By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst
Using a Cloud Platform to Connect the Life Science Value Chain
Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech and Medical Device companies are increasingly adopting cloud platforms to drive effectiveness and efficiency throughout the value chain. These organizations are unifying applications that support the total product lifecycle in a compliant manner, without losing sight of what matters most – product quality.
This shift from disconnected point solutions to a platform approach became clear at the Veeva Systems Global Summit for Clinical, Regulatory, and Quality in Philadelphia on October 17-19, 2016, where I joined over 600 attendees representing 154 companies. Client presentations ranged from start-up to multi-national Life-Science companies including Regeneron, Shire and Johnson & Johnson. A list of presenters can be found here.
Jennifer Goldsmith, Senior Vice President, Veeva Vault kicked off the event by celebrating the five-year birthday of Vault. This was my first time covering the event and I was immediately surprised by the opening keynote delivered by Peter Gassner, CEO at Veeva Systems. He revealed that over the past three years, the company has consistently doubled its customer base across all three of its product offerings – Vault Clinical, Vault Quality and Vault Regulatory. Sessions were offered across all three areas including a track on platforms and a focus on small and mid-size organizations. Continue reading