.Speaker Group: IoT Smart Pharma Summit East 2022 Speakers

Daniel DeAlmeida

Daniel DeAlmeida

Product Executive with experience working at the intersection of business and technology to develop compelling technology-driven solutions that create and capture value over multiple time horizons. Track record of partnering with cross-functional leadership teams to ensure that the right skills, mind-sets, systems and data are in place to navigate complex market and competitive dynamics, inform… Read more »

Eric Sacia

Eric Sacia AbbVie

Eric Sacia is a Principal Research Scientist in AbbVie’s Center for Reaction Engineering in the Small Molecules CMC organization.  Within this group, he works on a variety of early-to-late stage drug development projects by evaluating novel chemistries and routes and scaling-up new processes, both internally and through third party manufacturers.  He leads teams, including in… Read more »

John Harrington

John Harrington HighByte

John Harrington is the Chief Product Officer of HighByte, focused on product management,  customer and partner success, and company strategy. His areas of responsibility include market  research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, and financial planning.​ ​ John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing  and industrial environments. He has spent his 25-year career both delivering software to  manufacturers and working for manufacturers in operations roles. This experience has given him a  unique perspective on how suppliers and end users each play an integral role in implementing new  technology solutions. ​  ​ John has a Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in  Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.   

Scott Brown

Scott Brown Andelyn Biosciences

Scott Brown is the Architect, Connected Plant at Andelyn Biosciences. He has spent nearly 30 years  in technology roles in both Engineering and IT, and across multiple industries from Plastics to  Pharmaceuticals. As the Architect, Connected Plant at Andelyn, Scott is responsible for designing,  selecting, implementing, and supporting the technology and systems that enable Andelyn to  seamlessly integrate equipment, processes, applications, and data. Utilizing both on-prem and  cloud technologies, enabling a consolidated, connected, and flexible model for laboratory and  manufacturing operations. 

John Baker

John Baker Merck

John Baker is currently Executive Director, Manufacturing Data & Analytics at Merck providing  leadership in the areas of master data management, enterprise systems stewardship, advanced  analytics and AI/Machine Learning/Automation value delivery projects.  John brings a broad cross– functional background which includes almost 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry  across IT, Finance, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain in both local market and global  strategic roles.  He has deep experience in IT, financial planning & analysis, forecasting, demand  planning, supply planning, and AI/Machine Learning capabilities.  He also served as Chief of Staff for  the President of Merck Manufacturing where he led world class supplier improvements and  transformational safety initiatives.  John holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute  of Technology and MBA in Finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Business. 

Sultan Aziz

Sultan AzizJohnson & Johnson

Sultan Aziz is Senior Director of Product Supply Strategy and Management within Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Supply Chain and is leading the Program Office for JnJ Supply Chain’s Manufacturing for the Future which spans across all of JnJ Manufacturing Segments.

Geoff Gerhardt

Geoff Gerhardt Scitara

Over 25 years leading R&D teams producing innovative technologies and products:  Waters Corp., J&W Scientific Technologies and Canadian. An inventor with multiple patents to his name, who has enjoyed a stellar career leading R&D teams, that have consistently produced breakthrough technologies and innovations. A flying enthusiast who built his own plane and regularly flies in… Read more »

Steven Driver

Steven Driver Sanofi

Steven P. Driver, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering, project management, systems commissioning, change management, and energy auditing. Steve is an alumnus of Northcentral University where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology (2010) with a concentration in building commissioning. Steve is a board certified energy manager (CEM) and auditor… Read more »

Adam O’Toole

Adam O'Toole Novartis

Adam O’Toole is an Enterprise IT Architect based in Novartis Global Service Centre, Dublin. He is responsible for defining the Technology Strategy within Manufacturing and Engineering across the Novartis Global Manufacturing sites. He has a diverse background across multiple engineering disciplines such as Software, Control Systems and Manufacturing within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sector…. Read more »