Jabe Wilson

Jabe Wilson is the Global Commercial Director, Data & Analytics for Corporate R&D Markets at Elsevier. He has a background in Artificial Intelligence (AI), which he has been working with for 30 years.

Since the late 1990s he has worked on a wide range of innovative projects instrumental in driving the transformation of Elsevier from an established scientific print publisher through to its transition into a predominantly digital information analytics company.  Projects include: Elsevier’s first electronic reference books; early collaborative social networks in biomedical science with BioMedNet; the indexing for adverse drug reactions with the creation of Pharmapendium.com; development of early semantic knowledge bases for therapeutic drug design, introduction of adaptive learning courses into the National Health Service in the UK with Elsevier Clinical Skills; and, developing the semantic search product Elsevier Text Mining.

More recently he has worked on refining Elsevier’s AI and Semantic Data capabilities and organized a Datathon Challenge to investigate Repurposing Drugs to treat Rare Diseases using the new platform in collaboration with the Pharma Pre-competitive group the Pistoia Alliance, along with not-for-profit organizations CuresWithinReach and Mission-Cure the outcomes of which were featured in the 2019 RELX annual report.