Towards health futures: digital innovation, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship on bio data



Registration is open. Together, Sirkka Jarvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin), Michael Barrett (University of Cambridge), and Hannes Rothe (FU Berlin) welcome researchers and corporates to Berlin, including keynotes from Professors Brian Pentland (University of Michigan) and Klaus Lindgaard Høyer (University of Copenhagen), Jason Mellad (CEO Start Codon Accelerator), Jessica Vamathevan (European Bioinformatics Institute), and Viola Bronsema (Bio Deutschland).

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Berlin, March 7-8, 2018

Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, McCombs School of Business
Michael Barrett, Judge Business School, Cambridge University
Hannes Rothe, Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, Freie Universität Berlin

Registration is open and can be found at

We invite researchers and scientists to a two-day spring workshop in Berlin on bio data. Advances in biology and widespread availability of health and bio data promise new diagnostics, treatments, products, and services that may change human life. Our primary objective is to bring together scholars with diverse expertise and disciplinary backgrounds to establish an interdisciplinary community that could initiate novel conversations on bio data innovation, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure topics.

To this end, the workshop facilitates both small group and large group conversations topics. Specifically, the workshop schedule includes parallel small group sessions to which attendees will be assigned based on their abstract and field of interest. Key ‘takeaways’ from these small group sessions will be brought forth and discussed among all attendees in a few plenary sessions. Thus, the emphasis of the workshop will be on facilitating highly interactive discussions rather than formal topic presentations. In addition, we schedule keynote speakers on the two days.

Program Committee

Ali Sunyaev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Brian Pentland, Michigan State University

Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Elizabeth Davidson, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA

Eivor Oborn, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Georg von Krogh, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Guodong Gao, University of Maryland, USA

Indranil Bardhan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Jan Marco Leimeister, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Katharina Lauer, Elixir, United Kingdom

Lars Matthiassen, Georgia State University, USA

Lynne Markus, Bentley University, USA

Magnus Mahring, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Margunn Aanestad, University of Oslo, Norway

Martin Gersch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Olga Makarova, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Panos Constantinides, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Ravi Aron, John Hopkins University, USA

Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland, USA

Samer Faraj, McGill University, Canada

Shi-Ying Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Vaibhav Rajan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Xenia Vassilakopoulou, University of Agder, Norway

Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University, USA

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