The Data Chief
The Data Chief
May 4, 2022
Gilead Sciences’ Murali Vridhachalam and ZS Associates’ Mahmood Majeed on the Modern Data Stack and Data Mesh
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The data landscape is evolving in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Murali Vridhachalam, the Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics at Gilead Sciences, and Mahmood Majeed, Managing Partner at ZS Associates, offer their compelling perspectives on digital transformation in life sciences and healthcare and how data can be used in these areas to improve patient outcomes. Plus, Mahmood and Murali share their takes on how to effectively reskill data professionals and the role of IT in healthcare and life sciences is evolving.

Tune in to learn:

  • How has the pandemic driven digital transformation in healthcare and life sciences? (05:34)
  • Why has healthcare and life sciences historically been behind in terms of digital (11:37) transformation?
  • Does data mesh add to confusion? (19:59)
  • How has modern data and analytics delivered better patient outcomes? (25:21) 
  • How do you effectively upskill and reskill your people? (30:41)


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