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Executive Roundtable

Using AI in R&D to get treatments to patients faster

Thoughtworks is excited to host an intimate executive roundtable to discuss the key components to drive successful patient outcomes at the intersection of AI and R&D. This in-person event will include a small group of Life Science industry leaders for a learning and sharing discussion.


Topics of discussion will include:

  • Using AI in Research
  • Using AI in Development


Please come prepared to contribute to the conversation with your experience, insights, challenges and successes.

Using AI in R&D to get treatments to patients faster

September 20, 2023

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST

Venue: Lighthouse Cafe & Conference Center

Address: 685 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

Roundtable Agenda:

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast and Networking


  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Welcome/Introductions


  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Round 1 of Discussion - Using Artificial Intelligence in Research


  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Networking Lunch


  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Round 2 of Discussion - Using Artificial Intelligence in Development


  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Conclusion/Wrap up
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Event Host and Co-Moderator


Ashley Avery

Principal Consultant, Thoughtworks


Ashley is the Head of Life Sciences Strategic Solutions at Thoughtworks.  She has been a practicing consultant at the intersection of data and the life sciences industry for almost 20 years. She is passionate about achieving patient outcomes using data.  


Ashley has advised many Life Sciences organizations on their digital and data transformation journeys across subject matters (e.g., Data and Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, Integration). She has worked with firms in the Fortune 50, start and scale ups and those in between. She has helped organizations achieve their goals and objectives through the development and implementation of actionable strategies across the life science value chain. She is a trusted adviser to senior executives to progress complex initiatives and organizational change. While Ashley works across the value chain, her core focuses include R&D and commercial.


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Kathy Gettelfinger

Global Head of Strategy, Thoughtworks


Kathy is passionate about helping people gain clarity, focus and alignment so that they can successfully execute business priorities. She joined Thoughtworks in 2009 as a Consultant because she knew she would have the opportunity to make a positive impact with a variety of clients. Kathy has been able to use her experience to change the relationship between business and technology. Currently she is focused on understanding the Digital Transformation landscape and what it will take to help our clients become modern and future fit digital businesses.


Special thanks to Dr. James Gillespie, Life Sciences SME, Thoughtworks for inviting several special guests to this event.

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