Dr. James Cai is the Head of Disease and Translational Informatics at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, New Jersey. He leads a group of informatics scientists that provide a wide array of support to scientists in the areas of data capture, management, analysis and sharing/collaboration. Prior to his current role, James was Head of Research Statistics and Data Mining, and later Head of the Biomedical Informatics group, both within the Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) Informatics organization at Roche. Dr. Cai has worked in a wide range of informatics areas including genomic data analysis, algorithm development, enterprise system development, text analytics and data mining. He played leading roles in several global initiatives that helped to shape the Informatics strategies at Roche. He and his team are also responsible for a number of scientific applications widely used within the company. Dr. Cai received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University. He was a National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Informatics, with broad training in informatics practices from basic biological research to clinical medicine.