Spreading The Word Or Preaching To The Choir? 5

The following blog post is by Mark Delong.

Mark DeLong leads the information technology group at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. He is particularly interested in harmonizing life sciences research processes with information technology and in emerging computation technologies including specialized computer processors, “cloud” computing, high performance computing, and development of high-throughput analysis systems. He and his group strongly advocate use of open source and open data. He studied philosophy as an undergraduate, and earned his PhD from Duke in English medieval and Renaissance literature and culture.

The opinions expressed by Mark are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Lilly COI Team.


On Saturday evening after the third Sage Congress broke up, I wandered down to the Hyatt’s restaurant to mix with other stragglers and relax a bit. I met Jerry Matczak and Tom Krohn from Lilly Clinical Open Innovation, who had the same thing in mind.

“What did you think?” Tom asked, prodding me for a judgment of the event.

I had been wondering exactly what I thought ever since we wrapped things up that afternoon, and I paused and said, “I think it felt a little like a revival.”

Sage Congress 2012 Reply

Sage Congress 2012April 20 & 21 is the 2012 Sage Congress at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. The Lilly COI Team in Tom Krohn and Jerry Matczak will be participating and are looking forward to a few days with fellow life science innovators and leaders. The Congress’ focus on “Building Better Models of Diseases Together – moving beyond the current medical information system and its rewards” will bring together about 240 leaders in shaping the future of collaborative, commons research. It is the third annual congress and we are honored to have been part of all three. Tom is part of a panel and will assist in facilitating one of the working sub groups. It is good to be part of a conference that produces collaborative work product, not just talks about the need for change. More…