April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26

12:30 – 1:30

Registration and Networking

1:30 – 1:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bruce V. Bigelow, Xconomy

1:40 – 2:05

Trends & Opportunities in Big Data and Big Biology

Nicholas Schork, J. Craig Venter Institute; The Translational Genomics Research Institute

2:05 – 2:25

A Personal Odyssey in Phage Therapy

Steffanie Strathdee, UC San Diego

2:25 – 2:55

From Startup to Scale: Managing Big Data and Fast Growth

Robin Thurston, Helix
Doug Winter, Seismic
Scot Chisholm, Classy
Bruce V. Bigelow, Xconomy (moderator)

3:00 – 3:20

Freenome One-on-One: Investor Meets Entrepreneur

Riley Ennis, Freenome
Amir Nashat, Polaris Partners

3:20 – 3:50

Networking Break

3:50 – 4:10

AI Acceleration for Healthy Aging and IBM Watson Health

Tajana Šimunić Rosing, UC San Diego

4:10 – 4:30

Big Data and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery

Eduardo Esquenazi, Sirenas

4:30 – 5:00

VC Trends in Big Data and Big Biology

Alex de Winter, GE Ventures
Ranjeet Alexis, Intel Capital
Amir Nashat, Polaris Partners
Chorom Pak, Lynx Biosciences (moderator)

5:05 – 5:25

Blockchain Innovations in Bio, Part 1

Dawn Barry, Luna DNA

5:25 – 5:45

Blockchain Innovations in Bio, Part 2

Jean Balgrosky, MintHealth

5:45 – 6:45

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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