Four IT Themes from Gartner

Robert Mitchell over at Computerworld recently blogged about his takeaways from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. He nailed it, I think, raising themes that we’ve definitely noticed here at the Pistoia Alliance. We’re also thrilled he gave us a mention in his post.

SESL at Bio-ITWorld Europe: What’s the future of knowledge brokering?

I was able to take SESL on a public spin at the Bio-ITWorld meeting last week in Hannover, and it was very well received. As we at the Pistoia Alliance bring this project to a close, it’s clear that we’re in a SESL-is-dead, long-live-SESL situation as we determine the best way to leverage the lessons from this project in other initiatives—very likely the Open PHACTS project sponsored by the IMI.

Innovation Requires More Than “More of the Same”

Let me say up front that we firmly believe as Barry does: That it’s through the ability to share key information services and facilitate effective collaboration that we ALL will increase our chances of successfully innovating. That’s what is going to bring success to our industry and to the future lives of patients everywhere.

What’s Strangling Pharma Innovation?

Drug Discovery World wants to know and has asked the Pistoia Alliance to submit an article next month on this subject. And while we have some ideas already, we’d love to open this question to the floor. What do you see as the obstacles to innovation in the pharmaceutical industry?