Medidata Showcases Leading-edge Innovation at SCOPE Summit 2024

New York – February 7, 2024 – Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company and leading provider of clinical trial solutions to the life sciences industry, today announced an exciting line-up of its speakers presenting at the 15th annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) in Orlando from February 11-14th, 2024.

The summit features four days of stimulating discussions focused on the planning, operations, and financial management of life sciences research. Returning as a signature sponsor of the conference, Medidata’s presence includes multiple speaking engagements, as well as an interactive exhibition booth.

“We’re looking forward to sharing top insights from our expert team at SCOPE about Medidata’s pioneering approach to innovation across the clinical research ecosystem,” says Fareed Melhem, SVP, head of Medidata AI. “By embracing the next generation of clinical data, we are changing the paradigm of trial experience for patients, sites, and sponsors.”

Medidata’s executives will delve into topics such as integrating clinical and healthcare data; designing decentralized and hybrid trials; improving clinical data quality; using machine learning to optimize the supply chain; and exploring how innovation is enabling more efficient financial management and patient engagement in studies. 

This year, Medidata deepens its involvement, with Kelly McKee, VP of Decentralized Clinical Trials and Patient Registries, serving as a co-creator and judge for the SCOPE Participant Engagement Award. The award recognizes individuals and solutions transforming how the life sciences industry supports patients throughout the clinical trials process. 

Medidata’s schedule of presentations at the summit are listed below. For the complete SCOPE agenda, please visit

Sunday, February 11th 

3:10 - 3:15 p.m. Plenary Keynote Introduction

Fareed Melhem, SVP, head of Medidata AI

3:50 - 4:35 p.m. SCOPE’s 8th Annual Participant Engagement Awards

Kelly McKee, VP of Decentralized Clinical Trials and Patient Registries, Medidata

Monday, February 12th

11:20 - 12:20 p.m. Creating a Defensible Budget in a World of Constant Change Through AI and Predictive Analytics

Meghan Harrington, VP, Clinical Financial Management, Medidata; Sky Cheung, director, Data Sciences, Medidata; Brenda Medina, global head of clinical business operations, Kyowa Kirin, Inc.

11:50 - 12:20 p.m. Better Trials Through Design Collaboration

Alicia Staley, VP, Patient Engagement, Medidata; Shelly Barnes, global clinical innovations lead, UBC; Angela Bilkhu, senior global patient partnership director, Sickle Cell Disease and uHUS, Roche

12:20 - 12:50 p.m. Leveraging Data and Analytics To Drive More Efficient And Diverse Trials

Robert Buka, director, Intelligent Trials, Medidata AI; Jason Josie, director, Site Management, BeiGene

12:55 - 1:25 p.m. Feasibility and Study Start-up

Sharlene Carnegie, SVP, Engineering, Medidata; Aruna Adhikari Thapa, senior director, Product Strategy, IQVIA Technologies; Melissa Easy, VP, Digital Products & Solutions, IQVIA Technologies; Matthew Jones, senior product owner, Study Start Up, Site Engagement & Trial Operations, R&D Technology, GSK

3:25 - 3:35 p.m. Beyond Simulations: Using Machine Learning to Optimize the Supply Chain

Eric Bitzegaio, senior director, Engineering, Medidata

4:25 - 4:55 p.m. Bridging the Worlds of Clinical Trial and Healthcare Data

Daniel Braga, VP, Product Management, Patient Cloud, Medidata; Kelly McKee, VP, Decentralized Clinical Trials and Patient Registries, Medidata

Tuesday, February 13th 

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Reinventing the Six-Minute Walk Test with Sensors for In-home Measurement of Functional Capacity

Melissa Ceruolo, VP, Engineering & Biomarker Analytics, Medidata

12:50 - 1:20 p.m. RBQM: The Connective Tissue for Clinical Data Quality

Olgica Klindworth, VP, Data Quality and Risk Management Solutions, Medidata; Michael Mendoza, executive director, eClinical Technology Strategy and Biometrics, TFS

2:45 - 3:05 p.m. Enriching Trials with Virtual Patients and Sensor-Enabled Virtualization

Steve Levine, PhD, senior director, Virtual Human Modeling, Dassault Systèmes

Wednesday, February 14th

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Embracing the Next Generation of Clinical Data: Pioneering Innovation in the Clinical Research Ecosystem

Fareed Melhem, SVP, head of Medidata AI