Janet Adams leads the Software R&D team for the Genomics division at Agilent, delivering informatics product solutions supporting NGS analysis including as the SaaS-based Alissa Informatics Suite. Prior to joining Agilent, Janet has led software product development and IT teams over the past few decades in life science and biotech companies including Intrexon (synthetic biology), Affymetrix (instrument control, data processing, and micro array analysis products for RUO and Diagnostic markets), and Applied Biosystems (Laboratory Information Management system (LIMS) product development) .
Janet studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and has spent her career in software and IT supporting the Life Sciences industry. She loves sports, is an avid SF Giants and Cal football fan, hiking and the outdoors, food & travel. She also serves on the board of directors for her family’s business, Spotlight Therapy, providing behavioral services for autistic children