by Michael Shanler | February 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Gartner 2015 Life Sciences Agenda Has Published
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 people often talk about how knowledge, love (Happy Valentine’s Day, btw), courage, and making an impact on the world are the important things in life…but don’t forget time. “Time is a very precious commodity.”
Within the analyst community, I’ve heard that only ~20% of what we know ever makes it into a piece of research because we don’t have enough time to write. I’m not sure if this is conventional wisdom or a myth passed down from analyst generation to generation..…but IMHO 1% is a more appropriate figure. Over the last few years, my number of engagements have skyrocketed with the addition of clinical development as a coverage area. But, I’m not complaining… Having the entire R&D spectrum of coverage is fantastic. Visibility into both the “R” and the “D” process is essential. Demand is a good thing for an analyst…but an extreme level of engagement carries costs- I don’t have enough time to write about everything I want. For 2015, I had to make some really tough decisions about what bodies of research to develop in written form, and which ones to hold onto behind the scenes.
The Planned Research for Life Science Manufacturing, 2015 has the entire list. It includes some patient, commercial, marketing, and some supply chain topics as well. Here is a subset of my R&D-related commitments for 2015:
- Digital Moments in R&D
- The top 10 disruptive technologies for life science.
- Big data business justifications
- E-clinical vendors
- eTMF Future
- How to leverage contract research organization clinical IT capabilities
- Regulated vs. nonregulated content systems
- Identification of medicinal product (IDMP)
- Clinical trial data transparency
- “Shadow IT” as partners, not adversaries
- ELN maturity model
- Enterprise-level laboratory informatics “who’s who”
- How to engaging laboratory IT services
- R&D Cool Vendors, Life Science Cool Vendors, Prediction Reports, Hype Cycles, and other special reports.
- “First takes,” based on noteworthy events for R&D. Note: In 2015, I’ve already written opinions on the Proteus-Oracle announcement for digital medical adherence using ingestible sensors and Core Informatics new cloud platform for laboratory informatics and scientific collaboration. As DIA approaches, I’m sure my editors will see a few more “first takes” as news hits the wire.
I usually have some wiggle room to squeeze in a few notes that are not on the ‘official’ agenda… I have a lot of other material in raw form –R&D innovation, R&D road-mapping, R&D data standards, R&D IT spending, IP management, analytics, big data practices, IoT, collaboration, crowd-sourcing, real world evidence (RWE), risk based monitoring (RBM), adaptive trials, scientific search, KM in R&D, 3D bio printing, sensors in devices, wearable devices for trials, robotics, CTMS landscape, RIMS and submissions landscape, clinical trial payments, etc. Let me know what is relevant to you.
I just wish there was more time to get all the content into written form.
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