Yvonne Duckworth, PE is a registered Automation Engineer at CRB with 30+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Ms. Duckworth is also an Industry 4.0 subject matter expert (SME) providing Digitalization consulting for the pharma and biotech industries. With a strong background in both technical design and project management, her areas of expertise include instrumentation design, process control system design including PLC and DCS based platforms, network infrastructure design, control system programming, commissioning, validation and construction, start-up support activities, as well as leading Industry 4.0 and Digitalization initiatives.
Ms. Duckworth has spoken at multiple ISPE and Interphex events, both nationally and internationally, featuring Automation and Digitalization. She has also presented as a guest speaker for local universities specializing in biotechnology. Ms. Duckworth has written multiple magazine articles featuring Pharma 4.0/Industry 4.0. Ms. Duckworth is a committee member and track leader for the upcoming ISPE Pharma 4.0 and Annex 1 conference to be held in Vienna this December. Ms. Duckworth is a Board Member of the Oligonucleotide Advisory Board.
Ms. Duckworth has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Widener University and a Master of Business Administration from Rider University. She is an active member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Women in Pharma (WIP), International Society of Automation (ISA), and Women in Bio (WIB). She is also a co-chair of the ISPE Pharma 4.0 Holistic Control Strategy/Digital Maturity Special Interest Group (SIG).