Since 2010, the “Trends from the Trenches” presentation, given by Chris Dagdigian, has been one of the most popular annual traditions on the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo Program. The intent of the talk is to deliver a candid (and occasionally blunt) assessment of the best, the worthwhile, and the most overhyped information technologies (IT) for life sciences. The presentation has helped scientists, leadership, and IT professionals understand the basic topics related to computing, storage, data transfer, networks, cloud, data science, and machine learning that are involved in supporting data-intensive science. In May 2022, Chris gave the “Trends from the Trenches” presentation in its original “state-of-the-state address” followed by Adam Kraut, Michelle Bayly, and Anna Sowa giving podium talks on relevant topics. An interactive Q&A moderated discussion with the audience followed.
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