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Adapting Businesses to ‘The New Normal’ Using Digital Transformation

  • Date: August 26th, 2020, Wednesday
  • Time: 11:30 AM EDT | 3:30 PM GMT | 9 PM IST
  • Speaker: Christopher Merlan, Chief Digital Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/98323216219

Go Digital Webinar Series: The webinar will bring to you discourses on digital transformation from the minds of various experts in the field. Each episode will feature an expert or a conversation between experts discussing the implications of the pandemic on different aspects of the publishing industry. You can expect information about how to transform your business right from strategy to implementation and industry best practices to workable steps taken by several publishing peers.

Episode 6: Adapting Businesses to ‘The New Normal’ Using Digital Transformation

On this episode of the Go Digital Webinar Series, we have with us the Chief Digital Officer of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Christopher Merlan, in conversation with Sameer Shariff, CEO, Impelsys and Kotesh Govindaraju, Head of Americas, Impelsys. The episode will feature the three experts discussing the impact of digital transformation on businesses and health administration.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • A brief overview of the work done by the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • The changes that businesses, especially non-profit organisations, are undergoing currently
  • Emerging digital trends and how to harness them to generate business
  • The rapid digital transformation taking place across the publishing and education sectors

Please note that this is a free event and no certificates of participation will be awarded to participants upon attending the event.


Chirstopher Merlan

Christopher Merlan, Chief Digital Officer, American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is a distinguished professional with 25 years of successful and diverse experience spanning delivery operations, talent management, program management, strategic planning, and organizational leadership. With a passion for leveraging business process evaluation, technology and people to solve critical business problems on a global scale, he excels at enabling teams to reach their highest potential. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.

Sameer Shariff

Sameer Shariff, Founder and CEO, holds a graduate degree in Economics (Entrepreneurial Management) from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He leads the organization across all its strategic global locations, and as the  founder, Sameer has been the major driving force behind Impelsys’ business vision, strategy, value, and growth. He takes a keen interest and holds accomplishments in leadership, innovation, and strategy which has won him several accolades. He is passionate about the Indian start-up eco-system where he plays both advisory and operational roles, besides investing in early-stage start-ups.

Kotesh Govindaraju

Kotesh Govindaraju – Head of Americas, Impelsys Inc. Responsible for leading Growth and Operations, and shaping the company’s core objectives in the Americas, Kotesh Govindaraju comes with 30 years of experience in strategic planning which includes business development, revenue generation and delivery. A strong executive leader, he has immense expertise in the areas of project management and client engagement as well as tremendous experience in IT Strategy, service integration, governance & management, business value enhancement, enterprise solutions and program management & governance.