Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

Artificial intelligence holds the promise to revolutionize health care and directly impact the clinical trials process via expediting the recruitment of eligible clinical trial patients. The systems currently developed with the use of AI/ML enable higher patient enrollment rates and better trial assignment, contribute to reducing the cost of recruitment via additional/more efficient medical tests, and facilitate analysis and integration of operational data from historical cases. This session focuses on various applications of AI in clinical trial design and patient selection.

 Session Chair Profile

Strategic Global Client Lead, Google Cloud

At Google Cloud, Shweta is the strategic client lead responsible for Healthcare and Life Sciences. Shweta has quickly risen through the ranks as a well-known innovator, game-changer, and relationship ambassador. With 18+ years’ experience in clinical research, Healthcare and Bio Tech, she has proven time and time again how valuable relationships can be by enabling dozens of start-up firms with access to capital from Federal grants and VC firms alike. She brings an eye for detail, winning contract negotiations, and financial insight to support her commercial partnership strategy expertise. A position was created just for her, after excelling in a Commercial Partnering and Strategy role at Genentech. She has been the recipient of multiple awards at Genentech, including two “Innovation Awards,” “MVP Award,” and more. Shweta brings an impressive network of established healthcare system relationships across Digital Health & Technology, Investor, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Hospital Systems Industries. She is passionate about keeping current with trends in medical devices, data, wearables, IoT, EHR, and machine learning. Since joining Google, Shweta develops and manages a variety of customer and partnership relationships while identifying new opportunities.

 Speaker Profile

SVP and GM, Life Sciences, Clarify Health

At Clarify Health Kara Dennis leads the development and delivery of an integrated data and analytics platform that provides insight into longitudinal patient journeys for life sciences companies. Previously, Dennis was Managing Director of Mobile Health at Medidata Solutions, an industry-leading provider of SaaS solutions for clinical research and development. She was responsible for the creation and delivery of a comprehensive mobile health offering, leading a team to scale clinical trial technologies for patient engagement, electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) and wearable sensors. Under her leadership, the Medidata Mobile Health team acquired a virtual trials software company in 2017 and won several prestigious industry awards. Dennis is a frequent speaker on clinical trials and real world evidence, and her perspective is sought out regularly by key publications that cover the space. She was named among the 100 most inspiring leaders in life sciences by PharmarVOICE in 2015 and a Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association that same year. Before joining Medidata, Dennis spent four years in McKinsey & Co’s healthcare practice, and subsequently worked in corporate development for Ikaria, a biotech later acquired by Mallinckrodt. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.