6 December 2023 Block 1 Seminars

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Catalysts of Change: Chronicles in Digital Transformation

  • Defining digital transformation: What does it mean for our processes, workforce, and organisation?
  • Reflecting on progress: Suitable use cases, technology implementation, and scaling digitalisation initiatives
  • Benefits of all this change: How has disruptive technology met our original value proposition and yielded ROI?
  • Labs of the future: Adapting our strategy and aligning vision within an ever-evolving technological landscape


8:30AM - 9:00AM

Envisioning, Developing, and Executing our Journey Towards the Lab of the Future

  • Realistic lab automation: Evaluating potential, clarifying possibilities, and refining vision
  • End-to-end ecosystems: Establishing cloud-based systems for instrument and equipment integration
  • Reflecting on our journey: Challenges, obstacles, results, and adaptations
  • What’s next: Extracting additional business value and driving continuous innovation


9:00AM - 9:30AM

Balancing People, Process, Technology and Change with Lab Digitalisation

  • Developing smart, digitally connected labs that support our evolving scientific workforces
  • Simplifying SOP’s for straightforward digitalisation of lab processes and workflows
  • Consolidating technologies to improve efficiency, accelerate timelines, and reduce costs
  • Embracing change and upskilling: Welcoming the next generation of data-led, technology-driven labs


  • Oliver Meier Head Strategy, Design and Operations Connected Health - Novartis
9:30AM - 10:00AM

Removing Silos with Digitally Connected Lab Instruments, People, Processes, and Workflows

  • Blending manual and automated lab processes to create digitally optimised end-to-end workflow
  • Retaining the core elements and digitising processes for improved lab efficiency
  • Enhancing lab capabilities by connecting people, software, instruments, and data in meaningful ways
  • The future of fully integrated labs: Remote working, virtual accessibility, and our evolving scientific workforce
10:00AM - 3:50PM

Technology Demonstrations

10:50AM - 11:30AM

Networking Break and Exhibition