|By Marketwired .||
|May 20, 2014 12:51 PM EDT||
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- BioCentury, EBD Group and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will convene the 15th Annual BioEquity Europe conference in Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel. More than 500 life science investment professionals and pharmaceutical business development and licensing executives have registered. Walk-up registration is available at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel starting at 7:45 a.m. on May 21.
BioEquity Europe is the seminal industry event for financial dealmakers looking for investor-validated life science companies positioning themselves to attract capital, and for pharmaceutical licensing professionals to assess top prospects.
In 2014, the conference will showcase presentations by 68 mature and 42 newly formed innovator biopharma companies. The Presenting Companies have been hand-picked by BioCentury on the basis of investor validation, upcoming milestones and unpartnered assets. The slate of Next Wave Companies features fresh opportunities for venture capital investment and early stage partnering opportunities in the biotech space.
More than half a dozen plenaries and Q&A sessions over the two days will feature 45 key opinion leaders. These sessions will be highlighted by a fireside chat with Dr. Jordi Llinares-Garcia -- EMA's Head of Product Development Scientific Support Department and former Head of Orphan Drugs. During this session, BioCentury's Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Dr. Karen Bernstein will interview Dr. Llinares-Garcia about how the agency acts as an "enabler" for smaller players, including academia, in the pharmaceutical innovation ecosystem.
Back by popular demand is the BioCentury/Ernst & Young Face-Off. At the Face-Off, BioCentury will unveil its 12th annual "European Iceberg" report, which projects funding demands by Europe's clinical stage biotechnology companies, and Ernst & Young will provide analysis from its 28th annual "Beyond Borders Global Biotechnology Report." The Face-Off will be chaired by Susan Schaeffer, Editor of BioCentury, and Jürg Zürcher, Partner, EMEIA Biotechnology Leader, Ernst & Young.
Other plenaries will focus on how European biotechs can better compete with U.S. companies for capital, and how European science stands up against a global playing field.
"The full slate of presenting companies, distinguished faculty and strong pre-registration numbers indicate a renewed interest in European biotechs by the investment and licensing communities," said BioCentury Publisher Eric Pierce. "The compelling stories from the Class of 2014, coupled with high-impact discussions with our international faculty, make BioEquity Europe a must-attend event for investors and business development and licensing professionals."
See the complete program, including presenting companies, plenary schedules and a list of the 2014 faculty at http://www.biocentury.com/conferences/bioequityeurope/dates/schedule.
The 2014 BioEquity Europe Presenting Companies
Presenting companies were screened using BioCentury's industry analysis and proprietary databases, including BioCentury's BCIQ online business intelligence platform. The result is an independently selected mix of companies with proven fundraising ability, prospects for key partnerships and proximity to potentially transformational milestones.
View the complete list of presenting companies and Next Wave Presenting Companies at http://www.biocentury.com/conferences/bioequityeurope/companies/presentingcompanies.
The BioEquity Europe Sponsors & Regional Host Committee
This unique turf-neutral setting is made possible by the support of the region's life science organizations and BioEquity Europe's Sponsors. The Regional Host Committee is comprised of Amsterdam BioMed Cluster/Amsterdam Economic Board, Axon, Deloitte and Van Campen Liem.
The prestigious group of 2014 sponsors is anchored by Gold Sponsors Ernst & Young, MS Ventures and Sofinnova Partners and Silver Sponsors Abingworth, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Edwards Wildman, Geller Biopharm, Gilde Healthcare, Index Ventures, Inserm Transfert Initiative, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LSP-Life Sciences Partners, Oxford Finance, Piper Jaffray and Roche Venture Fund.
Since 1993, BioCentury Publications, Inc. has provided essential biopharma industry intelligence to a global audience of biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors, regulators and public policy makers, and the scientific community. This audience has benefited from BioCentury's deep knowledge, data-driven analysis, independent perspective and trustworthy content available through the company's publications, television, data products and collaborative industry conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
BioEquity Europe is one of three annual investor conferences organized by BioCentury. The next conference, NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry, will take place on Sept. 26, 2014, followed by Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry, on March 20, 2015. Both events will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New York City.
About EBD Group
EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group's partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.
EBD Group's conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:
- BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
- BioPharm America
- Biotech Showcase, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
- BioEquity Europe, co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
- ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
- Partnering for Global Impact®
EBD Group's sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.
EBD Group is an Informa company. Informa is the largest publicly owned organizer of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world.
EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.
About the Biotechnology Industry Organization
BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the U.S. and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
Apr. 27, 2017 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,044
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider, and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Apr. 27, 2017 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,717
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Apr. 27, 2017 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,196
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Apr. 27, 2017 05:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,361
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Apr. 27, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,271
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Apr. 27, 2017 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 5,412
Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the busin...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,705
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,565
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 805
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,126
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 5,969
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Apr. 27, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,170
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Apr. 27, 2017 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,472
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Apr. 27, 2017 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 841
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
Apr. 27, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,515