A conversation with Paul Attridge –Sr. Director at Vault RIM
Paul leads Veeva’s strategy team for the Vault product in the areas of regulatory and quality. A technologist and business development professional, he has spent the past 23 years in the life sciences industry, following eight years as a software engineer.
Previous roles have included leading the product management function in CSC’s Life Sciences Software Solutions Group. Prior to this, for 14 years he focused on product development, product support, professional services and business development associated with CSC’s Life Sciences solutions, heading up the European Life Sciences organisation during its transition from FCG Inc. into CSC.
BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
I hope that the audience will take away that digital disruption in Life Sciences is happening now and is real, and can drive significant improvements in their process effectiveness. However, we understand developing the case for change is hard, and we hope the audience will learn how to describe the value of transformation, understand the solution platform that can be used to deliver it and get some creative ideas around how they might enable the associated business changes necessary.
BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
Building the Industry Cloud for Life Sciences is Veeva’s vision, so I’m looking forward to discussing how, together with EY, we can tackle not just the technological approach but also the impact of change on business processes. It would be great to hear about what are today’s pain points for the Regulatory functions, and where they hope to see the major improvements.
BRW: What do you enjoy most about your role?
I find I spend most of my time educating customers on the art of the possible, providing inspiration for them to take away and start seeing things differently. Engaging in these sorts of conversations, hearing their challenges really makes this a fun job, but delivering significant improvements to their processes and seeing them proud of what they’ve achieved at the end of their implementations is the ultimate buzz, knowing that what they have delivered improved their efficiency and helped them have positive impact on the patient populations that their products treat.
BRW: How did you get into the industry?
I’m a technologist at heart, and started in software development many moons ago, my first entry into the space was in the area of content management, developing a software product for the review and approval processes associated with Quality documentation. It was a great experience and helped me see how technology can be an enabler for process improvement.
Join Paul Attridge on 15th February for a webinar entitled Digital Transformation in Regulatory at 3PM CET/2PM GMT.