Mr. Robert Perks has over twenty years of experience in the design, development and implementation of pharmaceutical manufacturing automation and MES platforms. Robert has worked extensively on vertical and horizontal integration of manufacturing processes and Industry / Pharma 4.0 solutions and implementation. In addition to the work that Robert does with ISPE on the PAT / LCS CoP Steering Committee and Annual Meeting Planning Committee he also serves on the Digital Transformation Steering Committee of the Institute of Measurement & Control (UK). This is a multi-disciplinary group drawing on experience with 'digitization' of manufacturing process across a broad range of industries. Robert holds a BSc degree in Control Engineering and an MSc in Management from Sheffield Hallam University (UK). Robert is Chartered (Professional) Engineer in the UK and Europe.