For the past three years, OpenText™ Enterprise World in July has been the destination of choice for business leaders and partners who have invested in Enterprise Information Management with OpenText. This year, Enterprise World in Toronto was particularly noteworthy because it highlighted the largest coordinated release in OpenText history and the expanding strategic partnership with Google Cloud. Here’s what these announcements meant for Life Science customers, and what we shared at Enterprise World.
Looking at Life Sciences
People in attendance from Life Sciences companies learned about the industry trends and how the latest OpenText product releases can help them create the Information Advantage. This track kicked off with an industry forum led by Industry Strategist Ferdi Steinmann and a discussion about the journey to Life Sciences 4.0.
As part of our largest coordinated release, the lively contingent of Life Sciences customers and partners gathered in the next session to learn what’s new and what’s next for Documentum for Life Sciences. This included the latest enhancements to connect the enterprise, enable flexibility and improve efficiency.
Improving the regulatory experience
IT and business leaders from a large pharma company paired up in a very informative session about improving the regulatory experience in Life Sciences. They shared their learnings and insights on how to apply artificial intelligence within their Regulatory Information Management (RIM) platform with the goal to enter information once and reuse it across the enterprise. This was a hot topic with a lot of discussion about how to run a proof of concept, the optimal size of training data sets, best practices to ensure success and what to avoid.
The session sparked many hallway conversations and the exchange of business cards for future connections.
Focusing on quality
Another opportunity to learn at the conference was in the exhibit hall theaters that present additional content to augment sessions. An energetic group gathered to learn more about the new SaaS application in our latest release, OpenText Core for Quality Management, and to discuss the latest innovations for managing nonconformances and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) in the cloud.
Although I’ve enjoyed Toronto in July for the past few years, change is coming. Next year, Enterprise World is moving to a new venue and time zone. I look forward to catching up with my Life Sciences colleagues in Las Vegas in September 2020 to hear your stories of success and what you’ve learned since last we met.