Review: Phrama TechOps 2018

    Pharma TechOps 2018: Defining and living the future of technical operations

    The seventh edition of the Pharma TechOps was unanimously characterized as a successful conference. More than 150 registered attendees gathered in Berlin to shape the future of pharma, medical devices and life science industries.

    World Café Sessions | Keynotes | Best Practices | Benchmarks | Icebreaker Sessions |  Training & Lunch Sessions | 20+ Case Studies

    150+ senior level executives and leading professionals gathered to discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions, technologies, trends and best practice innovations in the field of technical operations, reliability and maintenance in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Defining and living the future of technical operations in 2019
    Pharma TechOps is coming back to Berlin on November 25-16, 2019.

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    Trends, Ideas, Solutions
    These have been the Key Topics in 2018!

    Reliability Strategies for IT / IoT / smart software / Industry 4.0

    Reliability Strategies for IT / IoT / smart software / Industry 4.0

    Predictive techniques for maintenance

    Aligning Reliability with Operation

    Standardization between the plants

    Plant Asset Management: part of the general investment strategy

    Pharma TechOps 2018 in Numbers

    Registered Attendees
    Speakers & Moderators
    Interactive Sessions
    Hours of Networking
    Partner Companies


    …not Sponsors! Our Business Partner in 2018 – A strong Community!

    Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2019? Contact us - we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at the Industry of Things World 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 2018

    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

    Pharma TechOps Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

    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 the Industry of Things World unique?

    We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending the Industry of Things World. 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.

    Keynotes & Best Practices

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

    Networking Dinner

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

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    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

    Challenge your Peers

    Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.

    Primary Media Partner

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    Media Partner

    PharmaVOICE magazine provides readers with insightful and thought-provoking commentary about the challenges and trends impacting the life-sciences industry in a multiple-perspective format through articles covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE’s more than 41,000 BPA-qualified subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends and information through additional media resources, including WebLinx Interactive WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, White Papers, E-Surveys and e-Alerts.


    World Pharma Today is an leading industry-specific print & online knowledge sharing platform designed for key decision makers from the pharmaceutical industry. The platform allows its clients to reach both ends of the manufacturing and procurement chain. World Pharma Today covers important issues and trends shaping the future of the pharmaceutical industry across the globe. Aside from covering pharma news on a day-to-day basis, World Pharma Today also features technical articles written by industry experts, top executives and academia, covering all aspects of pharma manufacturers, pharma sellers and pharma suppliers in the form of reports, case studies as well as interviews.

    Within the pharmaceutical industry, World Pharma Today covers the following sections: Drug Research, Production & Manufacturing, Packaging, Strategy, Clinical Trials, IT & Data Management, Logistics.


    Pharma Affairs is one of the leading online service providers to the Pharma Community. It’s a complete Pharma Business-to-Business portal which facilitates Pharma traders, Pharma manufacturers, Pharma sellers and Pharma suppliers in improving their business relationships.

    Our highly informative services keep Pharma Professionals informed about evolving markets and enable them to make strategic decisions. Our wide range of online promotional services assists our clients in reaching the top CEOs and key decision makers in the industry. Our vision is to be the premier Pharma B2B portal providing the best services to our esteemed Pharma clients.


    Noria Corporation, based in Tulsa, Okla. (USA), was founded with the single focus of helping user organizations improve machine reliability through the deployment of best practices in lubrication and oil analysis. Our approach has changed how organizations manage and monitor lubricants for maintaining optimum reliability and safety.
    We trust that lubrication excellence is a catalyst to remarkable machine reliability. We believe that industry has realized only a fraction of the opportunities that are achievable through lubrication-enabled reliability.

    Our mission is to inspire change through education by providing tools,  resources  and expertise so the world can achieve the tremendous potential that lubrication excellence has to offer.


    Collect, share and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise Education of manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program. Facilitate innovation and collaboration to enable the real-time enterprise and Plant to Enterprise (P2E) integration Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.


    In the realm of pharmacy, where innovation is rapid, Pharmaceutical-Tech stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space. Pharmaceutical-Tech is essentially a B2B online business, technology media platform and global magazine having the largest global database of pharmaceutical buyers and suppliers under its wraps.

    Pharmaceutical-Tech.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics. With services like search engine optimization, global magazine, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, www.pharmaceutical-tech.com has created a recognition spanning over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.


    Shorter product life cycles, increasing variety, dynamic markets and intensified competition characterize the environment of manufacturing companies today. But not only the large companies are faced with these new challenges. SMEs as well are forced to improve their production methods, making them more efficient and economical. Used properly, the methods and IT tools for the production area provide a significant contribution to efficient, cost-effective and thus competitive production. The magazine focuses on fundamentals, methods, technology trends, IT solutions, and practical examples from the field of digital process chain and production. Digital Manufacturing conveys the notion that productivity gains can be achieved by using efficient IT solutions in production, and as a result presents the solutions that are available, and the vendors present in the market. The journey is its own reward, and therefore the Digital Manufacturing looks at innovative, future oriented subjects like Industry 4.0 and Green Production.


    The topic of digital engineering is to all all engineers active in development of and/or responsible for the practical implementation of innovative products, processes and production methods. Because competitive pressures are going to continue to increase, companies need to effectively connect all applications in the entire value chain. As one of the leading journals in the construction and engineering sector,  DIGITAL ENGINEERING Magazin provides a high utility value to designers, engineers and decision-makers. The solutions and examples presented here help them to develop better and more cost-effective products and processes.


    The aim of the non-profit association MFA – Maintenance and Facility Management Society of Austria is the international practice-oriented exchange of knowledge between industry and science in the domain of maintenance, facility management and technical services. The MFA describes itself as an information and communication platform and offers its members a variety of benefits. The association is the official Austrian representative in the European network of EFNMS (www.efnms.org).


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