EU Conference 18 – Agenda

Pistoia Alliance EU Conference 2018

14th March, Millennium Hotel, Mayfair London

 Technology is driving change in life sciences R&D. The Pistoia Alliance Annual EU Conference 2018 will offer a unique opportunity for its members to debate important developments across the pharma and life science R&D value chain, and identify key areas where the Pistoia Alliance, already a thought-leader in many of these areas, can set up collaborative projects that will make a real difference to research and ultimately to patients.


Wednesday 14th March 2018

7.30     Registration and Coffee

8.25     Opening remarks

8.30     President’s introduction

  • Steve Arlington, President, Pistoia Alliance

8.50     Keynote Presentation: Collaborative research in translational medicine.

9.35     Pistoia Alliance Portfolio update

Carmen Nitsche, Pistoia Alliance

9.55     Panel: Data Security as an enabler in life science innovation

Simon Borwick, Director of Cyber Security, Price Waterhouse Coopers

Terry Rice, VP, IT Risk Mgt & CISO, Merck

10.30   Coffee 

11.00   Panel: Meet the new Members

Nick Lench, CEO, Congenica

  • Rainer Winnenburg, Taxonomist, Abbvie
  • Andy Hope, VP, Sales and Development, Cyclica
  • Sam Mantle, Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Luxoft
  • Petrik Cuijpers, Managing Director, Vivenics
  • Richard Golob, Head of Life Sciences, EPAM
  • Lasse Gorlitz, Director, Grit42

 12.15   Lunch and Poster viewing

13.15   Breakouts – Future technologies

14.45   Coffee

15.15   Breakouts report back to plenary

15.45   Keynote Presentation: Collaboration in the Development of Medicines

  • Dr Menelas N Pangalos , Executive Vice President, IMED Biotech Unit & Global Business Development, AstraZeneca

16.15   Feedback on Hackathon

17.15   President’s closing remarks and the award of the Poster Prize

17.30   Networking Reception and end of Conference