 



Christian Smith - VP Products-567872-editedChristian Smith is the VP of Product at Igneous, where he leads the creation of Igneous' data protection and management solutions. Prior to Igneous, Christian spent 15 years running field engineering organizations at EMC, Isilon, and NetApp.





Seth Jamison is a technology and storage evangelist for the FlashBlade team at Pure Storage. He has over 20 years of experience helping IT leaders solve technical challenges to accelerate HPC, cloud and enterprise workflows.  He has held leadership roles at Dell’s Office of the CTO and was a systems architect at EMC focused on cloud and hosting environments.





  • 4:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
  • 5:00 pm Data Workflow
    • Introductions
    • Chris Dwan, Life Sciences Technologist - Life Sciences Workflows
    • Christian Smith, VP of Product, Igneous - Paige.AI Case Study
    • Seth Jamison, Principal Engineer for FlashBlade, Pure Storage - Accelerating Life Sciences for AI
  • 6:15 pm Speaker Q&A and Drinks
  • 7:00 pm Wrap Up

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October 18, 2018 | Cambridge, MA

November 1, 2018 | Cary, NC 

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