Join Appian and Merck for a day of informative and inspirational presentations, sharing of experiences, and networking with Life Sciences and Healthcare peers and thought leaders at the 2019 Appian Life Sciences & Healthcare User Group on October 22nd at Merck (North Wales, PA)!

This one-day complimentary User Group provides and excellent opportunity to:
  • BUILD relationships with your peers and industry thought leaders.
  • LEARN from Appian experts and customer success stories.
  • EXPERIENCE the power of Appian's Low-Code Platform.

We look forward to seeing you there!

**We invite all to attend in person however are aware that there are travel restrictions.  We will provide remote access to those that are unable to attend in person for this User Group.  To join remotely please select the check-box in the registration form. 


9:00am - 9:30am         Breakfast and Registration
9:30am - 9:50am         Welcome, Agenda Review and User Group Best Practices
Evi Cohen, VP, Global Life Sciences and Healthcare, Appian
Terry Robinson, VP, Life Sciences and Healthcare Sales, Appian
9:50am - 10:05am       Let's Hear from a Patient!
Hannah Boorse, Survivor
10:05am - 10:25am     Merck's Journey with Appian, Merck
John Janick, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety, (GRACS) Merck
Omar Ceren, Sr. Specialist, Business/Technology Analysis, Merck
10:25am - 10:45am     Networking Break
10:45am - 11:05am     Customer Story: Bayer's Journey with Appian & Envision
Abi Velurethu, Executive Director, Global Head - Technology & Application Management, Bayer
11:05am - 11:35am     Appian Healthcare: Digital Building Blocks
Bob Yurkovic, Executive Advisor Professional Services, Appian
11:35am - 12:00pm     Customer Story: AmeriHealth Caritas
Vrajesh Shah, VP, IS Strategy & Shared Services, AmeriHealth Caritas
Vijay Nunna, Director Enterprise Process Services, AmeriHealth Caritas
12:00pm - 1:00pm       Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 1:20pm         Appian Chief Technology Officer Keynote
Mike Beckley, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Appian
1:20pm - 1:40pm         Customer Journey: MD Anderson Physicians Network Rapid Adoption
Bill Simeone, Vice President, Operations and Chief Quality Officer, MD Anderson Physicians Network
1:40pm - 2:00pm         Natural Language Processing and The Document Reconciliation Desk
Adam Godel, Solutions Consultant, Appian
2:00pm - 2:20pm         Networking Break
2:20pm - 2:40pm         Robotic Workforce Manager
Rob Monroe, Principle Solutions Architect, Appian
2:40pm - 3:00pm         Partner Feature: PwC HCP Engagement
Baris Goc, Director, Life Sciences Advisory, PwC
Tim Canonico, HCP Engagement Integration Solutions Leader, PwC
3:00pm - 3:20pm         Partner Feature: KPMG Blockchain and PLCC
Shekar Atmakur, US Blockchain Lead Solution Architect, KPMG
Pooja Parekh, Manager, KPMG Life Sciences Consulting
3:20pm - 3:30pm         Final Q&A / Meeting Concludes
4:00pm - 6:00pm         Networking Reception hosted by AppianPrinceton Blue, and Bits In Glass at Normandy Farms Hotel and Conference Center (details below)

Event Details:

User Group Location:
Merck Headquarters
351 North Sumneytown Pike
North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454
Room: UG Auditorium

Networking Reception Hosted by Appian, Princeton Blue, and Bits In Glass:
Normandy Farm
1401 Morris Rd
Blue Bell, PA 19422 
Room: Silos Ballroom
*Shuttles will be provided to/from Normandy Farms and Merck for the networking reception.

Lodging Recommendations:
Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center (3.3 miles/8 minute drive from Merck)
1401 Morris Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale (1.7 miles/5 minute drive from Merck)
1200 Pennbrook Pkwy, Lansdale, PA 19446

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Montgomeryville (3.5 miles/10 minute drive from Merck)
544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA, 19454

*If you require lodging for this event, ensure you book your accommodations early before rooms sell out!

Event Manager
Brittany Carr