8:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee

8:45 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Evaluating the Innovative New Technology in Pharma 4.0 Which Is Transforming the Manufacturing Field

9:00 am Utilizing Predictive Approaches to Improve Equipment Maintenance

  • Harold Woods Senior Director of Engineering & Facilities, Kiromic Biopharma Inc


  • Leveraging the direct linkage of online monitoring of equipment into other systems so that interventions can be achieved faster
  • Discussing maintenance management systems and their use in analyzing the wear and durability of equipment, including vibration monitoring and condition-based monitoring
  • Ensuring we combine the use of a variety of manufacturing-related systems (e.g. WebAPIs, direct database access, exports to Excel) to enable Pharma 4.0

9:30 am Discussing the Implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in AstraZeneca Biologics


  • Debating why TPM/reliability has been late having TPM/reliability been late to develop in Pharma relative to other industries
  • Implementing TPM where a lean organization already existed
  • Re-baselining established AZ Reliability Programs to a new TPM standard
  • Development of a new TPM Academy

10:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Coffee


This session is the ideal opportunity to get face-to-face time with many of the brightest minds working in the manufacturing engineering and facility management field and establish meaningful business relationships to pursue for the rest of the conference

11:00 am Discussing CMMS Deployment for a Greenfield Startup CDMO

  • Chris Clayton Director of Information Technology, INCOG BioPharma Services


  • Choosing the right system and partner
  • Assessing various design and deployment strategies
  • Initial data loads and validation methodology

11:30 am Engineering the Future: Leveraging the Synergy Between Technology & the Business

  • Hasmik Mkrtchyan Business Process Manager, Global Quality Lab Operations, Catalent Inc.


  • Experiences in implementing and enhancing an integrated digital platform (ERP, MES, LIMS, CMMS, etc.)
  • Examination of the common challenges faced when investing in digital transformation and how to proactively mitigate risk in a competitive market
  • Eliminating knowledge & cost silos to expedite manufacturing and technology expansion to support Business demand
  • Discussion of how to effectively evaluate the digital landscape and determine the optimal modality

12:00 pm Exploring the Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Engineering & Operations


  • Discussing the potential use cases for AI and AR
  • Evaluating the resources required to deploy these technologies
  • Examples of deployments and results achieved

12:30 pm The Future of GMP Asset Management

  • Jim Wilton Senior Vice President, Product, Nuvolo


  • Understand the benefits of consolidating GMP manufacturing asset management and non-GMP facilities departments together on one platform
  • Gain unprecedented insights to help support the full lifecycle of assets, calibration, preventative maintenance, and vendor management
  • See the future of asset management and how it can be better aligned to quality processes through technology

1:00 pm Lunch & Networking

2:00 pm Digital Transformation to Improve Operational Reliability & Efficiency

  • Madhu Vudathala Former Vice President, Head of Manufacturing operations, AlfaSigma


  • Discussing the advantages of digitization in pharma
  • An overview of the opportunities of digitization in pharma
  • Analysis of the challenges with the digital transformation of the pharma world

2:30 pm Integrating Energy Sustainability into Existing Assets

  • Steven Driver Global Energy Program Director, Principal Engineer, Sanofi


  • Implementation of artificial intelligence to reduce operational risk, increase reliability, and save energy
  • Piloting new technologies to further reduce maintenance, electric, and water consumption
  • Deployment of the continuous manufacturing process designed to achieve higher product volumes at lower operational costs

3:00 pm Designing Facilities to Adapt to the “New Normal”, Where Remote Working & Hotdesking are Taking Over from Traditional Office Working

  • Marie Pisello Senior Manager, Space & Workplace, Foundation Medicine


  • Discussing the implications of hot-desking and remote working on facility design
  • Evaluating how the “Facility of the Future” will look, and how to enhance facility design to allow for this
  • Assessing the ‘new normal’ with respect to remote working and how to design facilities to support workers at home and in the office

3:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks