FLAT Europe 2023 Seminars

7:30AM - 7:50AM

Registration and Networking

7:50AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks

Prishu Kagra, Conference Director, AMG World

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

  • 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

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: A Day in the Life of “YOUR” Sensitive Data

Speakers

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Automating Where it Makes Sense: Driving Modular, Progressive, and Compliant Lab Innovations

Speaker

  • Miriam Guest Senior Principal Scientific Advisor - Charles River Laboratories
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Managing Quality, Validation, and Ownership when Developing Compliant Lab Digitalisation Strategies

Speaker

  • Thierry Pronce GSKThierry Pronce Director of Quality & Digital Strategy for Analytical R&D - GSK
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Unleashing the Potential of ChatGPT and Generative AI to Disrupt Scientific Discovery and Experimentation

Speakers

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Cultivating Data Culture for Digital Transformation: Unleashing the Power of AI

  • Exploring data platforms as key enablers of transformation
  • Building data-driven mindsets and approaches
  • Unlocking life science data with improved integration and connectivity
  • Evaluating how AI is reshaping our work with data

Speaker

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Developing a Step-Change Approach to Streamlined, Human-Centric, Lab Innovations

  • How is disruptive technology transforming our labs and the scientific stakeholder experience?
  • Harnessing emerging technologies to positively impact and add value within the lab
  • Digital user-experience: Importance of human-interaction and feedback for increased adoption
  • Harmonising workforce capabilities: Balancing traditional scientific experience with technology implementation

Speaker

  • Vanessa Jully, GSKVanessa Jully Associate Director, TRD Automation Lead – Projects & Digital Sciences - GSK
2:30PM - 3:00PM

Chemometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Language (ML) in the Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Laboratory

  • Introduction, motivations, and the historical background of AI/ML, Chemometrics and other algorithms
  • Classical chemistry (Analytical Chemistry): The separation, identification, and quantification of chemical substances using univariate analysis
  • Modern Chemistry (Chemometrics): The design of experiment (DoE), sampling, preprocessing, and statistics using multivariate analysis (MVA)
  • 21st Century Chemistry (AI / ML): Using data to perform supervised, unsupervised or reinforcement training to elicit descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive
    responses

Speakers

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Networking Break and Exhibition

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Benefits and Challenges of Applying Artificial Intelligence within Life Science R&D

Speaker

  • Ilaria Ferlenghi Associate Director, Head of Structural Microscopy, External RD - GSK
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Devising Scalable Strategies for Data Governance and Advanced Lab Connectivity

Speaker

  • Pritesh Makwana IT&D Senior Product Manager – Regulatory and Compliance IT&D (R&D) - Reckitt
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Making Scientific Research FAIR: Unlocking the Untapped Potential through Technology, and Innovation

Speakers

  • Samantha Kanza University of SouthamptonSamantha Pearman-Kanza P.h.D. Senior Enterprise Fellow, Pathfinder Lead & Researcher, Physical Sciences Data Infrastructure (PSDI) - University of Southampton
  • Samuel Munday Senior Research Assistant - University of Southampton
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Implementing and Supporting Lab Automation Initiatives with Transitioning Workforces and an Evolving Supplier Landscape

Speaker

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Navigating the Challenges and Complexities of Developing Connected Labs

Speakers

  • Anna Pickersgill IT&D Senior Manager - Connected Labs - Reckitt
  • Pritesh Makwana IT&D Senior Product Manager – Regulatory and Compliance IT&D (R&D) - Reckitt
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Roundtable Discussion: Possibilities and Nuances of Chemometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Language (ML) in the Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Laboratory

Speakers

6:30PM - 6:35PM

Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Close of Conference

6:35PM - 7:35PM

Drinks Reception

All attendees are invited to attend our networking drinks reception at the end of the day’s proceedings. This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution and to create an additional opportunity to continue your discussions in an informal setting.

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

  • 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

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Cultivating Data Culture for Digital Transformation: Unleashing the Power of AI

  • Exploring data platforms as key enablers of transformation
  • Building data-driven mindsets and approaches
  • Unlocking life science data with improved integration and connectivity
  • Evaluating how AI is reshaping our work with data

Speaker

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Developing a Step-Change Approach to Streamlined, Human-Centric, Lab Innovations

  • How is disruptive technology transforming our labs and the scientific stakeholder experience?
  • Harnessing emerging technologies to positively impact and add value within the lab
  • Digital user-experience: Importance of human-interaction and feedback for increased adoption
  • Harmonising workforce capabilities: Balancing traditional scientific experience with technology implementation

Speaker

  • Vanessa Jully, GSKVanessa Jully Associate Director, TRD Automation Lead – Projects & Digital Sciences - GSK
2:30PM - 3:00PM

Chemometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Language (ML) in the Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Laboratory

  • Introduction, motivations, and the historical background of AI/ML, Chemometrics and other algorithms
  • Classical chemistry (Analytical Chemistry): The separation, identification, and quantification of chemical substances using univariate analysis
  • Modern Chemistry (Chemometrics): The design of experiment (DoE), sampling, preprocessing, and statistics using multivariate analysis (MVA)
  • 21st Century Chemistry (AI / ML): Using data to perform supervised, unsupervised or reinforcement training to elicit descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive
    responses

Speakers

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Networking Break and Exhibition

6:30PM - 6:35PM

Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Close of Conference

6:35PM - 7:35PM

Drinks Reception

All attendees are invited to attend our networking drinks reception at the end of the day’s proceedings. This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution and to create an additional opportunity to continue your discussions in an informal setting.