Pharma Summit 2022 Speaker Slides

Each of the speakers at our Business Day, have very kindly agreed to share their slides with our members.  The slides are listed in speaker order, click on the image to download the required slide deck. Our illustrator distilled each talk into a one page image, which is included in the speaker slides.  Or you can download the illustrator pack here

Dr James O’Byrne

Metabolic Physician and Clinical Geneticist – Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH)

Jim’s presentation outlined genomics and precision medicines, the challenges and possible solutions along with the future for personalised treatments.  

Dr Natalie Cole

Head of Innovation – Tallaght University Hospital

Natalie spoke about the innovation plans ongoing in TUH the objectives of the Innovation Department in TUH along with plans for the future. 

Dr Laurence Fitzhenry

Principal Investigator – Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre, South East Technological University

Larry’s presentation explained the global impact of ocular disease and some of the ocular drug delivery research they are undertaking in SETU. 

Conor McGinn

Chief Executive – Akara Robotics

Conor’s presentation explained what inspired him to found the company and outlined the power of UV Light in hospital sterilisation. 

Andrew Phelan

Chief Operating Officer – Beats Medical

During Andrew’s talk, he gave an update on what Beats have been doing since Ciara Clancy’s talk at our Pharma Summit in 2018.  

Eamon Judge

Senior Director of Global Engineering – Eli Lilly

Eamon gave an outline of the suitability journey that Eli Lilly have been on in Cork, what drove them to build Ireland’s largest solar panel farm at their manufacturing plant and the impact this has had on their employee’s sustainability and innovative mindset in the entire company.

Cathal Divilly

Managing Director – Great Place to Work

Cathal spoke about the inherent need for trust in the workplace and why corporate culture must be at the very heart of an organisation in order to build a Great Place to Work. 

Ross McManus

HR Manager – AbbVie

As head of the Wellbeing team in AbbVie and a member of the GPTW team Ross spoke about AbbVie’s journey through merging the much larger Allergan into AbbVie, the challenges and opportunities this brought, and how sometimes you just can’t compete with an alpaca farm! 

Shane Gannon

Sector Lead Pharma & Life Sciences Consulting – PWC Ireland

Shane spoke about the shift towards value based medicines, how high tech and specialty medicines have been identified as a core driver of growth for a number of companies and the overreaching need for solid, quality data throughout the entire process. 

Dr Sinéad Keogh

Director Medtech & Engineering – Ibec

Sinéad spoke about the convergence between med tech and pharma and gave some background on the current medtech environment in Ireland along with plans for the future and an explanation of Medtech Factory 4.0. 

Jim Joyce

Chief Executive – HealthBeacon

Jim spoke about where the idea for HealthBeacon came from, it’s roots in the pharma industry, his plans for the future of medicine adherence and how sustainability is being built into their devices. 

Dr Frank O’Donnell

Public Sector Lead – Microsoft

The final speaker of the day, Frank spoke about the role of technology in healthcare delivery, the breaking down of both data and technology silos during covid – and the absolute need for this to continue.  He gave an outline of Microsoft’s Cloud for Healthcare and the hope for a unified, predicative – rather than reactive – approach to patient care.