Breakfast Briefing

Exploring the power of Terra:
A walkthrough of how researchers can use Azure tools in Terra to analyze public, private, and controlled access datasets.

Session Details:

Date: 8am - 9am

Time: Wednesday, October 4th

Location: Secret Stage

Session Description:

Scientific exploration is evolving with exponential growth in datasets and powerful tools for analysis. Terra, a biomedical research platform co-developed by the Broad Institute, Microsoft, and Verily, provides a solution for researchers to access and analyze multimodal datasets using private and community-based tools. Join this session to understand how to unlock new research insights by connecting into the Azure ecosystem from within Terra.

Through a step-by-step walkthrough, we will prepare you to complete analyses using powerful Azure offerings on private, controlled access, and public datasets, and set you up to accelerate discoveries and foster collaborative breakthroughs across the globe.


  • Ilyana Rosenberg , Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Health Futures
  • Kyle Vernest, Head of Product Management, Data Sciences Platform, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Erdal Cosgun , Senior Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft Health Futures