Lessons for FDA Drug Tracking from the FAA

Subtitle: Are there lessons learned from the recent FAA announcement on tracking flights for the FDA DSCSA drug tracking shipments? Many of us travel for work, and invariably we are in airports. While reading this WSJ article Air-Traffic Control Is in the Midst of a Major Change I wanted to learn more about this change. Read More

Preview: How the Internet of Things (IoT) meets the needs of the US Drug Supply Chain

On Friday, June 22nd I will be presenting on this topic at the IoT Slam event in Research Triangle Park, NC. So this blog post covers the key points I will be discussing, and it’s based on the following abstract: The FDA is halfway through the implementation timeline for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Read More

Are you Effectively using Big Data?

Since the market introduced this term we’ve tried to make a distinction between data and ‘more’ data. In my opinion all data is ‘big data.’ That the challenge for IT departments is how to ‘quickly’ turn these new sources of data into ‘value’ for the business. In this blog post I’ll explain where we are Read More

Staying organized with Trello

In this blog post, I wanted to focus on productivity tools to help make our digital lives easier. Most of us have multiple devices: laptop, smartphone and possibly a tablet. We work across multiple projects: supporting our clients, collaborating with co-workers. We also have to manage our home and work life. Here is where Trello Read More

2012 in review

Hi all, The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to everyone that visited my blog post I appreciate the visits and the chance to share some of my thoughts around technology and Life Sciences. I will publish a plan in early January for the 2013 calendar year. Scroll Read More

Business Value and the CIO

The question I keep hearing about is ‘how can Life Sciences CIOs help meet the needs of the business at the current pace of technology?’ Last month I wrote about Realizing a 360 degree view of your customer… and a focus on CRM. This described how IT technology can add value in helping the business keep and acquire Read More

Realizing a 360 degree view of your customer…

The problem we are looking to solve is the change in realizing a 360 degree view of your customer for the medical devices industry. Most companies that I deal with are struggling with leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) solutions that live in the cloud versus the traditional ‘on-premise’ applications. In this blog post I will give Read More

Now that you bought that new iPad…

Like many folks I recently purchased my first tablet. So the purpose of this blog post is to understand where these devices can help, and how best to use them. I wrote a blog post back on February 14, 2011 entitled “Managing my data…” in which I described that we are far from being able to Read More