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LES 2015 Annual Meeting

LES Annual Meeting
October 25-28, 2015
New York, NY

Featuring Big Money, Big Data, and Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation and Business, the LES 2015 Annual Meeting schedule was full of valuable sessions for each Sector or focus, including Life Sciences, High Tech, CEEM, IUGI, and Consumer Products. Attendees maximized their time in the Big Apple by attending the Pre-Meeting Workshops and Off-Site Sector Events.

FEATURING THESE BIG IDEAS

Panel Discussion: “Big Money is Back: The Financial Climate for Innovation”
Monday October 26, 2015; 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
A cross industry panel of experts explored and discussed how the changing financial climate is impacting innovation. There is money out there so, what are stakeholders doing and how is investment and licensing shaping innovation?

The Evolution of "Big Data" and Its Impact on Emerging Business Strategies and Innovation
Tuesday October 27, 2015; 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Big Data is touching every aspect of our lives and the amount of collected data continues to grow rapidly. This session explored how organizations across multiple industries are capitalizing on the trend. Our cross-industry panel of experts discussed:

  • New business models to commercialize Big Data
  • New technological innovations in Big Data
  • Collaborations leveraging Big Data
  • The impact of Big Data on licensing

Keynote Speaker
Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee was the featured speaker at the keynote luncheon at the LES Annual Meeting.

Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which was the basis for a 2015 film documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, by Ken Burns for PBS Television. The book was named one of the 100 most influential books written in English since 1923 by TIME Magazine, and one of the 100 notable books of 2010 by The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He has been the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society, and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.