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
Alexander Almerood
Alexander AlmeroodKey Note Speaker, Board Member
YEH e.V.
Safia Agueni
Safia AgueniTech and Data governance Leader
Former Novartis
Katja Lundell
Katja LundellFounding Partner and Director
SC Life Sciences
United Kingdom
Frank Eiselt
Frank EiseltCo-Founder & Catalyst
LIVEsciences AG
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
Martina Muttke
Martina MuttkeMentor, Advisor, Speaker
Giuseppe Napolitano
Giuseppe NapolitanoMultichannel Engagement Lead
Ignacio Quiles Lara
Ignacio Quiles LaraDirector, Global Marketing and Commercial Operations
Former Abbvie
Alex Gotler
Alex GotlerData Science Specialist
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Stijn Rogiers
Stijn RogiersPrincipal Industry Consultant, Global Health and Life Science Practice
Thorsten Mintel
Thorsten MintelDirector Customer Operations, Pfizer

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 Advantages of pharma digitalisation

  • 09:40 Key aspects required for an AI ready culture organization

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:00 The Impact of AI, RWE, Precision Medicine and Mobile Health Technology on Streamlined Clinical Trials

  • 11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Human versus digital

  • 12:20 Patient centricity return on experience

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 Successful commercialization of eHealth and eDT x projects

  • 14:40 A new era of Multichannel Engagement: customer experience as the new battleground

  • 15:20 Digital Transformation of Pharma in the Age of Big Data

  • 16:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:40 Collaboration between big pharma and start-ups – Models to engage and hurdles to overcome

  • 17:20 End of Day 1

Day two

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

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Opening Keynote Presentation by Alexander Almerood – Play to win: how to overcome digital transformation challenges and successfully onboard your Sales Force (Case)

  • 09:30 Agility & Innovation Readiness in a highly regulated environment

  • 10:20 Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare in the age of digitalization

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:40 Service Design and Digital; the new era of connectivity, communication and service mindset

  • 12:20 Additive manufacturing of pills – a new production technology for pharmaceuticals is evolving

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 Manufacturing Intelligence in pharmaceutical production


  • 15:10 Three flavours of digital pharma R&D innovation

  • 15:40 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Precision medicine in oncology – The pharma`s new role in health care

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:20 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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