Could you transform the way you do R&D in just 5 years?

Sponsored by: idbs

Focused on:

  • Research
  • Development
  • Collaborations
  • Technology

Date: 28 May


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How you manage, deploy and purchase systems is set to change dramatically. Where do you stand?

It is estimated that more than 70% of software systems will be SaaS based or hosted - or both - within five years. While this has already and will continue to result in radical change, the potential benefits to your business drivers and strategic imperatives, such as internal and external collaboration, are undeniable.

Collaboration is increasingly becoming the mainstay of how organizations conduct their Research and Development (R&D). However, by its very nature, collaboration is dynamic and can often be an unpredictable process.

To be beneficial, the IT and infrastructure that support your R&D collaborations must be equally dynamic and ā€“ above all ā€“ be simple to deliver to the network of collaborators as they are likely distributed around the globe and span multiple industry types from commercial to not-for-profit and academia.

The dramatic shift towards web-based deployment models for software seems set to continue. But they can only succeed if the software is simple, intuitive and requires little or no training for all types of users.

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) have a strong history and track record in delivering measurable business benefits in R&D collaborations, and now with changes in technologies, are even easier to deploy. Discover how the IDBS web-based ELN, E-WorkBook Web,can deliver the right R&D collaboration solution for you.

This webinar is designed for those with an interest in improving collaboration, efficiency, and productivity in R&D and manufacturing across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, engineering, food and beverage, and consumer goods.

Presented by

Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson,

Vice President, Solution Strategy

As VP of Solution Strategy, Paul heads the overall strategic planning for the various market verticals and scientific domains that IDBS works in. By working both internally across IDBS and externally with customers and partners, Paul is charged with the exploration and creation of new products, solutions and service offerings. He joined IDBS in 2005 as part of the acquisition of his ELN company and has spearheaded the drive to make E WorkBook Suite the market leader.

Prior to this, Paul founded a number of companies focused on combining science, technology and business. He started his career as a Post Doc and subsequently Senior Scientist at Sanofi-Synthelabo Toulouse (now Sanofi) for just under five years, where he managed a multidisciplinary molecular and cell biology department.

Paul obtained his PhD in Computational Biology from Essex University in 1996, and has authored over 25 scientific papers and book chapters.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Hosted and/or SaaS based solutions are the future of R&D software systems
  • Recognizing that collaboration is an unpredictable process requires deploying flexible systems
  • Simplicity of software delivery is the key to success within a collaborative network
  • Web-based apps for ELNs are the ideal solution for serving the needs of multiple collaborators


  • R&D
  • Information Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lab Compliance
  • Data Management
  • Systems and Architecture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Scientific Information
  • Laboratory Informatics
  • Quality Assurance
  • R&D Informatics
  • Global ELN Project Leader
  • Research Scientist
  • Lab Manager
  • Quality Systems Project Leader
  • IT