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Author-it Summit for Life Sciences ‘16
Agenda Highlights



4:00-8:00pm       Registration Opens
                             Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 2nd floor lobby

7:30-9:30pm       Welcome Reception for guests arriving Monday
                             Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Room


8:00-9:00am       Registration and Breakfast

9:00-5:00pm       Opening & Welcome
                             George Northup – CEO/Board Member at Author-it Software Corporation

                             Tracy Rockney – Co-Founder & Managing Partner at OneSource Regulatory, LLC
                             Keynote Address: KISS Your Pharma Content Problems Goodbye

                             Michael Rocco – Director, Business Planning & Communication (Medical Information – Americas) at Pfizer.
                             Making it Easier to Create and Maintain Scientific Content

                             David Gwyn – Practice Head, Technology Partners at Navitas Life Sciences
                             Leveraging Structured Content to streamline End-to-End Labeling
                             In an era where Company Core Data Sheets (CCDS) are created in an unstructured tool and passed to                                      affiliates for local use, the effort to address Health Authority requests and to assess the global impact is
                             manually-intensive and laborious. Leveraging the power inherent in a structured authoring tool can change
                             the way you manage labeling changes between corporate and affiliates. We will discuss a new era of
                             utilizing a centralized structured content repository for managing from the CCDS to regional labeling, the                                  integration possible to “manage the clock” necessary in end-to-end tracking and the interaction with                                          unstructured content.

Tom Erber – Director of Content Strategies, Life Sciences at Author-it Software Corporation
Small Beginnings with Big Data

Donna Beccaria – Executive Director, WW Medical Content at Bristol-Myers Squibb
BMS’s Vision for Content Reuse Across the Enterprise

Anthony Di Stefano – Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences R&D Advisory Group at PwC
Panel Moderator

6:30-9:30pm Cocktail reception and networking event at the Penn’s Landing Seaport Museaum


8:00-9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00-4:00pm Steve Owens – SVP Product at Author-it Software Corporation
Author-it Product Vision and Platform Evolution
Curious about where we’re headed? Steve Owens, Author-it’s SVP of Product, will share
hig hlights on the evolution of the Author-it platform over the next 5 years including: (i) new work flows and content types, (ii) partner integrations, and (iii) how these new workflows and
functionality come together to give you exponential returns on your component content investment.

Patrick Reilly – Board Member of phactMI

John Jones – Life Sciences IT Strategist and Entrepreneur
What You Don’t Know About ISO-IDMP, But Should

John Porter – Director Commercial Solutions, Life Sciences at Author-it Software Corporation
Where Managed Medical Information Becomes Unmanageable

Susie Winn – Senior Consultant, Localization
Translation Management Systems: Go Global with Content Reuse
Author-it offers the advantage of reuse during the authoring stage. But why stop there? 
Get more out of the localization workflow; take your CMS to the next level with translation             management systems. With Author-it, you can prepare content for downstream processes and 
benefit from higher translation quality & faster turnaround time — and save money while             you’re doing it.

Kendra Carter – Manager, Implementation & Consulting at Author-it Software Corporation

Eric Silverman – Global Medical Tower Lead | Associate Director, Life Cycle Management 
& Operations | Research & Development Information Technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb
How to be Successful with Cutting Edge Technology, without being Cut

Brian Nace – SVP Client Success Team at Author-it Software Corporation
How to Ensure Phase 1 Value

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
KISS Your Pharma Content Problems Goodbye
Tracy Rockney | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at OneSource Regulatory, LLC

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
KISS Your Pharma Content Problems Goodbye
Tracy Rockney | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at OneSource Regulatory, LLC