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Hybrid Cloud Outcomes: Transforming Research IT to Support Personalized Care

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) applies genomic and clinical information from individuals to develop personalized healthcare for patients. It is a division of Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH), which connects researchers, clinicians and consumers to integrate genomic research for patient care, prevention and wellness.

ITMI’s Informatics team saw the potential risk of rapid data set growth causing slowed research and increased demand for compute and storage resources. In this webinar, Aaron Black, Director of Informatics for ITMI, will share his innovative hybrid cloud solution that uses a high performance caching layer to couple existing on-premises compute and storage with cost-efficient cloud-based resources.

Jeff Tabor, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Avere Systems, and Mark Johnston, Director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services, also discuss how ITMI supports large genomic and clinical data sets within their companies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the objectives of ITMI clinical research programs and how they collaborate with other organizations for studies and to leverage predictive analytics that can guide patient care
  • Learn how ITMI developed and executed a hybrid cloud infrastructure to manage massive research data growth and improve scalability to optimize cost effectiveness and deliver on its mission
  • Discover how ITMI has eliminated redundancies of storing petabyte scale research data between cloud and on-premises storage while managing access to that data for research compute using both cloud and owned resources
  • Gain insight into technologies and services essential to the topology design and delivery with discussion among supporting panelists

Aaron Black
Director of Informatics
Inova Institute of Translational Medicine (ITMI)

As director of informatics at ITMI, Aaron Black is leading a team dedicated to designing and creating a flexible, resilient and scalable IT infrastructure to support the collection, storage, visualization and distribution of genomic, clinical and laboratory data. Based in the metro-Washington D.C. area, Aaron is a member of the Virginia Health Information Technology Standards (HITSAC) Genomics Working Group, where members investigate requirements within the Commonwealth of Virginia for health IT standards to support personalized medicine, clinical genomics, genetic research and related bioinformatics. He also advises on EHR data storage and management in several vendor-led working groups.

Jeff Tabor
Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing
Avere Systems

Jeff Tabor is the Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Avere Systems. Jeff leads product definition, marketing, and communication for Avere’s Hybrid Cloud NAS product family. Prior to Avere, Jeff managed clustered NAS solutions at NetApp and Spinnaker Networks. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mark Johnston
Director of Global Business Development
Amazon Web Services

At Amazon Web Services, Mark is responsible for developing and executing strategies to support the healthcare and life science community surrounding use of AWS services. With diverse and proven experience of driving teams, Mark leads a team by helping to match innovation with business needs in operations, finance, and accounting. Since joining AWS in 2014, Mark has supported large growth by evangelizing and inspiring the virtues of remote infrastructure and services to reduce costs and drive quality in healthcare.