Our Mission

Every Project Better Than The Last

Projects that do not achieve their desired business objectives waste precious time, human effort and material resources.

Poor project outcomes are a function of:

  • Inflexible plans
  • Uninspired actions
  • Uninformed decisions

For too long business leaders have been dependent on software meant just for getting a list of tasks done. But tasks do not drive project outcomes - people do. Success depends on the right people with the right info, acting at the right time.

EightSpokes is redefining the purpose of workflow software designed for complex and high-stakes projects in life sciences.

We believe -

  • The purpose behind each task is more important than tasks themselves
  • Getting tasks done well is more important than just getting them done 
  • Meeting project outcomes is more important than meeting timelines

Our software helps you retain and recycle your organization's tacit knowledge, enables your projects and teams to learn from ones that came before them, and inspires your people to focus on driving business outcomes, than just timelines.

Make your next project the best yet!

 

Our Values

We are not the only crazy ones...

There were several before us who valued their time above all and just did what mattered to their mission, and made a meaningful difference to our way of life 

 
 
 

Clients First, Always

We are maniacally focused on the long-term success of our clients.

 
 

Iterate Until Perfection

We are technology artisans and take great pride in the execution of our craft.

 
 

Compassion + Positivity

We treat others as we expect to be treated, with respect and empathy. It’s our secret to happiness.

 
 

No Closed Doors

Knowledge or opportunities, we believe transparency fosters collaboration and excellence.

 
 

Integrity

Actions, not empty promises. Yes, we do the right thing even when no one’s watching.

 
 

Curiosity

Challenging the status quo comes naturally to us. We’re unusually inquisitive.

 
 
 

Grit

Creating the future is demanding. We embrace adversity with tenacity.

 
 

Time

Time is precious. Do what matters.

 
 
 

Disclaimer: Just because these gurus inspired our values, does not mean that they endorse Enlighten as world's best Enterprise Project Collaboration software for life science companies, at least not yet

 

Our Team

We Simplify The Complex

 

Andy Mehrotra

CEO

I simplify complex workflows in life sciences. Our clients invest serious time, effort and resources to create and launch novel life science products. My focus is to provide clients with technology solutions which help them achieve their objectives earlier - without wasting an ounce of effort, or losing a shred of knowledge.

Working with diverse teams to launch HUMIRA® for six indications in over fifty global markets was a capstone experience to my two decades of learning the intricacies of introducing new innovative medicines to market.

Navigating the bench to bedside journey is always a challenge for innovative medicines. However, the life science industry is transforming, and fast. With restricted patient pools due to stringent clinical trials, rising reimbursement challenges, and shrinking access to target physicians - it has become harder to recover costs. 

Operational excellence, particularly development efficiency and launch effectiveness are critical to viability today. Unfortunately, the technology for driving these mission critical workflows has not kept up in recent years. For too long have leaders been shackled by stale information stuck inside multiple applications - from emails and spreadsheets to slides, which adds to their challenge of making key decisions and taking actions.

Paul, Sam and I have been creating technology solutions for the life science industry for over a decade now. We understand the challenges of its environment. We designed Enlighten to make information more relevant, timely and accessible - to decision makers, and to all they rely upon for taking the right actions every day.

I have a MBA from AGSM in Sydney, Australia, and a joint Masters degree in Health, Sciences and Technology from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

My passion: To create solutions which accelerate organizational achievement

My favorite question: How can our clients achieve better outcomes, faster?


Paul Gilbert

Head, Product Engineering

I simplify the complex through algorithms. I make sure that we do the heavy lifting, so that our users can get simple answers to complex questions quickly and easily, and can drive real business outcomes.

Project management for large and complex initiatives has not changed much in decades, as a result despite it's benefits to all members of a team, it is still very much considered to be a project manager's cross to bear.

Our aim is to redefine project management for the benefit of all people who collaborate on a team and need specific answers to align their efforts with their objectives and achieve what matters to them the most.

I met Andy on a project for IMS Health, and Sam a few years later. Andy has a crazy penchant to question everything and break long established rules - I enjoy the challenge of meeting him on empty drawing boards to figure out new, often better, solutions to old problems.

However I depend on Sam to give meaning to all my algorithms and code calisthenics. Sam is just awesome at giving life to programs in a beautiful elegant way!

I have a Double Bachelors in Computer Science from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

My passion: To breakdown tough problems until a simple solution emerges

My favorite question: What are our users really trying to solve?


Samson Khisty

Head, Product Design

I simplify the complex through design. My aim is to make it really easy for our users to get familiar with, and benefit from, the groundbreaking concepts we are continually adding to Enlighten. 

From our early days of starting EightSpokes, it was very clear to me that product design was going to be a true differentiator and adoption driver to win over users - who had long been frustrated with the monotony
of using existing enterprise software.

Over the years it has been my endeavor to ensure that our product team continues to push the envelop with intuitive design and to make the mundane interesting for our users. 

I got to know Paul while working closely on a SaaS CRM software that we were designing for Andy, when he was still at Abbott. Paul has a unique ability to think about a problem at multiple levels simultaneously, and Andy consistently strives to balance form with function while conceptualizing solutions. 

I enjoy the challenge of merging their thinking through design, which helps to bring out the best in me.

I have a Masters in Computer Science from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

My passion: To come up with new ways to make our technology more intuitive

My favorite question: Why does it matter to our users? 

 8Spokers  who made Enlighten possible

 
Nicole Simmons
Roy Scott
Harold Peterson
Wayne Torres
Donna Davis
Janet Nowak
Elizabeth Bastien
Nicole Rhee
Margaret Clark
Daniel Roberts
Sara Horvat
Carlos Peterson