Agenda for Knowledge & Network Day 2017

Jump between tracks to hit all the presentations that interest you. Limited to 150 participants, so reserve your spot now!

September 20, 08:30- 16:30
Søhuset Conference Center, Venlighedsvej 10, 2970 Hørsholm
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Knowledge & Network Day aims to contribute to a higher level of insight and maturity in the Life Science industry - including companies, regulators and technology suppliers.

How can a one-day event accomplish this? By bringing together industry influencers, including you! Jump between four parallel tracks offering practical knowledge from subject matter experts, cases from global Life Science companies, and new technology information from suppliers. Check out the agenda, below. Get details by clicking on the track title. 

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Keynote: The Future of Life Science is Digital

Compliance can enable your business goals
Klavs Esbjerg, CEO and Founder, Epista Life Science

Life Science companies are constantly bombarded with new regulations, new technology and new business initiatives. They must find the optimal balance between risk and efficiency so that regulatory compliance does not stand in the way of digitalization, analytics, patient-centricity, and more. 

We hear serious questions from the industry:
- Are we overspending on time and resources, hampering efficiency and our bottom line?
- Are we underspending and running the risk of our compliance getting out-of-control?

Join this discussion for insights into this challenge, including concrete actions to help your company balance compliance efforts between risk and efficiency. Finding the optimal balance between these two extremes is critical, for it is here that compliance moves from being an obstacle into actually helping your company achieve your business goals.

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Data Track

Moderator: Rasmus Torp Kristensen, Team Manager, Epista Life Science

To reach the digital future, companies must become data-driven. Your data must be accessible, controlled, and secure. But in many companies, data is still scattered and inconsistent. Join the Data Track to hear the hot topics around data in the digital future. We'll tackle common problems, offer insight and solutions, and give a regulatory perspective on data. 

We want to make this track work for you. You'll hear from SMEs and have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your individual challenges and experiences. Have a question for one of the speakers or an issue you want addressed? Email info@epista.com with the subject line 'Data Track Input'. We welcome your contributions.

Presentation 1: Dark Data & Content Maturity
Morten Friis, Principal Consultant, Epista Life Science

What's the state of content in your company? Many companies are full of 'dark' content: scattered across departments, in multiple file types and versions, stuck in legacy systems, in conflicting records, or simply too hard to find. If content is not mature-accessible, controlled, and secure- you spend too much money fixing it or risk failing an inspection from authorities. This presentation provides a way to measure, improve, and monitor your content maturity, ultimately improving compliance and auditability. 

Presentation 2: Going from Unstructured to Structured Data
Speaker Announced Soon, Adlib

Presentation 3: Data Integrity - A Practical Perspective
Keith Williams, Member of ISPE GAMP European Committee

Presentation 4: Data from a Regulatory Perspective
Ib Alstrup, IT Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency

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Advanced IT Compliance Track

Moderator: Lars Moltke Hansen, Senior Consultant, Epista Life Science

Compliance is becoming increasingly complex, with ever changing requirements and new technology constantly creating challenges. How do you stay in control on the way to the digital future? We'll cover major developments in IT compliance focusing on practical information that you can use to add value when you get back to your office. 

We want to make this track work for you. You'll hear from SMEs and have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your individual challenges and experiences. Have a question for one of the speakers or an issue you want addressed? Email info@epista.com with the subject line 'Advanced IT Compliance Track Input'. We welcome your contributions.

Presentation 1: CASE: Spot-on compliance – Finding the right balance between compliance and risk
Hanne Harbo Hansen, Principal Consultant, Epista Life Science

Join this presentation to hear the story of a Medical Device organization that turned a benchmarking exercise into a visual risk-based management tool. They aligned quality objectives across QA and operations. The focus was quality, and the result was efficiency. Learn exactly how they did it. 

Presentation 2: What's next for the cloud?
Jonathan Burd, Strategy Director - Vault Quality Europe, Veeva

We know that a significant number of organizations have now embraced cloud applications and are seeing real business benefits, such scalable data storage that can be accessed anywhere and anytime, fast. But, what’s next for the cloud? In this session, Jonathan Burd will explore possible directions that cloud development can take and new potential benefits it may deliver in the future. 

Presentation 3: Practical experience of a Life Science cloud customer
Susanne Kiehn, Principal Consultant, Epista Life Science

Join Susanne to learn from her experience with cloud solutions for more than 10 years in the Life Science industry. She'll share what she's learned from facing the practical challenges of staying in control, even while 'going cloud', in a regulated environment. 

Presentation 4: CASE - Data Privacy (GDPR) in Radiometer
Mikael Yde, IT Compliance Officer, Radiometer

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Serialization Track

Moderator: Christian Holse, Senior Consultant, Epista Life Science

Many companies are, by now, in the final stages of implementing their serialization program. These stages are crucial to the overall success of the projects, not only to optimize the processes and ensure smooth onboarding, but also to create a program that enhances your business. How can we ensure that serialization is actually supporting business goals? We'll discuss turning serialization into an asset through digitalization, data management, and other strategies to create value beyond compliance. 

We want to make this track work for you. You'll hear from SMEs and have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your individual challenges and experiences. Have a question for one of the speakers or an issue you want addressed? Email info@epista.com with the subject line 'Serialization Track Input'. We welcome your contributions.

Presentation 1: CMO-MAH integration challenges and success factors for timely compliance
Stanley Samuel, Group Manager - EMEA (CMO/3PL), TraceLink

TraceLink's early project experience/learning with the top 30 pharma companies is that more than 50% of them have complex integration requirements due to the legacy ERP solutions in place. Even though GS1 standards such as EPCIS aim to standardize data exchange, there are still 3 versions to adhere to: EPCIS v1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. By integrating once and interoperating with your partner ecosystem, you can address the complexity of data exchange in a compliant, validated fashion. Learning how to do this will save you time and cost on an already expensive serialization project. 

Presentation 2: Beyond Compliance - The Digital Future and IoT
Evren Ozkaya, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Wizard

Presentation 3: CASE - Lessons Learned and Next Steps 
Speaker to be Announced

Presentation 4: Panel Discussion
Jesper Holm, Owner, Graphic West
Stanley Samuel, Group Manager - EMEA (CMO / 3PL), TraceLink
Evren Ozkaya, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Wizard

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Medical Device Track

Moderator: Karin Grostøl Nielsen, Principal Consultant, Epista Life Science

New medical device technology is driving the industry forward toward patient-centricity, value beyond the pill, and insightful new sources of data that can improve health and patient outcomes. However, with these advances comes increased attention and pressure from regulatory authorities, who have set newly high demands for Medical Device companies. How can we bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and regulatory requirements? In this track, we'll cover audits, apps, and new regulations, with the goal in mind of turning compliance efforts into business assets. 

We want to make this track work for you. You'll hear from SMEs and have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your individual challenges and experiences. Have a question for one of the speakers or an issue you want addressed? Email info@epista.com with the subject line 'Medical Device Track Input'. We welcome your contributions.

Presentation 1: CASE - How to Handle Back-to-Back FDA Inspections
Lena Munk Sørensen, Vice President QA/RA, Radiometer Medical

Presentation 2: UDI Compliance in EU
Jesper Kervin Franke, Healthcare Manager, GS1

Jesper will go beyond UDI basics. He'll explore UDI requirements around the world, drilling down into the EU requirements. And for a practical angle, he'll discuss how to use GS1 standards to become UDI compliant for the EU. You'll have a chance to ask specific questions about your own UDI challenges.

Presentation 3: Mobile Technology in Clinical Trials
Helene Kiil, IT Quality Specialist, Novo Nordisk

Join us to discuss the use of mobile technology in clinical trials and explore how Life Science companies and technology providers can work together to harvest the benefits while ensuring compliance.

Presentation 4: MDR & IVDR
Speaker to be Announced

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