April 23 - 25, 2018

Main Day Two

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

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


Keith McFarland

Charlotte Economic Development Examiner


Judit Czako

Economic Attaché of Hungary
Consulate General of Hungary


Carlos Ribera

Material Market

9:45 am - 10:30 am Drug Substance Automation – Facility of the Future

Billy Melvin, Head of Bulk Process Automation,GSK

Billy Melvin

Head of Bulk Process Automation

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

11:00 am - 11:45 am Recovering Margins After an Exponentially Expensive Discovery Process

Asmara Agha, Sourcing Excellence Program Manager,Medtronic

Asmara Agha

Sourcing Excellence Program Manager

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Interactive Discussion Groups

Group A: The State of Data Capture and Utilization

Group B: Areas of Improvement for Cross-Functional Collaboration
Group C: Opportunities & Challenges for Automated QA/QC

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Large-Scale Automation Track: Mind the Gap: The Role of Data Integrity & Serialization

Roque Redondo, Vice President Automation & Metrology,Pharma-Bio Serv

Roque Redondo

Vice President Automation & Metrology
Pharma-Bio Serv

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Small -Scale Automation Track: Intelligent Automation in CMOs: The Answer for Small-Batch Biotechs

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Large-Scale Automation Track: Identifying the Right Automation Business Partners

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Small-Scale Automation Track: Additive Manufacturing as a Strategy for Agile Manufacturing

Eugene Giller, CTO & Founder,Rize Inc.

Eugene Giller

CTO & Founder
Rize Inc.

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

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Predictions for Automation in 2025