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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.