Short Courses

Data Management in the Age of Big Data, Mobile, and the Cloud

Sunday, February 4
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: 2

This data management course provides decision makers and practitioners from bio-pharma, healthcare, and academia with a comprehensive overview of IT trends in laboratory automation, data management, and systems integration. It highlights the current hot fields in the area of data management, big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies.
The short course will bring you up to speed on these cutting edge technologies. It provides crucial guidance for assessing how these new technologies fit into your laboratory data landscape. The instructor supplies practical guidance and examples for how to apply these techniques to laboratory workflows.
Full Course Content:
· Data Management
o Data Representation
o Databases, XML and Related Technologies
o Scientific Data Management
o Long-term Archival
· Big data
o What is big data? What is new about it?
o Dealing with large data volumes or varying structure
o Data representation: NoSQL and hierarchical data
o Use cases and case studies in lab informatics
o Data Standards: Structuring the repository content
· Mobile
o Mobile use cases for the laboratory
o Which workflows can be supported effectively?
o Addressing inherent limitations in bandwidth and computing power
o Selecting devices and platforms to use
o Addressing the "bring your own device" (BYOD) challenge
· Cloud computing
o Lab informatics cloud use cases and case studies
o Public vs. Private Cloud, hybrid approaches
o Balancing benefits and risks
o Return on investment and total cost of ownership considerations
o Authentication, security and trust concerns
o Archiving considerations
o Legal and regulatory status of cloud environments
o Architecting a cloud solution for your organization
o Portability between cloud providers: Avoiding vendor lock-in

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Burkhard Schaefer

BSSN Software GmbH

Burkhard earned his diploma of computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and the University of New Mexico. Before co-founding BSSN Software, he worked on instrument control and data standards at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Burkhard serves as the lead architect of the emerging AnIML standard. He also serves as SiLA Board Member, SLAS short course instructor and LabAutopedia editor. In the past, he served as a member of the JALA Editorial Board, the SLAS Education Advisory Committee, and as SLAS Europe Council Chair and SLAS Short Course Coordinator.

In his day job, Burkhard is working on strategies for unified data management and instrument connectivity at BSSN Software.


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