Working in the 'Real World'

Event Sponsor: 
Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences Seminar
Start Date: 
Nov 9 2009 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Building 240, TCS (1404, 1405, 1406)
Argonne National Laboratory
Remy Evard
Speaker(s) Title: 
CIO of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
Rick Stevens

Remy Evard, former Deputy Division Director of MCS and CIO of Argonne, has been working for Novartis Pharmaceuticals since early 2007. Remy is the CIO of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis. NIBR's mission is to discover new therapies for patients in need, which it accomplishes by carrying out biomedical scientific research. Remy will compare and contrast the working environments, culture, and use of computing of Argonne and Novartis, considering different aspects such as for-profit vs. non-profit, global vs. local, corporate vs. DOE laboratory. He will also describe the basic pharmaceutical scientific pipeline, his work and focus at NIBR, the challenges in the industry, and some of the potential for collaboration and interaction. This will be an informal talk with plenty of opportunity for questions, answers, and discussion.

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