Digital Transformation Strategy Development in Biologics Manufacturing: One site’s journey

01st October 2020 | 10:00 am EST | Robert Dimitri, Associate Director, Digital and Data Sciences Lead at Takeda and Toni Manzano, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Bigfinite |WATCH FOR FREE

A walkthrough of the journey towards Digital Transformation for Takeda’s Massachusetts Biologics Operations Site. This presentation shares the journey towards enhancing the site’s digital and analytics capabilities and bringing it closer to a digital world and the progress and processes taken thus far.

Presented by Robert Dimitri, Associate Director, Digital and Data Sciences Lead at Takeda

Robert Dimitri is a Director in Takeda’s Business Excellence group for the Biologics Operating Unit as the Digital Transformation and Innovation Lead. Previously he led the Digital and Data Sciences group in Manufacturing Sciences at Takeda’s Massachusetts Biologics Site leading a team for the implementation of digital tools used for the analysis of internal manufacturing operations data, used to support the production of biologic drugs to treat rare diseases. He has over 15 years of experience in this field, having worked previously as a process engineer and developing software to perform process data analytics. Robert has a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Computer Science, an M.S. in Computer Science, and an M.B.A.

Followed by Toni Manzano, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Aizon, Formerly Bigfinite

Toni Manzano is a co-founder and CSO of Aizon, Formerly Bigfinite. A SaaS company that is transforming manufacturing operations with the use of AI and industrial Internet of things (IIoT) technologies for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. For over two decades, Toni has led software projects for international pharmaceutical companies, covering the entire production process and supply chain. Today, Toni is part of the scientific committee with PDA Europe and with the AI Xavier Manufacturing team. He worked as a researcher at the University of Barcelona as a physicist and teaches big data and artificial intelligence in postgraduate courses at UAB. He is also a member of the Science Experts in the Spanish Parliament on big data and artificial intelligence. Toni has written numerous articles and holds a dozen international patents related to the encryption, transmission, storage and processing of large volumes of data for regulated environments in the cloud.

Sponsored by Aizon, formerly Bigfinite



Aizon, formerly Bigfinite, is an AI software provider that transforms manufacturing operations with the use of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and other smart factory technologies focused on optimizing production within highly regulated industries. The Aizon AI platform seamlessly integrates unlimited sources of structured and unstructured data to deliver actionable insights across all manufacturing sites. Aizon offers an intuitive way to gain meaningful operational intelligence by enabling real-time visibility and predictive insights in a GxP compliant manner with end-to-end data integrity.

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