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Digital Pharma Summit

18-21 Sep 2018, One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

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The digital revolution is disrupting and transforming across different business sectors and the pharmaceutical industry is not spared. Digital Pharma Summit will showcase the global pharmaceutical industry technology outlook, new trends, innovative implementation strategies, investments, industry case studies on digitalisation projects amongst others.

Part of IBC’s 5th Annual PharmaCon Asia 2018, which is the preeminent meeting place for pharmaceutical industry professionals in the region. From Clinical Trials to Market Access to Digital Pharma, and against the bedrock of Regulatory Compliance, PharmaCon Asia will bring to you the full spectrum of the drug development and commercialisation value chain.

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Conference Highlights

  • The only digital pharma event in the region that covers the full spectrum of corporate case studies impacted by digital transformation
  • Network with local and international digital experts to gain industry insights
  • Technology outlook and its impact on pharmaceuticals industry
  • Spotlight on latest technological trends and digital developments
  • Explore new business models and innovative partnerships in the ecosystem
  • Highlight on pharmaceutical companies update on digitalisation

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Part of

Pharmacon Asia >>

Co-Located Events

Accelerating Clinical Trials in Asia >>
Pharma Regulatory Affairs Asia >>
Pharma Market Access and Pricing Summit Asia >>
Digital Pharma Summit >>



8:00 am

Registration and Networking Session


9:00 am

Addressing on skilled talent, strong manufacturing capabilities and thriving research ecosystem in pharmaceutical firms to set up to serve patients and connect with the growing Asian market

9:30 am

[Industry Address] Integrating Silicon with Drugs: Pushing the Boundaries of Pharma Manufacturing with Digital Medicines

Nik Leist, Senior Director, Ingestible Sensor Manufacturing/Site Leader, Proteus Digital Health, USA

10:00 am

  • Drug pipeline growth areas
  • Regulatory trends
  • Innovation in pricing and market access
  • The most significant industry trends in the long term, and how should Pharma respond

10:40 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break


11:10 am

Digital Pharma Chairman’s Opening Remarks


11:15 am

  • Snapshots on tech trends that are gaining traction
  • Where are digital investments going?
  • How can pharmaceutical companies leverage them in compliance with stringent regulations
  • New regulatory framework to build trusted algorithms

11:45 am

CIO Interview: Progressing Digital Transformation in Pharma

Bruce Shi, Chief Information Officer, Asia, Sanofi, Singapore


1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30 pm

Developing Innovative Technological Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes

Aaron Tian, Head of Neuroscience Patient Innovation, UCB, China

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking

4:00 pm

  • How can digitalisation and connected world play the part in monitoring better patient outcomes, drug performance and market dynamics of approved drugs?
  • How is the deployment of smartphone seen as ‘an access to global knowledge powered by AI in anyone’s hand’
  • How can it trigger a revolution in pharmacovigilance and risk minimisation?
  • Case studies to elaborate on the need for a versatile app to enforce educational risk minimization

4:30 pm

  • The rise of apps as medical devices
  • The convergence between tech and pharma
  • How artificial intelligence will make healthcare more efficient


5:00 pm

  • 100 Experiments (100E) programme
  • How the Pharma industry is benefiting
  • Use cases of how AI is applied in the Pharma industry

5:30 pm

  • Examining the current impact of digitalisation in the Asian Pharma sector
  • What touch points will have most influence
  • How is Pharma – HCP – Patient engagement going to change
  • Pharma and Consumer interface evolution
  • What is needed to give Pharma a digital boost

6:00 pm

End of Conference Day 1, followed by networking cocktails

8:55 am

Morning Coffee


9:00 am

Digitalising Pharma - HCP Engagement: Challenges, Opportunities and Benefits

Julie Olszewski, Executive Director, MSD Global Innovation Hub, MSD, Singapore

9:30 am

  • Patient journey and their experience with medication is changing with the increasing pervasiveness of digital and mobile communication platform
  • Addressing technological advancement such as cloud, IoT, data analytics and AI
  • Medical doctors’ experience on rapid change and transformation from the impact of technology
  • How can patients, doctors and pharma find the convergence and success in digital solutions and what good (experience) looks like?


10:00 am

Digital Pharma and Precision Medicine in the Age of Data Science, Machine Learning and Real Time Analytics

Yaron Turpaz, Chief Data & Technology Officer, Managing Director, Global Gene Corp, Singapore

10:30 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 am

  • Trends of digital innovations in Pharma & Healthcare
  • Challenges in adapting digitalization in these fields
  • How digitalization will help to create value chain for the patients

11:30 am

Use & Perception of Scientific Medical Reprints and Opportunities in Digital Marketing

Amit Singh, Director – Pharma Business, Elsevier, India

12:00 pm

  • Overview of emerging trends in medical technologies, and extrapolation to future business opportunities for digital pharma
  • Direct-to-consumer distribution and supply chain optimisation

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Case Study: Preventing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease via a Doctor – Patient – Consumer Digital Platform

Dr. Peter Ting, Co-Founder, Cardiatrics, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Gleneagles and Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

2:00 pm

The Impact of Technology in Reshaping the Thinking of Pharma Leaders – Transformation, Investments, Business Strategies

Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore


2:30 pm

  • Starting out on analytics journeys – common starting points that set you up for failure
  • Problems with process – ‘right governance wrong place’ processes that set analytics up to fail
  • Metric malfunction – how managing an analytics department can look right on paper but still be worthless
  • 3 big ideas that will help you avoid these pitfalls and get real value from analytics

3:00 pm

  • Will this be a barrier for pharma companies to digitally transform?
  • How can traditional practices be seamlessly transform to accommodate to the digital age’s needs?

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking


5:00 pm

Chairperson’s Summary of the Day and End of Conference

9:00 am

Digitalisation is an important part of pharmaceutical business – be it multi-channel marketing strategy, streamlining business workflows, understanding products performance, ROI, tracking pharmacovigilance and other practical applications. This workshop will give you workable ideas, tools and techniques to start planning your digital strategy.

Key learning outcomes

  • Identify digital maturity across all areas and operations in your company
  • Explore ways to integrate digital into commercial strategies, business workflows and operations
  • Discuss different tools for various kinds of applications
  • Design your own digital strategy

1:00 pm

End of workshop

9:00 am

Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics and many other buzzwords are the talks of the town right now. Technologies are coming into place to revolutionize industries. In this session, learn how big data and AI are impacting the pharma industry. What are the barriers to overcome? How can decisions be made via technology? How reliable are they? What do these data mean?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how big data and AI work
  • Find out how we can improve decision making use of AI solutions
  • Explore applications of real-time data, and how can we make sense out of these data collected
  • Examine case studies and assess risks and opportunities

1:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceSGD $2895SGD $2695Early BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop SGD $800
Post Conference Workshop SGD $800

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 20 July 2018

Special 1-for-1 Offer on Normal Rates for Pharmaceutical Companies*
Limited seats, applicable only to 2-day main conference days.
Email register@ibcasia.com.sg to find out more!

*The organizer reserves the right to determine the industry to which your company belongs, and to stop the promotion at any stage.

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
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  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)

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Ho Weng Si

Director, Biomedical Sciences Group, Economic Development Board, Singapore

Nik Leist

Senior Director, Ingestible Sensor Manufacturing/Site Leader, Proteus Digital Health, USA

Enver Erkan

Country Manager, Pfizer Singapore

Alexis Serlin

Asia Cluster Head, Novartis

Miguel Angel Rivera Tapia

Global Digital Innovation Lead, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland

Ruediger Dorn

Director, Life Sciences Industry, Worldwide, Enterprise Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation

Bruce Shi

Chief Information Officer, Asia, Sanofi, Singapore

Amkidit Afable

Director Go-To-Market, Johnson & Johnson, Singapore

Chris Willmott

Regional Head of Business Effectiveness Asia Pacific, Roche, Singapore

Richard Batchelder

Regional Business and Operations Director – Roche Foundation Medicine, Roche, Singapore

Aaron Tian

Head of Neuroscience Patient Innovation, UCB, China

Jean-Christophe Delumeau

Head of Pharmacovigilance Policy Strategy, Bayer, Singapore

Laurence Liew

Director, AI Singapore, Singapore

Prabhuram Krishnan

Medical Director (South Asia – Hong Kong, ASEAN, India), Ipsen, Singapore

Rafiqul Islam

IT Head-ADC Asia Pac, IT Business Relationship, Abbott Laboratories, Singapore

Jason Tamara Widjaja

Associate Director, Global Data Science (AI & Data Products), MSD, Singapore

Julie Olszewski

Executive Director, MSD Global Innovation Hub, MSD, Singapore

Paul Tan

Director, KPMG Healthcare & Life Sciences, Singapore

Yaron Turpaz

Chief Data & Technology Officer, Managing Director, Global Gene Corp, Singapore

Mrunalini Jagtap

Data Management Lead, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Amit Singh

Director – Pharma Business, Elsevier, India

Dr. Dinesh Visva Gunaskeran

Steering Committee (Head, Big Data Protocol), Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study, Singapore

Dr. Peter Ting

Co-Founder, Cardiatrics, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Gleneagles and Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Tamsin Greulich-Smith

Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Winston Chew

Director, Regional Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore

Hazel Dy Tioco

Asia Pacific Regional Director, Study Management and Logistics, Sanofi, Philippines

Harish Dave

Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director, Aum Biosciences, Singapore

when & where

18 - 21 Sep 2018

One Farrer Hotel & Spa
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Contact Person: Daniel Koh
DDI: (+65) 6705 7884
Fax: (+65) 6834 7892
Cell: (+65) 86870123
Email: danielkoh@onefarrer.com


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