SCDM India Virtual Single Day Event

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Welcome to The World of Virtual Clinical Trials- Entering a New Era of Design, Conduct, Monitoring and Analysis.

Our theme for the first virtual SDE is highly relevant during the COVID-19 scenario, when the whole world is struggling to manage through the pandemic.  Our industry is also suffering with 70%-80% of sites inaccessible or only having restricted or proscribed access for monitoring visits.  Many sites are also focused on COVID-19 care with less staff availability to help with ongoing studies and patients not able to travel to sites for study visit appointments.  Remote monitoring, at-home lab draws, telehealth visits, and the virtual trial platform are becoming more important these days as times are changing.  The impact of the pandemic may result in a change in the way we live in the future; therefore, understanding the capabilities, technology and opportunities on virtual possibilities of conducting clinical trials by ensuring the Design, Conduct, Monitoring and Analysis enables adapting to this paradigm. It thus is a great opportunity for all to be part of this SDE to broaden our knowledge as clinical research professionals.




Deepu Joseph

VP and Global Head of DM

With over 15 years of experience in Clinical Data Management with large and small CROs, Deepu Joseph has successfully led small and large teams within Data Management globally to deliver on various therapeutic areas and phases of clinical trials for the top 10 Global Pharma clinical development requirements.  Has end to end data management exposure and understanding from Paper studies to various EDCs and has been successful in Capability Development, DM Offshoring, Functional Service Management, Operations Management and Optimization with strong metrics-oriented strategies to meet Quality and Timeline requirements.

Kripesh Krishnan

General Manager

Kripesh has 16 years of experience in Pharma/Clinical research industry, which includes over 14 years in Clinical Data Management. He is a pharmacist by training; completed his Masters from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Kripesh is currently serving as General Manager in the Life Science R&D Operations in Accenture, Hyderabad. In his role as Site Lead, he is responsible for running the operations and Customer management. Earlier, Kripesh was with IQVIA (erstwhile Quintiles) in a leadership role where he managed and led several key accounts and was responsible for end to end delivery.

He is passionate about operations excellence and working with people. Participated and presented in various academic/industry forums.

Nagalakshmi Shetty

Vice President Operations
PRA Health Sciences

Nagalakshmi Shetty is VP Operations and India Country Head at PRA Heath Sciences. She comes with nearly 20 years of experience in areas including Operations Management, Team Setup, Business Performance Management, Strategic Management, Process Design & Excellence, Leading Cross Regional Initiatives and Automation Projects.

At PRA she has the responsibility of leading the build out of the Bangalore office and supporting the needs of PRAs various businesses. In her previous organization IQVIA, she was responsible for operations of Data Management Teams, comprising of those working with multiple customers & platforms and those dedicated to a customer. She has set-up teams from its inception, including a large DM FSP team and offshore operations for DM, Safety, Bios and Clinical for an acquisition.

Nagalakshmi is a KPMG Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Balanced Scorecard Professional and Certified in Business Analytics & Intelligence from IIMB. Most recently also certified in Managing Global Firms and Strategic Management from Wharton.

Member, SCDM Board of Trustees:

Mayank Anand

Head Global Data Management Service Delivery for Global Clinical Operations
Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)

Over 13 years of Clinical Data Management experience in different roles and capacity. Experienced across Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials. Oncology being the key TA area of expertise apart from Neuroscience, Innovative medicine, Vaccines etc. Participated in Multiple regulatory Audits across globe. Headed Technology enhancements for clinical operations in different organizations. Key initiatives under his leadership were: Data Lake, MDR, RPA for SAE reconciliation process, Platform consulting for Pharma organizations. Board of trustees for Society for Clinical Data Management US for 2019-20.

Present Designation:
Head Global Data Management Service Delivery for Global Clinical Operations At Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)

Past organizations and designations:
Syneos Health: Senior Director, Biometrics
Valuelabs: Director, Head Lifesciences practice
TCS: Global Project Manager/Service Delivery Head
Cognizant: Team Lead CDM/Geo Lead for Study Set up
Accenture: Clinical Study Lead/Certified Data Manager

SCDM India Steering Committee:

Shobhit Shrotriya

SCDM India Steering Committee Chairperson
India Lead – Life Sciences R&D Operations

Shobhit Shrotriya is an experienced professional in Accenture’s Life Sciences R&D practice based out of Bangalore. He is an Engineer by training with a Masters in Industrial Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

With 19+ years of work-experience, Shobhit has extensive experience in Operations Management, Project & Program Management, Process Excellence and Innovation. Shobhit is a Subject Matter Expert who contributes to the solution development, process re-engineering, and implementation of Life Sciences outsourcing service delivery. Shobhit has been associated with leading industry forums such as Project Management Institute, DIA and SCDM over the years where he has contributed both as a presenter and a session chair.

Praveen Dass

SCDM India Steering Committee Past Chairperson
Global Head – Data Sciences

Praveen Dass currently serves as the Global Head of Data Sciences for the Post Launch Scientific Services Practice at Novartis. In his role, Praveen is responsible for the delivery of Data Management, Stats and Programming and Medical Writing services for Novartis country organizations worldwide and Medical Affairs globally.

Praveen has extensive leadership experience having managed large teams at global CROs and KPOs. Praveen started his career in Clinical Research as a Manager in Accenture’s Clinical Data Management operations and has since been responsible for building and managing service delivery teams across varied functional domains such as DM, Pharmacovigilance and Programming at TCS, Icon Plc, and Quanticate.

Praveen also has the privilege of serving on the SCDM Steering Committee in India.




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