Dr. Nimita Limaye leads the Life Sciences R&D Strategy and Technology program at IDC, providing research-based advisory and consulting services, as well as market analysis. She is passionate about the interplay of data, technology and analytics in transforming R&D. An executive business leader, thought leader and influencer, with over two decades of life sciences leadership experience working across pharmas / CROs / life sciences-tech consulting companies, she addresses the role of digital transformation in discovery research, precision medicine, decentralized clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, digital ecosystems, and more. She has served as a mentor for start-ups on the Mass Bio Digital Health Tech initiative, has served as the past chair of the SCDM board and is the current chair of the DIA global medical writing community. She has chaired several conferences, led industry roundtables, given keynote talks, led panel discussions and has authored over 70 publications / white papers.