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BioIT16: Recapping an Exciting Life Sciences Event in Boston

Apr 13, 2016, by Elizabeth Boten
Tags: Advanced Network Services, Advanced Networking, Events

Since its debut in 2002, the Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has showcased the myriad of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives. The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo continues to be a vibrant event that unites more than 3,000 life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 30 countries.

Last week, Internet2 Network Services staff members George Loftus, Dan Taylor, and Christian Todorov attended this event and connected with many industry leaders, including Juniper, BioTeam, Google, TACC, Renci, Bayer, Biogen, Genentech, J & J, Zoetis, Bristol Myers, Merck, IBM, FDA, Boehringer, Albert Einstein College, and St. Jude’s. 

One of the most exciting moments at the event was the thoughtful perspective BioTeam's Chris Dagdigian shared during his session regarding his experience working with Internet2 and other industry stakeholders to move large files of information very quickly.

BioIT offers Internet2 a unique opportunity to connect with the life sciences community to determine how our network and sophisticated infrastructure can help to achieve their missions. Especially as the life sciences industry continues to explore hybrid cloud, data transport, security, and identity management, the Internet2 network is a powerful resource. And just as Dagdidian shared during his session, "Internet2 is built for data intensive science."