Business School of Hard Knocks: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

Many things can be learned in lectures, courses and books, but there is little that can truly prepare you for the experience of becoming an entrepreneur and the unexpected challenges that you will face along the way.  This interactive session will reflect upon why it is important to know the theory but be prepared for the unexpected.

stiegerPeter Steiger, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in the application of specialized medical imaging techniques in support of biopharmaceutical product development.  At PAREXEL Informatics, he oversees the company’s worldwide medical imaging scientific strategy as VP and Chief Scientic Officer of Medical Imaging.   Prior to joining PAREXEL, Dr. Steiger was the CEO of Optasia Medical from 2006 to 2013 and CEO of Synarc from 2000 to 2005. He also spent several years as Chief Scientist for medical imaging device company Hologic, where he led the Medical Data Management division responsible for supporting the use of bone densitometry measurements in clinical studies. As a Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Dr Stieger was one of the pioneers in the application of imaging endpoints to clinical trials. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts related to medical imaging techniques.