Pharmaceutical and Biotech Digital Transformation Conference

November 6-7, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

Penn's View Hotel

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DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:45 CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
Ulo Palm, Senior Vice President, Digital Science, ALLERGAN

9:00 KEYNOTE PANEL: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IMPACT ON PHARMACEUTICAL ORGANIZATIONS & FORECAST OF FUTURE TRENDS

  • Value of digital transformation across industries
  • Opportunities & limitations in the application to pharma
  • Focus on building a digital bridge with the consumer
  • Outlook into the future of digital transformation

MODERATOR: Shaheen Lakhan, THE LEARNING CORP

PANELISTS:
Nishtha Gupta, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

Michael Song, ASTRAZENECA

Stephen Amato, BIOGEN

 

9:45 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY MAPPING & STRATEGY DEPLOYMENT
With the increasing excitement and focus on optimizing corporate goals via digital technology and culture, pharmaceutical and biotech organizations are at diverse levels of advancement in shifting towards new goals. As a critical first step, the organization must clearly identify distinct areas of operation to propel into the digital era, and whether a company-wide or team-specific approach is preferable. Secondly, in order to ensure to ensure cost and time-efficiency in the execution of the digital strategy, professionals must design a comprehensive plan of action, encompassing involved human resources and realistic timelines. Finally, continuous strategy optimization efforts ensure the organization operates steadily at the forefront of digital efficiency.

PART ONE: DEFINING INITIAL ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS FOR STREAMLINED DIGITAL TRANSITION

  • Determining the digital strategy purpose and focus
  • Outlining team-specific needs within the organization
  • Matching corporate goals with relevant technology
  • Digital transformation budgeting considerations

Supriya Lagu, Digital Transformation Professional

 

10:45 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:15 PART TWO: BREAKOUT DISCUSSION – PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO OPTIMIZING DIGITAL STRATEGY EXECUTION

  • Strategic workforce and expenditure planning
  • Benchmarking strategy execution timelines
  • Methods to continuously optimize operations

Vik Sharma, formerly at PFIZER

Stephen Amato, BIOGEN

 

12:00 LUNCHEON FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

 

1:15 DIGITAL SCIENCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL R&D: OPPORTUNITIES AND PITFALLS

  • Defining digital sciences to provide greater clarity
  • Employing revolutionary digital science methodologies
  • Exploration of incremental and transformative opportunities
  • Mitigating challenges and pitfalls of digital science application

Ulo Palm, Senior Vice President Digital Sciences, ALLERGAN

 

2:00 PANEL: COMPARING VIEWS ON OPTIMAL TEAM AND LEADERSHIP DESIGN

  • Debating the value and structure of a designated transformation team
  • Establishing digital leadership and placement within the organization
  • Empowering the workforce to promote creativity and flexibility
  • Fostering employee growth for upgrading company processes
  • Evaluation of essential profile attributes for building agile teams

Supriya Lagu, Digital Transformation Professional

Stephen Amato, BIOGEN

Vik Sharma, formerly at PFIZER

 

2:45 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15 PANEL: OPTIMIZING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION VIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY VENDORS

  • Defining digital transformation needs and applicable technology
  • Vendor selection criteria and partnership outcomes assessment
  • Ensuring aligned goals between the corporation and the vendor
  • Ongoing partnership in technology optimization and updating

Diane Wuest, SANOFI

Kate Innelli, AMGEN

 

4:00 ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGIES POSITIVELY IMPACTING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES
With an ever increasing number of exciting technologies available on the market, professionals must carefully analyze opportunities and boundaries in key tools and software enabling digital transformation. Companies willing to propel operations into the digital era must also clearly outline internal needs, as well as consider whether the desired technology will prove compatible with existing systems, in addition to ease of familiarization for employees. Gaining insight into peers’ practical experience is of the highest value to digital leaders in the effort of selecting and applying promising technology to the organization.

PART ONE: PRACTICAL INSIGHT INTO THE USE OF A SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY

  • Identifying the exact need within the corporation
  • Technology selection criteria within a crowded market
  • Practical steps in applying new technologies
  • Current status of the outcomes of digitalization

Nishtha Gupta, Digital R&D Business & Technology Consultant, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

 

4:45 PART TWO: TECH TALKS: SHARING PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Participants will gather in small groups led by moderators to share experiences with existing software and technologies to gain clarity on new solutions to digital problems that are changing the landscape of transformation through AI, ML, mobile technology, predictive analytics and more.

  • GROUP 1 – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
    Nishtha Gupta, GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • GROUP 2 – Wearable Technology
    Michael Senical, ASTELLAS PHARMA US

 

5:30 CLOSING REMARKS & DAY 1 CONCLUSION

 

6:30 CONTINUED NETWORKING: FACILITATED GROUP DINNERS
Q1 Productions will arrange dinner reservations at local restaurants close to the conference hotel for those interested in joining a group of fellow participants for dinner on November 6th. Please note that dinner expenses must be covered by each participant individually.

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