Digitalization in Pharma Forum

The Digitalization in Pharma Forum organized by GLC Europe will provide a great opportunity for learning and networking during the 2 days of the event. The goal of the conference is to uncover the insights of the most emerging best practices and industry expertise in the field digitalization in the pharmaceutical sector.

Is your goal to possess the most insightful information about the digital marketing trends in pharma? Would you like to know more about the connected multichannel? Do you strive to discover the latest updates and insights from market leaders on the new production technologies? Would you like to discuss the challenges of transforming healthcare with fellow professionals?

Join us in February 2020 in the beautiful Berlin and get your unique chance to get updates, learn, network, and extend your professional horizons.

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Christoph Hüls
Christoph HülsFounder/Technical lead AMT project
Hans-Peter Frank
Hans-Peter FrankHead of eHealth Ventures
Vifor Pharma
Frederic Ohayon
Frederic OhayonInnovation, Data & Customer Experience Director
Former AstraZeneca
Stuart Cowen
Stuart CowenLearning business partner (Digital data & Analytics)
United Kingdom
Dirk Abeel
Dirk AbeelGlobal Medical Sales Director Public Speaker SFE and Digital
Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.
United Kingdom
Danilo Pagano
Danilo PaganoHead of Global Customer Engagement
Lundbeck AG
Safia Agueni
Safia AgueniHead Global Digital Governance
Katja Lundell
Katja LundellSenior Director
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
United Kingdom
Konrad Dobschuetz
Konrad DobschuetzCommercial Director
United Kingdom
Paul Jacobs
Paul JacobsHead of Innovation, R&D Data and Analytics
LEO Pharma
Christian Rank
Christian RankSenior Director
Novo Nordisk
Ali Ciger
Ali CigerCommercial Director
Nadeem Ashraf
Nadeem AshrafMedical Advisor
Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Diabetes Alliance
United Kingdom
Martina Muttke
Martina MuttkeMentor, Advisor, Speaker
Elisa Crisafulli
Elisa CrisafulliDigital Customer Engagement Associate Director
Annette Karoline Link-Thoma
Annette Karoline Link-ThomaDigital Content Strategy
Giuseppe Napolitano
Giuseppe NapolitanoMultichannel Engagement Lead

Our Advisors

Professor Eval Schwartzberg
Professor Eval SchwartzbergGeneral Manager
Neopharm Cure
Prof. Dr. Karel van der Waarde
Prof. Dr. Karel van der WaardeProfessor Visual Communication/Consultant
Swinburne University of Technology/ Graphic Design Research
Dr. Steinar Madsen
Dr. Steinar MadsenMedical Director
Norwegian Medicines Agency
Bert P. van Leeuwen MD
Bert P. van Leeuwen MDDeputy Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance
Pharmacovigilance Department
Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
The Netherlands
Christopher Waterhouse
Christopher WaterhouseFormer Chairman
Packaging Society
The United Kingdom

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Additive manufacturing of pills – a new production technology for pharmaceuticals is evolving

  • 09:40 How to enable innovation in healthcare

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits



  • 12:10 Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare in the age of digitalization

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Digital transformation in Pharma

  • 14:30 Digital Tranformation as a key enabler for a 360° storytelling

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 PANEL DISCUSSION:  E-pill

  • 16:20 Connected multichannel

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

  • 17:10 End of Day 1

  • Evening Program

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 PANEL DISCUSSION:  Human versus digital

  • 09:40 Advantages of pharma digitalisation

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits


  • 11:30 7 tips how to establish a content marketing mindset in pharma?

  • 12:10 The future of AI

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Blockchain technology in pharma

  • 14:30 Digital Innovation in Parkinson’s disease

  • 15:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: R&D Informatics

  • 15:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:40 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:20 End of DAY 2

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Who will you meet?

VPs, GMs, Directors, Heads, specialists and Managers of:

  • Drug Delivery Innovation
  • R&D IT
  • Big Data Solutions
  • Digital innovative strategic planning
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance
  • IT Strategy
  • Real-World Data
  • Real-World Evidence
  • Data Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Integrity and Governance
  • Data Scientists
  • Clinical trials and data management
  • Translational informatics
  • Data storage and analysis
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Contract outsourcing service providers
  • Digital Health
  • Healthcare IT
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Pharma sales and Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Multi-channel Management

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You can always register without a name using the TBA [To Be Announced] option. Please indicate TBA instead of the delegate name and 2 weeks prior to the event you are able to send the delegate name/s to booking[at]
While we are not happy to see you cancel your registration, we understand that “life happens” and other obligations come up. Our refund schedule is as follows:
The client has the right to cancel his/her participation in the event. Cancellation must be received by GLC in writing, either by mail or fax. If the client cancels with more than one month’s advance notice before the start of the event, GLC shall be entitled to retain 50% of the amount for participation in the event [minimum of € 1198 per delegate]. If the client cancels with one month’s [or less] advance notice, or fails to attend the event, then the client shall not be entitled to any refund. Failure to attend an event shall not excuse a client from owing the full amount of the registration fee. A copy of the conference notes from the event will be sent to the client after the event is over in case of cancellation by the client.
In general no VAT is applied based on the Hungarian VAT law with the exception of individual payment [when you would like to pay from your own budget and not from the company’s budget] and for Hungarian companies where 27% VAT is applicable which is refundable at the end of the company’s fiscal year.
Our hospitality partners usually have options available for parking places, however it can change from event to event. If you would like to receive more information on parking please e-mail our colleague lara.ventoso[at]
We provide a conference documentation pack which includes: conference agenda, notes pages and attendee information. Soft copies of some of the presentation are available on USB-flash-drives for each delegate. You may bring your laptop, tablet or other mobile device so you are able to review the presentations while they are being presented. Free Wi-Fi will be provided and outlets will be available for recharging computers, mobile devices and phones. We highly recommend you to bring along your business cards and a desire to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts.
The dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
Any of our staff members at the event will be delighted to help you. You can contact us for free via WhatsApp or Viber or any time over the phone or via e-mail or post.
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You might find free to attend events which are usually organized by a solution/service provider within the industry. Unlike at free to attend events, on a paid event you will find more diverse industry knowledge rather than presentations related to services or solutions.
In case you cannot attend for both days, you can always attend for just 1 day of the event. In this case we will send you all presentations of the 2 days. The participation fee is 70% of the original investment. In case you would like to attend the event for just 1 day please contact us on booking[at]
In case you are busy on 1 of the days, you certainly can split the 2 day conference with one of your colleague. All you need to do is send us an e-mail to booking[at]
We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.