Think Big, Start Small – Capability Implementation on the Path to Smart Manufacturing within Industry 4.0

13th November 2020 | 9:00am EST | Robert Guenard, Senior Director - Manufacturing Sciences at Biogen, Petter Moree, Global Industry Principal at OSIsoft and Mark Demesmaeker, Head of Data Analytics at Sartorius Stedim Biotech |WATCH FOR FREE

Over the years there have been many frames of reference on the use of process analytical technology including monitoring, closed loop control, quality control/real time release, advanced process control, quality by design, Industry 4.0, etc.  With each evolution of framing, the context we view process analysis of manufacturing processes is trending towards expanded scope and context from unit operation, to production train and plant level up through manufacturing network, supply chain and value chain to customer.   In this talk we will present how we at Biogen are applying technology capabilities on a pathway towards realization of Smart Manufacturing by keeping the greater context in mind and delivering value added process analytics capabilities.

Presented by Robert Guenard, Senior Director – Manufacturing Sciences at Biogen

Rob has worked in multiple capacities in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries for more than 25 years.  Rob currently leads the Global Process Analytics Center of Excellence since joining Biogen in 2015.  The mission of the group is to deliver analytical capabilities for monitoring and controlling manufacturing processes.  Capabilities the team supports include data systems, process condition monitoring, continued process verification, advanced process control, machine learning approaches, process modeling, knowledge management and process analytical technologies.  He is currently leading the Biogen Digital Evolution Program for the Pharm Operations and Technology organization.

Prior to his current role, Rob spent 12 years at Merck (MSD) in various leadership capacities working on PAT, strategic initiatives and knowledge management.  Rob started his career and spent 7 years at the Dow Chemical Company in the Central R&D division working in process analytics and molecular spectroscopy.

Rob received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida.  Rob is a certified Inclusion Strategy Partner (KJGC), Transformational Change Agent (Conner Methodology) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (DFSS, DMAIC) who has numerous publications and invited presentations on Manufacturing Intelligence, PAT, Quality by Design, Strategy, Inclusion and Knowledge Management.    He is very engaged in external industry activities serving on the Pharmaceutical Process Analytics Roundtable steering committee, Chair of IFPAC 2020 & 2021, member of the IAAE Life Sciences Advisory Board, ASME V&V 50 committee member and BPOG Technology Roadmap steering committee member.

Followed by Petter Moree, Global Industry Principal at OSIsoft

Petter Moree is Global Industry Principal at OSIsoft, specialising in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. He has an MSc. in technical chemistry with a specialisation towards chemometrics and data science from Umea University in Sweden and has over 20 years’ experience helping leading global enterprises obtain optimal value using best practices in data science.


and Mark Demesmaeker, Head of Data Analytics at Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Dr. Mark Demesmaeker is Head of Data Analytics, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics (SSDA), part of Sartorius-Stedim Biotech. Mark joined SSDA in 2018. He is a life science professional with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D, analytics and business intelligence, and has held leadership positions at the World Health Organization, Spotfire, TIBCO Software, IBM, and Integrated Clinical Systems. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Clinical & Translational Analytics at PerkinElmer Informatics. Mark holds a Ph.D. in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics from the German University of Kiel.

Sponsored by OSIsoft and Sartorius Stedim Biotech

About OSIsoft

For over 40 years, OSIsoft has been dedicated to helping people transform their world through data. Our data infrastructure software turns critical operations data streams generated by utilities, manufacturers, and other industrial customers into rich, real-time insights for saving money, making critical decisions, or developing new products. You’ll find the PI System in oil refineries, mining sites, wind farms, national labs, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, distilleries, data centers, and even stadiums helping people save energy, increase productivity, and make better decisions. Worldwide, the PI System handles more than 2 billion sensor-based data streams. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft has over 1,300 employees and is headquartered in San Leandro, CA.

About Sartorius 

Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics develops software under the Umetrics Suite for design of experiments and multivariate data analysis, for the individual user as well as for on-line continuous and batch processes.
The stability of Umetrics founding principles and the flexibility of our services enables us to promote every way of implementation of design of experiments and multivariate technology that our clients require. We are committed to supporting our clients in their mission to take control over their data flow, by conveying our advanced expertise in advanced data analytics technology. Our mission is to provide comprehensive solutions which create value from data, enabling better decision making and process excellence.

Our market exists in every sector of industry where there are manufacturing, testing or data analysis activities, but historically the highest number of collaborations has been in the life science, semiconductor and chemical industries. Umetrics is since April 2017 owned by Sartorius Stedim Biotech AS.

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