Joshua Phillips

Chief Security Officer

Joshua brings 16 years of experience building IT systems in the healthcare and life sciences domains. Before rejoining SemanticBits, he was the chief architect of PierianDx’s flagship product, Clinical Genomicist Workstation (CGW). In his previous role at PierianDx, Joshua was responsible for leading the design and implementation of all aspects of the product’s software and IT infrastructure. Joshua designed a highly-scalable, HIPAA-compliant AWS-based computing infrastructure for handling Next-Generation Sequence (NGS) clinical diagnostic testing workflows. As chief software architect, Joshua also lead the design and implementation of a flexible software architecture for integrating and analyzing large, highly-volatile genomic data sets. CGW is a classic “big data” application, which requires managing terabytes of data; building highly scalable data analysis pipelines on a dynamic, cloud-based compute cluster; designing and implementing visualizations that allow genomicists to integrate multiple large data sets with genomic and protein coordinates, and perform common business intelligence operations across millions of cases. Joshua also performed in the role of PierianDx security and compliance officer, ensuring proper training and security processes are in place. Before joining PierianDx, Joshua was CTO of SemanticBits, where he provided technical leadership to distributed, interdisciplinary teams in the development of clinical genomics, clinical trials, biospecimen, and health IT systems.