Academy Webinar


[ Recorded Wednesday 9 December , 2020]

The Paperless Lab Academy® is glad to propose under the Academy Webinar Program, a presentation from Accenture about the new challenges faced in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Before the global pandemic, the industry was already facing problems of exploding drug development costs and increasingly complex supply chain and regulatory environments, as well as downward price pressure from generics, global health systems and outcome-based pricing models. The unprecedented challenges of the pandemic forcing remote work and demanding tests, vaccines and therapies at desperate speed, only add to the challenges. To date, Quality has throttled speed to market and been a necessary, but precious, cost. Today’s business cannot afford the reactive, manual and still largely paper-based Quality processes.

It is no longer enough to talk about digitalization and automation of antiquated Quality systems. It is now a business necessity to shift the Quality paradigm. Companies need to reduce the cost of Quality and increase the speed, efficiency, and reliability of our processes.

In this session, it will be discusses how companies can make this shift. Which challenges the industry must address, examples of real world progress, and road maps to adoption to help get your organization to the digital Quality future

Mary Mrowicki, Consulting Senior Manager at Accenture Scientific Informatics Services

Mary has worked in the life science industry for over 12 years, in both medical device and pharmaceuticals, with a specialization focus in Quality Management systems, including the Quality Control Labs. Mary holds a degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems.

Neil Fausz, Senior Manager at Accenture Scientific Informatics Services

Neil joined Accenture 3 years ago as a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Scientific Informatics business group and is based out of Miami, FL. Previously, he was responsible for Quality Management and Laboratory Informatics Systems at a Global CDMO and Life Sciences Pharmaceutical company. He has over 20 years of technology delivery and innovation experience across R&D, quality and manufacturing domains with a focus on ERP, QMS, DMS, LMS, and LIMS solu\ons. Neil holds a B.A. in International Relations and a B.S. in Business and Public Administration from the Missouri – Columbia.

Peter Brandstetter, Senior Manager at Accenture Scientific Informatics Services

Peter has experience across the fields of IT in the life sciences industry, in particular the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector. His areas of specialization are quality management and quality assurance in manufacturing and R&D (SAP QM,LIMS,ELN,QMS,ECM/DMS), clinical IT (clinical data management, pre-clinical, R&D Lab, R&D collaboration) and project management and computer valida\on. Peter has a M.Sc. degree in computer sciences from the University of Linz, Austria.

Logo accenture purpleAccenture’s Scientific Informatics Services business group combines scientific and laboratory informatics expertise with strategic and business consulting capabilities, industry platforms, innovation approach and global scale to revolutionize how scientific and laboratory processes are conducted. We work with our clients to streamline technology and processes, and harness the power of data, to remain competitive within today’s changing scientific informatics ecosystem.