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Tim Hoctor

Tim Hoctor

Vice President, Life Science Solutions Services

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About the author:

Tim is Vice President, Life Science Solutions Services at Elsevier. He is a technology and Life Science management professional with more than 20 years experience leading products and teams in industry-leading data and analysis products, with a strong emphasis in Life Science and publishing. His career has included roles in communications and user interface development, moving into senior product & strategic marketing, sales, product and professional services management roles. He has a strong understanding of customer perspective and focus, detailed product development and lifecycle management knowledge.

Posts by Tim Hoctor

A Hackathon Demonstrates the Need for Deep Learning in R&D

Posted on January 12th, 2018 in Pharma R&D

Today’s life science companies find themselves dealing with an interesting dilemma. With the help of many technological breakthroughs, they now have access to tons of data bursting with potential. Continue reading “A Hackathon Demonstrates the Need for Deep Learning in R&D” »

Unifying Data Standards to Promote Innovation

Posted on January 5th, 2018 in Pharma R&D


Imagine that you are spending your days as a researcher in the life sciences, trying to use your skills, expertise and determination to do innovative, potentially life-saving work, but then you keep getting bogged down by the “busy work” of having to clean up data. Continue reading “Unifying Data Standards to Promote Innovation” »

Benefits and Dangers of Mixing Wearable Tech and Healthcare

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in Pharma R&D

Ideally, healthy living should be something that transcends income, but the reality is that it can be expensive to live a healthy lifestyle. High calorie foods are often cheaper than nutritious options, and poorer neighborhoods are often known as “food deserts” where it is hard to find good produce. Continue reading “Benefits and Dangers of Mixing Wearable Tech and Healthcare” »

Big Data vs. Infectious Disease

Posted on October 20th, 2017 in Pharma R&D

With the many highly effective vaccines that have been created over the last several decades, it can be easy (particularly for those in America and other developed countries) to fall into the trap of thinking that we are living in a world where infectious disease is not that big of a threat. Continue reading “Big Data vs. Infectious Disease” »

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