April 23 - 25, 2018

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Morning Jumpstart

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Merck Double Feature: Applied Intelligent Automation

9:45 am - 10:30 am Merck Double Feature: Strategies to Ease Regulatory Compliance with New Automation Technologies

Derrick Smith, Associate Scientist, Post-Doc,Merck

Derrick Smith

Associate Scientist, Post-Doc

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Mingle – Meet with Fellow Attendees Over Coffee

11:00 am - 11:45 am Defining the Role of Robotic Process Automation in Pharma

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Solutions Showcase: See the Latest IA Technologies in Action

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Large-Scale Automation Track: Identifying the Right Mix of Automation & Human Oversight

Alan Katz, Director of Chemical Manufacturing,SPEX CertiPrep

Alan Katz

Director of Chemical Manufacturing
SPEX CertiPrep

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Small -Scale Automation Track: Creating an Efficient Clinical Manufacturing Workflow

Chuck Hart, Head of Clinical Manufacturing,Prolong Pharmaceuticals

Chuck Hart

Head of Clinical Manufacturing
Prolong Pharmaceuticals

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Large-Scale Automation Track: Machine Learning to Optimize Continuous Production

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Small-Scale Automation Track: Where Production Meets Biology: Enabling Commercially-Viable Personalized Medicine

Charlie Sklare, Researcher,Chrisey Research Group, Tulane University

Charlie Sklare

Chrisey Research Group, Tulane University

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Recharge – Continue Conversations Over Snacks & Refreshments

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Interactive Discussion Groups

Group A: Pharma’s Readiness for RPA
Group B: The Regulatory Challenges of New Automation
Group C: Advantages of Shorter Timeline Investments in Automation

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm People’s Choice Awards & Community Goal-Setting

Recognize the showstopper of the solution showcase
Decide in real-time on technology and automation goals for the drug and device industry
Work to make these targets a reality when we meet next year!