3-2-1 Contact: The Medidata Show with Glen de Vries

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3-2-1 Contact: The Medidata Show with Glen de Vries

November 19, 2020

3-2-1 Contact: The Medidata Show with Glen de Vries

On the show today, I welcome Glen DeVries, Co-CEO at Medidata, the most used platform for clinical trials worldwide. Not too shabby, I say. Among many other things, we dig into his new book, “The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19”. Glen is unique in the annals of woke brainiacs who live in the hyper multi-syllable world of science, data, and related semantic geekery AND YET he is hyperaware that average Jane’s and Joe’s like you and I prefer to actually understand the words emanating from the mouths of “science people” that may or may not be critical in helping us make life-altering medical decisions. Yes, Glen is The De-Jaronator, says me. He’s a controversial and authentic personality. As a bonus, he’s also an 80’s nostalgia junkie like me, so prepare for some random pop culture references that you may or may not need to IMDB. We also chat about Moore’s Law and how it applies to the intersection of biology and technology, how we might need to reframe the concept of an impending robot apocalypse, and whether HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey could be our future gatekeeper to a clinical trial. This episode moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and listen around once in a while, you could miss our reference to SneakerNet. More at

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