VP and Head of Data, Data42 - Novartis
Dr Eichler was most recently the VP and Head of Data for Novartis’s enterprisewide R&D & Real-World data & analytics project, Data42. He and his team of 60+ staff members built the entire R&D and RWD data management and analytics infrastructure for Novartis – leading all aspects of data strategy, policy and engineering. The data42 platform has served over 1500 end-users on over 700 projects to date. Prior to working at Novartis, 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 and he spent time at McKinsey & Co. 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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