Bio: Dr. Barry Wark is the co-founder and CEO of Ovation.io, Inc. As a life science researcher and software entrepreneur, he has been working at the intersection of science and technology for more than twenty years. He is the author or patents in molecular diagnostics and clinical informatics and served as a member of the Data Sharing Taskforce of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility. Barry received a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington Program in Neurobiology and Behavior. Driven by his experiences as a researcher, Barry set out to tackle issues related to the management and use of scientific data. He was the founder of the scientific software consultancy Physion LLC which focused on the technological needs of neuroscientific research. It was there that he cultivated competencies in solving data management, acquisition, and sharing problems that plagued clients and partners throughout the research world. Recognizing similar challenges in clinical informatics, Barry joined with Winston Brasor MS, MSM to commercialize Ovation.io’s unique laboratory operating system. By focusing on innovation, Ovation continues to redefine the role of a Laboratory Information Management System in Clinical Diagnostics. Barry’s other passions include spending time in the mountains with his family, and making music with friends.