Dr. Andreas Scherer is CEO of Golden Helix. The company has been delivering industry leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over 17 years. Its innovative technologies and analytic services empower scientists and healthcare professionals at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from next-generation sequencing and microarrays. With its solutions, hundreds of the world’s top pharmaceutical, testing labs, hospitals, and academic research organizations are able to harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, improve the efficacy and safety of drugs, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine. Golden Helix products and services have been cited in over thousand peer-reviewed publications.
He is also Managing Partner of Salto Partners, a management consulting firm headquartered in the DC metro area. He has extensive experience successfully managing growth as well as orchestrating complex turnaround situations. His company, Salto Partners, advises on business strategy, financing, sales and operations. Clients are operating in the high tech and life sciences space.
He blogs about business topics. His comments have been quoted by media outlets such as Forbes, Ecommerce Times, and The Guardian.
Dr. Scherer holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Hagen, Germany, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is author and co- author of over 20 international publications and has written books on project management, the Internet, and artificial intelligence. His latest book, “Be Fast Or Be Gone”, is a prizewinner in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition, and has been named a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
“Andreas possesses the rare combination of C-level, big picture business acumen and technical project delivery expertise. I have sought his council on a variety of issues pertaining to my business over the years.”
Steve Raeder, Principal, Celeris Partners
“It was an intense learning process for the team and Andreas was skilled at creating a good learning environment, whilst always mindful of keeping the tream on track and focused on the end results.”
Colleen Cavas, Vice President, Roche
“His exceptional clarity on translating strategic goals into tactical plans and managing them for speedy delivery…is remarkable.”
Aziz Ahmed, Abbott Labs
“Dr. Andreas Scherer is an Expert in the Critical Chain Project Management field. He was very kind to accept the invitation from the PMI Pharmaceutical Community of Practice to present to a global audience in a webinar format…It was truly a pleasure working with Dr. Scherer and the community greatly appreciated his presentation.”
Prashant Rajopadhye, Senior Officer of the Pharma Chapter, Project Management Institute (PMI)
“Be Fast or Be Gone is a fascinating treatment of the power of focus, applied to the often complex world of project and strategy management.”
David Allen, Best-selling author Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity
“Be Fast or Be Gone will open your eyes to the possibilities of realistic schedules and on-time project completion.”
Dr. Steven D. Eppinger, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Using the principles espoused in Andreas Scherer’s book Be Fast or Be Gone, pharmaceutical companies can substantially shorten their research and development timelines, allowing drugs to be available to patients much more quickly.”
Dr. Hugh Davis, Vice President, Centocor – a Johnson and Johnson company