The program is currently in development. If you are interested in presenting, please submit your topic idea before April 10, 2017.
Please note the agenda below is currently in development and subject to change. Please check regularly as we confirm speakers and sessions to the program.
Maria Palombini, Director, Communities and Opportunities Development, IEEE-Standards Association
Ashish Srivastava, Senior Manager, OIS Supply Chain, AMGEN
Dave Mahlum, Director, IT Security, AMGEN
Mollie Shields-Uehling, CEO, Safe-BioPharma
Dawn Jutla, CEO, Peer Ledger
In this session we explore the pros and cons of four solution alternatives to meeting DSCSA track-and-trace requirements. We look at the practicality of each solution from perspectives that include scalability, performance, ability to keep corporate data confidential, cost, and impacts on public health.
The four primary solution contenders are:
- decentralized, non-blockchain, “breadcrumb” solution
- decentralized blockchain solution
- centralized database solution
- centralized blockchain solution
By highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each type of solution, we move the conversation from emotional opinions to documentable shortcomings and capabilities.
Speaker: Jeffrey Stollman, Principal Consultant/Polymath, Rocky Mountain Technical
Integrating the Benefits of Emerging Technologies with Regulatory Standards to Move the Needle on Achieving Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security, Compliance and Interoperability.
Panelists to be announced soon
Evaluate – if blockchain is the right solution
Decide – risks vs rewards of blockchain
Move – the actions, decisions, to employ the solution
This attendee driven session will have everyone roll-up their sleeves and design a roadmap of what it will take to move from consideration of blockchain to adoption.
Session Leader: Maria Palombini, IEEE-Standards Association
Smart contracts could change the way companies transact business by automating and streamlining contractual agreements. But there are some hurdles to overcome before the technology becomes widely adopted.
Ken Cottrill, Co-Founder, Principal, Chain Business Insights, LLC
This session will examine potential design elements for private and public blockchains that go beyond exclusively meeting regulatory compliance and deliver rewards in achieving shared goals of patient safety and supply chain optimization. Topics to be addressed include:
- Post-market surveillance
- Targeting drug recalls more efficiently
- Combatting counterfeit
- Disrupting the Trend of Sourcing Alternative Supply Chains for Medicine
Tim Mackey, Director of the Global Health Policy Institute; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine
Robert Celeste, Founder, Center for Supply Chain Studies
Emerging technologies can unearth revenue opportunities on the pharmaceutical supply chain when IoT and Blockchain converge. Hear from a panel of tech and industry experts who will highlight the benefits and why pharma needs to prepare for this opportunity.
- Brennan Bennet, Blockchain Healthcare Review
- Jim Sabogal, Director, T-Systems, North America
- William J. Miller, President, MaCT
- Samuel K. Moore, Senior Editor, IEEE Spectrum
Choice of attending two roundtable discussions at 20 minutes each.
Roundtable topics include:
The topics to explore are the different models for the Pharma industry to administer a Blockchain solution, what are the roles of the participants, and how could a future interoperable system be funded.
Hosted by: Eric Garvin, Co-Founder, The LinkLab
Blockchain-based technologies, when combined with other technologies and policies, can make it easier to control access, management, use, monitoring and security of your data. We’ll discuss how to maintain data governance and control over your data, and in particular, how blockchain-based technologies can help alleviate this problem.
Hosted by: Robert Barkovich, Founder, HealthLinkages
The Legal Side of Smart Contracts
Hosted by: Alan Cohn, Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
IoT and Blockchain
Hosted by: Jim Sabogal, Director, T-Systems, North America
Maria Palombini, IEEE Standards Association
IBM is partnering with major retailers, suppliers and regulators to create a secure, trusted communication channel to promote traceable and transparent supply chain operations. In this talk, we will describe the outcomes of a food safety pilot that we completed with Walmart. Blockchain enabled trusted information exchange results in a dramatic reduction in the time and effort required to compile the information needed to do a variety of tasks ranging from safety / sustainability audits to product recalls.
Krishna Ratakonda, IBM Fellow & CTO, Blockchain Solutions