This is Paperless Lab Academy®!#PLA2022 Europe in-person edition
Everything you always wanted to know about Scientific Digital Data Management
The Paperless Lab Academy® is the ideal learning platform for all companies that own a laboratory, involved in running, consolidating, integrating or simplifying laboratory data management processes. Once again, we are setting the stage for discussions on strategies and implementation of 21st-century technologies in your laboratory. We work on an agile combination of future horizon views, already running in some industries, and tangible real cases on how to solve today’s concerns.
Keynote Speakers & Workshop Presenters
Associate Director of Informatics
Henry Farmery is Associate Director of Informatics at Alchemab with responsibility for IT and software development at the company. Henry completed a PhD in Computational Biology at Cambridge University in 2017 and has subsequently worked in biotech startups with a focus on sequencing and bioinformatics. At Alchemab he led the implementation of the Benchling LIMS and continues to oversee its development as Alchemab build towards a paperless lab.
Leader in Accenture’s Scientific Informatics Services practice in Europe with over 16 years experience in Scientific Informatics based in Base, CH and leading global client engagement and transformation. Jeremy specializes in working with organizations to transform their R&D, QA & QC digital and data management practices via risk management, process optimization and the implementation of innovative technologies.
Expert Solutions Engineer
Fabrizio Maniglio works as an Expert Solutions Engineer for Sparta Systems. He leverages his vast subject matter expertise in quality life cycle management and the life science industries to help customers achieve their quality management goals. Before Sparta Systems, he spent 8+ years at Lonza, a leading European-based Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) to the Pharma, Biotech, and Specialty ingredients industry. At Lonza, he served in numerous quality-related roles, spanning Deviations Management, Head of Audit QA and Compliance, and most recently as QA Manager for Data Integrity and Computer Systems Validation. As a result, Fabrizio is uniquely placed to advise customers on quality initiatives and best practices.
Technical Solutions Manager, Digital Solutions
Daniel Giuliano is a Technical Solutions Manager for the Digital Solutions division at Thermo Fisher Scientific. With a background in environmental engineering, Daniel’s passion for technology led to him joining Thermo Fisher in 2018. In his current product-focused role, Daniel specializes in software solutions (LIMS) for scientific laboratories across various industries. Daniel has a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.
Founder and CEO
Louis Hendriks is Founder and CEO of Global Value Web (GVW). His mantra for GVW and for his clients is ‘Executing for Today. Organizing for Tomorrow’. Through his 30+ years of experience in global Business Process Services, Louis brings to GVW a deep understanding of partnering in global networks, delivering competitive value to clients. Louis has in-depth experience in the Health / Life Sciences industry, as well as the Energy Industry.
Through GVW, Louis continually looks to improve the quality of various value chain data areas, including the Laboratory domain, for its global clients thus helping multinationals to operate Global Value Chains, in compliance with regulations, effectively, efficiently and resilient for the best value outcome possible.
Prior to starting Global Value Web in 2006, Louis has driven many value chain improvement and integrations for various global companies. Louis has successfully designed, sold and implemented remote managed services (BPO) for Capgemini’s customers such as Dow Corning, Zurich Financial Services, Laurastar, Eneco, etc.
Dr. Arne Kusserow
Product Manager Converters Connected Lab
Dr. Arne Kusserow, Product Manager, Merck ConnectedLab, joined BSSN-Merck in Dez 2020 from the scientific publishing business, having 15 years of experience in scientific data management as Editor-in-Chief for online and print B2B publications in the field of Analytical Science. His background is in molecular biology and genetics.
Andrea Di Mauro
Product Manager for Software Solutions
Andrea Di Mauro is Product Manager for Software Solutions at Mettler-Toledo Italy.
In possess of a solid Chemistry background and 10 years working with laboratory software, Andrea’s expertise varies from technical troubleshooting to full system integration. During his career at Mettler-Toledo, Andrea has gained extensive experience in servicing, customizing, and implementing laboratory instruments and software.
As Software Specialist for MT-Italy, he is in charge of providing digitalization and automation solutions and continuously advancing Mettler-Toledo’s innovation. Andrea and his team help customers all across Italy to simply processes, improve data handling, and implement personalized workflow procedures.
Head of Global Software Solutions
Gunnar Danielson is Head of Global Software Solutions and LabX Consulting at Mettler-Toledo GmbH.
With a computer science degree, MBA, and 25 years working with computer systems, he has been focusing for the past 12 years on workflow optimization and Data Integrity solutions. Solutions for integration, Digitalization,
Data Governance and Data Integrity is the focus for him and the global software solutions team that he leads. Integrating benchtop instruments into the lab ecosystem has been his focus and removing paper along the way,
He and his team focus on solutions for Data Integrity, workflow guidance and efficiencies. His team provides consulting,
seminars, and training on solutions that support Data Integrity within the Production, QC and R&D environment. They also support where a common solution or standardization over multiple countries and regions is required.
Jeroen de Haas
Senior Product Manager
Business solution professional with over 20 years’ experience in the software industry in various roles, from programmer and consultant to project manager, application specialist, sales account manager and most recently Senior Product Manager (Pragmatic Marketing Certified).
Scientific Solutions Consultant
Domenico holds a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology with a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from the University of Siena (Italy). He has over 10 years experience in R&D among Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Columbia University and Karolinska Institutet.
After his academical experience, Domenico has been working as Head of Development in a CDMO (Pharem Biotech).
Since 2018, Domenico works as a Scientific Solutions Consultant in IT solutions for Life Science and helps customers finding compelling solutions that deliver value in order to unlock the power of biotechnology.
Principal Field Application Scientist
With over 30 years of experience in the Chem- and Bioinformatics space. Ben holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and did postdoctoral research at the University of Cardiff. Starting his commercial career as a cheminformatics product manager at Chemical Design Ltd., he joined Oxford Molecular Ltd. in 1997 (which became Accelrys in 2001). Ben joined Tripos UK Ltd. as a Senior Software Consultant in 2001. Since 2003 until today, he works at PerkinElmer, where he has held several positions in services, product management & product marketing. Today Ben is focused on promoting the cloud based Signals Notebook and other connected Signals for research products.
Application Specialist Workflow Applications
Liane studied Biochemistry and received her PhD in Medical Microbiology. Her research focused on protein trafficking during bacterial infections. In her current position as Application Specialist at Eppendorf SE, she is responsible for experiment-related applications that drive research by using IoT solutions to increase efficiency and reproducibility. Before that, Liane gained many years of experience as a scientist in academia and clinical research organization, focusing on liquid biopsy analysis using digital PCR and NGS. She believes that digital transformation of laboratories is essential to empower innovative research.
Director of Digital Transformation Group Operations
Dr. Domínguez is a Director of Digital Transformation Group Operations at Lonza. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of the digital transformation program in the areas of Technology Transfer and Testing. He leverages digital technologies such as Augmented Reality, Digital Twins, and Artificial Intelligence to increase operational efficiency, product quality, and safety and accelerate the time-to-market of pharmaceutical products. He is an expert in Industrial Automation and Control including Process Analytical Technology (PAT). Dr. Dominguez holds a Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London, the UK, and a MASc degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, both in Chemical Engineering. He is currently completing an Executive MBA at IMD, Switzerland.
Gunnar Zoch is Innovation Manager at Lonza Visp. Focus on digitalisation projects in the QC labs with automation support, ranging from lab planning software implementations, programming apps for everyday use to worldwide prototype robotic projects.
Senior Manager, Technology Consulting
Peter Brandstetter is a Senior Manager for Technology Consulting at Accenture in Zurich, Switzerland. A respected authority in IT-enabled transformation in life sciences, he has more than two decades’ experience of solving complex IT challenges for pharmaceutical companies globally -gained across senior life sciences consulting/IT roles including Life Science Central Region Lead at CSC, Senior Managing Consultant for GBS Life Sciences at IBM, and Senior Manager at PwC.
Peter specializes in quality management and quality assurance in manufacturing and R&D, enterprise content management, and R&D (clinical data management, pre-clinical, R&D Lab, R&D collaboration and project management), as well as computer validation.
IT Innovation Lead, R&D IT Evangelist
Bridging the worlds of R&D and IT for global programmes that transform the way science is done in Unilever R&D, like enabling eScience.
Key topics were introducing the use of an ELN to capture exploratory research, creating a repository of scientific data for modelling, and computer simulations of products. Now consultant and founder of Rik Pepermans Consulting
Head of Lab & Research Informatics
With over 20 years of professional experience in both chemistry and Informatics, Daniel speaks both the language of scientists and IT experts and can translate between the needs of users and the technical possibilities of IT systems.
Daniel is an expert in lab digitalization and leading projects for the selection, deployment or development of laboratory automation and IT solutions in life sciences environments.
Joining SiLA in 2014 as a representative of SiLA’s Supporting Member for wega Informatik, he has played a major role in the development of the lab connectivity standard SiLA 2.
Head Laboratory Systems & Standards, CGAM LIMS Project Lead
Simon joined Carbogen Amcis in 2021 to accelerate the lab digitalization of the company and to leverage the business expert team to implement new corporate standards. With many years’ experience in operational and strategic leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry, Simon provides hands-on knowledge on business process design & governance, ERP/LIMS & paperless lab initiatives as well as organisational change management and business transformation.
Global Head Quality, Business IT & Business Excellence
Ulrich is global head quality, business IT & business excellence at SGS. He evolved from several roles from scientific assistant at the university of Applied Sciences in Berlin, to technical director at AnalytiCon Group and site manager at the SGS Institut Fresenius. Within SGS he became 15 years ago regional business manager for Asia-Pacific, moving then to VP corporate quality & compliance and to global head operational Excellence before becoming global head 2 years ago.
Head Software Product Management
Igor Menghini is a scientist who turned his attention to the world of data and software in the biomedical space; In his role at Roche he leads a groups of product managers and UX designers developing software for diagnostics applications. His love for science, technology, data, and the interplay of these 3 elements led him to look at the digital space under many different lenses.
Mark Fish is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Scientific Informatics Services Business. Mark has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles delivering innovative solutions to the pharmaceutical sector and is passionate about drug discovery and development, translation research and precision medicine, digital transformation, agile software development and analytical quality control automation.
Ismail Ijjaali Ph.D
Director, Informatics EMEAI Field Application Science
Ismail Ijjaali received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Henri-Poincaré University, Nancy, France. After his post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Chicago and a diploma in Computational Chemistry, Ismail spent 8 years at Aureus Sciences (now part of Elsevier) where he was involved in consulting activities for their chemical/biological knowledge databases and managing several funded European projects in drug discovery. Ismail joined PerkinElmer in 2012 as part of our Regional Marketing team working on Chemistry Enterprise solutions and Analytics. Currently, Ismail holds the position as Director of the EMEAI Field Application Scientist team.
VP Business Sales
Frederik has over 25 years of experience in lab systems, including program managing major LIMS roll-outs at various global enterprises.
When he joined Bluecrux in 2017, his expertise and business development skills significantly boosted the commercial success of Binocs.
Associate Director Commercial Operations
Rob was a Quality Control microbiologist for 10 years in pharma before transitioning to the laboratory informatics space. He has run and supported implementations and validations of software at numerous organizations globally and now heads the delivery team for the MODA EM solution.
Pier Luigi Agazzi
Partner and Computer Validation Consultant
Graduated in Electronic Engineer (Master) in 1985, he attended some courses about AI at MIT in Boston and also a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Politecnico di Milano.
From 1985 to 2000, he worked as an automation and process instrumentation engineer for chemical and pharmaceutical plants in international environments.
Since 2000, he is a Computerized System Validation Engineer and partner of Adeodata.
He is an active member of GAMP Italia group and ISPE since 1992.
Mark is an independent consultant who specialises in data integrity, laboratory informatics, computer systems validation, and Quality. He has 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in QC Labs, computer systems validation and lab informatics at Eli Lilly. Mark co-lead Eli Lilly’s data integrity remediation program for QC Laboratories worldwide …
An analytical chemist with 50 years of experience, including working in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years and afterward working for the industry as a consultant for 29 years. Bob has been involved with the automation of laboratories since 1980 and has over 35 years experience of validation of computerized systems and is the author of a book on the validation of chromatography data systems. His latest book is Data Integrity and Data Governance….
Dr. Lloyd F. Colegrove
Director of Data Service
Lloyd F. Colegrove recently retired as the Director of Data Services and the Director of Fundamental Problem Solving within Manufacturing and Engineering. He was also the Analytics Platform Director for Dow’s Manufacturing and Engineering’s Industry 4.0 program. background is in Chemical Physics, B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University…
Manager Digital Solution
Andreas Steinle is accountable for digital transformation in the analytic department of Roche Pharmaceuticals Technical Development Europa since early 2018. Andreas was head of the group “Analytical Systems” with the responsibility for support of validation of analytical systems, integration into enterprise systems and the representation to health authorities…
European Digital Solution Specialist
Boris graduated in Molecular Biology with a PhD. His research focused on chromosome segregation in yeast cells. In his current position as Business Development Manager at Eppendorf AG, he is responsible for establishing new business models as well as supporting customers charting their way into the digital lab. Before joining Eppendorf, Boris worked as Sales Manager for Analytik Jena AG. In his private life Boris is a huge fan of the smart home movement and truly believes that the lab of the future will evolve into a smart ecosystem.