AiiA's September roundup on: Industry

Thought provoking pieces on what affects you

Seth Adler

Stay up to date on technology’s role in industry with these top articles from September.



Regulatory Intelligence: How AI will change regulatory operations

In this interview, Pharma IQ hears from Rick Finch Global Head of Life Sciences Consulting Services, Clarivate Analytics, on how Ai is becoming essential for regulatory affairs to manage growing levels of complexity in their role.


The next level of competitive intelligence

In this article Ketan Patel, Product Director - Portfolio, Licensing, and Clinical, Clarivate Analytics offers insight into three practical use cases for AI in the BD&L process including:

  • Being able to utilize historical data to identify drug development paths and time to approval
  • Improved ability to forecast timelines and adjust plans
  • Ensure data driven evaluation of internal portfolios and external assets


To bring or not to bring: Exploring the future of the BYOD data collection

There is an ever-expanding focus from pharma and clinical trial experts on the experience of patients when participating in clinical trials. In line with this, we've seen eClinical developers continue to advocate for an even easier way for subjects to submit information during a clinical trial.

Traditionally, Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOA) data has been captured through devices procured by sponsors. But the switch toward the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) strategy, which has been taking shape recently, makes it possible for data to be entered as easily on a sponsor owned device as well as a patient’s personal mobile device. 


Realizing the promise of electronic data capture in clinical trials

Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) are integral to every clinical trial. Selecting the right CTMS can help to address inefficiencies on the operational side of research, such as clinical trial planning, preparation, performance and reporting. In addition, there is a growing need to address the complex process of electronic data capture (EDC) implementation, as more and more pharma and biopharma sponsors start to recognise the potential opportunities that exist with EDC-CTMS integration. Read on:

  • Addendum E6 revision 2 (R2) & Risk Based Monitoring (RBM)
  • Making the transition to EDC
  • EDC database design
  • Looking to the future


Key insights on how to manage anti-counterfeiting and supply chain security

We welcomed over 300 people to our Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain Security webinar series to discuss practical strategies for address security gaps in the supply chain. In this article, we share three of the key takeaways from the series including:

  • Interconnected supply: The change you need to make to ensure security
  • Why product quality should be a non-negotiable
  • Implementing emerging technology to battle counterfeiting


Connected labelling: the ultimate in content management complexity?

Compared to progress in other areas of regulatory information management, labelling continues to stand apart as a haphazard jumble of systems and processes which lack any real connection or consistency with core systems. The resulting need for manual checks can create risk, delay and cost, especially between territories. AMPLEXOR’s Agnes Cwienczek considers how to transform the situation including:

  • Managing volatility
  • Portals are not a panacea
  • Keeping one eye on the future



How and why electric scooters are harnessing autonomous technology

In early August this year, Segway-Ninebot, a Beijing-based scooter maker, unveiled the KickScooter T60. What made it special is the scooter features artificial intelligence and autonomous technology, allowing it to drive itself to a charging station. This is the first integration of such technology in this segment, and could be a game changer for the long-term sustainability of shared electric scooters.


Can electric cars stimulate the senses?

An intriguing challenge for those working on developing a new generation of EVs is how to tantalize the senses by building those emotional connections that keep people buying cars even when the technology is noticeably more muted.

This got us thinking about how an EV will deliver on an emotional level, certainly in the short term as people transition from their traditional ICE-powered cars including sections on:

  • Sound
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste


How electric vehicles are rewriting the rules of diagnostics

In light of the value of the technology in reducing maintenance costs and downtime, remote diagnostic solutions have gained widespread support from automakers and vehicle owners alike. Read more about how:

  • Remote diagnostics benefit novel EV powertrains
  • EVs pose a problem for service workshops accustomed to traditional OBD
  • A standard protocol for smart charging an EV?


Automotive IQ’s Semiconductors in the Autonomous Age [Report]

From ADAS to infotainment; laser headlights to head-up displays, all of this relies on semiconductors to facilitate the performance of the circuits that make the technology – and potentially the decision to purchase – function day after day.

In this report, we’ll attempt to uncover in detail the opportunities and issues being faced by those working in the automotive semiconductor industry in order to gain a snapshot of the industry in 2019, and how it’s likely to evolve in the years to come.


An Integrated Simulation Platform to Validate Autonomous Vehicle Safety [Whitepaper]

In this whitepaper, you will learn about how ANSYS has leveraged its vast experience in multiphysics simulation and safety-critical embedded software to deliver a complete closed loop simulation platform for virtual testing of autonomous driving systems.

Key benefits:

  • Accurate simulation Test complete autonomous driving systems in a fraction of the time and cost required for road testing
  • Full Integration Sensor simulation is incorporated in a closed-loop simulation environment that interacts with traffic simulators, enabling thousands of driving scenarios to be executed virtually
  • Safety validation process Integrated solutions can achieve end-to-end safety in deep-learning-based and other autonomous driving systems


Emobility – investment in charging infrastructure [eBook]

In 2018, only two percent of auto sales in the US were full electric or electric hybrid models, with Tesla making up more than a third of the sales.

However, despite low demand, automakers continue to pursue a policy of development of electric vehicles – largely due to rising global regulatory requirements.

In this eBook, we explore the issues surrounding investment in charging infrastructure, in order to remove it as a potential barrier for widespread consumer adoption of EVs.



What most startup owners fail to get about mobile development

Anyone who’s ever run a tech company would answer in a heartbeat that it’s equally exciting and challenging. Truth be told, most successful startup founders who’ve pioneered the tech world and are now on everyone’s lips have learned what they know the hard way. This comes with a silver lining for all of us though – by learning from their shortcomings, you won’t repeat their mistakes! Learn how to:

  • Be the captain of the ship
  • Find the balance between trust and supervision
  • Make sure you’re not hopelessly stuck on the original idea
  • Understanding both business and app performing metrics


Not All Friction is Bad

The most common misconception merchants have about friction is that it's terrible for the customer experience and that it negatively impacts conversions. But not all friction is harmful. In the digital world, we have to know with whom we are transacting. We also have to negotiate transactions across multiple forms of payment and sometimes across currencies, all of which introduce friction. However, the most significant factor adding friction is the need for security. Even though consumer appetite for a frictionless experience is growing, security still trumps convenience.


FinTech Innovation: Banking Needs Better Networking

A simpler and more efficient networking model can drive down costs and give the Financial Services community greater control over their networks. This article has been authored by Kurtis Lindqvist, Chief Marketing Officer, The London Internet Exchange (LINX).


Tackling the Fintech Gender Gap at Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab

With London’s leading position as a fintech capital, the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab is uniquely placed to empower and support women in fintech; this begins with attracting a gender diverse group of fintech founders to apply for the 2020 programme. To ensure a broad pool of applicants, Accenture is also proactively working with fintech platform FS6 to proactively scout female-led fintechs to apply.