Session Chair Profile

Head of Commercial Partnerships, Syntropy

Biography
Justin Wildsmith brings a rich 22-year history of enabling scientific discovery at Merck across research, biopharma, international sales, and marketing as well as partnering roles. In his current role he is responsible for securing, implementing, and managing partner and customer alliances that align with Syntropy’s vision for continued growth. Prior to joining EMD Digital, Justin was most recently responsible for the partnerships and alliances franchise within Mercks Life Science research division where he led a team managing more than €270M in global partnership revenue. His history of global leadership includes forming, implementing, and managing alliances from strategy through execution.

Talk
Misaligned Incentives Across Public-Private Partnerships in Patient Health
To make a lasting and meaningful impact within healthcare we need to understand the incentive structures and get them right. In this session, we will hear from academic and industry leaders as they share the challenges around collaboration and the unrealized potential of public-private partnerships in driving innovation.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley


Track 2, January 25

Track Co-Chairs:
Russ Cucina, UCSF

  • How can AI and Data Science Determine Which Patients should be Preemptively Tested? (PANEL)
    Chair: Russ Cucina, UCSF
    - Lisa Kroon, UCSF
  • Establishing Genomics in the Clinic as a Routine Requires AI and Automation
    Chair: Bani Tamraz, UCSF
    - Sergio Baranzini, UCSF
    - Gill Bejeran, Stanford
  • Representation and Equity in Genomic Data
    Chair: Karen Miga, UCSC
    - Timothy Rebbeck, Harvard
    - Keolu Fox, UC San Diego
  • Overcoming Barriers to Bringing Multi-omic's into Clinical Practices
    Chair: Russ Cucina, UCSF
    - Peter DeVault, Epic
    - Kevin Hass, Myriad
    - Kevin Cramer, Sapio Science
  • Misaligned Incentives Across Public-Private Partnerships in Patient Health (PANEL)
    Chair: Justin Wildsmith, Syntropy
    - Ken Harris, AWS
    - Steve Goldstein, UC Irvine
    - Suzanne George, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    - Nelson D’Antonio, Palantir
  • PMWC Showcase:
    - Thomas Westerling-Bui, Aiforia Inc.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 25 3.45 P.M.-4.30 P.M.


To make a lasting and meaningful impact within healthcare we need to understand the incentive structures and get them right. In this session, we will hear from academic and industry leaders as they share the challenges around collaboration and the unrealized potential of public-private partnerships in driving innovation.