Event Review 2019


    The launch of a new event series

    The first edition of Pharma TechOps USA was a highly produtive conference with lively in-depth discussions and insightful presentations. The participants valued the collaborative character of the event and were able to build strong relationships during 2,5 event days.

    The topics which most occupied the maintenace experts were asset criticality management, getting the people on board of a reliability strategy, sensors and condition based maintenance, predictive maintenance, and the cost of it all. It became clear that the cultural change which comes with IoT implementation preoccupies all companies equally. The relations between human and technology still need defining.

    Strengthening the Pharma Maintenance Community in the Americas
    After a successful launch we decided for a come back of Pharma TechOps USA next year on March 5-6, 2020. Be part of the community and do not miss the only event in the United States for maintenance and reliability professionals in the pharmaceutical, medial devices and life sciences industries.

    Save the Date for 2020 - And Register Now!

    Trends, Ideas, Solutions
    These were the key topics in 2019!

    Current maintenance models and methodologies in the pharma & biotech, medical devices and life science industries

    Design of system, component & facility and its relation to reliability and maintenance tasks

    Separated or integrated reliability strategy for IT, IIoT and Cloud

    Remote service applications in a validated environment

    From reactive to proactive or even predictive maintenance with Advanced Data Analysis

    Application opportunities for AI and cognitive technologies in maintenance & reliability programs

    Business processes for applying defect elimination tools

    Aligning Technical Services and Operations - Is TechOps reality in the industries?

    Benefits and opportunities of standardization between different plants

    Best practices for developing an effective asset life cycle management

    Pharma TechOps USA 2019 in Numbers

    Maintenance & Reliability Experts
    % High Level Decision Makers
    % Solution Providers
    Speakers & Moderators
    Cutting Edge Case Studies
    Interactive Sessions
    One2One Meetings
    Hours of Networking


    …not Sponsors! Our Business Partner Community in 2019

    Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2020? Contact us - we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at Pharma TechOps USA!

    The Keynotes at Pharma TechOps USA 2019

    Insights from an ongoing global IIoT manufacturing transformation project
    Dave Rauch
    Senior Vice President - Worldwide Manufacturing Operations | Western Digital
    The AI revolution – The future of jobs, knowledge and skills in manufacturing
    Toby Walsh
    Author, Professor, Speaker | Data61
    A pragmatic approach towards closed-loop manufacturing
    Volkhard Bregulla
    Vice President Global Manufacturing, Automotive and IoT | Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Innovation Driven Growth – Artificial Intelligence and Product Innovation
    Eric Schaeffer
    Senior Managing Director | Accenture
    The Connected Enterprise – Make Smart Manufacturing work for you
    Lyman Tschanz
    Vice President - Connected Enterprise Consulting | Rockwell Automation
    Seven German Words You Need to Know If you Work in Manufacturing
    Dr. John Carrier
    Senior Lecturer | MIT Sloan School of Management
    Walking the walk when it comes to putting IIoT and digital at the center of your operations
    Anes Hodžić
    Global VP of IoT | Airbus
    Powering the Next Phase of Industrial IoT Systems for Critical Infrastructure
    Pavan Singh
    Senior Director, Business & Market Development Industrial Solutions | Wind River
    Rethinking Innovation in Industry 4.0 – How should we approach people, processes and things in the digital era
    David Strauss
    Digital Technology Lead | Nestlé

    Trendsetters - Visionaries - Movers and Shakers
    The Panel in 2019

    The Industry of Things World experience enabled me to understand the objectives and challenges of implementing IoT technology to the industry and to envision the future of manufacturing
    Cécile Joannin
    Saft Batteries
    Great opportunity to collaborate and exchange with many experts in the area of which most seem to share the same opinion that the real work starts now
    Jens Kaatze
    Intense, thought-provoking and rewarding
    Hugo Steep
    Great opportunities to connect with experts in IoT R&D
    Dr.-Ing. Markus Reinhold
    Ipsen International Holding GmbH
    The future is here
    Manuel Ces
    Gives an excellent overview about the IOT status and most relevant questions for the future
    Christian Backert
    Fraunhofer IIS

    Our Attendees - With high-level experts the Pharma TechOps USA set the standard for quality knowledge exchange. Selected companies were among others:

    Senior Vice President Global Head of Operations Speciality Ingredients

    Head of Production IT / Business CIO

    Head of Industrial Engineering

    Global Manufacturing Strategy Manager

    Head of Manufacturing R&D

    Head of Basic Technology Development

    President and Chair

    Vice President Business Unit Smart Production I4.0

    Chief Digital Officer

    Manufacturing & Quality IT Director

    Head of Business Unit Electric Drives and Controls

    Department Leader of OpEn Service

    What our participants say about and why they loved attending Pharma TechOps USA

    Pharma TechOps USA Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

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    of the attendees are decision-makers with direct or indirect budget responsibility.

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    of the attendees are looking for new services, technologies and products.

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    of the attendees have a budget of over 1 Mio. €

    Industry Split

    Technology, Software & Telecommunications
    Technology, Software & Telecommunications: 44%
    Manufacturing, Machinery & Engineering
    Manufacturing, Machinery & Engineering: 16%
    Academia, Associations & Research
    Academia, Associations & Research: 16%
    Automotive, Aerospace & Transportation
    Automotive, Aerospace & Transportation: 6%
    Chemicals & Petrochemicals
    Chemicals & Petrochemicals: 5%
    Consulting: 5%
    Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
    Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology: 4%
    Food & Beverage
    Food & Beverage: 2%
    Consumer Good & Retail
    Consumer Good & Retail: 2%

    Geographical Split

    Germany: 60%
    Rest of Europe
    Rest of Europe: 17%
    North America
    North America: 9%
    Scandinavia: 5%
    Switzerland / Austria
    Switzerland / Austria: 4%
    Switzerland / Austria
    Switzerland / Austria: 3%
    ROW: 3%

    The Community

    Manager / Senior Manager
    Manager / Senior Manager: 54%
    Leader / Head of / Director
    Leader / Head of / Director: 30%
    CEO / CXO / Managing Director
    CEO / CXO / Managing Director: 15%

    Why is the networking experience at Pharma TechOps USA unique?

    We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending the Pharma TechOps USA. To ensure the best networking experience, we’ve developed several sessions tailored to your needs and industry – we call it the Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

    Icebreaker Session

    Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

    World Café Session

    Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

    Matchfinder! Powered by AI

    we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs. Search – Find – Match – Connect

    Keynotes & Best Practices

    Selected presentations by high-level speakers, visionaries and renowned experts.

    Industrial IoT Hackathon

    You have 24 hours to team up with fellow developers and apply fast-paced deployment in solving real-world Industrial IoT challenges

    Live Tech Take

    Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

    Networking Dinner

    Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

    Themed Exhibition Area

    Browse our business partners in easy-to-access themed ‘Expert Islands’ in areas including: Automation; Remote Services; Supply Chain 4.0; Cognitive Manufacturing and much, much more.

    Graphic Recording

    Allow our expert graphic recording artists to surprise and delight you as they encapsulate complex ideas in picture story format.

    IoT Bootcamp

    Join this hands-on session to learn everything you need to know to get your IIoT journey started!

    Factory visit

    Start your Industry of Things World experience with a visit to a leading local factory.

    Innovation and Start-up lab

    See what the brightest minds have to offer your business in terms of new ideas

    Primary Media Partner

    Industry of Things Voice is all about the Internet of Things, IT, IoT, Cyber Security, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. We gather the latest information, case studies, innovation studies, videos, surveys and exclusive interviews on these topics shaping the future and give most important opportunities & challenges their deserved space online.


    Media Partner Community

    Join us as Pharma TechOps USA enters its 2nd edition!


    Book your conference ticket now.

    We look forward to welcoming you again in 2020.