ManuPharma 2017

December 06-December 07, 2017

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt

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Vijay Surapaneni

VP Engineering and Capacity Planning
Vijay is a Senior Technical Operations Executive with diverse leadership experience spanning Engineering, Facilities, and Manufacturing Operations in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies. For over 35 years, Vijay has delivered superior customer service and quality products for global life sciences companies (Catalent, ConvaTec, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert), both in the United States and internationally (Asia, Europe, Latin America). He holds a successful track record of driving strategic alignment across organizations with a focus on growth objectives. His proven ability to manage operations and deliver organizational change has optimized local, regional, and global performance. For both work and leisure, Vijay has traveled to over 25 countries, living and working in both the United States and Ireland.

11:10 AM ALL STAR PANEL What is the right infrastructure you need to encourage manufacturing innovation? Exploring operations, centres of excellence, pilot plants and technology labs

·         How can you choose the right infrastructure to align with your innovation strategy?
·         How can you take operational decisions to help encourage innovation?
·         How can you decide whether to prioritise operations, centres of excellence, pilot plants or technology labs?
·         How can you determine if you’ll get a return on investment from encouraging manufacturing innovation?

12:30 PM DRILL DOWN ROUNDTABLES How to implement a specific advanced manufacturing technology / Take this opportunity to discuss how to overcome the key challenges to the move towards advanced manufacturing technologies with your senior peers

1.       Continuous Manufacturing: Clive Badman, Head of Pre-Competitive Collaboration , GSK
2.        Digitalisation: Geoffrey Pot, Senior Director Manufacturing and Process Science, Shire
Geoffrey  has more than 15 years of experience in the Biotech / Pharmaceutical environment, and is now managing an international team of more than 200 individuals across 8 different plants in Europe and US. Developing and coaching team members to become a high performing team is key which has been demonstrated through strong operational results.    
3.        Single-use Equipment: Mark Wright, Site Lead, Piramal 
4.        Continuous Improvement: Adam Warzecha, Continous Improvement Champion, EMEA Plant Management, Shire
Adam's key responsibilities are to lead and accelerate deployment of Shire Continuous Improvement mind sets and behaviours, systems, tools, mechanisms and processes throughout all site functions to create a continuously learning and improving organization. In doing so his team aim to provide a key competitive advantage for Technical Operations that is instrumental in how Shire achieve their breakthrough objectives for Supply Value Proposition and ultimately the company’s vision.
5.        Manufacturing Focused CAPEX Investment Strategy: Vijay Surapaneni, VP Engineering and Capacity Planning, Catalent
Vijay is accountable for developing and implementing strategy and delivering operational commitments, functional excellence objectives, and linkages during the expansion and growth of Drug Delivery Solutions sites for Catalent, on a global scale. Within this role his remit is to drive and execute the growth strategies for Biologics, Blow Fill Seal, Formulation Development, Analytical Services, Inhalation Technologies and Integrated Oral Solid Dosage while delivering on the operational metrics for safety, quality, delivery and cost.