Dr. Luca Finelli
VP, Head Insights Strategy & Design, Data Science and AI
Head of Insights Strategy & Design for the newly formed Data Science and AI unit in Novartis Digital. Program and System Owner of Nerve Live, a next-generation advanced analytics platform exploiting machine learning and cutting edge data science. Luca's passion for computational intelligence goes back to the early nineties, when he got a first glimpse of the future of AI while developing neural networks. At Novartis, Luca holds various positions from Head of Predictive Analytics and Design to Global Head of Strategy and Communications. Before Novartis Luca worked at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California as Research Fellow with Professor Terry Sejnowski, a founding father of the field of machine learning and computational neuroscience. Luca holds a MSc in Theoretical Physics and a PhD combining Big Data, Analytics, and Medicine to study the brain during sleep. In Pharma and Healthcare, Luca's key areas of expertise lie in Leadership and Strategy, Digital Transformation, AI strategy and AI Products.
- Leadership & Strategy
- Digital Transformation
- Pharma, Healthcare
- AI Strategy & AI Products
- Public Speaker
Publications & Blog post of Dr. Luca Finelli
- Novartis empowers scientists with AI to speed the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines
- Finelli L.A., Narasimhan V., Leading a Digital Transformation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Reimagining the Way We Work in Global Drug Development, April 2020, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 108(4) DOI:10.1002/cpt.1850
- Drug development gets big data analytics boost
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