For most of a generation now the pharmaceutical industry has been on a journey from manual, paper-intensive methods toward more automated, electronic ways to make a product. It has been a cautious journey; the FDA does not like ambiguity and uncertainty. But we may soon see a cultural and technological shift that will not only replace manual methods with electronic ones, but enable new ways to operate an enterprise.

If those new tools and methods are not built on a stable, simple, absolutely reliable platform we may spend more energy worrying about the tools than the problems they should fix.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The case for digitization: moving to electronic systems; electronic procedures and new industry standards
  • Industry changes: process analytics, single use production units, continuous production, contract processing
  • Considerations for IIoT: validation, data analysis, data security, and edge technology
  • The path to a digitized enterprise: fault tolerance and operational simplicity; predictive, preventive and proactive support; future vision

Moderator: Karen Langhauser, Chief Content Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Date: August 29th, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Featured Speaker

Jay Jeffreys, PE
Director of Industry Solutions, Stratus Technologies

Jay Jeffreys is a director of industry solutions for Stratus Technologies, providing always-on computing for industrial applications. He has decades of industry experience in design, marketing, construction and project management with advanced process automation and operations management systems. He has delivered successful projects in food, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, chemical, mining, and discrete manufacturing industries. He has been a regional engineering supervisor at Bechtel, a senior principal consultant at Oracle, and managed consulting and distribution channel practices for Wonderware, Citect and Emerson Process Management. He’s a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis and a senior member of ISA, the International Society for Automation, where he has developed courses and worked on their SP88 international batch standards, ISA95 Manufacturing Operations Management and ISA106 procedural automation standards efforts.