Rene Zoelfl

Global Industry Advisor Life Science , PTC

Rene has experience in the life science industry supporting companies to transform to an agile enterprise through Industrie 4.0 and digitalization. He has built up the life science practice at PTC in Germany. Based on his experience he has a deep understanding on how new technologies support the digital transformation and how companies can benefit from digitalization in different process areas and how regulations impact this journey. As chair of the PTC Healthcare Executive Advisory Council Rene organizes and runs joint workshops with PTC’s most strategic Life Science customers and PTC Executives on Industry topics and requirements. Rene is member of the ISPE and contributes to the Special Interest Group “Pharma 4.0”. He also contributed as co-author to the acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index that was published in March 2017. Rene joined PTC in October 2010. Prior to PTC he held several positions in consulting, portfolio management, and marketing at Siemens.

Session Track:

Tuesday, May 16 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 102 B

II1294P - A Connected Business Strategy for Life Sciences: A Panel Discussion with Sysmex and Roche

Manufacturing Life Science companies have been on the leading edge of using data from connected products for better patient outcomes. Predictive maintenance, over-air software updates, and a keen understanding of product usage for design improvement are a few use cases enabled by connectivity. But there are many more use cases! An IoT enablement infrastructure lowers the barriers for future use cases and provides a sustainable operating model. Join a panel of industry expert practitioners to learn about their journey to data-driven business models, and the long-term horizons they see for an interconnected enterprise.

Session Track:

Wednesday, May 17 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM 210 C

AR1545B - Improve Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality with Augmented Reality

A highly specialized workforce is a cornerstone of a pharmaceutical business. It’s also a substantial source of escalating costs and pressure. The skills gap, traditional paper-based SOPs, and increasing complexity of the drug production process are causing global workforce challenges. Pharma organizations using visual augmented reality (AR) work instructions to enable greater workforce accuracy and productivity can realize substantial bottom-line savings, which will grow significantly as the solution scales. AR helps pharma organizations address the skills gap, reduce errors, and address challenges associated with employee training by creating clear, easy-to-follow, contextual SOPs and instructions.

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