Gabriel S. Eichler, Ph.D., Novartis

Gabriel S. Eichler, Ph.D., VP & Head of Data, Data42, Novartis

Gabriel is the VP and Head of Data for Novartis’s enterprise-wide R&D & Real-World data unification project, Data42.  He and his team are responsible for building the robust data infrastructure to seamlessly unify dozens of source systems inside and outside of Novartis with data42’s data lake.  His team also oversees all semantics and other data policy-related activities of data42.

Dr. Eichler has spent the 15 years working to apply healthcare technologies to problems in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and the delivery of healthcare.  Other roles he has played include as the Founder and Managing Director of Oak Health Partners – a boutique consulting firm working at the intersection of technology and healthcare. He also has served as Data & Analytics lead at the Harvard Business School’s Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator, VP of Products at GNS Healthcare and General Manager at PatientsLikeMe.

Dr. Eichler completed his MSc. and PhD in Bioinformatics at Boston University and the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, jointly. His BSE is in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored over 40 scholarly manuscripts and book chapters.  He is an investor and advisor to numerous early-stage startup companies. Dr. Eichler is also a seasoned public speaker and has delivered over 100 lectures globally on personalized medicine, genomics, patient centricity, complex data systems, open innovation and medical informatics.

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