Fortune 1000 CXO Interview Panel: Scott Kahn, Illumina

We are proud to present ICCG Close-Up, sponsored by RoundWorld Solutions. A Fortune 1000 CXO Interview panel on Governance, Big Data, Supply Chain Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, and Portfolio Management – where C-Level executives share their views on their main areas of focus, the challenges associated with that area, and their future plans to address those challenges. Featured in this episode is:
Scott Kahn
VP of Commercial Informatics

On Big Data:
When I think of big data I think about the complexity and the kinds of data that people are assembling to answer the very topical problems in medicine.

One of the tricks is to make is accessible, and accessibility is a way of stating ease of use for the individual, how do you provide the right information in a tool and an environment that allows them to navigate in an environment that they find comfortable and allows them to find the answers that are there.

Key challenges:
Cleanliness or the completeness of data. It’s hard to get through any discussion of bringing together clinical information around patient information, including their genomic information without asking how standardized and harmonized is that information. It’s not an easily fixed problem.

Top 2 priorities:
Focus on trying to improve and impact human health by unlocking the power that is in the human genome.

Better access to data, to more people, and providing them a richer informatics environment.