Every month, MassBio spotlights a member company and the great work they’re doing to advance the life sciences industry and support the patients we serve. For July, we spoke with GraVoc Vice President ‑ Information Security and IT Nate Gravel. In this role, he oversees the development and delivery of GraVoc’s managed IT and cybersecurity services. Nate has a B.A. from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and a M.A. from Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT).
Tell us about your organization, its mission, and current initiatives
Founded in 1994, GraVoc is a technology consulting company located in Peabody, Massachusetts. Since its inception, GraVoc has been committed to helping customers in the life sciences industry solve business problems and reimagine their operations through the development, implementation, and support of technology-based solutions, including: software development – analysis, design, customization, and implementation of software applications; IT managed services – LAN/WAN design, implementation and support services; information security – advisory, regulatory compliance, audit, and cybersecurity testing; web and media – website and web application development and digital marketing. Today, GraVoc partners with many life sciences organizations to ensure that their technology only accelerates the important work they are doing.
How does your organization’s activities help patients now and into the future?
While many of the solutions developed by GraVoc are not patient-facing, they can be considered, directly or indirectly, patient-enabling. In short, we try to eliminate technology-related barriers for our partners in life sciences so they can, in turn, spend more time helping their patients.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the life sciences industry today?
Like organizations across all industries, life sciences organizations face significant challenges now and into the future with regard to anticipating and planning for how technology will affect their development and growth. The life sciences industry often finds itself at the intersection of groundbreaking research and development and transformative technology. For all life sciences organizations, navigating this intersection remains crucial to the success and longevity of both the businesses themselves and to the patients they serve.
What’s next for your organization / what are you focused on in the coming year?
GraVoc’s focus will remain on providing value to the life sciences industry through partnership. By staying in front of and advising on technology trends, GraVoc can allow customers to focus on the problems they’ve set out to solve. We see this role as a small but significant contribution to the important work they are doing.
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