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Pharma 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Summit

  • 8th September 2020
  • Germany flag Germany Berlin
  • Riu Plaza Berlin Martin-Luther-Straße 1, 10777

How does Industry 4.0 change pharmaceutical manufacturing? Transitioning to Pharma 4.0 offers both new opportunities and challenges. 

This event provides an appropriate platform for industry professionals and technology leaders to discuss the best practices and experience of introducing, implementing and managing emerging technology capabilities.

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This Summit will focus on analytics and data integrity, automation, the workforce of the future, technical and operational transformation, and end-to-end integration. Through case studies, interactive presentations and discussions, attendees will discover how to start the digital transformation today!

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Senior Managers, Principal Scientists and Engineers specialising in:

  • Medical Devices
  • Robotics & Control
  • CMC
  • Continuous Processing
  • Cell Culture Technology
  • Commercialisation
  • Digital Strategy & Transformation
  • Data Integrity
  • Diagnostics
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Product Quality
  • Process Monitoring
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Compliance
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Licensing
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Regulatory Affairs & Licensing
  • Risk Management
  • Research & Development
  • Track & Trace
  • Scale Up & Tech Transfer
  • Sterilisation
  • Supply Chain
  • Research & Development
  • Validation
  • Vaccines

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Implementation of the digital strategy
  • Automation and robotics
  • Workforce 4.0
  • Data connectivity, data management and impact on IT
  • Technical and operational transformation
  • GMP and continuous manufacturing
  • Cyber security
  • Environmental monitoring and energy management
  • Logistics optimisation

Thomas Halfmann, CH

Global Head of Production IT

NNIT

Thomas Halfmann has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing IT and automation in the life sciences industry. After various management positions at Novartis, including Head Global Project Office, Global MES Program Manager and Global Head Biopharmaceutical Operations IT, Thomas founded the international life sciences consulting company HGP in 2008. HGP had offices in Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Poland and Indonesia and was acquired by NNIT in 2019. Since October 2019 Thomas has been the global head of production IT for NNIT.

Christian Wölbeling, DE

Senior Director of Global Accounts

Werum IT Solutions

Christian Wölbeling is senior director of global accounts at Werum IT Solutions based in Lueneburg, Germany, part of the Körber Medipak Systems Group. Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and bio­pharmaceutical industries. Its PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and also by many mid-sized manufacturers including leading global Chinese pharmaceutical or­ganisations. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. For more than 28 years working in life sciences manufacturing IT, Christian has had great experience in all GMP related processes. He has broad activities inside the ISPE as founder and chairman of the special interest group Pharma 4.0, ISPE’s GAMP MES special interest group co-chair, ISPE GAMP member at large of the Euro­pean Steering Committee, Knowledge Network Council chair, PAT and Lifecycle Control Strategy CoP steering member, and ISPE Affiliate DACH board member.

Richard Denk, CH

Senior Consultant, Aseptic Processing & Containment

Skan AG

Richard Denk has studied mechanical engineering and did an examination on experts of GMP, qualification and validation, pharmaceutical auditing, phar­maceutical engineering, quality control at the University of Applied Sciences in Albstadt/Sigmaringen Germany. Richard works at SKAN AG, headquartered in Allschwil, as the head of sales containment. He founded the expert Con­tainment Group of the ISPE DACH eight years ago. The Containment Group published the Containment Manual in September 2015. Richard has spent nearly 20 years working with highly active/highly hazardous substances and has developed the containment pyramid.

Jorge Amorocho, DE

Team Lead of Oral Solid Dosage, Co-Team Lead of Mixed Reality

Team Lead of Oral Solid Dosage, Co-Team Lead of Mixed Reality

Jorge Amorocho joined Pharmaplan in April 2016. Jorge leads the disciplinary team of oral solid dosage at Pharmaplan and developed the workstream area of mixed reality with applications on the pharmaceutical sector. In his time at Pharmaplan Jorge has been a member of project teams with a focus on process technology in the area of solids handling and tablet manufacturing. Jorge counts currently with experience in diverse projects along different phases, starting from the conceptual design through basic and detail design up to construction and qualification phase. Since 2018 Pharmaplan has developed its own solutions in the area of virtual reality, facilitating its customers with virtual mock-ups and training of personnel. There have been many experiences applying virtual reality solutions inside the projects of Pharmaplan, accelerating in this way the decision-making across the project phases.

Christine Eckardt, CH

Project Manager

PM Group

A Pharmaceutical Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in project management, construction management, commissioning and consulting in the pharmaceutical, biotech and cosmetics industry. Focused on aseptic fill-finish & packaging projects for liquid, semi solids and solid forms.

Marcel de Grutter, NE

Executive Director at OPEN-SCS

Liaison Regulatory & Government Affairs at Abbott Healthcare Products

With over 30 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals, Marcel has held various positions and roles, was actively involved in reorganizations, integration, and separation after takeovers and business splits. 

As a world-renowned and respected expert in MOMS, Operations, IT, Serialization Track & Trace he can translate regulatory and business requirements to practical, cost‑effective, innovative automation, and IT solutions. 

In addition to being active in various industry groups, and a Board Member and speaker at many congresses, Marcel is also the Executive Director of the OPEN Serialization Communication Standard Group.

The OPEN-SCS Working Group is a consortium of life sciences companies and solution providers who have developed an industry standard for interoperability of serialization components. The Working Group belongs to the non-profit organization OPC Foundation.

Dr. Dieter Peters, CH

President

Make Profit Growth Happen

30+ years experience as Global Operations Executive in pharmaceutical and chemical industry – turn arounds, profit improvement, reliability and supply chain optimization – North America, South America, Europe. Grunenthal: General Man­ager & Board Member, EVP Global Product Supply (product launch, cost reduc­tion, cash flow & risk optimization, operational excellence, supply chain optimiza­tion, good manufacturing practice, strategy development & execution) Celanese: Site Director, Global On-Stream Reliability Champion Hoechst: Production Leader, VP R&D Organic Chemicals & Quality, Business Unit Leadership Team.

Dr. Mothivel Mummudi, IN

Global Industry Director

Tridiagonal Solutions

Dr. Mothivel (Mothi) Mummudi graduated from Iowa State University with a PhD degree in chemicals. He has spent more than a decade in various roles within the chemical process industries applying fundamental process knowledge to solve process/product development challenges to advance modelling and data sci­ence techniques. He has been chairing data science forums in the USA and has published papers around predictive analytics. (His patent details: Limit based threshold estimation for prognostics and health management, Issued Novem­ber 13, 2018 United States US10126209B2). He is currently the global director of Tridiagonal’s process consulting practice and drives advanced modelling and data science practice.

Dr. Miran Denac, IL

SVP, Regional Manager, IL/APAC-Respiratory

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Miran Denac is responsible for the Israel, Asia-Pacific and respiratory manufactur­ing in Teva Pharmaceuticals. This comprises currently 10 final dosage production plants with approximately 4,000 employees and various production technologies. He held previously a cluster lead role in Europe and site general manager positions in Teva, including Germany (Merckle, Ratiopharm) and Croatia (Pliva). Before that, he worked in various technical and sales roles in the Swiss mechanical indus­try, with a significant international export market orientation. Miran graduated in chemical engineering and completed a PhD at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. His recent business focus has been on site network consolidation, efficiency and reliability in manufacturing and supply in a competi­tive generic market as well as implementation of digitalisation projects for better business performance.

Mr. Praveen Kapse, IN

Vice President – Global Strategy & Innovation

Tridiagonal Solutions

Praveen Kapse is the vice president of global strategy and innovation at Tridiago­nal Solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience working in technology solutions across different industry verticals. His core competence involves con­ceiving strategies for a successful introduction of products and solutions in the engineering space. With a strong techno-commercial background, he has been implementing large digital transformation programs for various companies.

Massimo Pizzochero, IT

Senior Product Manager

SEA Vision

Massimo Pizzochero is a senior product manager with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, currently focussing on business intelligence and data analytics tools for the pharmaceutical sector. Massimo acts as a commercial front-end for SEA Vision's data analytics and automation tools and liaises between the sales and technical departments, providing strategic insights to country and regional sales teams. He works with manufacturers to uncover the hidden potential with-in their manufacturing process by highlighting inefficiencies and exploiting and maximizing opportunities. He is passionate about new technologies and project management and takes a keen interest in business matters.

Teresa Minero, IT

CEO

LifeBee

Teresa Minero is the founder and CEO of LifeBee, a business consulting and digi­tal company dedicated to life sciences since 2004. She has more than 30 years of experience in managing international consulting and digital innovation projects for production, logistics, quality, regulatory and R&D and in managing startups and business divisions for international consulting groups. More than 25 years have been spent within life sciences. She is currently also the chair of the ISPE Italian affiliate, part of the ISPE European leadership team and part of the ISPE steering committee for Pharma 4.0 Global Special Interest Group. She has been a lecturer and chairman at many conferences and an author of many articles on digitalising life sciences and Pharma 4.0.

Peter Claes, BE

Global Knowledge Manager

Datwyler Sealing Solutions

Peter Claes is the global knowledge manager of Datwyler. He holds a master’s degree in electromechanical engineering with a strong focus on automation. He has almost 20 years of experience in the field of engineering, 13 of them with Datwyler. Peter started his career as a project manager in the healthcare plant in Alken (BE) and over the years became a lead expert in his field. During this time, he participated in several global expansion and automation projects across Europe as well as in India and the US. Later he assumed the role of glob­al technology manager in which he was responsible for the global optimisation of the Datwyler manufacturing technologies. A global alignment of technologies and knowledge resulted in a reduction of engineering and manufacturing costs and a significant increase in plant flexibility and reliability. Recently he expanded his responsibility from the field of technology to global knowledge management in general.

Veronica Ghidotti, IT

Product Manager

Antares Vision

Veronica holds a degree in computer science and has a strong background in automation, software development and resource managing. She is currently Product Manager defining the new generation of Antares Vision products. Before joining Antares Vision, she has covered a project manager role in different industries for more than 5 years.

Christian Miguel-Langstrof, DE

Department Manager Digital Factory

PHARMAPLAN GMBH

Since 2013 he´s working for PHARMAPLAN in Germany as a Senior Project Engineer. In 2014, he took over the lead of heading the Electrical, Automation & IT department in Bad-Homburg. 2019 he initiated the creation of the department Digital Factory. He worked in various projects within the phases Conceptual, Basic, and Detail Design. His passion is developing concepts, working with, and leading automation team members through all phases of a pharma project, tracking budget and timelines, develop and present solutions to execute complex automation projects.

Christian has long experience in the creation of transparency for automation infrastructure and architecture through As-Is workshop, incl. Analysis of current manufacturing processes and defining improvement actions for Automation as well as defining roadmaps. Over the past years, he established an enterprise architecture-based strategy for various international customers.

Thomas Halfmann, CH

Global Head of Production IT

NNIT

Christian Wölbeling, DE

Senior Director of Global Accounts

Werum IT Solutions

Richard Denk, CH

Senior Consultant, Aseptic Processing & Containment

Skan AG

Jorge Amorocho, DE

Team Lead of Oral Solid Dosage, Co-Team Lead of Mixed Reality

Team Lead of Oral Solid Dosage, Co-Team Lead of Mixed Reality

Christine Eckardt, CH

Project Manager

PM Group

Marcel de Grutter, NE

Executive Director at OPEN-SCS

Liaison Regulatory & Government Affairs at Abbott Healthcare Products

Dr. Dieter Peters, CH

President

Make Profit Growth Happen

Dr. Mothivel Mummudi, IN

Global Industry Director

Tridiagonal Solutions

Dr. Miran Denac, IL

SVP, Regional Manager, IL/APAC-Respiratory

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Praveen Kapse, IN

Vice President – Global Strategy & Innovation

Tridiagonal Solutions

Massimo Pizzochero, IT

Senior Product Manager

SEA Vision

Teresa Minero, IT

CEO

LifeBee

Peter Claes, BE

Global Knowledge Manager

Datwyler Sealing Solutions

Veronica Ghidotti, IT

Product Manager

Antares Vision

Christian Miguel-Langstrof, DE

Department Manager Digital Factory

PHARMAPLAN GMBH

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It was a great conference: great information sharing across all groups. Over 100 people. (Christa Myers, Sr. Associate, Owner - Pharma Market Leader, CRB)

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Thank you, Dana and the rest of the Vonlanthen team for a well-organized summit in Vienna - and an extended thank you to all speakers and participants for all the good discussions and networking during the two days we had together! ( Henrietta Vinnerås, Sr Mgr Microbiology and aseptic technique, Fresenius Kabi)

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I ( and many others from the conference) think this is the best European conference on Aseptic Filling technology. Very interesting conference (Enrico Zanetti Sales Business Development Director Swissfillon AG)

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