Data Analysis and Informatics
The Lab of the Future: Automation in the Digital Age
"Lab of the Future" (LoF) has recently become a popular topic for modernizing laboratories. While performing upgrades to laboratory informatics systems such as ELN or LIMS and adopting "hyped" technologies such as IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR and blockchain may support modernization on the surface, many existing LoF strategies run the risks of only delivering incremental value.
Your LoF strategies need to have a deeper impact to survive executive scrutiny and must put an augmented data analytics strategy at the center. A LoF strategy must also enable a digital twin for the lab at multiple levels- with impacts on lab assets, personnel, and systems. As businesses transform, all aspects of business, including the laboratory need to support digital optimization and transformation. In this session, we review the meaning of digitalization, the technologies important for achieving LoF, and outline strategic steps for ensuring your "LoF" strategy will be aligned to deliver true value in the Digital Era.