Session Chair Profile

MD, MS, VP of Bioinformatics and Data Sciences, Illumina

John Shon is VP of Bioinformatics and Data Sciences at Illumina. In this role he leads a global team of bioinformatics scientists in developing algorithms and methods for Illumina NGS instruments and assays. As part of the Enterprise Informatics business unit, he also leads bioinformatics for clinical interpretation and translational informatics software. Prior to Illumina, Dr. Shon has over a decade of experience in large pharmaceutical companies, most recently as VP of Informatics, Research IT and External Innovation at Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of J&J) where he supported R&D, clinical development and Janssen Diagnostics teams. At Roche, Dr. Shon led informatics groups in translational research for target discovery, biomarker selection, drug safety and personalized healthcare. John earned his AB in Biochemistry from Harvard, an MD from Stanford, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and an MS and postdoc in Medical Information Sciences at Stanford.

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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