d-Wise Adds David Handelsman, CDISC Advisory Council Chair, to Leadership Team

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Mr.Handelsman brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the d-Wise organization to support their strategic growth and global expansion.

In support of the company’s global expansion, d-Wise has added senior industry leadership with the announcement of David Handelsman as Senior Director of Industry Strategy. Mr. Handelsman is a healthcare and life sciences expert with more than 25 years of industry, software and management experience.

Prior to joining d-Wise in February, Dave established SAS Institute as the leader for the life sciences industry’s Clinical Trial Data Transparency initiatives.He has served as a founding member of the SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insight where he led a team of experienced analysts charged with applying advanced analytics to address complex business and scientific challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences industries. He was SAS’ recognized expert on clinical trials business issues. "The d-Wise business model thrives on thought leadership and team synergy of experienced professionals from life sciences and healthcare domains. We are excited to have Dave on board to help us develop innovative solutions for our clients," states d-Wise COO and co-founder, John Leveille.

Before joining SAS, Dave held management roles at ClinTrials Research (acquired 2001 by Inveresk Research Group, Inc.) and Pharmaceutical Research Associates (PRA), both large contract research organizations (CROs). In these roles, he led data management, programming and biostatistics teams in both the US and Germany that were responsible for the preparation and delivery of data and statistical analyses.

Dave is currently the chair of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Advisory Council and a Steering Committee member for the US Clinical Researcher of the Year competition. At d-Wise, Dave will be charting the company’s life science and healthcare strategy with a goal of sustaining continued growth and further establishing d-Wise as the go-to technology and consulting organization for those markets.

About d-Wise
d-Wise http://www.d-wise.com is a technology leader with the expertise to empower world-class life science and healthcare organizations to resolve their business optimization challenges, helping them rapidly harness and leverage data, systems and processes to gain competitive advantage.

With offices in the US and UK, d-Wise offers product, service and consulting solutions that help clients clearly understand technology options, interconnect manual, disparate and point systems and implement best practices for robust, reliable, and compliant infrastructures that optimize data flow and business process.

d-Wise has over a decade of experience tailoring data integration, data warehousing and standards solutions to meet individual client needs. That experience is rooted in extensive domain knowledge of SAS software, clinical drug development and clinical data standards like CDISC. As a trusted CDISC Registered Solutions Provider d-Wise also brings a unique blend of experience that includes direct participation within life sciences companies in technology implementation and integration, process optimization and multi-phased development processes found in clinical research and the related data continuum from capture through submission.

Within the healthcare and insurance arena, d-Wise works with organizations to help them understand and develop an analytic vision, and integrate and streamline data operations for rapid deployment of advanced analytics that improve operations, lower costs, and facilitate decision making. The company's broad range of experience includes data optimization for actuarial, quality, medical-management, and operational data marts and data warehouses, as well as support for fraud detection using data-driven and repeatable processes.

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