Conference Co-Chairs


Dr Deepak Kallubundi BDS
CCDM, CPM, Director, FSPx Covance



Dr Deepak Kallubundi is Director, FSPx in Covance. He is currently Board Member for SCDM. Brings in over 18+ years of experience in industry with high expertise for Project’s, Program’s and Portfolio’s handling for various FSP’s and Stand-alone services. In his current role is responsible for Governance of FSPs, building technology alliances and operational Delivery. Also heads External Data Group from India Region along with Data Operations in FSPx. He is a Certified Clinical Data Manager and Certified Process Manager. He has participated in various SCDM and DIA conferences as speaker, Session Chair, Co-chair and served as volunteer for SCDM certification committee.

Dr. Anitha K
Global Head of Operations for Novartis for their Global Data Operations


Dr. Anitha K is an Inspirational leader who drives a culture of excellence organization-wide through motivation, empowerment, and personal example. Innovative, versatile, and solution-driven professional with strong leadership skills, focused on strategic planning, Project Management, Process Excellence, and Innovation Currently working as Global Head of Operations for Novartis for their Global Data Operations. As a Head of delivery & Centre of Excellence, the experience of managing a large end to end Pharma Program customer account with an excellent track record of delivering mega-scale projects on time, within budget and high standards of quality, consistently. Extensive experience leading a variety of areas within clinical research organizations in a matrixed, geographically dispersed environment and global on-site Teams from Europe, India, Asia, and the United States. The majority of her experience consists of managing large ‘Operations’, sophisticated and savvy in Project & Program Management, Quality Management, Process Excellence through Six Sigma and Lean Sigma, Clinical Operations and Clinical Data Management. .An Efficient Fiscal Manager with a proven history of slashing the cost by effective allocation and utilization of Material resources and people management with excellent people management. She understands and relates CDM in all the three perspectives of CRO, BPO, and Pharma eyes.

Deven Kishor Babre
Director Biometrics Life Sciences Digital Operations, Cognizant



Deven has is proficient with most of the domains in clinical research has invested time in learning and developing web-based technologies, information dissemination in complex databases within data and safety management systems. His latest passion is technology landscape, automation and consulting across clinical trial spectrum. Deven has worked with global CROs, BPO’s and also with India KPOs and Pharmaceutical company. Deven has been in this industry for past 20 years and with a overall 23 years’ experience.





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