Lindsay Edwards is a senior leader with expertise in drug discovery, human physiology, data science, machine learning and deep learning. He is currently Head of AI and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for GSK Pharma R&D in the UK and Europe. In particular, his role is focused on identifying opportunities to apply recent advances in machine learning (and particularly deep learning) to existing bottlenecks in the drug discovery pipeline, as well as identifying opportunities to disrupt the existing model entirely. Lindsay Edwards has over ten years’ experience as a scientist and communicator, including eight years in systems biology and machine learning. He continue to collaborate closely with academia, act on a number of advisory boards, speak regularly at international conferences.