While advancements in genome sequencing are making sequence data cheaper and easier to obtain, sequence alignment and variant calling can take days – plus bioinformaticians’ tools are complex to use and current infrastructures struggle to run them. This webcast addresses ways to accelerate NGS workflows and interpretation to enable scientific breakthroughs across a wide variety of fields including cancer research and clinical genomics, precision medicine, molecular anthropology, biofuels and agriculture.

Webcast: Accelerating NGS Workflows with Hadoop® and Spark

Why current tools and infrastructures struggle to meet the demands of modern NGS pipelines
How Hadoop® and Spark™ accelerate NGS data processing and interpretation, enabling organizations to significantly improve sample throughput and eliminate backlogs
How to significantly reduce the time to process NGS data from days to hours, or even minutes
You will learn:
David Anstey
Global Head of Life Sciences, Cray Inc.
Dave is responsible for developing and managing the business strategy to deliver Cray's solutions within the Life Science markets. Dave joined Cray from IDBS where he was Director of Healthcare, North America. For 11 years at IDBS, Dave focused on growing IDBS' account base and revenue through direct selling and sales management roles. Dave has 20 years of experience "selling science" and held key sales roles with Molecular Devices Corp. and Fisher Scientific Canada Ltd prior to IDBS. Dave holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Carleton University, Ottawa, and an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa focusing on business strategy and international business.

Matt Gianni

Life Sciences Solution Architect, Cray Inc.
Matt is responsible for representing Cray’s solutions from a technical and scientific perspective within the Life Science markets. Matt joins us from IDBS where he focused on delivering data management and software solutions in Life Science, with a particular focus on translational research. Over the past 15 years, Matt focused on accelerating drug discovery using computational technologies and has held key technical roles with Elsevier, Symyx, MDL and Exelixis prior to joining Cray.
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Cray Webinar

NGS scientists
Biostatisticians
Bioinformaticians
R&D IT professionals
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