Contextual Intelligence can be defined as taking what you learn and making it work from one situation to another. That’s what we’ll aim to do in this series. Hosted by Clay Hausmann, the Chief Revenue Officer of Aktana, we’ll have lively discussions with very smart and interesting people, and hopefully, share some learnings that you can apply to your own business situation.
Customers Speak: Laying the Foundation for Omnichannel AI at Scale
“What are other people doing?” It’s the biggest question at the start of any major project—and omnichannel is no exception. In this special episode of Contextual Intelligence, industry leaders from Biogen, Genentech and Novartis draw from their firsthand experience deploying AI programs to share what they’ve learned in a frank roundtable discussion from Aktana’s recent Masterclass event. Want to learn more? You can watch every session from Aktana's “Build Once, Deploy Many: Laying the Foundation for Omnichannel AI at Scale” masterclass HERE.
Shaping Your Data Science Strategy with Genentech's Youssef Idelcaid
Today’s guest rose through the ranks of retail giants L’Oreal and Levi Strauss before landing his current role shaping data science strategy at one of the world’s leading biotech companies. In this episode, we’re joined by Youssef Idelcaid, the senior director of data science for Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs at Genentech. Listen as he shares what surprised him most about his transition from retail to life sciences, his best advice for getting started with AI, and how he decides when to stay in-house and when to outsource data science projects. And don’t miss “Youssef in Context,” where we discuss his greatest career inspiration, a new title for your must-read list, and who’s invited to Youssef’s ultimate bolognese dinner.
Bonus Episode: Dr. Wael Barsoum (Part 2)
The conversation continues with Dr. Wael Barsoum—a practicing orthopedic surgeon, the president and chief transformation officer of Health Outcomes Performance Co., and the former CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida. We circle back to discuss what the life sciences industry can do to get its grade up to an “A” and discuss the evolving roles of pharmaceutical and medical device reps.
Ask an HCP: A Candid Conversation with Dr. Wael Barsoum
In today’s episode, we’re getting a firsthand progress report on the industry’s commercial transformation efforts from Dr. Wael Barsoum—a practicing orthopedic surgeon, the president and chief transformation officer of Health Outcomes Performance Co., and the former CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida. Listen as he reflects on his best customer experiences as an HCP, unpacks the link between data-driven care and improved patient outcomes, and explores the shift to value-based care. And don’t miss “Wael Barsoum in Context,” where we discuss the life lesson that shaped his future in medicine, an alternate career in the courtroom and a fascinating miniseries to add to your watchlist.
Are We There Yet? Reaching "True" Omnichannel with Merck's Deborah Cava
Today’s guest has had a front-row seat to the trends and market dynamics that have shaped commercial life sciences for the last 32 years. In this episode, we sit down with Deb Cava, the U.S. Oncology Portfolio Strategy Marketing Director at Merck, where she’s spent her entire career. Listen as she shares her perspective on the industry’s current omnichannel fervor, the increased pressure to be customer-centric in oncology, and her advice for getting honest about what customers really want from pharma. And don’t miss “Deb Cava in Context,” where we discuss finding fulfillment in the white space, a transformative read, and the nirvana of finding time with family.
Sowing the Seeds for Digital Transformation with Almirall's Francesca Wuttke
Part of biopharma’s first wave of Chief Digital Officers, Francesca Wuttke has been tasked with developing and executing an end-to-end, companywide digital transformation at Almirall. In today’s episode, we check in with Francesca two years into her ambitious project for a behind-the-scenes progress report. Listen as she shares her tips for kicking off a major technology-driven initiative, how she’s getting critical cultural mindset shifts to take root, and why starting a “Digital Garden” was a non-negotiable part of her strategic plan. And don’t miss “Francesca in Context,” where we discuss the surprising influence on her career, the joy of TV escapism, and the eclectic guest list for her ultimate dinner party.
Actionable and Smart
A break from the buzzwords that often take over conversations about AI - refreshing.