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Clinical Trials Europe

Prasanna Rao
Senior Director, Global Head of AI/ML, Clinical Data Sciences, Global Product Development at Pfizer


Prasanna Rao is an AI practitioner and Industry Thought Leader whose current role is Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Clinical Data Sciences at Pfizer. He has over 30 years of experience in Information technology and Analytics, with 10+ years in Healthcare and Life Sciences. In his previous role as a Watson Solution Architect at IBM, he was instrumental in implementing several AI systems from idea to implementation with various clients. In his current role, he works with stakeholders, vendors, business SMEs, Machine Learning developers, and data scientists to deliver innovation and drive adoption of AI. Over the last few years, he has presented at several industry conferences including SCDM, DIA, SCOPE, DPharm, and OCT. He was the session chair at DIA 2018 for a session titled "Applying AI, ML, NLP and Predictive Models in Clinical Trials to Deliver Value to Stakeholders". This session was rated one of the top 10 most attended session at the DIA 2018

Agenda Sessions

  • VIRTUAL: GPT: The Catalyst for Disruptive Innovation in Clinical Development

  • PANEL: Trying to Define what AI Actually Means in Clinical Trials