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Spotlight Interview with Ayse Sabuncu, Principal Consultant, European Energy Markets






What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

In the next two decades, the decarbonisation of the transport and heating sectors is expected to happen mainly through electrification. This will in turn increase the electricity demand and will require sufficient generation resources to be available to meet the increasing demand.

In our webinar, we will provide our audience an overview of the transport and heat sectors’ policy targets, discuss how the electrification of these sectors might impact the power sector’s electricity consumption (both in terms of volume and shape), explore the interrelationship between the changing demand shape, increasing variable generation coming from renewable energy sources and flexibility technologies such as battery storage and demand side response and finally showcase the impact of this transformation on the electricity price.


How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

I was an economics graduate with a couple of years of business and research experience when I saw a newspaper ad regarding the job. I did not know anything about the power industry or knew anyone working in it, but from the moment I started talking to my future manager, I was fascinated by it and knew I wanted to learn and understand more.

I have always loved working in the energy sector which has not disappointed me in terms of providing new challenges since 2001. When I started working in the sector, my first job was building the electricity market database for Europe, and maybe except for Spain, there was no wind or solar resources installed. And now look at it, Europe met around 38% of the total consumption from renewables in 2020! And this is expected to rise to 60% in 2030.

I am also very concerned about the sustainability of the resources and very glad that I can contribute to the ultimate goal by providing analysis/tools that clients can use to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their investment in renewables, battery and other types of zero-emission technologies or/and technologies abating the emissions.


What are you hoping to achieve in the future in your professional life?

I want to continue to play my part to the best of my abilities doing my job supporting the clients in their decarbonisation efforts, be a great coach and inspiration for new joiners and other team members, and while doing all that maintain a balanced work/family life.


Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

We have been working with Business Review over the past few years to bring our award-winning solutions to the energy sector.


What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I am passionate about flamenco music and dance and have been an amateur dancer since 2012. I love nature and my house is full of specimen of shells, dried leaves, and feathers I have been collecting. They help me feel connected with nature.


Join Ayse Sabuncu live on the webinar Understanding the impact of energy demand decarbonisation on electricity markets this July 7th 2021 at 2pm London.

Spotlight Interview with Bob Tiling, Life Sciences Labelling Specialist at Kallik Ltd






What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

I hope the attendees will gain an insight as to how the latest generation of artwork and labelling software can handle repetitive tasks, thus leaving the users more time to think about the creative side of artwork and labelling. They will have a better understanding of how large volumes of artworks or labels can be changed very quickly and accurately by using previously approved content and automation technology.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

I am looking forward to discussing how content should be re-used to reduce errors and improve artwork or label consistency plus discussions around getting the right information on the right label or artwork with the assistance of rules engines and automation technology.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

My background is in sales so I enjoy gaining the confidence of new customers and ultimately winning their work. I get to see artwork and labelling projects delivered. I get to keep in touch with a group of very satisfied customers. I enjoy it when they come back to me for an expansion of the original solution following on from its initial success.


How did you get into the industry?

By accident! My local labelling software company were looking for a sales person to start immediately due to several people leaving at short notice. I was available immediately so I satisfied that requirement. I secured a 3 month trail which led to a 6 month trial. I went on to serve them for 10 years and became very passionate about labelling.


Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

Where is your favourite place in the world and why? I like to be walking in the mountains, no particular country or location, just in the mountains. I enjoy the views, the peacefulness, the clean air and of course the challenge itself of walking in the mountains.


Join Bob Tiling live on the webinar: 6 steps to overcome labelling challenges in the life sciences industry: How to drive efficiency & control through digital maturity this September 15th 2021, 4PM London

Spotlight Interview with Gurdip Singh, CEO at Kallik Ltd






What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?


We are hoping the attendees find this a very informative and engaging webinar. There is a major disruption happening in the life sciences industry; buyers, patients and government agencies require greater product traceability and visibility on the product information and product packaging than before. Gartner research shows that mislabeling and inaccurate packaging continue to be leading causes of launch delays and product recalls costing life sciences companies millions of dollars in lost sales, recalls, errors and lost brand trust. We have helped life sciences companies around the world overcome these challenges through digital transformation of their artwork, labeling and packaging processes and want to share our observations, our learnings and a path to help overcome these problems


What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?


– Understand what are their pain points

– Share our experience and lessons learned for real life examples

– Talk through the steps to overcome these challenges 


What do you enjoy most about your role?


I am very privileged to be the CEO at Kallik and as a result there are many aspects I enjoy of my role. I guess the ones that really make a difference is seeing the results our customers get through all the work my teams and our platform does for them ; it is a real pleasure seeing how the passion of my teams and the value of our software platform enables our customers to deliver outstanding results and be successful to their customers. I am always humbled by the praise and feedback customers give to my teams


How did you get into the industry?


I have been in the technology arena since I left university and the life sciences and healthcare industry for most of my working life. I’ve always been fascinated how technology can help deliver real noticeable differences to clinicians, patients and those who serve them. At Kallik we really do recognise the work we do with Life Sciences companies by getting the labelling concise, correct and accurate has a major impact on the result delivered by clinicians or patients who consume the therapies delivered to them by our life sciences customers. We love being part of this whole journey


Where is your favourite place in the world and why?


This is a tricky question, there are many places that are amazing around the world. I truly love travelling and would find it hard to pick only one favourite ; but I guess I can’t chicken out so I’m going to say Bangkok Thailand. I went there first with work and then laterly with my wife. I have been fascinated by the pace of Bangkok, the vibrant colors, the clash of modern cultures versus the multicultural spiritual side of the place, the unbelievable royal palaces and temples! 


Join Gurdip Singh live on the webinar title 6 steps to overcome labelling challenges in the life sciences industry: How to drive efficiency & control through digital maturity by Kallik Ltd on Wednesday 15th September 2021, 4PM BST 

Blog Früh Verpackungstechnik AG and Swissfillon AG

Over the past 40 years, Früh Verpackungstechnik AG has firmly established itself in the packaging manufacturing and contract packaging industries. Our 600-strong team offers a comprehensive service covering everything from development to manufacturing, qualification, validation, and complete documentation. Based in Fehraltorf, Switzerland, our company solves even the most challenging packaging problems for customers all over the world.

Swissfillon AG is a flexible partner in the Fill & Finish CMO business. Founded in 2013 as a spinoff of the pharma engineering company pixon engineering AG in Visp, Switzerland, Swissfillon provides aseptic Drug Product manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies ensuring highest quality, highest security, fully cGMP compliant services for a number of options including high value and complex products.

The demand for having a fast time to market on a high level of Quality and Yield has increased within the last years. This has been driven by Biosimilars and Biobetters but as well by novel Biologic products, which have a high value.

To be successful, an intense and close collaboration between all involved parties – starting by onboarding the partners for the containers and ending by the sterilization of the finished product – is required.

In addition, customers have to be fully aware of the complexity of developing such project after Drug Substance manufacturing, taking all aspects into consideration in order to save time. Selecting experienced partners can improve time to market.

In our webinar on September 9th, we will give you an overview of the challenges and of Fill/Finish including sterilization and how to overcome them by working with SME’s from different companies and achieving a fast and reliable solution for bringing your product fast to the market.

Join Früh Verpackungstechnik AG and Swissfillon AG on a webinar titled: Aseptic Fill / Finish: A Holistic Approach  on September 9th at 2PM London / 3PM CET.

Spotlight Interview with Carole Delauney, Director Business Development at Swissfillon AG and Markus Bischof, Key Account Manager, Früh Verpackungstechnik AG




What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

Carole Delauney: the aim of the presentation will be to train prospects to our expertise and explain them the complexity related to ophthalmic product development when it comes to manufacturing. Drug Substances are developed and cost a lot of money. I feel that fill finish is sometimes under-assessed and under-estimated which can cause delays.

Markus Bischof: We hope that our customers can share from our learning curve and can smoothen their projects.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

Carole Delauney: I hope the information we will share will be helpful and create a synergy between the speakers and the attendees to bring the maximum information to the audience.

Markus Bischof: I’m hoping to have an interesting and exchange related to complex projects.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Carole Delauney: I define myself as a solution provider and am always embracing learning about a new project and advancing discussion together with Swissfillon’s technical experts as well as with our partners. I started in the industry about 18 years ago and met so many people that I now have a very solid network, which is really a blessing in this type of role.

Markus Bischof: It’s the interaction with external and internal stakeholders and the very often challenging timelines.

How did you get into the industry?

Carole Delauney: I am biochemist by training, started in the cosmetic industry before switching to the biotech sector. I had the chance to work in London where I started my career as technical business development and never stopped since. I focused the last 14 years on sterile fill finish, which is really an expertise I appreciate dealing with on a daily basis. I would not be able selling tablets, my heart is in vials, pre-filled syringes and cartridges as well as medical devices associated!

Markus Bischof: I have a scientific Background. After working in Quality, I was looking for a new challenge.

Where is your favorite place in the world and why?

Carole Delauney: I do not have a favorite place, I have too many to mention not only one and have still a lot to discover even close to where I live in the South of France. I believe travelling will change though and that we will have to feel great everywhere including home…

Markus Bischof: My favorite place is up in the Swiss Alps. It gives you a feeling of freedom after climbing and shows how less it needs to be happy.

Spotlight Interview with Dr Stefan Hellbardt, Vice President Business Development and Scientific Affairs, Aptar Pharma




Dr Stefan Hellbardt, Vice President Business Development and Scientific Affairs, Aptar Pharma

Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

I have good experience with webinars both as a participant and as a speaker. This is an excellent way of delivering information and knowledge around a dedicated topic to the community. Attendees are informed in an entertaining way and are usually open to asking questions and discussing the topic. I have already run a webinar and with you, so know how smooth and easy you make to ensure the outcome is a success.

What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

Attendees will dive into the world of Airless Drug Delivery at Aptar Pharma. Starting with a general view on airless dispensing in healthcare, we then discuss the different technical solutions when it comes to dispensing semi-solids. While airless drug delivery is still a niche in healthcare, we will talk about the key trends, the regulatory environment and how the patients as consumers view their treatments. All these considerations are perfectly addressed with Airless Dispensing in both topical and transdermal scenarios, and working with Aptar Pharma as your go-to partner ensures a reduction in risk and time in projects.

How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

As a trained biologist I spent most of my time in clinical development, mainly in asthma and allergies. Upon joining Aptar Pharma, I switched gears to a business development and customer facing role. I enjoy exploring markets, developing my knowledge and discovering how we can leverage customer and consumer needs to stimulate innovation within Aptar Pharma.

What are you hoping to achieve in the future in your personal and professional life?

All regions of the world are changing at high speed, partly promoted by the recent pandemic, and driven by the consumer-centric view that is evolving in healthcare. While regulatory requirements for safety of medicines are increasing, patient-consumers are looking for more appealing delivery solutions that match their lifestyle as well as treat their illnesses. And the development of connected devices to drive adherence, continue to accelerate. I want to continue to develop my position as a thought leader that can help drive your drug delivery project to successful submission, launch and beyond.

What would someone be surprised to know about you?

During my professional training I always wanted to be a professor at university. Later I found out that it might not be the best fit and went into pharmaceutical industry – and I have never regretted that decision.

Join Dr Stefan Hellbardt on either of the two webinar sessions below:

Morning session

Afternoon session

by Aptar Pharma on July 7th at 9AM London / 1:30PM Mumbai / 4PM Beijing or 3:30PM London/4:30PM Paris/10:30AM New York

Spotlight Interview with Dave Exline, President, Gateway Analytical at Gateway Analytical, an Aptar Pharma company





Dave Exline, President, Gateway Analytical at Gateway Analytical, an Aptar Pharma company

Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

Leak detection testing of finished sterile containers is of such critical importance for pharma partners, that we felt it worthwhile exploring the subject in a webinar.

What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

Leak detection, along with particulate matter defect identification, enables on-time release of drug products at each stage of the development programme, including clinical trials and commercial launch.

 This webinar will provide delegates with an overview of the USP <1207> Container Closure Integrity chapter. We will explain why the FDA now prefers deterministic leak detection methods over traditional probabilistic methods. We then review common applications of leak detection for sterile containers and present case studies on our work.

 How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

I got into the industry in a very unusual way.  I was a forensic scientist specializing in fiber identification and characterization.  I was approached by a large pharmaceutical company to help solve a serious fiber contamination problem with an injectable product.  We solved the issue quickly, which led to additional investigations.  I have been doing this type of work ever since.

 What are you hoping to achieve in the future in your personal and professional life?

My professional priority is to ensure the continuous learning and improvement of our capabilities, so that Gateway Analytical is seen as the true go-to partner and thought leader in analytical services.

In my person life, I strive to help my children navigate the college experience and every day try to be a better husband and father.

 What would someone be surprised to know about you?

My early career was spent as a Forensic Scientist specializing in trace evidence analysis.  Also, I spend my free time working in the area of art and antiquities authentication.

Spotlight Interview with Sylvester Goettlicher, Director Sales and Product & Josina Formann, Head of Media-Production at Screens GmbH





What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

    1. After the webinar, attendees will have a good understanding of how and to what extent third-party applications such as Youtube, Spotify or Amazon are implemented in today’s infotainment systems and compare them with OEMs that offer these functions independently. Furthermore, we will give the attendees insights into the currently implemented third-party operating systems and discuss whether and to what extent these developments affect the independence of OEMs. Afterwards, we give an outlook into the future.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

    1. We are really interested in hearing the attendees’ assessments and discussing what the infotainment-systems of the future will look like. We are convinced that infotainment systems will become more and more important in the purchase decision of a vehicle and we are just at the beginning of the developments. The direction will be set by the customers and we will only see in the near future where the developments will ultimately go. 

 What do you enjoy most about your role?

    1. Josina: Me and my team are responsible for the entire content production of the infotainment database screens. In the meantime, we film and process almost 30 vehicles a year, and we do this worldwide. As you can imagine, it’s a very complex coordination job, and on top of that you have a high time pressure to get everything done on time. It is this mix of complexity, coordination and the feeling of adding another vehicle to the database on time that I enjoy most about my role.
    2. Sylvester: I am one of the first employees at screens and have been involved with the product and the company from the very beginning. So I identify with screens more than a regular job and it makes me very proud to continue to improve the product and bring it to the world.

 How did you get into the industry?

    1. Screens is a subsidiary of Deutsche Automotive that has been in the field of infotainment development since 2014. About four years ago, the CEO of Deutsche Automotive had a conversation with a customer over lunch about the topic of competitive analysis and came up with the idea of digitalizing this process and thus simplifying and accelerating it. In the meantime, screens has become much more than a tool for competitive analysis and serves a wide range of companies worldwide for market intelligence in the field of infotainment systems.

 Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

    1. Josina: Being from the far south of Germany (Allgaeu), I love the mountains and hiking. I often visit my family and friends back home and then spend time with them and enjoy the wonderful views and the beautiful cows.
    2. Sylvester: Apart from family and friends at home, I love to discover new places. Basically I’m enthusiastic about nature, of course, but I can also get excited about living cities. To name a specific place, I would say that I really liked Shanghai’s mix of Eastern and Western culture.


Spotlight Interview with Giuseppe Lancella, Connectors Commercial Director at Smiths Interconnect

What is your role in Smiths Interconnect?

I am responsible for the product line management for the Connectors BU globally, from the conceptual stage, through to the launch on the market, to the final withdrawal.
During my career at Smiths Interconnect I have moved through various senior roles, but the Hypertac technology has always been a main part of my day-to-day job. My office is situated in Genoa where we have one of the largest manufacturing sites for the hyperboloid contact. It is here that I have spent my first three years overseeing the automation department to build the Hypertac contact in large volumes.

How will your role in Smiths interconnect help with this webinar?

As part of my role I have direct relationships with customers where we discuss in detail the reasons and requirements that have brought them to buy a connector equipped with the Hypertac contact. It is not always an obvious decision and often the price seems to be one of the low sides of this technology. The reality is that the performance of the Hypertac contact enables engineers to achieve a low cost of ownership and very often Hypertac technology allows their equipment to perform above the market average thus delivering a competitive advantage.
I was also a witness to a situation where the Hypertac contact was the only solution available to resolve technical constraints and match with the demanding specification for the life of contact and shock and vibration performance.


How does your past experience influence your decision-making in your current role?

I am confident that the audience will walk away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of how to select the most suitable connector for their respective solution.
They will have the opportunity to know more in depth the Hypertac technology and the broad range of applications where this technology is successfully used.
We will address signal and power, high density, various terminations and different size of contacts.
We will talk also about the opportunity to develop contact customized solutions with a limited initial investment to get samples in their hands.


What will the audience gain from attending this webinar?

For people familiar with the Hypertac contact, I believe this will be an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and re-confirm the rationale for their loyalty.
For people that are not familiar but curious and interested to learn, I believe this will be a unique opportunity to receive the answers to their questions and concerns.


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Spotlight Interview with Wim Bauwens, Marketing & Communiciation at Sofico





Wim Bauwens,
Marketing & Communication


What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

That an Integrated Finance system, capable of managing different business lines from within 1 system, can be a catalyst for their organization to succeed in meeting the challenges of their changing market.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

I look forward to hearing what the biggest challenges are for them in meeting changing customers expectations. Especially from a systems’ point of view. I’m positive that an Integrated Finance system can alleviate some of those pain points.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The opportunity to engage with people who are on the front line of change. How they experience the evolution in their industry in their day-to-day work and what their strategies are to embrace that change and be successful in the future. It’s very rewarding to jointly explore how we can support and become part of their strategy for future success.

How did you get into the industry?

Honestly? Via pregnant women. *laughs*. Let me explain. When I was recently graduated, I had the opportunity to temporarily replace someone in the Lexus Europe marketing team who was on maternity leave. 2 years later, this experience at Lexus Europe was the deciding factor for being offered a temporary job at Toyota Financial Services Europe. Again, to replace someone who was on maternity leave. After 8 years at TFSE, I joined Sofico, where I started on a temporary contract, to replace someone in their marketing team who was on maternity leave.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

My home city of Ghent, in Belgium. I was born there but raised in the countryside. I spent several years abroad, living in the US, Greece, Germany and the UK and when returning to live in Ghent, I’m always struck by it’s architectural beauty and it’s lively atmosphere, maybe even more so than if I had lived there all my life.

Join Wim  Bauwens on a webinar which can be watched on-demand: Integrated finance by Sofico.