What is the IT-systems of the future and how can we navigate the Pharma 4.0 world in a convenient and cost-efficient way?

This year’s overall topic is IT and AI in Pharma production, and we are proud to present a diverse panel of speakers representing all membership aspects, from Big Pharma to Young Professionals.

The program includes a look into Artificial Intelligence in Pharma, what are the trends towards the future and how do we implement it in a safe way?

A presentation on how you should kickstart your AI-driven value creation that ties academic and industry applications together will be presented as well as an additional case study from the Logistics area where trends and application suggestions for Pharma will be discussed.

We will also present a Digital Journey case study defining Astra Zeneca’s vision of the factory of the future outlining how you can work to lay the foundations right to enable transformation using design thinking to engage and ideate.

A look at Data Integrity - associated automation, cloud storage and compliance will also be part of the program.

We hope that you and your colleagues will decide to join us at this year’s Annual Meeting Conference!
During this event, we want you to be inspired by the presentations and enjoy good discussions while enhancing your network.

In the afternoon there will be a 45 min. session free of charge for all ISPE Members where we will have the ISPE Nordic Affiliate 2019 Annual General Meeting – election of new board.

The meeting will be held at Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, Sweden There is a limited number of rooms available at the Hotel. Book your group rate for ISPE Nordic directly with the hotel.



Thursday 21 November 2019

09:30 - 10:00     Registration, coffee & Visit tabletop exhibition

10:00 - 10:10     Welcome and setting the scene, ISPE Nordic intro

  • Mette Kraemmer Hansen, Quality Risk Management Specialist,
  • Novo Nordisk, Denmark - Vice Chair of ISPE Nordic Affiliate

10:10 - 10:50     A Digital Journey

  • Defining AstraZeneca’s vision of factory of the future
  • Laying the foundations right to enable transformation
  • Using design thinking to engage and ideate
  • Think big, start small, fail fast or scale fast
  • Karin Lundgren-Hartikainen, Regional Digital and Supply Chain Lead for EMEA Supply, Operations, AstraZeneca, Sweden

10:50 – 11:30     Driving Step Changes in Manufacturing Operations with Predictive Insights - Practical Application of Pharma 4.0

  • Toni Manzano, Co-founder and CSO, Bigfinite, Spain

11:30 – 12:10     How should you kickstart your AI-driven value creation?

  • Robert Krohn, Management Consultant, and data scientist, Cartina
  • Lukas Vikander, Automation Engineer, KeyPlants Automation, Sweden

12:10 –13:10     Lunch - Visit tabletop exhibition

13:10 –13:50     A digital eco-system for your future production

  • Digitalization can give the boost to become more efficient while providing higher quality in a regulated environment. Batch approvals can be achieved quicker, regulation is applied with less effort and Datamining utilized to support the operator running the process closer to the optimum.
  • Gero Lustig, Segment Manager for Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Industrial Automation Business, ABB, Germany

13:50 – 14.30     Using AI to optimize user experience and documentation

  • Maria Nilsson, Project Manager, Product Information, Semcon, Sweden

14:30 – 15.10     AI applications and challenges – where are we today?

  • The presentation will be based on experiences with AI in manufacturing and discuss the challenges with data and IT systems, as well as touch on the need for governance and building competences in this field.
  • Kim Tosti, Head of Pharma and Manufacturing, 2021.AI, Denmark

15:10 - 15:40     Coffee break – Visit tabletop exhibition

15:40 – 16:20     ISPE Nordic Affiliate Annual General Meeting – Election of new board

  • Ylva Ek, CQO, KeyPlants AB, Sweden - Chair of ISPE Nordic Affiliate

16:20 –16:50     ISPE – Global perspective on the Industry Association and introduction to Strategic Plan 2020 - 2022

  • Ylva Ek - Director, ISPE International Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

16:50 -17:00     Round up and adjourn

17:15 -18:00     Networking & refreshments

18:00 -21:00     Dinner