Slava is a biopharma veteran. He has been recognized as a leader in the adoption of the AI/ML technology in healthcare and drug development and is a frequent speaker at some of the most prolific industry events. Slava is the inventor on a number of issued and pending patent applications and has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in computational biology, artificial intelligence and molecular biology. Additionally, he authored book chapters and numerous scientific presentations and posters.
Formerly, Slava was the SVP and Chief Analytics Officer at Berg and the head of Berg Diagnostics and Analytics divisions where he has spent 7 years developing data driven technologies for target discovery and precision medicine. Before Berg, Dr. Akmaev was the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at GNS Healthcare and the Scientific Associate Director at Genzyme Genetics where he launched multiple commercial diagnostic products. At the beginning of his career he was a bioinformatics lead at Genzyme R&D where he developed novel statistical approaches for high-throughput “omics” data. Dr. Akmaev holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.