SCDM India Single Day Event – 9th Edition

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Data Manager to Data Scientist: Evolving Role in Digital Era

Date: September 14, 2019

Location;  The Central Park Hotel, Inox Multiplex, Bund Garden Road, Pune, India

There is a rapid change in the current scene of the clinical landscape. The awareness in patients and general public have increased. They have started becoming more tuned with their rights and what is possible in the current technology infested age. Some embracing technology to gain the maximum benefits while some improvising to get better and get more out of advancing them. In all walks of life from young to the old the dearth of technology laced living is evermore increasing.

With such expanse in the way of life, the intellect and the change in the way we do our work in the clinical realm of space, it does require for any health care professional (HCP) an enormous jump in process and technology as well. With a smart upgrade we inch closer to better patient centricity and better patient care. A normal data manager will no longer be known for validation expertise or the inclination to tech but more in terms of how well one uses analytical bent of mind to be evaluative of the data he receives, raise reasonable doubts and question the authenticity and palpability of the data in the future treatment and care.

The total paradigm shift in the role and upgrade of the HCP will not only gain more efficiency and commitment but more credibility to the work we do at the same time bring the drug development time gap smaller and hasten the process of bringing the best medical care to the common public.

How is all this possible?

Join us at the SCDM event held in Pune to learn more!

Keynote Speakers

Anita Tripathy

Anita Tripathy is a strategic and innovative thinker with deep insight and vast experience in turning around, building and managing large global business units, long-term client relationships and highly motivated, large, multi-country teams for leading organizations including Fortune 1000’s.

In her current role with IQVIA she heads the Data Sciences, Safety and Regulatory (DSSR) operations for the India entity providing oversight to the local and offshore businesses and plays a key role in shaping the future of the DSSR functions keeping the “future of work” models in mind and spearheading the optimization and innovation initiatives.

Sachin Tonapi
Executive Director, Global Head CDM Operations and Head of Clinical Data Management

Sachin Tonapi is currently the Executive Director, Global Head CDM Operations and Head of Clinical Data Management, India at Covance. He is an accomplished senior management professional with 17 years of industry experience in managing large global teams, setting up and leading FSP partnerships and selling to clients. Responsibilities have spanned several levels of management as well as long term strategic initiatives.

Sachin Tonapi holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Business Administration. He has completed a general management program from IIM Ahmedabad, also a Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM) from Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Conference Co-Chairs

Praveen Kumar
Director, Centralized Monitoring and Data Management

Praveen Kumar currently serves as Director, Centralized Monitoring and Data Management at Covance India. He has over 13 years of experience and previously associated with companies like Quintiles, Icon Clinical research and Medreich Limited. He has extensive experience in various aspects of clinical trials like Clinical data management, Medical Data Review, Risk Based Monitoring and Clinical operations. In his previous role with a leading CRO, he was instrumental in the setup and implementation of Centralized Monitoring offerings for multiple customers and managing 400+ Centralized Monitoring staffs globally across different therapeutic areas which includes Subject monitoring, Site Monitoring and Analytics.

Shrikant Gawande
Associate Director, CDM
Syneos Health

Shrikant is Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from Mumbai University. He has over 19 years of experience in which more than 17 years is in to CDM department with various CROs with increasing responsibilities including 12 years of management experience. He has handled variety of tasks in study start up to close out and also trained and managed large group for data management activities for world’s top 10 clients. He has worked on paper as well as EDC trials and trained in OC, OC RDC, Clintrial and INFORM. He also has experience in business development, setting up a new DM unit. He is a member of SCDM and was certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM – Dec 2009). Currently he is managing Syneos’s one of the data management group. He likes to listen to Indian music and playing cricket.

Suraj Ravindran
Deputy General Manager

Suraj Ravindran is a clinical research professional with a CDM background and brings with him over 14 years of experience handling operations in various phases and therapeutic area. He has handled multiple key accounts of top pharmaceutical companies and served in the top tier vendor companies like quintiles (IQVIA), TCS and Cognizant. He is an ardent supporter of SCDM and its various learnings that it imparts. Suraj has worked closely with the key committees to provide the required best in class speakers who bring in the factual and thought leadership a required forum really deserves.

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