Medidata NEXT (formerly Medidata Symposium)

Join us October 17-19 in Phoenix, AZ

Recent innovations in technology-based solutions have the power to help life science organizations advance research agendas, transform clinical trial processes and improve operational efficiency, directly impacting patient outcomes. Medidata NEXT (formerly Medidata Symposium) is the industry’s premier event that bridges the gap between bench research, clinical R&D and data science, enabling smarter treatments and ultimately changing people’s lives.


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Keynote Speaker


Aneesh Chopra

CTO, United States

Aneesh Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an "open innovation" strategy focused on better public/private collaboration as described in his 2014 book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government."

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Christine Pierre

President, SCRS

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Stan Kachnowski


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Grant Wedner

Senior Director, IDEO

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Robin Farmanfarmaian

COO, Arc Fusion

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Glen de Vries

President, Medidata Solutions

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Mike Capone

COO, Medidata Solutions

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A Program Designed with You in Mind

This year's program includes something for everyone, including those considering deployment of the Medidata Clinical Cloud, featuring Medidata Rave,­ the industry standard for data capture used by over 700 companies and powering over 12,000 studies. With this in mind, we created an active learning curriculum that fully demonstrates how powering your clinical operations with the Medidata Clinical Cloud fuels innovation, reduces risk and provides the foundation of achieving superior therapeutic outcomes:

Focus on Scientific Breakthroughs, Not Technical Complexity

Explore the benefits of leveraging our integrated clinical trial lifecycle platform, as well as gain access to our diverse group of power users and industry experts. Preview our product roadmap and test drive the new industry standard in data capture - ­ RaveX - ­ as well our latest offerings in Predictive Analytics, Strategic Monitoring, Trial Assurance, Randomization/Trial Supply, Site Payments, Clinical Imaging and more.

The Value of Technology in Best ­in­ Therapeutic Class Study Performance

Learn how clients in similar therapeutic areas are building strategies to quantify business benefits, technical merits and standards/regulatory adherence for implementation of the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

Be Part of the Conversation

Take advantage of the chance to share feedback and seek answers to your toughest questions directly from our executives, product managers and professional service teams. We can't wait to assist you!

Event Justification Materials

Attending Medidata NEXT (formerly Medidata Symposium) provides you with access to valuable insights from industry experts, unparalleled opportunities to network with colleagues and can help spur new ideas. To aid in gaining approval from your manager, we have developed a set of materials you can customize to justify your trip.

Justification Letter: Personalize to reflect your objectives and convey cost/benefit of attending and send to your manager.

Brochure: Use this handy guide to convey an overview of our program and the sessions that are beneficial to your role.

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About Medidata NEXT (formerly Medidata Symposium)

Join us for the Medidata NEXT (formerly Medidata Symposium): Innovation that Changes Lives, being held at the magnificent Arizona Biltmore, in Phoenix. The venue grants us the unprecedented ability to mix insight, conversation and even some fun against the backdrop of Arizona’s “Jewel of the Desert”. It’s the ideal format to experience how innovation can challenge scientific assumptions, lead to impactful industry change, generate better clinical outcomes and ultimately changes lives.