Unleashing The Power of Data & AI – Where Do We Go From Here?

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Hear from IT leader Anna Berg Asberg how AstraZeneca is unleashing the power of technology to transform the research and development of medicines for patients, why it’s an incredible time to be a female leader in tech, and where we go next. This session is for women in all stages of their careers who want to optimize their organizations’ success with cutting-edge technology and influence change to benefit society.

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