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Bryn Roberts on Data Citizenship and Changing Data Culture

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Bryn Roberts has spent thirty years in informatics and data, most recently at Roche and before that at AstraZeneca. Now as Global Head of Data and Analytics at Roche Information Solutions, Roberts applies his career-long learnings to the current era of data in life sciences, offering advice for building data citizenship, creating a FAIR data culture, and avoiding vendor lock-in.

Bryn Roberts, Global Head of Data and Analytics Roche Information Solutions
Bryn gained his BSc and PhD in pharmacology from the University of Bristol, UK. Following post-doctoral work in neuropharmacology, he joined Organon as Senior Scientist in 1996. A number of roles followed with Zeneca and AstraZeneca before he joined Roche in Basel in 2006 to head up research informatics and data science. In his current role as Global Head of Data & Analytics within Roche Diagnostics, Bryn’s accountabilities include data strategy and engineering, data science, data governance, information and digital solutions.

Beyond Roche, Bryn is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, with interests in digital health, AI and machine learning, systems biology and scientific software development. He is an Associated Faculty member with the University of Frankfurt Big Data Lab and lectures in medical informatics at the University of Applied Sciences, NW Switzerland.

He is a member of several advisory boards including the University of Oxford Dept of Statistics and SABS Centre for Doctoral Training, the Microsoft Research/University of Trento Center for Computational and Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, RoX Health and Z-Inspection. Bryn is a non-executive director on the board of Deepmatter.



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