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A CIO’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Michael Shanler  |  June 28, 2017

CIOs are competing in an endurance race.  Winning requires carefully orchestrated activities that rely on technology, team work, precision driving, and a bit of luck.   As in racing, the victorious...

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Hype Cycle for Life Science R&D

by Michael Shanler  |  July 25, 2016

This year, we unveiled a brand new hype cycle, one that is 100% Life Science R&D-focused. “… the moon does not present the same face every day. It waxes, or grows larger, until...

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Mutate the DNA of Pharma Externalization

by Michael Shanler  |  May 12, 2016

Here’s a prediction.  Life Science CxOs that continue to oversimplify “externalized innovation” strategies are in for a career-ending surprise in a few years.   For details, check this out:  Industry...

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R&D Cool Vendor Landscaping

by Michael Shanler  |  May 1, 2016

A few days ago, we released the R&D Cool Vendors list.   Similar to selecting the right plants for our yard, filtering the right technology-based vendors for this report required a...

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“Accelerating R&D” Key Initiatives for Life Science Manufacturers 2016

by Michael Shanler  |  January 27, 2016

Before each calendar year begins, we put a lot of effort into outlining areas of research and how these areas align with strategic key initiatives (KIs).  The life science-related  KIs...

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Cool Vendors in Life Science

by Michael Shanler  |  April 24, 2015

Last week, Stephen Davies and I published the Cool Vendors report for Life Science.    The vendors mentioned are all relative new comers (either by incorporation date, or they have recently...

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Gartner 2015 Life Sciences Agenda Has Published

by Michael Shanler  |  February 15, 2015

Last year, having spent an exceptional amount of quality time with clients, at conferences, and doing research, caused me to reflect on my teenage conversations with my grandparents.  Older, wiser...

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Life Science Track at Orlando ITxpo 2014 Symposium

by Michael Shanler  |  September 12, 2014

This year, Gartner has organized  a specific Life Science IT track on "Industry Sunday."  This is a great opportunity for IT and CxO business leaders to have dialog about the...

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2014 Life Science Hype Cycle has published

by Michael Shanler  |  August 5, 2014

Fifty technologies are profiled by Gartner analysts in this year's Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2014.    This is the most densely packed hype cycle since the LS HC  introduction...

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Pharma’s Illness Requires Digital Treatment

by Michael Shanler  |  July 31, 2014

The Pharma industry is sick.  The “patent cliff” has taken a serious toll as more drugs go generic.   R&D productivity is down as an aggregate across the entire sector.  Execs...

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