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LIFESCIENCELEADER.COM THE CRO LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2014 13 THE CRO LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2014 LIFESCIENCELEADER.COM C . G A L L E N , M.D., PH.D. M . R . K E L L E R J . O R L O F F , M.D. Another common future prediction tool, and one employed by Life Science Leader magazine for this roundtable, is that of expert opinion. I posed 10 questions to three clinical research experts to get a sense for the future of clinical trials in an outsourced model. The experts included Christopher Gallen, M.D., Ph.D., CEO SK Biopharmaceuticals; Mary Rose Keller, former VP of clini- cal operations, Sangart; and John Orloff, M.D., former SVP and chief medical officer, Novartis. Of course, there are plenty of experts who have been wildly wrong when predicting the future, such as the head of Warner Brothers who said in 1927, "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" Conversely, there are examples of forward-thinking experts (e.g. Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos) who have dem- onstrated a mastery of anticipating the future and capitalizing on it. Travel with me now as we journey into the potential future of clinical trials in an outsourced model. Throughout human history people have held a fascination with try- ing to predict the future, employing a variety of tools — crystal balls, palm readings, tarot cards, or my personal favorite, the Magic 8 Ball. Scientists typically use data when forecasting the future. Q&A 0 3 1 4 _ C R O _ R o u n d t a b l e _ F u t u r e 3 C . i n d d 2 0314_CRO_Roundtable_Future3C.indd 2 2 / 1 9 / 2 0 1 4 1 : 4 3 : 3 6 P M 2/19/2014 1:43:36 PM

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