Scope 2021

Experience Medidata at
SCOPE Summit 2021

Medidata Returns as a Signature Sponsor

Listen to Medidata’s, Jackie Kent, Chief Customer Officer, highlight our continued partnership with SCOPE and excitement around our participation in this year’s virtual event.

Our Presence

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences by generating the evidence and insights to bring treatments to patients faster. This year, the SCOPE Summit will be held virtually, offering many different conferences, networking opportunities, and interactive breakout discussions. Join us at the 12th Annual SCOPE Summit on March 2-4, 2021 to learn how Medidata can help you transform how you run your clinical trials.
Time Title Track Speaker(s)
10:35am RBQM & Clinical Transformation: Supporting Trial Optimization During COVID-19 and Beyond Risk-Based Quality Management Lisa Moneymaker, Vice President, Clinical Operations Technology, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Nicole Stansbury, Vice President, Global Clinical Monitoring, Syneos Health

11:45am Advancing RBQM: Lessons from the Trenches Risk-Based Quality Management Lisa Moneymaker, Vice President, Clinical Operations Technology, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Mary Arnould, Director, Program Management/RBM Lead, Clinical Science Operations, Astellas US, LLC

Nechama Katan, Associate Director, Data Monitoring and Management, Clinical Sciences and Operations, Global Product Development, Pfizer

Steve Young, CSO, CluePoints

1:40pm AI Driven Site Selection, Enrollment Forecasting and Trial Monitoring Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management Jef Benbanaste, Product Lead, Intelligent Trials, Acorn AI by Medidata, a Dassault Systemes company
2:50pm Clinical Trial Diversity for Patient-Focused Drug Development Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment Jackie Kent, Chief Customer Officer, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Charlotte Jones-Burton, Vice President. Global Clinical Development, Nephrology, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization Inc.

Emily Freeman, PhD, Senior Director, Patient Insights, Global R&D, Lundbeck

Sandra Amaro, Director, Diversity in Clinical Trials Operations, Pfizer

Jocelyn Ashford, Global Patient Advocacy, Cardio-Renal, BridgeBio Pharma

Melissa Herman, Clinical Operations,
Lundbeck A/S

2:50pm COVID-19 Challenges and Solutions for Planning and Downstream Ops: Data Science to the Rescue Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management Jef Benbanaste, Product Lead, Intelligent Trials, Acorn AI by Medidata, a Dassault Systemes company

Eddie Dukes, Product Designer, Clinical Trial Ops, GSK

Joseph Yoder, Clinical Data Analyst, AbbVie, Inc.

Stephen Gardiner, Director, Head of Analytics and Reporting, Clin Ops, GSK

Chandi Kodthiwada, Head Product Management, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

William Illis, Global Head, Collaboration & Technology Strategy Clinical Development, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

3:15pm SCOPE’s 2020 Participant Engagement Awards: SCOPE’s 2021 Participant Engagement Award Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment Kelly McKee, Senior Director, Patient Registries and Recruitment, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Irfan Khan, CEO, Circuit Clinical

David Sall, President & CEO, Marketing, Patient Enrollment Advisors LLC

Cassandra Smith, Associate Director Investigator & Patient Engagement, Janssen R&D LLC

Phyllis Kaplan, Trial Volunteer and Patient Advocate; Sr. Project Manager, Health Communication Services, Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

4:05pm Breakout Discussion: Strategies for Patient-Centric Trial Design and Digital Patient Engagement Alicia Staley, Senior Director, Patient Engagement, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Time Title Track Speaker(s)
10:30am Breakout Discussion: Navigating China’s Regulatory, Drug Development and Clinical Partnering Landscape Ari Feldman, Vice President, Global Compliance & Strategy, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company
12:00pm Breakout Discussion: Decentralized and Hybrid Trials: COVID-19 as an Accelerator Anthony Costello,, President, Patient Cloud, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company
2:15pm Improving Access to Clinical Trials Through Patient Registries Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology Kelly McKee, Senior Director, Patient Registries and Recruitment, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company

Kimberly Richardson, Patient Advocate

3:05pm Regulatory-Grade Real World Data and Innovative RWD-Based Studies Leveraging RWD for Clinical and Observational Research Aaron Galaznik, MD, Head of Real-World Evidence Solutions, Acorn AI by Medidata, a Dassault Systemes company

Meet the Experts

Our industry experts will be available on March 2-4 to meet and discuss any of the topics that might be of interest.

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Our Onsite Team

Jackie Kent
EVP, Chief Customer Officer

Jackie Kent serves as Chief Customer Officer at Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), which powers smarter treatments and healthier people.

Kent leads the newly created Customer Solutions and Success (CSS) organization, which is laser-focused on ensuring the delivery of a positive experience for customers along every step of their journey with the company. The CSS organization uses a cross-functional customer strategy to ensure that the voice of the customer is infused throughout the organization, delivering value through innovative solutions meeting the most important needs of the industry and patients. 

Prior to joining Medidata, Kent spent 28 years at Eli Lilly, starting with technical IT and moving into leadership roles across Clinical Development. She developed a comprehensive knowledge of information technology, clinical trial design and execution, as well as clinical trial supply planning. Kent also had accountability for the IT systems that supported these teams, including the Clinical Trial MRP system (SAP) and the Lilly IRT system.

Kent serves as vice-chair of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) and is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) Leadership Council. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Butler University.

Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,600+ customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data.

Jef Benbanaste
Product Lead, Intelligent Trials, Acorn AI

Jef Benbanaste is a Senior Director and Product Lead for Acorn AI’s Intelligent Trials offering. He has 15 years of experience improving business processes and decision-making through the use of technology and analytics.

Jef previously led projects at global insurer AIG which applied predictive modeling and machine learning techniques to improve risk segmentation and shape business unit strategies. He has also worked as a technology consultant at Deloitte with customers across different industries.

He has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BS from the University of Virginia.

Anthony Costello
SVP, President of Patient Cloud

Anthony Costello is President, Patient Cloud at Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), which powers smarter treatments and healthier people.

Costello leads the development of Medidata’s patient-facing activities and solutions including Virtual trials technology and strategy, Patient Cloud product apps, myMedidata patient portal, Disease Registries and Recruitment, Telehealth and Virtual Visits, and Sensor Cloud and Biomarker Discovery. 

Costello started his career in clinical research in the oncology research program at Genentech where he focused primarily on Herceptin and Avastin global research studies.  After leaving Genentech, he went on to co-found several clinical trials technology start-up companies including EDC start-up, Nextrials (acquired by PRA Health Sciences) where he was co-founder and VP of Product Development and Virtual Trials and eConsent pioneering start-up, Mytrus (acquired by Medidata) where he was co-founder and CEO. Over his career, he has focused on disruptive and innovative technology that can simplify clinical trials for patients, sites, and sponsors. 

Costello was selected as one of the PharmaVoice Top 100 Most Inspiring People in Clinical Research, has served as Chairman of the Board for the Society for Clinical Data Management, and is currently a member of the editorial advisory board for Applied Clinical Trials magazine.  He is a frequent author and presenter on topics related to the efficient use of technology in clinical research, and graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley.

Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,600+ customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data.

Ari Feldman
VP, Global Compliance & Strategy

As the leader of Medidata’s Global Compliance & Strategy function, Ari applies a risk-based approach to navigating and interpreting the global regulatory landscape of the clinical trial ecosystem. With nearly 20 years of experience working with regulated industries, Ari integrates cross-functionally to bring a balanced application of governance, risk, and controls within the quality management system. Leveraging the experience of his international team, Ari actively promotes increased trust and transparency regarding the areas that matter most in maximizing the potential of the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

Kelly McKee
Sr. Director, Patient Registries and Recruitment

Kelly McKee recently joined Medidata as the Sr. Director of Patient Registries and Recruitment with 20 years of experience in clinical trial operations, patient recruitment and innovation. She is a proven clinical trial leader and trailblazer in operationalizing global patient-focused solutions across organizations including innovations in clinical trial awareness, access, and improvements in patient experiences.

Kelly is passionate about celebrating the role that clinical trial participants bring in making new medicines and vaccines possible and was named one of PharmaVoice’s 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in 2020, Centerwatch’s Top 20 Innovators of 2018, and PharmaTimes’ Clinical Researcher of the Year, Clinical Research Teams, in 2012.

Alicia Staley
Sr. Director, Patient Engagement

Alicia Staley is the Sr. Director Patient Engagement for mHealth at Medidata.  She has over 20 years of experience in software design and information systems management and works to infuse the patient perspective throughout the product development lifecycle and help engage patients in novel ways.

Alicia is also a three-time cancer survivor, first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease as a sophomore during college. Over the past 10 years, she has applied her engineering background to improve the patient experience for those dealing with cancer.  With an extensive network of patient advocates and non-profit organizations, she collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to improve processes and policies that affect patient care and clinical trials.  She has co-led several research studies on how patients share information in online forums and seek out clinical trial opportunities.

An early adopter of social media, she co-founded #BCSM, which attracts over 250 global participants each week to its scheduled online discussions. This foundational online social media support channel is recognized as the gold standard for disease-specific social media networks.

Prior to joining Medidata, Alicia worked at Cure Forward and Science 37 leading their patient recruitment and engagement initiatives to help advance clinical research. As a champion of patient advocacy and engagement, she understands the critical issues facing patients looking to engage in clinical research.  With a keen focus on improving access to clinical trials, Alicia is passionate about making a difference for all patients searching for information about clinical trials.

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