Cloud-based eClinical Systems: Myths and Challenges-Ale Gicqueau-02/25/2014 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Cloud-based eClinical Systems: Myths and Challenges
Event Date: 
02/25/2014 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Ale Gicqueau
Event Speaker Title: 
CEO & President
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Event Speaker Bio: 

Ale Gicqueau
Ale Gicqueau founded Clinovo in 2003, with the vision of bringing medical innovations faster to market by running clinical trials more effectively and leveraging latest cost-efficient technologies. Over the last 8 years, Ale grew Clinovo organically from a small SAS consulting firm to a leading open source EDC vendor.
Ale is an entrepreneur at heart and he is a strong supporter of open source, web 2.0 technologies and global standards to accelerate clinical trials. Ale started his career at IBM. Prior to founding Clinovo, Ale worked in healthcare informatics in companies such as Axolotl (acquired by Ingenix) to develop advanced Clinical Networking solutions to meet the diverse and changing needs of physicians, hospitals, RHIOs and statewide HIEs to achieve interoperability across entire medical trading areas.
Ale is actively participating in a PhUSE workstream aiming at "lowering barriers to the adoption of cloud technology". PhUSE is an independent, non-profit global platform for the discussion of topics encompassing the work of Data Managers, Biostatisticians, Statistical Programmers and eClinical IT professionals. Ale is also involved with the CDISC organization, a non-profit that aims to establish and implement industry wide standards to help life science companies run their clinical trials efficiently.

Event Details
Event Details: 

The “Cloud” is expected to reach $72.8 billion of cumulated sales by 2015, all industries combined, according to a recent IDC study. With a CAGR of 21% per year from 2011 to 2015, it is growing three times faster than traditional IT infrastructures. Cloud-based systems are gaining momentum in a number of industries: High tech, manufacturing, business intelligence, to name only a few. However, this innovative technology remains largely misunderstood in the clinical trial industry.
According to the research company Datamonitor, 80% of clinical trials are still done on “paper”, which actually means Excel or non-compliant eClinical system. Clinical trial data collection solutions (EDC systems) today have very high licensing fees and high cost of programming resources (up to $300K+/study), inaccessible for startup medical device companies, early phase clinical trials, universities and hospitals. In addition to cost, sponsor companies are struggling with study build complexity, long implementation cycle time, and IT dependency. Clinovo is building a disruptive cloud-based solution, CloudClinica, that will empower end users to build studies themselves during the clinical trial process, remove IT dependency, and eliminate barrier of entry.
This presentation will go over 5 essential rules for any eClinical system to be defined as cloud-based, and tackle a number of common myths around the “Cloud”. Finally, it will determine where there are barriers to the use of cloud-based eClinical systems, and where there are solutions to overcome those barriers.