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Life Sciences LSIG Monthly Customer Call for May > Meeting Recap

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Enclosed is a recap of the 5/24/2018 Life Sciences LSIG meeting. Please access the recording for the entire meeting.   Play recording (50 min)

New Members Intro and Co-Chair change  

  • No new members announced themselves.
  • Rachel Silveira from Boston Scientific is joining as new co-chair (Wendy has taken on a new role at Boston Scientific).
  • New LSIG Coordinator volunteer needed. Becky Loeding has served a 2 years term and it is time to pass the baton.  Please contact Becky, John, or Dhruv if you are interested.

Role Based Learning Presentation – Paul Braswell from Biogen

  • Paul presented his findings on best practices/benchmarking with data points from Life Sciences and Non- Life Sciences customers.
  • Please contact Paul if you have any questions or would like to discuss his findings (we unfortunately ran out of time for questions).
  • Key take-ways (strongly recommend listening to recording to hear all of Paul’s insights)
    • Most customers are challenged with role based training.
    • Biogen is working with internal customer groups to integrate training/curriculum/competencies into business process mappings.
    • Key differences between Life Sciences and Non-Life Sciences: Life Sciences themes:  Separation between job training and development. Training is used to alert of changes to business processes.  Non-Life Sciences Themes:  More focus on content, easier ways to find training and creating demand for training, and aligning job role training to performance
    • Key trends: All are looking for ways to target training to job roles better.   Life Sciences is looking for tools and techniques to enable supervisor accountability.   There is also a need to optimize granularity of job role training.

GDPR CheckPoint– John

  • New regulation goes into effect May 25, 2018.
  • See February presentation on LSIG Fusion Site (presented by Avi from SF) for more details, including purge functionality (February recording and minutes are available in the LSIG Jam site).
  • Each customer will need to interpret and implement according to their own needs/interpretation (not a one size fits all solution).

1808 Release Timeframe– Sany

  • Dates are not official yet – however, looking very much like last year’s schedule.
  • Official dates will be posted on Community site when they are ready (hint – tentative dates were shown in the call recording by Sany)


3Q2017 VSaaS Patch 1 upgrade– John-   

  • Preview/Stage upgrade performed on May 19th
  • Production Patch 1 upgrade planned for June 9th
  • Updates and fixes are quite comprehensive – recommend that you check out patch fixes in Preview/Stage
  • See attached SF Customer Notification


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Galactic 3

Excellent notes John! Thank you!