Speaker profile

Ralf Haefeli

Head of Technical Research & Development IT
Novartis

Ralph Häfeli started his career in 1992 as Automation Engineer in the Engineering Department of former Ciba-Geigy in Basel. During that time, he was leading automation teams in investment projects for biotechnological and chemical production facilities. In 2000, he joined the Pharma TechOps IT organization as technical project manager for the global MES evaluation. He then held various positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing IT and global IT systems management until being appointed global Head Pharma Technical Operations IT in November 2007. As CIO Region Basel he was the IT business partner for global Novartis Headquarter functions from 2012 until 2015.

Ralph Häfeli has a degree in electronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Agenda sessions

Day 2

November 14, 2019

  • 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.
    • 3:20 pm
      Taking an holistic approach to digitalisation to put the scientist at the heart of the Lab of the Future