Dr. Kalali is recognized globally as a leading innovator at the intersection of life sciences and technology, advising companies in both sectors. He is known for his expertise in the digitization of the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, he was the Head of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at IQVIA. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Editor of the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, and the Lead Editor of the book Essential CNS Drug Development, published by Cambridge University Press. He is the Founding Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Society for CNS Drug Development (ISCDD), and Chairman and Chief Curator of the CNS Summit.