Ropes & Gray Co-Hosts Annual, Multi-Part Webinar Series on Using Data and Analytics as Tools in COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Transactions, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Health Care

For the third and fourth consecutive years, Ropes & Gray partnered with Mass Insight Global Partnerships and the university-industry partners launching the Data Science Network to host virtual and interactive events focused on data usage, innovation and opportunities in an ever-changing environment.

The 2021, four-part series offered the following webinars and will include subsequent topics on cybersecurity, big data and threat intelligence, and ESG and climate change.

  • Return to Normal? How Data Can Facilitate Recovery and Return to Work

    Event faculty included Dr. Barbara Z. Larson, Executive Professor of Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President of the Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA, Northeastern University, Erica Murphy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ropes & Gray, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    A recording is here.

    Panel 1

  • Accelerating Next Generation Developments in Cancer Care: A Collaborative Agenda for Data Innovations and Policy

    Event faculty included Dr. Todd R. Golub, Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Dr. Brian Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Medicine, Inc., Andy Beck, MD PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, PathAI, Rebecca Li, PhD, Executive Director, Vivli, Christine Moundas, Partner, Ropes & Gray, and David Peloquin, Partner, Ropes & Gray..

    A recording is here.

Mass Insights

The 2020, three-part series offered the following webinars.

  • Data Partnerships: How to Apply Data Solutions to Address COVID-19 and the Financial and Economic Crises (and Accelerate Innovation Long Term)

    Event faculty included Andrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance, Director of Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, Raj Echambadi, Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Ed McNicholas, data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Ropes & Gray, Alfredo Sciascia, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Research, Liberty Mutual, Randy Swanberg, Senior Vice President, Automation and AI, State Street, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 

    A recording is here. 

    Panel 2

  • Modeling COVID-19, Tracking Health Data: How Data is Developed and Leveraged to Inform Re-Opening Plans and COVID-19 Response

    Event faculty included Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor, Director – Network Science Institute, Northeastern University, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, Susan Holleran, Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Internal Audit, Waters Corporation, David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President of the Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA, Northeastern University, Rohan Massey, data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Ropes & Gray, Erica Murphy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ropes & Gray, Ara Tahmassian, Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 

    A recording is here. 

    Panel 3

  • The Corporate World Turned Upside Down: Measuring Change in Culture, Compliance and Innovation in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Event faculty included Zach Coseglia, Managing Principal, Head of Innovation, and Co-Lead, R&G Insights LAB, Koen Pauwels, Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Co-Founder of the DATA Initiative, Northeastern University, Tara Palesh, Senior Director – Global Compliance Analytics Lead, Pfizer Inc., Mike Garcia, Managing Vice President, Capital One Financial Corporation, Lili Gil Valletta, Co-Founder and CEO, CIEN+ and CulturIntel, and Eugene Soltes, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. 

    A recording is here. 

    Ropes & Gray is serving as the exclusive legal partner of Mass Insight Global Partnerships in an ongoing initiative to align leading financial services organizations with university members, academic researchers and venture capital partners to identify and address digital technology and data challenges. Leading the efforts to liaise with Mass Insight Global Partnerships and its members for the webinar series include IP transactions partner Ed Black and data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Kevin Angle (both of Boston) in coordination with Bill Guenther, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships.

    Panel 4

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