Building the Pharmaceutical Factory of the Future

Sponsored by: OSIsoft

Focused on:

  • Automation Strategy
  • Change Management

Date: 18 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How to implement the Industry 4.0 program as a part of your automation strategy

What is the Factory of the Future? It is a vision of a holistic company-wide transformation, which balances and combines: productivity, quality, and robustness based on a data-centric perspective.

Is it possible to build the Pharma Factory of the Future today, increase quality and productivity, and decrease the cost at the same time?
Yes, and your automation strategy should become a user-driven program that combines:

• The equipment standardization program
• The right global, company-wide infrastructure
• The creation of a Global Data Model

The Factory of the Future can only be defined in terms of performance and KPIs. It needs a multi-disciplinary approach, where technology has to be a tool supporting and giving answers to business needs.

At the end of the day, it is not about technology, but Change Management. People and Culture are far more important than technology.

Are you ready to start your journey? Attend this webinar to learn more.

Presented by

Antonio Buendia,

Sr. Principal Automation Engineer, NOVARTIS

Antonio Buendia is Sr. Principal Automation at NOVARTIS, responsible for Automation of the 32 plants of Solids Platform.
Previously, as Global Head of Automation, Pharma division (25 sites), he articulated the "Factory of the Future" strategy based on a data-centric approach, including the definition of the Vertical Integration concept to connect SAP-MES-Historian-equipment, with a best-in-class integration.

Before that, at Eli Lilly, he was instrumental in the transformation of the Madrid site from a local market to a worldwide launching facility, which includes closure and transfers of facilities in Hamburg and Basingstoke and critical projects for the manufacturing and packaging sites expansion in Japan.

He has more than 20 years of experience in automation and digital, project management, facilities master planning, and qualification of facilities, utilities, and equipment.
This broad experience of work in engineering very close to operations, allows him to link the technology dimension with the business needs.
Antonio holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Comillas in Madrid. He is a founding member of the ISPE Spain, which he chaired from 2007-2009, and a member of the international board of Directors of the ISPE 2009-2011.

Petter Moree,

Industry Principal for Pharma, OSIsoft

Petter joined OSIsoft in October 2015 as the Industry Principal for Life Sciences, Food & Beverages, and Specialty Chemicals, ensuring these markets obtain optimal value through their use of the PI System.

Petter is based in southern Sweden and works globally with most of the leading pharmaceutical companies and strategic partners in the OSIsoft partner ecosphere.
Petter has an M.Sc. in technical chemistry with a specialization towards chemometrics and data science. After his M.Sc. from Umeå University, Sweden, Petter joined Umetrics in 1999, where he worked for 17 years with customers in various markets for example Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Semicon and chemical and with applications such as PAT, QbD, early fault detection, predictive analytics, MPC, and CPV. Petter was Product Manager for Umetrics' portfolio, including SIMCA, SIMCA-online, and MODDE, and later became their global sales director.

Key Learning Objectives

  • What is the Factory of the Future concept
  • Automation strategy to build the Pharma Factory of the Future
  • Lessons learned and most common pitfalls
  • Use case. Company-wide efficiency metrics platform


  • Heads of operations
  • Heads of Automation
  • Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Quality Assurance
  • C Level
  • Heads of Regulatory Compliance