What’s Ahead for 2012


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Our readers identified the top trends and game changers they expect to define the various industry sectors in the coming year.

John Blakeley
, Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, ERT, a clinical research service provider that assesses the safety of newly developed drugs by major pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit
Jay Carter, R.Ph., Senior VP, Director of Strategy Services, AbelsonTaylor Inc., an independently owned full-service healthcare advertising agency. For more information, visit or email
Tim Davis, CEO, Exco InTouch, a provider of mobile communication solutions for patient recruitment, retention, compliance, ePRO, eDiary, and post-marketing studies. For more information, visit
Neil de Crescenzo, Senior VP and General Manager, Oracle Health Sciences, Global Business Unit, a deliverer of comprehensive, end-to-end suite of software applications for clinical development and healthcare. For more information, visit
Frances L. DeGrazio, VP, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., a global provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration. For more information, visit
Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Bench International, a global, retained, executive recruiting and consulting firm providing senior talent to life science institutions. For more information, visit
Hien DeYoung, VP of Human Resources, Acucela Inc., leverages promising science in visual cycle modulation to develop new methods for treating blinding eye diseases that affect tens of millions of people worldwide. For more information, visit
Rick Keefer, President and CEO, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, a provider of multichannel message delivery solutions to the life-sciences industry. For more information, visit or
Matt Kibby, Global Operations Lead, BBK Worldwide, a global provider in the field of patient recruitment. For more information, visit
Jeff Kozloff, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Verilogue, uses technology to capture and analyze live, in-office physician-patient dialogue used by the healthcare industry to further enhance its understanding of the numerous diseases that face society today. For more information, visit
Nancy Lurker, CEO, PDI Inc., a healthcare commercialization company providing insight-driven promotional services. For more information, visit
Tim O’Rourke, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Healogix, a global healthcare marketing research and consulting firm. For more information, visit
John M. Vann, Executive VP, Corporate Development, Chiltern, a full-service, global CRO with extensive experience in the management of Phase I-IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas and contract staffing solutions. For more information, visit
Stephen Wray, President and CEO, Cadient Group, a digital healthcare marketing agency serving a diverse range of industry markets and stakeholders, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, hospital/
healthcare systems, institutions, and associations. For more information, visit
Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and CEO, Parexel, a global bio/pharmaceutical services organization that helps clients expedite time-to-market through our development and launch services. For more information, visit
John Cole, Director, Life Sciences Consulting Business, Thomson Reuters, a source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. For more information, visit
Peter Ferguson, Senior VP, Health and Life Sciences, Yoh, an American talent and outsourcing company. For more information, visit or
Ken Jones, Executive VP/General Manager, Communications Media Inc. and Compas Inc., media planning and buying companies servicing the pharmaceutical, health, and wellness industries. For more information,
JOHN PARSONS, General Manager, Interpace BioPharma, a PDI company formed to manage full product commercialization opportunities; he is also Senior VP, Commercialization Unit, at PDI Inc. For more information, visit
Hans Poulsen, Head of Consulting, Thomson Reuters, a source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. For more information, visit
Bruce Rooke, Chief Creative Officer, GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv company, and healthcare advertising agency. For more information, visit
Nancy Smerkanich, Executive VP, Global Regulatory Affairs, Octagon Research Solutions Inc., a provider of breakthrough software and services to the life-sciences industry. For more information, visit ­
David Smoller, Chief Scientific Officer, Sigma Life Science, a Sigma-Aldrich business that represents the company’s innovative biological products and services for the global life-sciences market. For more information, visit
Matthew Stumm, Creative Director, BBK Worldwide, a global provider of patient recruitment solutions and services. For more information, visit