Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., VP of Oncology, Illumina

John is the Vice President of Oncology, Market Development & Product Marketing for Illumina’s recently formed Oncology Business Unit. Prior to joining Illumina, John was Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Market Access for Genoptix Inc., a Novartis company where, from 2008 until 2014, he drove several functions including Marketing and Business Development, building the portfolio of oncology diagnostic services. John began his career as a scientist for Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) before transitioning to the business team as a marketer overseeing product management of the proteomics portfolio. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine in 2000, and was a National Research Service Award Scholar at the California Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2003.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Data aggregation and data sharing efforts exist all over the world yet there is no platform or ecosystem that brings all of these efforts together. What are the challenges of creating a universal approach to data sharing (such as Cancer Moonshot) versus private and/or proprietary approaches that are trying to differentiate themselves? In this session you will hear from industry leaders who have direct experience in the world of data sharing and data aggregation. You will get a better understanding of the true challenges behind data sharing efforts and what it will take to create a universal movement that will benefit all stakeholders.

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