Alexandru Popa

Associate Director | Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain - MSD

Alex is an engineer at heart, a T-shaped professional with deep interdisciplinary knowledge and a passion for Digital Transformation in healthcare. He enjoyed positions throughout his career in technical operations, solutions delivery, infrastructure architecture, product management, agile transformation, consultancy, innovation, and strategy. Currently, Alex is using his business and technical skills to orchestrate teams of professionals dedicated to integrating blockchain technology with enterprise capabilities. In addition, he guides the development of custom-built protocols and applications that address specific pain points and challenges in the Pharma industry. With his experience and expertise, Alex is working tirelessly to drive innovation and transformation in the healthcare industry. His contributions are sure to have a lasting impact on the industry.

Alexandru Popa


  • Wednesday - March 29, 2023 - 09:25

    How MSD is enabling supply chain security with blockchain technology


    • Tracking the movement of drugs throughout the supply chain
    • Incorporating blockchain into its serialization and traceability
    • Enable quality control throughout the supply chain
    • Added security from cyber threats
    • Single use system for all stakeholders

  • Wednesday - March 29, 2023 - 13:25

    Panel discussion: Future-Proof the Pharma Supply Chain - How can the pharma industry leverage digital technologies to ensure its supply chain remains secure and prepared for a more connected future?

    • Implementing blockchain technology to secure and protect data exchange in the supply chain
    • Utilizing AI technology to identify potential areas of vulnerabilities and predict future trends
    • Investing in real-time tracking solutions to monitor transport, storage, and distribution processes
    • Leveraging analytics insights to improve supply chain visibility and detect potential counterfeits
    • Incorporating digital identity solutions for secure product authentication throughout the entire lifecycle of a drug or device
    • Educating stakeholders on digital security and anti-counterfeiting best practices


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