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Cloud computing and life sciences - Salesforce and Veeva explain the benefits of digital transformation


With the benefit of hindsight, one remarkable aspect of the COVID crisis was the speed with which vaccines passed through regulatory approval processes to take on the emergency of the pandemic. Approvals that might more commonly have taken years under normal circumstances ended up in mass production sign-offs within months, moving at a speed not typically associated with the life sciences industry.

But it was a global emergency so nothing was normal. As Paul Shawah, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy at life sciences platform provider Veeva Systems, observes:

There were things that were unnaturally fast during COVID. There was a shifting of priorities, a shifting of focus. In some cases, you had the emergency approvals or the expedited approvals of the vaccines that you saw in the early days, so there was faster growth. Everything was kind of different in the COVID environment.

The industry is not operating at that ...


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