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    Jane Yu, MD, PhD, is a Digital Architect for Microsoft. She is a technology evangelist, solution architect, and management consultant specializing in large-scale IT systems for data science, AI, and machine learning. As a former medical scientist, she has extensive experience working alongside thought leaders within the healthcare and life science (HCLS) industry on initiatives designed to accelerate innovative research in clinical informatics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Previously, as the HCLS industry executive for IBM Worldwide Systems and Client Engagement Leader for Watson Health, she led data science initiatives and partner collaborations in genomics, precision medicine, and drug discovery at commercial and academic organizations within North America, Europe, and Asia. She has authored industry white papers on enterprise-scale high-performance computing for HCLS applications, and frequently served as a speaker, panelist, and meeting facilitator at industry conferences—including HIMSS, BioIT World, NVIDIA GTC, and Supercomputing—on the topic of Machine Learning, accelerated ‘Big Data’ analytics, and enterprise workload management infrastructure. Dr. Yu began her professional career in clinical medicine and biomedical research, and she has authored peer-reviewed articles in the areas of auditory neurophysiology and computational neuroscience. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she received an MD and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in systems neuroscience. She received her undergraduate degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.