.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing for Pharma West 2023 Speakers

Michael Cross

Michael Cross Xiltrix

Michael Cross leads the business development team at XiltriX North America. Partnering with scaling organizations and global pharmaceutical companies, XiltriX implements managed environmental monitoring systems and services tailored to each client’s needs. Working with numerous GxP, FDA, CAP, and CLIA-regulated laboratories, Michael is sharing several critical lessons learned and industry best practices in his informative… Read more »

Mike Cody

Mike Cody Zaether

  Mike Cody is a director at ZÆTHER, where he works with digital leaders and executives at global life science companies to reimagine process development and manufacturing while building a digitally enabled enterprise. Mike orchestrates his team of industry experts, consultants, and analysts to support visioning, designing, and execution of novel digital and IT/OT solutions. … Read more »

Zack Gendron

Zack Gendron ElevateBio

Zack Gendron brings nearly 20 years of automation experience, including 15 in the GMP Life Science industry.   Zack has worked as a system integrator, consultant, and on the end user side.  Most recently, Zack leads the Operational Technology Team at ElevateBio, a small, innovative CGT company exploring nontraditional solutions to meet the needs of our… Read more »

Arul Joseph PhD MBA

Arul Joseph, Otsuka

Arul Joseph leads the Pharmaceutical Development and Clinical Supply Chain function at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. He has about 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has held roles of increasing responsibility at Gilead Sciences, Merck, and Schering Plough. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute in La… 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 »