Alan S Louie, Ph.D., IDC Health Insights

Alan S Louie, Ph.D. Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, is responsible for directing the IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Practice. Dr. Louie manages a group of analysts who provide research-based advisory and consulting services for life sciences companies, technology vendors, and IT service providers across the life sciences value chain.  Building on more than 32 years in the industry, Dr. Louie also leads IDC Health Insights' Life Science R&D Strategy and Technology Research service with coverage of innovation and best practices in pharmaceutical R&D and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, business analytics, translational research, and precision medicine.


9:40 AM - 10:05 AM

Achieving Near Term ROI using AI and Machine Learning in Life Sciences R&D

Having been burnt many times in the past, the life science industry is moving cautiously in its adoption of AI and machine learning technologies.  Beyond comprehensive validation, leading innovators in the industry are also requiring clear, quantifiable benefits from AI solutions.  In this session, we hope to highlight the spectrum of AI opportunities, measured progress to date, and opportunities to systematically move forward.

3:15 PM - 3:50 PM

Patient Selection, Recruitment & Retention

  • Patient selection using AI to filter and improve results and share a roadmap explaining how the technology is being used.
  • How AI is changing the clinical trial enrollment process by transforming the way researchers identify and recruit eligible patients.
  • Using AI and NLP to mine structured and unstructured patient data leads to finding better-matching patients for trials in minutes not months.
  • How AI is improving the process of conducting clinical trials, specifically the impact on patient retention through AI applications in monitoring and diagnostic.
  • Findings on how patients view the use of AI in their trials.



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