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AI in Pharma and Healthcare


This presentation describes a case study in creating a big data analytics strategy and architecture for a pharmaceutical company. It describes the elements of the strategy and architecture, the challenges, and the business results of the implementation. It also gives examples of the potential for AI and ML applied to data in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.


Larry A. Pickett, Jr. is former Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Purdue Pharma LP, a pharmaceutical company located in Stamford, Conn. He is presently Chief Executive Officer of RxDataScience Inc., a healthcare big data analytics startup based in RTP, NYC, and London. He is a founding member of the Westchester/Fairfield chapter of the Society for Information Management and served as an officer of the Pharmaceutical Information Systems Association, an association of CIOs in the pharmaceutical industry. He has served on committees within the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and other life sciences customer and vendor advisory boards such as SAP, SAS and Microsoft. In addition to the CIO role at Purdue, Larry held senior IT positions with Merck, Glaxo, and GE. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.