DPharm: Disruptive Innovations Speakers

Glen De Vries


Medidata Solutions

Glen is one of the founders of Medidata Solutions and the original architect of the Medidata Rave® system. Since the company’s inception, Glen has been responsible for driving Medidata’s technology vision and the delivery of a growing platform of cloud-based clinical solutions, inspiring the growth of the organization’s world-class development team and building the company’s critical sponsor and partner relationships. Under his leadership, Medidata is leading the transformation of the industry’s approach to clinical development and helping to define the future state of life sciences.

Prior to his work with Medidata Solutions, Glen’s pioneering efforts in online physician/patient relationships included over 10 years of experience in medical software development, including electronic health records and consumer-targeted products. As a research assistant at Columbia University, he focused on both research science and medical informatics, working on a blood assay for the detection of micro-metastases in prostate cancer patients and creating a paperless CDM system. His peer-reviewed papers have been published in Applied Clinical Trials, Cancer, The Journal of Urology, Molecular Diagnostics, Urology and Urologic Clinics of North America.

Glen received his BS in molecular biology and genetics from Carnegie Mellon University and also studied probabilistic algorithms at the Courant Institute of Mathematics (New York University). In addition to authoring issued patents for clinical trial innovations, he has received many accolades for his industry commitment, including FierceBiotech’s Top Ten Biotech Techies in 2012, the PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in 2006, Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 of 2010, and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the metro New York area in both 2006 and 2010. He is chairman of the board for Dancing Classrooms, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to cultivate essential life skills in children through the practice of social dance.

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