Digital Event Day 1

10:45 am - 10:50 am PharmaIQ Welcome

11:30 am - 11:40 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Connections are Everything - How to Reach End-to-End Automated Research Workflows

Andreas Steinbacher - R&D Informatics and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Leader for Lab Automation, Roche

• Assess the current level of automation for end-to-end laboratory workflows in the life science research space and how the strong focus on automating single workflow steps with separated instruments/integrations can delay overall process automation

• Look into business process modelling and management tools as they are applied successfully in other industries and what limits their adoption as a proposed solution for life science automation

• Identify the essential requirements of end-to-end research workflow automation and how business process management tools can help to achieve the goal of a FAIR, digital, lab of the future


Andreas Steinbacher

R&D Informatics and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Leader for Lab Automation

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Product Vs. Promise: What Will Solve Your Data Management Challenges

Burkhard Schaefer - Head of BSSN, Merck


Burkhard Schaefer

Head of BSSN

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Building An Integrated End-to-End Solution for Analytical Labs

Jeff Carter - Co-founder and COO, Arxspan – A Bruker Company

·        Assess effective ways to integrate analytical requests, data acquisition and approval work flows

·        Automated retrieval, analysis and publication of results data to streamline your operations

·        Build processes to ensure a fully integrated ELN, sample processing workflow, compound registration and inventory


Jeff Carter

Co-founder and COO
Arxspan – A Bruker Company

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Lunch Break and Digital Networking

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Breaking Down The Buzzword – How Transitioning To ‘Lab 4.0’ Can Impact Your Organization

Andreas Schüler - Technical Solution Design Manager,, Abbott
  • Understand the role a LIMS solution plays within a Lab 4.0 implementation
  • Become aware of the challenges that need to be tackled for a smart digitalization of your lab processes and how STARLIMS can help to overcome those challenges
  • Learn how a Lab 4.0 implementation can support compliance and increase efficiency

Andreas Schüler

Technical Solution Design Manager,

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Digitalising A Brand New Site To Lab 4.0– What To Do When Your Company Is Behind Your Site

Cindy Novak - DeLaurell - Laboratory Operations Systems Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb

• Examine a case study of new site development strategy and how this translated in real life implementation

• Discuss the critical success factors when developing a new site from scratch and how this differs from updating existing sites and infrastructure

• Outline your site management strategy when your systems and informatics capabilities exceed your other sites


Cindy Novak - DeLaurell

Laboratory Operations Systems Manager
Bristol Myers Squibb

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Chairman's Summary and End of Day 1