This blog discusses latest trends and the role technology plays in the life sciences industry. It focuses on Infosys life sciences services and solutions and how they can help accelerate business.

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David Frew

Lead Consultant, Life Sciences Regulatory Compliance, Infosys

David FrewBacked by 23 years of professional experience, David is currently responsible for regulatory compliance and IT quality management in the Life Sciences consulting team.

Having spent the last 16+ years of his career in life sciences, David has spent the last three years with Infosys in a variety of roles – quality and test leader for an application migration project involving 200+ applications; quality leader for a technology refresh project for top 20 business critical manufacturing applications; and business analyst for enterprise document management and regulatory submissions management systems. In addition, he is considered a driving force behind the implementation of SOX IT General Controls.

Some of the key elements in David’s blog are IT compliance in general, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and cloud.

Deepak Bundela

Principal – Life Science Business Consulting, Infosys

Deepak BundelaWith more than 17 years of professional experience in business consulting, Deepak Bundela is a Principal Consultant for the Infosys Life Sciences Business Consulting unit. This experience has served him well in developing the company’s clinical supply chain management and medical device tracking solution. A prominent thought leader and solution architect, he specializes in clinical supply chain for pharma and medical device industries, and device track and trace.

Deepak will share his views on topics such as supply chain management, IT tools, medical device tracking, and unique device identification (UDI).

Gaurav Bhatia

Senior Consultant – Life Sciences and Services (Oracle), Infosys

Gaurav BhatiaAs a Senior Consultant in the OBIEE team, Gaurav provides high-quality and value-adding consulting solutions to customers within the guidelines, norms, and policies of the company.

Gaurav is an industry professional with over eight years of experience and will bring best practices from this experience to his blog posts. He will share his views on topics such as Oracle technologies.

Geert Crauwels

Partner, Global Life Sciences Consulting, Infosys Lodestone

Geert CrauwelsCrauwels drives a global team specialized in complex supply chain solutions. The services encompass strategy definition and implementation of clinical supply chain process improvements. In 2008, he extended the consulting organization with a technology team to develop innovative solutions for the R&D supply chain. The technology – CTSM Add-On Suite for ERP – enables end-to-end supply chain management which is unique in the industry. He has written several white papers about supply chain management innovation for pharmaceutical industry. His current research focuses on virtualization of R&D, manufacturing and quality information, and on patient-oriented R&D supply chains impacting all life sciences stakeholders.

Kamal Biswas

Partner – Management Consulting Services, Global Life Sciences, Infosys

Kamal BiswasKamal Biswas leads the Life Sciences Consulting practice at Infosys. He is the author of Pharma’s Prescription: How the Right Technology Can Save the Pharmaceutical Business, published by Elsevier Inc.

Kamal’s career spans close to two decades in the pharmaceutical industry and management consulting. He spent 10 years in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, technical R&D, and new product launches before moving into management consulting. This experience has served him well in developing several technology-driven solutions that have helped pharmaceutical companies transform business functions to enhance business values.

Kamal has worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Prior to Infosys, he worked with a number of pharmaceutical majors, including Ciba Geigy, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK, Aventis, J&J, and BMS. He is a strategist and evangelist of pharmaceutical business transformation through non-traditional methods and is a frequent speaker at industry councils.

Kamal attended business school for international marketing and holds a Master’s degree in engineering and technology. He is a certified ISO9000 Quality Auditor and is a member of the board in several industry forums.

Dr. Kavya Gupta

Associate Consultant, Life Sciences, Infosys

Dr. Kavya GuptaDr. Kavya Gupta has seven months of experience at Infosys, and is responsible for providing clinical trials and high quality value-adding consulting solutions for global life sciences corporations.

She is an MBA from NMIMS in pharmaceutical management and is a registered dentist with the Dental Council of India. As a dentist, Kavya has been part of many large-scale medical camps such as Rahat and the Lifeline Express train.

She will be blogging on the processes in the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, and patient-safety data management for life science corporations.

Mallika Singh

Project Manager, Life Sciences, Infosys

Mallika SinghWith over a decade of experience in computer system validation and regulatory compliance, Mallika is a Lead Consultant in the Life Sciences consulting team.

During her tenure at Infosys, she has been bestowed with numerous prestigious awards for systems and process. In addition, she has filed a patent for an automated validation solution and has written a paper for one of the leading agile magazines.

Mallika will blog on topics that interest her, including compliance and regulations, computer system validation, cloud, big data, and genomics.

Manish Kumar

Service Design and Introduction Manager, Infosys

Manish KumarWith over two years of experience, Manish Kumar is adept at adopting ITIL processes as per client requirements. Manish has handled more than 30 project delivery assignments for various clients, and has monitored these programs post go-live ensuring that issues are resolved in a timely manner.

He is also responsible for delivering service transition projects that are in line with recognized best practice methodologies, producing detailed service support plans to manage interdependencies, ensuring that commercial project milestones are agreed upon and published, and reviewing outcomes of service transition.

Manish will share his insights about service management through his blogs.

Pooja Durgad

Senior Associate Consultant - Life Sciences

Pooja DurgadWith more than four years of experience, Pooja Durgad currently serves as the Senior Associate Consultant and is working on risk based monitoring in clinical discovery.

She has been associated with Infosys Life Sciences unit for more than four years. Pooja has been aligned with solution team in Research and Development and has worked on clinical data for one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies. She has successfully published a paper in PLOS ONE on ‘Customization of the Exome Data Analysis Pipeline Using a Combinatorial Approach.’

In her blog posts, Pooja will share seasoned expert’s view on research and discovery, and clinical discovery.

Pranav Ganesh Gadre

Principal Consultant, Regulatory Compliance – Life Science, Infosys

Pranav Ganesh GadrePranav is backed by more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry. As a Principal Consultant, he is specialized in – compliance advisory, process definition, CSV, internal / external audit management (SOX, GXP), pharma regulations, level-1 monitoring setup, and validation consultancy.

Having spent the larger part of his career at Infosys, Pranav is responsible for validating leads for large projects, designing process framework, creating solutions for SOD, security, audit management, and streamlining processes.

Pranav will blog chiefly on pharma regulations.

Ramesh J. Chougule

Associate Vice President & SAP Practice Manager, Infosys

Ramesh J. ChouguleWith more than 17 years of experience in the professional world, Ramesh is responsible for delivering SAP programs to life sciences clients, defining solutions, and providing consulting expertise in pre-sales. At Infosys, he has held several positions in sales and delivery for SAP, Oracle, and Supply Chain Management.

For the last eight years, Ramesh has been associated with life sciences as head of SAP services globally. He is responsible for delivering and growing the SAP business in the Life Sciences industry unit. He works closely with SAP AG and is instrumental in defining and launching multiple solutions on SAP platform. In addition, he drives AMS transformation agenda for marquee clients and helps them mature these services.

Prior to his current role, Ramesh was the Sales and Engagement Manager for SAP and Oracle services in Japan.

Shruti Rastogi

Consultant, Life Sciences Consulting, Infosys

Shruti RastogiShruti has more than seven years of specialized experience in the academia. As a consultant, she is responsible for the functional and strategic direction of life sciences and related research and development.

During her tenure at Infosys, Shruti has directly been involved in developing a platform for drug discovery – research and development. Prior to Infosys, she gained scientific research experience while working at Columbia University Medical Center, New York.

Shruti has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in computational biology from Norway. She is a published author with seven peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. She is also a reviewer in multiple international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Shruti will write about her research in the field of life sciences – the role of big data analytics, cloud computing and next-generation sequencing data analytics, and storage.

Sushobhan Mukherjee

AVP - Senior Manager - Client Services

Sushobhan MukherjeeSushobhan is currently associated with Infosys XD and helps in catalyzing growth for brands, causes, and ideas. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded and is currently focused on building a new product. As an advisor, he uses his two decades of strategic experience to help businesses, government entities, and social sector grow. Sushobhan have worked across various marketing disciplines, which includes data and insights and brand marketing. He was also involved in creating strategy for some of the best global agencies across holding companies. Leveraging his incredibly diverse spectrum of experiences, Sushobhan will be blogging on branding, pharma trends, and digital transformation.

Yasar Arafat

Senior Associate Consultant – Process and Domain Consulting, Life Sciences, Infosys

Yasar ArafatYasar has about three years of experience in process and domain consulting, and life sciences with sales and marketing as primary areas of practice. At Infosys, he is responsible for providing high-quality and value-adding consulting solutions for global life sciences corporations. He specializes in digital transformation, content management, and business process re-engineering.

Yasar will blog on process optimization for life science corporations.

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