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The Heart Research Institute is proud to be featured at Microsoft Inspire 2018 as an organisation that has digitally transformed into a modern workplace, enabling it to stay at the leading edge of cardiovascular research.

At the Microsoft Inspire conference held 15–19 July 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the Heart Research Institute took centre stage with Dimension Data to talk about the technological transformation that enables its scientists to collaborate more effectively in their life-saving research.

Real-time collaboration with other researchers around the globe is becoming increasingly important in medical research and for HRI.

The next generation of research is truly international and, as we grow, our strength will be collaboration with large groups of researchers overseas,” says Dr Stephen Hollings, CEO of HRI.

Dr Steven Wise, Applied Materials Group Leader, agrees. “Collaboration is an essential part of what we do.”

By deploying a modern workplace solution that allows researchers all around the world to easily share insights in real time while also improving the security of highly sensitive information, HRI is able to enhance valuable research activities that will eventually lead to better patient outcomes.

Such a workplace also draws talented researchers to the Institute. “If you want to attract the best people, you need to provide world-class facilities and tools. And that’s what we got when we implemented Microsoft Modern Workplace,” says Richard Wylie, Fundraising Director.

HRI’s state-of-the-art facilities and technology empowers us to conduct our innovative research in over 150 collaborations around the world, as we speed towards the next groundbreaking discovery.

“In terms of sharing data and collaborative tools, the platform we have in place with Microsoft will be absolutely key to us driving the science forward,” says Dr Hollings. “You can walk into a conference room, and people from other parts of the world are up on the screen looking at the same data and talking about the same results. There’s a realization that the brakes have been taken off, and people are able to move forward at a much greater speed.”

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