26Feb 2019
12:15 - 14:00

DMI, Spiegelgasse 5, Basel, Raum 05.002

Kolloquium / Seminar

Computer Science Kolloquium: Dr. Etzard Stolte, Global Head Knowledge Management Roche, Schweiz

From Data Integration to Knowledge Management


The time to develop new drugs can be dramatically reduced through intelligent data-integration and re-use. To reduce this time by a factor of 10, Roche Technical Development, an organisation of 2500 colleagues, has embraced a central information integration approach. In this talk I will present our vision and technology platform, give an update on where we are on our journey, and mention some of the barriers we encountered.

Our approach to balance real world needs with accuracy and speed has gained some good success over the course of the last four years for a complex information landscape with hundreds of information entities.

Speaker Bio:

Etzard leads the global Information / Knowledge Management effort in Pharma Technical Development for F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, with a focus on processes and tools for effective knowledge utilisation. Etzard has worked at the interface of the Life- and Computer-Sciences for more than 20 years, in technical, managerial as well as strategic roles.

Before joining Roche, Etzard worked as CIO at the Jackson Lab (a US based genomics research institutes with 1800 employees), and was CTO for the Life Sciences at Hewlett Packard. Etzard has earned academic degrees in Biology, Bio-Informatics and Informatics, with a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich on “A Scalable Architecture for Scientific Databases”.


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