Conference Overview

Emerging technologies are changing the landscape of Pharmaceutical industry and their relationship with their customers while creating new opportunities for collaboration. Pharma companies have to think beyond the pill and substantiate the value of their drugs in the real world, which would lead to a better patient outcome. Thus a necessity for partnership and collaboration with the healthcare provider is a must for pharmaceutical companies to be ahead of the game and make most use of the healthcare technologies, resources and tools that integrate with patient’s lifestyle which could definitely compliment the strengths of both pharma and healthcare. The deployment of technology is now increasingly dominant in pharmaceutical R&D; the enhancements in data management and data integration are providing improvements to both the speed and quality of many clinical trial processes.  The digital sensors connected to the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) that is generating vast amount of Big Data is drawing the attention of pharmaceutical firms and moreover the Patient data is extremely valuable to drug companies as the analytics technology can be used to explore Big Data to reveal connections and patterns that allow the evolution of precision medication.

Artificial intelligence has been a disruptive technological force in healthcare as a whole, but it is proving to have massive benefits in pharmaceuticals and drug discovery. The combination of  AI, big data and IoT technologies will create new innovations and other eminent technologies like cloud computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing and blockchain are being used extensively in the Pharmaceutical industry’s digital transformation.  In order to retain your customers pharmaceutical meetings or pharmaceutical conferences like this are playing a vital role in taking pharmaceutical information technology to the next level.


Therefore this upcoming conference 2nd Annual Digi-Tech Pharma 2018 (Pharmaceutical technology conference 2018), will provide a platform to all its participants an opportunity to interact, share and discuss the digitalization of Pharma industry. The conference will allow its participants to discuss the various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas in the field of Digital Pharma IT. Also, to stay updated on the latest trends in digital, social media and mobile strategies required to overcome the obstructions in the transformation. This Digi-Tech Pharma 2018 is a unique platform in the pharmaceutical conferences which will allow IT leaders to share  their technologies and strategies to help the pharma industries avail new opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations.


It gives us a great pleasure to welcoming you to this international Digital pharma conference of 2018, The 2nd ANNUAL DIGI-TECH PHARMA 2018.

Key Highlights

  • The global technology outlook and its impact on pharma industry
  • How pharma can integrate into digital health environment
  • Big data analytics and pharma
  • Internet of things and pharma
  • Policy changes required for ensuring smooth transition
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance during the transformation
  • Streamlining and digitizing research workflows
  • Clinical trials and digital world
  • Digitally transformed pharmacovigilance
  • Data management
  • 3D printing technology in pharmaceutical drug delivery
  • Tools and strategies to engage with HCPs
  • Encouraging a customer–centric approach at all levels
  • Digitally enabled business models
  • Develop partnerships to support the deployment of digital technology
  • Digital marketing trends
  • Integrating Multichannel marketing and closed loop marketing
  • Translational informatics
  • Precision Medicine and genomics
  • AI & Machine learning is transforming drug discovery
  • Blockchain technology to improve efficiency and safety
  • Model for Future Digital Innovation

Who should attend the conference

Pharmaceutical Conferences 2018

This event is designed for senior level attendees from various companies including pharmaceutical, biotechnological, biopharmaceutical, CRO’s, Diagnostics, solution provider and government institutions.

Attendees includes VPs, GMs, Directors, Heads and Managers of

  • Drug Delivery Innovation
  • R&D IT
  • Big Data Solutions
  • Digital innovative strategic planning
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance
  • IT Strategy
  • Real-World Data
  • Real-World Evidence
  • Data Management & Analytics
  • Data Sciences
  • Clinical trials and data management
  • Translational informatics
  • Data storage and analysis
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Contract outsourcing service providers
  • Digital Health
  • Healthcare IT
  • Pharma sales and Marketing 
  • Digital Marketing
  • Multi-channel Management


There are plenty of opportunities to position yourself as a thought leader & showcase your company.

For enquiries on speaker opportunities please e-mail to [email protected]

Day 1 -

Wednesday - 02nd May 2018


  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 09:20
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

    Mel Walker Regional Vice President, Innovation,
    Business Development and Market Access,
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe


  • 09:30
  • Engaging HCPs in a meaningful way

    • Engaging with healthcare professionals using digital channels
    • Learning from virtual meeting case studies
    • Why this has been an excellent approach for creating meaningful interaction with HCPs

    Tim Cave VP - Head Strategic Planning and Digital Practices,
    Global Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline

  • 10:00
  • Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery – a New Era

    Peter Hamley Global Head, External Innovation, Drug Discovery Platforms, Sanofi

  • 10:30
  • Morning Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 10:50
  • Industry 4.0: Digital transformation to tackle productivity and growth challenges

    Today, 3 billion people worldwide are connected to the consumer internet. By 2020, 30 billion machines will be connected to the industrial internet and this will transform the way people and machines interact by using data and analytics to drive efficiency, accelerate productivity and achieve operational excellence. A convergence of trends and technologies are making it possible to realize real benefits.

    • We will discuss how Industry 4.0 is being used to positively impact the BioPharma industry. In our case studies, we will show how combining brilliant machines with best-in-class digital industrial technologies delivers valuable new insights that were never before possible.
    • We’ll explore new ways to gain process understanding and prediction through digital platforms that enable customers to realize their QbD strategies.
    • We’ll share how customers are using Industry 4.0 tools to improve asset understanding aimed at limiting unplanned downtime and improving maintenance cycles. Finally, we’ll dive into how data science is being used to create Digital Twins of our processes and generating valuable insights to support real-time decision-making.

    Dirk Voelkel Chief Technology Officer - Innovation and Analytics, 
    GE Healthcare Life Science

  • 11:20
  • Bringing patient’s perspective to design and test manage- ment tools to accelerate clinical trial recruitments and retention

    Magdalena SchoeneichGlobal Head of Takeda Digital Accelerator, R&D
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals

  • 11:50
  • Patient engagement in development of care solutions: beneficial or just hype

    John MulcahyFounder, HealthGenuity
    (Former Head of eHealth and Patient care, Merck)

  • 12:20
  • Impact of digital health in pharmaceutical industry

    Philippe GerwillIndustry Advisor, IoTSG & Working for Novartis

  • 12:50
  • Networking & Luncheon

  • 13:30
  • Recruitment and retention in clinical trials: is AI the silver bullet?

    Jean-David ZeitounChief Medical Officer, Inato

  • 14:00
  • Democratizing AI for better health outcomes

    Elena BonfiglioliSenior Director, Health Industry Europe Middle East
    and Africa, Public Sector, Microsoft

  • 14:30
  • Pharma investment in digital health and digital therapeutics

    • ​venture funding of digital health by pharma
    • acquisitions of digital health companies​ by pharma
    • strategic partnerships
    • investment in building in house capabilities

    Marc SluijsAdvisor to Nestle, Merck Global Health

  • 15:00
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:30
  • Realizing the full potential of Precision Medicine - A paradigm shift in the pharmaceutical industry

    • Transforming the entire pharmaceutical value chain
    • How Do we implement Precision Medicine in the Real World?
    • How does it affect the ecosystem of healthcare?
    • Future of genomics and precision medicine

    Joanne M. HackettChief Commercial Officer, Genomics England

  • 16:00
  • Panel discussion: Importance of Partnerships - Collaboration as a key for Innovation in Pharma

    • Collaboration allows for open innovation
    • How partnership model works?
    • How do we balance transparency, free flow of data and patient privacy?
    • How could patient driven research activities help pharma companies?

    Mel Walker (MODERATOR) Regional Vice President, Innovation,
    Business Development and Market Access,
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe

    Philippe GerwillIndustry Advisor, IoTSG & Working for Novartis

    Marc SluijsAdvisor to Nestle, Merck Global Health

    Axel SchumacherCo-Founder & CEO, Project Shivom

    John MulcahyFounder, HealthGenuity
    (Former Head of eHealth and Patient care, Merck)

  • 16:50
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

    Mel Walker Regional Vice President, Innovation,
    Business Development and Market Access,
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe

  • 17:00
  • Networking Drinks Session

Delegate Registration

Corvus Global Events recognises the value of learning in teams. There's so much great content!!!

Bring your team and get an extra discount. There are special group packages available. Please email to [email protected]for more details.


Maximise Your Involvement through Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Our Sponsors are an integral part of the CGE Conference and we want to ensure you receive the best possible results for your investment. Exhibiting and Sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company's needs. Most packages include complimentary entry passes, targeted marketing to industry officials and executives, and bespoke networking opportunities.

For enquiries please e-mail to [email protected]


EXTEDO's focus is on optimizing clients' eRegulatory business processes. The company's enabling technology, the EXTEDOsuite, is uniquet in that it covers the complete regulatory landscape including:Product Registration Planning & Tracking (XEVMPD & IDMP)Submission Publishing & Lifecycle Management (eCTD, CTD, NeeS, IMPD, CTA, eCopy, DMF, ASMF, VNeeS, CADDY, ePRISM, eIndex) Pharmacovigilance Management (SUSAR, ICSR, PSUR, E2B, MedDRA, SMQ, GvP, CIOMS, MedWatch, R3) andDocument Management
We offer configurable off-the-shelf products, as well as customized and integrated solutions compliant with Medical Product Dictionary. EXTEDO also provides EURS, the validation, review and approval software solution for the EMA and over 25 Regulatory Authorities worldwide. Today we serve more than 700 customers in 60 countries ranging from small companies to large multinational organizations. EXTEDO operates in the following areas of life sciences: pharmaceutical, biotech and biopharma, generics, homeopathics, medical devices, crop sciences and public sector. EXTEDO is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in each of these areas of operation.


Partnerships typically involve an exchange of value and frequently include online content, PR, advertising, online & event branding.

For enquiries please e-mail to [email protected]



I enjoyed it and had interesting feedback from other participants too.

Elia Stupka

Director, Genomics and Computational Biology
Boehringer Ingelheim

We were very happy to attend Digi-Tech and were very happy with the organization. We look forward for future events.

Geraldine JUGE

Administrative & Operations Assistant
HighPoint Solutions

The event was organized by Corvus Global Events and proved to be a very well choreographed event. The content was very timely and fresh, and the organizers enlisted a solid faculty of industry experts. The program was both highly informative as well as provided ample opportunities for networking. Very positive experience all around.

Evjatar (Evi) Cohen, Vice President, Global Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Appian


Digital transformation has the largest impact on pharma, and pharma executives shouldn’t dismiss the opportunities it would bring. Taking part in this event as a speaker, exchanging ideas and learning from the other eye-opening cases was a real inspiration. Digi-Tech Pharma is one of the top pharma dedicated inspirational events, which you would not want to miss.

Pelin Icil, National Sales Manager - Rotational Role, Bayer Pharmaceuticals



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the very best hotels for our attendees



Holiday Inn London - Kensington


Wrights Lane, Kensington


London W8 5SP


United Kingdom

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