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2021 Speakers

Sanat Chattopadhyay
EVP & President, Merck Manufacturing Division at Merck
Sanat Chattopadhyay is responsible for Merck’s worldwide manufacturing and supply operations supporting annual global sales revenues exceeding $40 billion. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada. Sanat oversees a network of 50 […]
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Lynn Bottone
VP Biotech Operations at Pfizer
Lynn Bottone is a proven leader with 30 years of manufacturing and quality experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. Her vast career includes experiences in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Project Management, and […]
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Peter Marks
Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He […]
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Pam Cheng
EVP, President Global Operations & IT at AstraZeneca
Pam Cheng joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as executive vice president of Global Operations and Information Technology (IT), guiding the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and IT across 18 countries and leading a team of over 19,000. […]
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Esteban Santos
EVP, Operations at Amgen
Esteban Santos serves as executive vice president, Operations. Esteban is responsible for the Operations organization, which encompasses Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Engineering and Global Supply Chain. Prior to this role, Santos was senior vice president, Manufacturing, […]
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Patrick Yang
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at National Resilience, Inc.
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry. From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company […]
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Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer at Allogene Therapeutics
Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Process Development,in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where she […]
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Michael Kamarck
Former Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Michael Kamarck was the Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global […]
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Wolfram Carius
EVP, Cell and Gene Therapy at Bayer AG
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the EVP, Cell and Gene Therapy at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining Bayer, Wolfram was […]
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Tim Moore
President & COO at PACT Pharma
Tim Moore has more than three decades of leadership experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and operations. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Kite, a Gilead Company, since March of 2016. During this […]
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Joseph Tarnowski
SVP, Cell & Gene Therapy, R&D Medicinal Science and Technology at GSK
Prior to his current role in CGT, Joe was the Senior Vice President of Biopharm CMC R&D. Before joining GSK in June, 2010, Joe was the Senior Vice President, Biologics Manufacturing and Process Development in the […]
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Andrea Goddard
SVP, Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Pharma Technical Operations at Roche
Andrea Goddard (Andi) is currently the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Roche/Genentech Pharma Technical Operations and is a member of Genentech Executive Committee. Pharma Technical Operations spans the world with […]
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Chris McDonald
SVP & Global Head, Manufacturing at Kite Pharma
Chris leads the Global Manufacturing Leadership Team (GMLT), which includes the Site Operational Leaders and cross-functional partners from Quality, MSAT, IT, HR and Finance.  Chris is responsible for viral vector, clinical and commercial cell therapy operations, […]
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Greg Guyer
EVP and Chief Technical Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
C. Greg Guyer, Ph.D, joined BioMarin in May 2020 and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations, responsible for overseeing our manufacturing, process development, quality, supply chain, […]
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Andy Ramelmeier
EVP Technical Operations at Sangamo Therapeutics
R. Andrew “Andy” Ramelmeier, PhD, currently serves as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations and is responsible for Technical Operations at Sangamo, including manufacturing, quality supply chain, and process and analytical development. Dr. Ramelmeier has 25 years […]
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Anders Vinther
VP Quality at Kronos Bio
Anders Vinther serves as VP Quality at Kronos Bio. He joined Intarcia Therapeutics in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP […]
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Melissa Seymour
Head of Global Quality and Chief Quality Officer at Biogen
Melissa Seymour is Global Head of Quality and Chief Quality Officer for Biogen Inc. In her current role Melissa leads the PO&T organization in setting the quality compliance strategy, implementation of quality processes and systems, and […]
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Jerry Cacia
Chief Technology Officer at Graphite Bio
Jerry Cacia is the chief technical officer at Graphite Bio. In this role, Jerry is responsible for leading the development of the overall manufacturing strategy and technical operations in support of Graphite Bio’s gene editing programs […]
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Harry Lam
Chief Technology Officer at JW Therapeutics
Dr. Harry Lam currently is Chief Technology Officer and EVP at JW Therapeutics, responsible for JW’s Technical Operations functions, including process development, clinical and commercial manufacturing, manufacturing science & technology, global supply chain, engineering, and capital […]
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Rakesh Kakkar
VP, Vaccine Industrial Affairs US at Sanofi
Rakesh Kakkar is currently Vice President, Vaccine Industrial Affairs US at Sanofi. He manages vaccine operations for US sites and responsible for Manufacturing operations of drug substance and drug product, Supply chain, Quality, Strategy, Technical Services […]
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Gerard Greco
Global Quality Officer at Takeda
Dr. Greco joined Takeda as the first Global Quality Officer of the company five years ago. Since that time he has led the transformation of Global Quality at the company in the development of one Quality […]
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Stephen Hill
Chief Technical Officer at Lyell Immunopharma
Stephen Hill is the Chief Technical Officer of Lyell Immunopharma. Prior to this role he was Head of Global Biologics Operations at AstraZeneca where he was responsible for end-to-end supply of the commercial and late-stage clinical […]
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Dennis Nsenkyire
VP, Strategy & Deployment Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson
Dennis is responsible for leading a high performing team responsible for designing, developing, and executing Janssen’s integrated end-to-end supply chain strategic roadmap in partnership with R&D, Commercial and global cross-functional teams. Success in his current role […]
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Søren Thuesen Pedersen
Sr. Director, External Affairs Quality Intelligence and Inspection at Novo Nordisk
Søren Is Chemical Engineer by education and has been working 25 years in Novo Nordisk. During that that time he has been engaged and lead different areas within Manufacturing, QC-Laboratory and CMC Manufacturing Development. He has […]
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Stan Russell
VP, Quality at TCR2 Therapeutics
Stan Russell is a 32+ year veteran of the Life Science Industry, with experience in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices.  His background spans a broad spectrum of dosage forms and therapeutic areas, as well as roles […]
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Nuno Fontes
SVP, Global Head of Development at Bayer
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Eric Hacherl
VP of Manufacturing at Spark Therapeutics
Eric Hacherl, Ph.D. is the VP of Manufacturing. He Holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. As the Head of Manufacturing, he is responsible for Internal and External Manufacturing, Materials Management, Shipping & Receiving […]
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Eileen Higham
SVP Technical Operations at Intergalactic Therapeutics
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Claus Weisemann
VP Quality at NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Claus Weisemann joined NGM Biopharmaceuticals in September 2019 as VP of Quality, developing and implementing  science- and risk-based Quality Systems for all GxP areas in a small clinical stage Biotech company.  He brings more than 30 […]
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Jeff Ranney
Executive Director, Engineering at Amgen
Jeff leads Amgen Engineering’s Process System team within the Engineering Technical Authority Department (ETA). This team provides operational engineering support for the Amgen network and leads the design for process systems and equipment for major projects […]
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Gargi Seth
Director, Global Technical Development Project and Portfolio Management at Genentech
Dr. Gargi Seth is a Director in Global Technical Development Project and Portfolio Management group. In this role, Dr. Seth and her team partner with TDTs and stakeholders to drive the progression of CMC projects to deliver […]
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John Higgins
Director, Global Technical Operations at AstraZeneca
John Higgins is a Director who serves as Product Champion in Global Technical Operations at AstraZeneca, and is the CMC lead for commercial biologics at AstraZeneca. John has a passion for excellence in CMC and biologics […]
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Babita Parekh
VP, Analytical Sciences and Global Bioassay Steward at Eli Lilly
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2020 Speakers

Juan Andres
Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer at Moderna
As Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer, Juan Andres is responsible for the supply of product required for Moderna’s preclinical and clinical development programs, as well as scaling the CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and controls) processes across Moderna’s […]
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Patrick Yang
Chairman at Acepodia & Founding Board Director at Sana Biotechnology
Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management functions in General Electric, Merck, Genentech, Roche, and Juno Therapeutics. He was Executive Vice President and Global Head […]
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Lou Schmukler
EVP and President, Global Product Development & Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
As Executive Vice President and President of Global Product Development and Supply (GPS), Lou oversees the worldwide product development, manufacturing and supply chain arms for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). His organization leads the development, launch and commercial lifecycle […]
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Michael Kamarck
Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Michael Kamarck is Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global biosimilars […]
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Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer at Allogene Therapeutics
Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Process Development,in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where she […]
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Jerry Cacia
SVP, Head Global Technical Development at Genentech
Jerry is responsible for Roche’s Global Technical Development organization.  This scope includes responsibility for developing manufacturing processes and control systems for Roche’s development pipeline.  This pipeline consists of over 70 New Molecular entities and over 100 […]
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Pam Cheng
EVP, President Global Operations & IT at AstraZeneca
Pam Cheng joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as executive vice president of Global Operations and Information Technology (IT), guiding the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and IT across 18 countries and leading a team of over 19,000. […]
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Derek Adams
Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer at bluebird bio
Derek Adams joined bluebird bio in March 2017 as Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer leading all pharmaceutical sciences that includes process and analytical development, manufacturing, technical operations, and supply chain. Prior to joining bluebird, Derek was […]
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John Pinion
EVP Translational Sciences, Chief Quality Operations Officer at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
John Pinion has over 26 years of global experience leading biologic, small molecule pharmaceutical, gene therapy and device operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas. His expertise and leadership spans engineering, quality, manufacturing and translational sciences. […]
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Brendan O’Callaghan
SVP & Global Head of Specialty Care IA at Sanofi
Brendan O’Callaghan is responsible for over 5000 colleagues across several global manufacturing sites who are committed to bringing life-changing biologics based medicines to help improve the lives of patients everywhere. In his role, Brendan collaborates transversally […]
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Arleen Paulino
SVP Global Manufacturing at Amgen
Arleen Paulino, senior vice president, Manufacturing, leads Amgen’s commercial manufacturing organization. Prior to this role, Paulino served as vice president, Site Operations at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing from 2016 to 2018, where she led the team to […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Jens Vogel rejoined Bayer in March of 2020 as Global Head of Biotech for the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Product Supply organization. He has more than 20 years of professional and leadership experience in the area of […]
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Charlene Banard
Global Head of Technical Operations for Cell & Gene Therapy at Novartis
Charlene Banard serves as the Head of Technical Operations for the Cell & Gene Therapy platform at Novartis, a role which is accountable for the multi-national network of manufacturing facilities producing innovative CAR-T cell therapies for […]
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Craig Kennedy
SVP Global Supply Chain Management at Merck
Mr. Craig Kennedy is Senior Vice President of Transformation and Supply Chain Management.  Craig has a proven track record of driving change and operations improvement at Merck.  Craig will enable our transformational efforts focused on Fortify […]
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Stacey Ma
EVP Technical Operations at Sana Biotechnology
Stacey is currently the Executive Vice President of Technical Operations at Sana Biotechnology. In this role, she is a member of the Sana Executive Team, and oversees process, pharmaceutical and analytical development, supply chain, quality, CMC […]
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LeAnn Pipkins
VP Global Supply Chain at Gilead Sciences
LeAnn Pipkins joined Gilead in 2019 as Vice President of Global Supply Chain and has been focused on leading Gilead’s transformation in integrated planning. Before Gilead, LeAnn spent 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry in roles […]
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Greg Russotti
Chief Technology Officer at Century Therapeutics
Greg Russotti is the Chief Technology Officer at Century Therapeutics, a company developing iPSC-derived, allogeneic immune cell therapy products for hematology/oncology indications. Before joining Century in January 2020, Greg was Vice President of Cell Therapy Development […]
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Susan Abu-Absi
SVP, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology at bluebird bio
Susan Abu-Absi, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development & Technology at bluebird bio, a gene therapy company located in Cambridge, MA. The integrated product platforms at bluebird bio encompass gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and […]
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Prentice Curry
SVP, Quality and Compliance at Kite, A Gilead Company
Prentice Curry has been a biotechnology and pharmaceutical professional for more than 30 years. He started his career at Cetus Corporation, one of the first biotechnology start-up companies in quality laboratory and manufacturing roles. He has […]
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Eric Hahn
SVP, Head Biologics Operating Unit at Takeda
Eric is the SVP & Head of Takeda’s Global Biologics Operating Unit. He joined Takeda in 2014 as Head of Global Engineering for the Vaccines Business Division and transitioned to Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply Organization […]
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Hari Pujar
Operating Partner at Flagship Pioneering
Hari Pujar, Ph.D., serves as Operating Partner, at Flagship Pioneering, helping create breakthroughs in human health and build life science companies.  Previously he was Chief Technology Officer of Spark Therapeutics, a pioneer and leader in AAV […]
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Stephen Hardt
VP, Supply Chain and External Manufacturing at Allogene Therapeutics
Stephen Hardt is the Vice President Supply Chain and External Manufacturing for Allogene Therapeutics, overseeing a broad network of contract manufacturers and suppliers and leading Allogene’s planning, logistics and distribution functions. Stephen has over 25 years […]
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Som Chattopadhyay
VP Global Supply Chain at Amgen
Som Chattopadhyay serves as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Organization. Reporting to Executive Vice-President of Operations, primary responsibilities include supply of medicines to patients in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner. Activities covered included network optimization, […]
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Kim Burson
Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics
Kim K. Burson, Ph.D. is the Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics which is dedicated to defeating neurodegenerative diseases. She has over 20 years of quality experience in diversified product platforms including […]
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Shannon Holmes
Director, Product Development Quality at Biogen
Shannon is the Director of Product Development Quality at Biogen, based in Research Triangle Park, NC. She leads a global team responsible for quality oversight and strategy of all products and devices in clinical development as […]
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John Lunger
Chief Patient Supply Officer at Adaptimmune
John Lunger has been Adaptimmune’s Chief Patient Supply Officer since August 2019. John leads the teams responsible for producing and delivering products to patients, accelerating supply execution, and optimizing the supply chain to be ready for […]
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Professor. Mazen Hassanain
Managing Director at SaudiVax
Prof. Mazen Hassanain, King Saud University Professor of Surgery, Canadian College of Surgery Association Fellow with expertise in Transplantation, Immunology, and Oncology, has founded a number of companies in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors. SaudiVax is […]
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Shishir Gadam
VP Cell Therapy Manufacturing Science and Technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Shishir is currently a Vice President of Cell Therapy Global Manufacturing Science and Technology at BMS. He was previously at Genentech/Roche where he held various leadership roles: Senior Director of Biologics commercial CMC management; Head of […]
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Ezequiel Zylberberg
VP of Product Development at Akron Biotechnology
Ezequiel Zylberberg, Ph.D. is Vice President of Product Development and Planning at Akron Biotechnology, a manufacturer of cGMP-compliant ancillary materials to enable the development and commercialization of advanced therapies. Ezequiel manages Akron’s supply chain and product […]
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Derrick Fournier
Executive Director, Global Product Development and Supply Business Insights and Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Derrick is an executive focused on helping organizations drive value through the power of analytics. He currently leads the manufacturing and supply chain Business Insights and Analytics (BIA) team at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Derrick also led […]
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Sam MacHour
SVP & Chief Quality Officer at Samsung Biologics
Prior to joining Samsung Biologics in 2019, Sam spent more than 32 years supporting large MedTech, Bioscience and Biopharmaceutical companies achieve business operational excellence and gain leadership in the areas of Research & Development, Quality, Compliance, […]
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Paul Jorjorian
VP & General Manager, Biologics at Thermo Fisher Scientific
As the VP of Biologics Paul oversees a global Biologics Drug Substance manufacturing and development network for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Pharma Services. Paul has held multiple leadership roles in process development, technology transfer and operations. In […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Co-Leader, Corporate Officers Sector (Global Functions) & Global Leader, Operations & Supply Chain Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates
Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and co-leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers practice which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs practices. Pascal is […]
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Eric Good
Director, Compliance at ProPharma Group
Dr. Eric Good is an energetic, award-winning leader with extensive U.S. and international experience in Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Good has worked in aseptic manufacturing, project management, and Quality Assurance under Consent Decree conditions. He has […]
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Daniel J. Littlefield
Principal at Modality Solutions
Daniel Littlefield has established Modality Solutions as an innovator in cold chain validation practices. Dan exemplified this leadership during Modality Solutions’ recent clinical trial operations work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), along with […]
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Gary Hutchinson
President at Modality Solutions
Gary Hutchinson is president of Modality Solutions and has led our organization since its founding in 2011. Over the last two decades, he has designed and managed biopharmaceutical cold chains for best-in-class organizations. His professional focus […]
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Zinaid Dzinovic
Director Principal Consulting & Client Advisory at Körber Pharma Software
Zinaid Dzinovic is Director Principal Consulting & Client Advisory at Körber Pharma (formerly Werum IT Solutions). Before taking on his current position, for over 5 years Zinaid has worked at Novartis AG in Switzerland. His core […]
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Stephen McCarthy
VP, Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems
Steve McCarthy is Vice President of Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems. Steve provides domain expertise and serves as an industry evangelist and customer advocate for Sparta. In this role, Steve works closely with Sparta’s customers to […]
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Anne Marie O’Halloran
Supply Chain Global and NA Lead-Life Sciences at Accenture
Anne Marie O’Halloran is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Products Operating Group, where she leads Accenture’s Industry X.0 & Supply Chain practice for the Life Sciences sector.  This practice brings together services across innovation, product development, […]
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Barry Heavey
Life Sciences Industry X.0 Lead – Ireland at Accenture
Barry has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in areas such as immunology,  bio manufacturing  and stem cell research. He has a PhD in Genetics from University of Vienna and an MBA from […]
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George Siu
Part Leader at Samsung Biologics
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