Agenda

  • Plenary Sessions

    The Connected Lab

    The Information Lab

    The Innovation Lab

    Plenary Sessions

    • 9:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 9:10 am
      Opening Keynote – What is the Lab of the Future and how do we get there?
    • 9:25 am
      Keynote Panel: The changing R&D landscape: How should the Lab of the Future respond?
      Bryn Roberts,
      Global Head of Operations, Research & Early Development, Roche
      • Where will innovation come from?
      • Collaborative research and partnerships
      • Digitisation potential
      • Next generation technology
    • 10:25 am
      Keynote Panel: Technology of the future and its impact on the Lab of the Future
      • The potential of the Cloud for digitised R&D
      • Where will IoT, AI and Machine Learning take us?
      • Wearables and automation
      • Managing the globalised connected lab
    • 11:15 am
      Coffee Break, Networking, Exhibition and Poster Viewing time

      sponsored by

    • 12:00 pm
      Keynote Panel: Digitalising the lab – how to get the most from high value data
      • Capturing and sharing the right high quality data
      • Managing real-time data in multiple locations
      • Sharing data across R&D phases
      • The new tools empowering the scientist
      • The future for digitised research
    • 12:50 pm
      Panel: Connectivity, Automation and Information – driving innovation in drug discovery
      Garry Pairaudeau,
      Head of Hit Discovery, AstraZeneca
      • Hit Discovery at AstraZeneca
      • Overview of strategic collaborations
      • What are the key technologies driving lead discovery and development?
      • How is the lab adapting to meet the new challenges?
    • 1:20 pm
      Lunch, Exhibition Tour, Poster Viewing, 1:1 Meetings
    • 2:30 pm
      Track sessions start, see individual tabs- Connected Lab : Information Lab : Innovation Lab
    • 4:10 pm
      Afternoon Break, Networking, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

      sponsored by

    • 4:40 pm
      The Live Lab – interactive delegate session

      We are delighted to be including an exciting session at the Lab of the Future Congress – Live Lab!

      This session will take the form of an interactive facilitated discussion, where we will look at common challenges in moving the Lab of the Future forward for life sciences research. The sessions will aim to define a vision or set of objectives and so far as possible discuss practicable solutions.

      Format:

      • 30-50 people in each group
      • Participants standing
      • Moderator to drive session
      • White board to capture discussion
      • Moderator to feedback to plenary audience on 14th November @ 16.20

      The session will be 60 minutes long:

      • Definitions, parameters, vision – 30 minutes
      • Solutions & actions – 30 minutes

      Discussion Groups:

      • Digital Talent
      • Standards
      • Disruptive Technologies in life sciences research
      • Collaborative partnerships

      Results will be presented back to the Congress on Day 2.

    • 6:00 pm
      Networking Drinks Reception

    The Connected Lab

    • The Connected Lab
      This stream covers the ways labs connect to facilitate globalised research and specialisation hubs as well as the innovations and technology that automates the lab, connects devices and enables scientists to spend their time on science.
    • 2:30 pm
      Innovative platforms for connected research

      Integrating disparate R&D platforms to facilitate the Lab of the Future

      Unifying you GxP and non-GxP lab processes to support the complete development cycle

      Delivering high-quality results from a semantic integration platform

    • 3:20 pm
      Deploying an open innovation platform to drive external innovation
    • 3:35 pm
      A novel Mass Spectronomy platform connecting global best practice
    • 3:50 pm
      Co-ordinating globally connected chemistry research in the Lab of the Future
    • 4:10 pm
      Afternoon refreshment break & return to plenary sessions
    • 4:40 pm
      The Live Lab – interactive delegate session

      An interactive session during which participants will be grouped with facilitators to discuss, debate and develop different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future. Delegates, speakers and sponsors can take part in multidisciplinary teams taking on different elements of The Lab of the Future. Results will be presented back to the Congress on Day 2.

    • 6:00 pm
      Networking Drinks Reception

    The Information Lab

    • The Information Lab
      This stream covers the opportunities arising from digitalisation and the power of data and informatics in the Lab of the Future
    • 2:30 pm
      Enabling scientists to share data across the experimental process, in and out of the lab
    • 2:50 pm
      Streamline your laboratory workflows using automation
    • 3:10 pm
      Embedding a data driven approach to drug discovery
    • 3:30 pm
      Are ontologies relevant in a Machine Learning world?
    • 3:50 pm
      Driving measurable outcomes for labs via digitalisation and standards
    • 4:10 pm
      Afternoon refreshment break & return to plenary sessions
    • 4:40 pm
      The Live Lab – interactive delegate session

      An interactive session during which participants will be grouped with facilitators to discuss, debate and develop different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future. Delegates, speakers and sponsors can take part in multidisciplinary teams taking on different elements of The Lab of the Future. Results will be presented back to the Congress on Day 2.

    The Innovation Lab

    • The Innovation Lab
      This stream will focus on bringing the Lab of the Future to life. Enabling collaborations and partnerships, running innovation hubs and creating the physical and business environments for innovation
    • 2:30 pm
      People over Process: How people centred collaboration leads to success
    • 2:50 pm
      Delivering the Lab of the Future globally through a holistic R&D real estate and workplace strategy
    • 3:10 pm
      How to build a global lab experience program
    • 3:30 pm
      Solid & Virtual Incubation Labs; driving innovation and collaboration in research
    • 3:50 pm
      Using the Lab of the Future – Lessons from the Francis Crick Institute
    • 4:10 pm
      Afternoon refreshment break & return to plenary sessions
    • 4:40 pm
      The Live Lab – interactive delegate session

      An interactive session during which participants will be grouped with facilitators to discuss, debate and develop different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future. Delegates, speakers and sponsors can take part in multidisciplinary teams taking on different elements of The Lab of the Future. Results will be presented back to the Congress on Day 2.

    • 6:00 pm
      Networking Drinks Reception
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  • Plenary Sessions

    The Connected Lab

    The Information Lab

    The Innovation Lab

    Plenary Sessions

    • 8:00 am
      Breakfast Briefing – Lab 4.0: moving from siloed lab information systems to lab informatics platforms

      With advances in precision medicine, complex instruments, biologics and complex software analytics such as bio-informatics and AI/ML there is an increasing need for next generation lab informatics platforms that automate increasingly complex lab processes (scientific, analytical, operational and regulatory) and maintain sample data provenance across large volumes of heterogeneous data types. This briefing will discuss the pros and cons of one such platform including case studies across healthcare and life-sciences.

    • 8:45 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 9:00 am
      Keynote Panel: Building and using the Lab of the Future
      • The vision
      • The design & build
      • The transition
      • The equipment and technology
      • The user experience
    • 9:50 am
      Keynote Panel: Digital Lab: How do we pick up pace and scale across the industry?

      An end-to-end data strategy
      Connectivity
      Process automation
      Advanced analytics
      Human experience
      Ecosystem collaboration

    • 10:30 am
      Coffee Break, Networking and Exhibition time
    • 11:10 am
      Keynote Panel: AI, Disruption and the Future of Research
              • Keeping it real – what have we achieved to date?
              • What type of change should we expect – incremental or transformational?
              • Taking the plunge - where to start with AI projects?
              • Medium and long term expectations
    • 12:00 pm
      Keynote Panel: Common platforms for collaborative research and inter-operability standards
      • sharing data, methods and hardware components on disparate platforms
      • Are common standard achievable and desirable?
      • The potential for single user interfaces
      • data integrity, access and interoperability
      • Internal and external data standards
    • 12:40 pm
      Lunch, Exhibition Tour, Poster Viewing, 1:1 Meetings
    • 1:40 pm
      Day 2 Track sessions start, see individual tabs – Connected Lab : Information Lab : Innovation Lab
    • 3:00 pm
      Afternoon Break, Networking, Exhibition and poster Viewing
    • 3:20 pm
      Track sessions resume – Connected Lab : Information Lab : Innovation Lab
    • 4:20 pm
      The Live Lab – Outcomes and action plans

      The different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future, developed on day one, will be fed back to the Congress, followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

    • 5:30 pm
      Congress closes

    The Connected Lab

    • The Connected Lab
      This stream covers the ways labs connect to facilitate globalised research and specialisation hubs as well as the innovations and technology that automate the lab, connect devices and enable scientists to spend their time on science.
    • 1:50 pm
      Computer-Aided Biology: How Automation and Digital Tools are Transforming R&D Labs
    • 2:10 pm
      TAKcelerator – An novel operating model to Drive Innovation in Rare Disease Drug Research
    • 2:30 pm
      How to achieve an holistic connected lab
    • 2:50 pm
      Afternoon Tea, Poster Viewing, 1:1 Meetings
    • 3:20 pm
      Bringing a modern consumer experience into the lab
    • 3:40 pm
      Lab 4.0 case study
    • 4:00 pm
      UX & Product design in Agile software development for laboratory setting
    • 4:20 pm
      The Live Lab – Outcomes and action plans

      The different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future, developed on day one, will be fed back to the Congress, followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

    • 5:30 pm
      Congress closes

    The Information Lab

    • The Information Lab
      This stream covers the opportunities arising from digitalisation and the power of data and informatics in the Lab of the Future
    • 1:50 pm
      Novel methods in computation and automation to improve drug discovery
    • 2:10 pm
      The Four Pillars of Digital Transformation in R&D

      As scientific R&D organizations continue to invest in digital tools, why have so few been able to create a digital ecosystem of interoperable software, data and analytics? The answer to this lies in the complexity of the challenge and the historical inability of software tools to support it. We’re changing that. The results are transformative. Through experience we’ve identified four essential pillars of a successful digital ecosystem: data, technology, process, and people.

    • 2:30 pm
      Transforming your data into interconnected information

      • Pooling data into polluted bit puddles has not resulted in meaningful returns on investment
      • Transforming data into information in accordance with FAIR data principles
      • Interconnecting data through semantic metadata to find, access, interoperate and reuse your core company assets
      • Dealing with data audits and regulation

    • 2:50 pm
      Afternoon Tea, Poster Viewing, 1:1 Meetings
    • 3:20 pm
      Combining informatics, virtual research and syndicates to drive innovation in the lab
    • 3:40 pm
      The place of analytical instrumental chemistry in the big picture of data
    • 4:00 pm
      Getting organized to prepare the digital optimization
    • 4:20 pm
      The Live Lab – Outcomes and action plans

      The different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future, developed on day one, will be fed back to the Congress, followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

    • 5:30 pm
      Congress closes

    The Innovation Lab

    • The Innovation Lab
      This stream will focus on bringing the Lab of the Future to life. Enabling collaborations and partnerships, running innovation hubs and creating the physical and business environments for innovation.
    • 1:50 pm
      Maximising patient benefit in oncology through drug discovery alliances
    • 2:10 pm
      The omics revolution and the Lab of the Future
    • 2:30 pm
      The human factor in the Lab of the Future, enabling innovation

      Innovation has always been a key to success for science companies. The rapid development of digital technologies brings us opportunities to streamline discovery and to refocus human capital on critical innovation and creative endeavors. In this presentation we discuss some of the factors leading us to re-think how we work and the roles people will play in the Lab of the Future.

    • 2:50 pm
      Afternoon Tea, Poster Viewing, 1:1 Meetings
    • 3:20 pm
      Innovations in Lab technology aiding biophysic based drug discovery
    • 3:40 pm
      Modernising workflows and adopting new technologies for innovation in discovery biology
    • 4:00 pm
      The Digital Quality Center approach to delivering a new digital analytics workflow
    • 4:20 pm
      The Live Lab – Outcomes and action plans

      The different elements of an implementation roadmap for The Lab of the Future, developed on day one, will be fed back to the Congress, followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

    • 5:30 pm
      Congress closes
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