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