This session will present a broad range of thoughts and experiences related to the impact of automation along with a broad range of challenges and opportunities. Discussion will range from cyber security to advances in process automation, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), data management and potential of cloud based data and open protocols enhancing flexibility.
CEO and Chairman of the Board
[Operationalizing for COGM in different biotechnology production scenarios]
Speaker: Alison Moore, PhD
Biotechnology production facilities have evolved over the last 4 decades and with the expansion of biotechnology modalities, we have further heterogeneity in plant infrastructure. While some principles of production efficiency are constant in any scenario, other opportunities to optimize COGM can be associated with plant design and intent, and require the convergence of operations’ disciplines in new ways to maximize performance. ||
Speaker: Thomas Burke
Mr. Burke will share his vast experiences from over 20 years with Rockwell Automation and 13 years leading the OPC Foundation. The objective of the OPC Foundation is to promote Open Protocols in automation which will enable substantial advances in flexibility for future manufacturing and processing operations. Mr. Burke’s experience crosses manufacturing and process controls for all industries. He will talk about what he is seeing in forward looking industries and share his ideas on how those advances might benefit the Pharma and Biotech industries. He will focus on the challenges in Cyber Security and what he is observing in his recent work with various industry leaders.
[Robots and the Future of Manufacturing ]
Speaker: Jay Douglass
Robots have many benefits for manufacturing, but also some limitations. In general, robots are under-employed by small and medium-sized manufacturers who are vital to the overall supply chain and global competitiveness. Large manufacturers desire advances in collaborate robots and logistics in order to further automate their environment. Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), one of 14 ManufacturingUSA® Institutes nationwide, is working to solve this problem by bringing together industry, academic and government partners to advance the use of robotics in manufacturing. Attend this session to learn how. ||
[The Convergence of Science and Engineering in Future Pharmaceutical Manufacturing]
Speaker: Sam Guhan, PhD
Dr. Sam Guhan, VP of Global Engineering at Amgen will share his thoughts on challenges of future pharmaceutical manufacturing. Dr. Guhan will comment on miniaturization, modularization and integration of manufacturing steps, and why proactive communication and collaboration between scientists and engineers will be so important.
President & Executive Director
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Vice President, Drug Product Development