WZCC - NY CHAPTER 2017 QUARTERLY MEETING
HOW CYTEL HAPPENED: FIVE FACTORS FOR SUCCESS
Date, Time And Venue: Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:30p.m., followed by lunch thereafter at Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr, 106 Pomona Rd., Suffern NY 10901.
Dr. Cyrus Mehta, President & Co-Founder of Cytel Corporation and Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard University, tells his story about “How Cytel Happened” and the five factors contributing to its success.
ABOUT DR. CYRUS MEHTA
Cyrus Mehta is President and co-founder of Cytel Corporation and is also Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard University. Cytel (www.cytel.com) is a leading provider of software, clinical services and strategic consulting on the design, interim monitoring and implementation of adaptive clinical trials. Dr. Mehta consults extensively with the biopharmaceutical industry on group sequential and adaptive design, offers workshops on these topics, and serves on data monitoring and steering committees for trials in many therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology, neurology and metabolic disease. He has led the development of the StatXact, LogXact and East software packages that are widely used by the biopharmaceutical industry, academic research centers and regulatory agencies.
He has over 100 publications in leading statistics and medical journals. He is a past co-winner of the George W. Snedecor Award from the American Statistical Association, is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He was named Mosteller Statistician of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Statistical Association in 2000, and Outstanding Zoroastrian Entrepreneur by the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce in 2002. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Indian Statistical Association (2015) and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2016).
Cytel was founded 30 years ago as a four-person operation from Cyrus’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has grown to a 700-person company with offices in USA, Europe and India. Although still dazed by it, Dr. Cyrus will recount how it happened, what lessons have been learnt, and how his Zoroastrian faith has been a source of strength and wisdom through both the good and difficult times.
Dr. Cyrus is looking forward to an interactive session with plenty of discussion, and will be happy to provide tips and answer questions from the youth interested in attending universities such as Harvard & MIT.
PLEASE JOIN US TO HEAR DR. CYRUS MEHTA’s INCREDIBLE STORY AND LEARN FROM HIS EXPERIENCES.