Edward (Ed) S. Tripp, principal and president of Edward S. Tripp & Associates, Inc. has more than 41 years of experience in the Life Sciences Industry providing strategic planning to clients and offering insights into industry best practices and implementation planning for electronic document management and electronic submissions systems. He has completed consulting projects in the United States, Europe and Japan in best practices, document management, and HL7®. As a widely published author and speaker, he has shared insights on various subjects, namely Meeting Agency eCTD Expectations for Efficient Navigation(Microsystems); Consistent Format Leads to Efficient Review(Microsystems); and Making It Happen (Drug Information Association), and more. Ed has served as the Vice-President of the Executive Committee with the forum on Implementation of Regulatory Information Submission Standards(IRISS), a global, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the implementation and widespread, successful adoption of electronic regulatory submission standards around the world. In 2011, Ed was elected to the board of directors with Health Level Seven (HL7®) International, the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, and served in that capacity until 2014..