Can AI Deliver a ‘Real’ Advantage for Life Sciences Manufacturing?

  • Exceed customer expectations, earn stakeholder trust, and positively impact the future of health
  • How an increasing focus on digital transformation is creating opportunities for manufacturers to meet the challenges of disruption and a competitive marketplace
  • Are you making the most of the tremendous volume of data being collected?
  • Leveraging your organization’s data foundation to provide actionable insights that enable improved decision-making and lead to positive outcomes across the manufacturing process

Kim Forte
Principal, SCNO
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kim is a partner with Deloitte’s Life Sciences Supply Chain and Network Operations practice. Based in New York, she has over 20 years of consulting operations experience across the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device sectors. Having held leadership positions at Amazon and SAP, she brings smart / digital manufacturing and plant floor operations, plant engineering, facilities management, material sourcing, distribution, performance improvement, operational excellence and market entry operations strategy expertise. Her current focus at Deloitte is enabling advanced analytics across the end-to-end global supply chain.

Iknam Gill
Sr. Manager, SCNO
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Iknam is a trusted advisor for Life Science clients ~20 years of deep expertise in Technical Operations, enabling reliable supply and accessible treatments.

As a leader in Technical Operations, Iknam delivers End-to-end Digital Transformations involving innovative solutions in manufacturing, quality, product/process development and lifecycle management. In addition, her focus includes large Operating and Business Model Transformations that ensure fit-for-purpose organizations that are transformed to deliver on the execution of growth-enabling strategies.

Areas of expertise include the following in pharmaceutical and medical device companies: manufacturing and distribution strategies, operations due diligence,  competitive intelligence, benchmarking,  process design and continuous improvements, organizational transformations, quality systems and validation, product lifecycle management and eQMS software implementation.

Aishwarya Mantha
Product Management Lead
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Aish is a Technology Lead at Deloitte Consulting with over 12 years of experience leading global, cross-functional  teams in design, development and delivery of technology-powered solutions in Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Oil & Gas industries. In her current role, Aish leads the development and implementation of AI/ML-based solutions to provide proactive insights to Biopharma and MedTech manufacturers to help optimize manufacturing processes and product quality.

Aish has a strong track record of successfully leading and delivering impactful AI/ML solutions on time and budget in both corporate and startup environments. In addition to strong technical skills, Aish is adept at business strategy, project execution and stakeholder management. Aish is proactive, anticipates challenges, and strives to deliver the best solutions to enable organizations gain/extend their competitive edge.