2017 European BIOVIA Forum 5 – 8 June 2017 | Hilton London Wembley, London, United Kingdom Four days of proven best practices, hands-on workshops and
previews of the latest BIOVIA products.


The 2017 BIOVIA Forum will begin on Monday, June 5th at 1pm and will conclude on Thursday, 8th June following lunch. The conference will feature two pre-conference days of optional training courses on Monday June 5th and Tuesday June 6th . Register now and hear from over 40 expert user presentations from BIOVIA customers and staff.

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Monday Training
(Optional Training Courses. Fee required)
13:00 BIOVIA Compose and BIOVIA Capture – Recipe and Method Authoring and Execution
Building Pipeline Pilot Protocols for New Users (part 1 of 2)
17:00 End of Training Day

Tuesday Training
(Optional Training Courses. Fee required)
09:00 Building Pipeline Pilot Protocols for New Users (part 2 of 2)
Integrating BIOVIA Workbook with Pipeline Pilot (part 1 of 2)
Analytics and Machine Learning in Pipeline Pilot (part 1 of 2)
Advanced Pipeline Pilot for Software Developers (part 1 of 2)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Using PilotScript in Pipeline Pilot
Integrating BIOVIA Workbook with Pipeline Pilot (part 2 of 2)
Analytics and Machine Learning in Pipeline Pilot (part 2 of 2)
Advanced Pipeline Pilot for Software Developers (part 2 of 2)
17:00 End of Training Day
17:30 Registration Open and Networking BBQ

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 A day in the life of 3DEXPERIENCE scientists
How the 3DEXPERIENCE platform transforms scientific innovation and collaboration
Reza Sadeghi, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
09:35 The Intelligent Factory
How AstraZeneca is developing it’s thinking about the creation of a digital model of a pharmaceutical process during development and how that could be used to drive an intelligent, self-optimising, autonomous manufacture.
Matt Harrison, IT Director, AstraZeneca
10:00 3DEXPERIENCE Business Innovation
Digital Continuity in CPG from Molecules to New Consumers
Patrick Merlat, Vice President, Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry R&D, Dassault Systèmes
10:30 Break
11:00 Capital Facilities: Organizational and Operational Mitigation Capabilities
Mohamed Sharaf, Ph.D., Senior Industry Consultant, Energy Process and Utilities, Dassault Systèmes
11:30 Optimizing Scientific Business Health with Collaborative Value Assessments and BIOVIA Benchmarking
Barbara Holtz, Ph.D., Senior Business Consultant, Value Engineering, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
11:50 Accelerating Innovation with a Scientifically Aware Platform (Biological, Chemical and Materials)
Reza Sadeghi, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
12:30 Lunch
  Laboratory Informatics IT Tech Track Collaborative and Predictive Science Quality, Compliance and Manufacturing
13:30 Labinformatics Overview
Dennis Curran, BIOVIA
Awesome New Things You Can Do With Pipeline Pilot
Jannise Buckley, BIOVIA
New Ways to Represent Biomolecules in BIOVIA Biological Registration & BIOVIA Insight - Big Data? No Problem. Faster and Scalable Visualization
Neil Eccles & Matt Sage, BIOVIA
BIOVIA Roadmap - Overview of upcoming releases and product enhancements
Ken Hayward, BIOVIA
14:00 Scientific Decision Making in the Age of EXPERIENCE
Dennis Curran, BIOVIA
ULM Installation and Configuration of Laboratory Equipment
Daniel DeAlmeida, BIOVIA
Using patent-derived information in drug discovery made easyier - An example use case for the Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot component collection
Stefan Senger, GlaxoSmithKline
Data management of environmental monitoring in the biotech industry using Pipeline Pilot and Discoverant
Guillaume Ebener, Merck
14:30 Lab Informatics - An Approach to Bridging the Support Gap
Alfred Stefan AbbVie
Hands-Free Administration In BIOVIA Foundation
Mike Wilson, BIOVIA
Accurate Antibody Molecular Modeling Enables Epitope Determination
Guy Georges, Roche
BIOVIA One Quality for Operational Excellence
Daniela Jansen, BIOVIA
15:00 Break
15:30 2018 Sneak Peek - Laboratory Analysis
Mats Kihlen, BIOVIA
Pipeline Pilot Administrator Best Practices
Eddy Vande Water, BIOVIA
Effective Machine Learning for Big Data and Small Data
David Nicolaides, BIOVA
Overview and new features of BIOVIA QUMAS EQMS and EDMS (formerly QUMAS ProcessCompliance 4.0 and MyQUMAS app)
Chris Frost, BIOVIA
16:00 ELN in a Big Data Perspective
Morten Meldgaard, Chr. Hansen A/S
TBA Sequences and Tautomers - Challenges during Compound Registration and Searching
Wolfgang Klute & Nick Tomkinson, AstraZeneca
Challenges and Lessons Learned of using QuMas EQMS and EDMS during periods of rapid change in a GCP compliant environment
Sarah Howard, hVIVO
16:30 7 years of using BIOVIA Notebook at Karolinska Institutet
Cecilia Martinsson Björkdahl, Karolinska Institutet
Hybrid-Cloud: Integrating Workflows Between On Prem and Cloud
Guillaume Pillard, BIOVIA
Searching chemical structures in patents using Bayesian statistics
Willem van Hoorn, Exscientia
BIOVIA Enterprise Implementation Best Practices
Ken Forman, BIOVIA
17:30 Networking Off-Site Event

08:00 Breakfast
  Laboratory Informatics IT Tech Track Collaborative and Predictive Science Quality, Compliance and Manufacturing
09:00 Managing Inventory and Ensuring Compliance
Andrew Mott, BIOVIA
Taxonomy and Ontology Fundamentals for the Laboratory
Mike Wilson, BIOVIA
Automated Compound Collection Enhancement: How Pipeline Pilot Preserved our Sanity
Darren Green, GlaxoSmithKline
Enterprise Analytics Initiatives
Tim Jeffers, BIOVIA
09:30 2018 Sneak Peak - Lab Management
Dan DeAlmeida, BIOVIA
The Notebook Collection API
Andrei Caracoti, BIOVIA
What to Make Next? Guiding drug design with in silico modeling
Adrian Stevens, BIOVIA
BIOVIA QUMAS customer presentation
10:00 Digital Workflows to Compliment the CMAC Continuous Crystallisation Workflow
Murray Robertson, University of Strathclyde
Cloud Security
Frederic Bost, BIOVIA
Establishing Biovia’s Assay in the data handling workflow of the European Screening Centre Newhouse
Michael Speake , University of Dundee
Using Discoverant with Process Compliance to Trigger Deviations
Chris Frost & Larry Fiegland, BIOVIA
10:30 Break
11:00 2018 Sneak Peak - Laboratory Execution
Dan DeAlmeida , BIOVIA
Pipeline Pilot Developer Tips and Tricks
Eddy Vande Water , BIOVIA
BIOVIA Insight and query services part of Lundbeck’s research data access strategy
Ludovic Otterbein & Plamen Petrov, Lundbeck
Using Discoverant with Doc Compliance to Generate Templated Management/Monitoring Reports
Chris Frost & Larry Fiegland, BIOVIA
11:30 BIOVIA Panel Discussion – Digital Transformation in the Lab a Reality Check
Moderated by: Daniela Jansen
Implementation of Automated Processes at Philip Morris International R&D using Pipeline Pilot
Elyette Martin & Pavel Pospisil, Philip Morris
Ask the experts - Panel of BIOVIA experts discussing hot topics and current challenges
Panelist: Ken Forman BIOVIA
12:00 Closing Plenary Session
12:30 Lunch & Departures

Breakout Tracks

The conference will feature 4 parallel breakout tracks including the following:

Laboratory Informatics

Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA's Laboratory Informatics solutions are leveraged across science-based industries and used by almost 200,000 users worldwide. Learn about best practices from your peers, BIOVIA experts and partners, get an overview of upcoming releases , experience new capabilities for research, development and quality control labs and discuss new ideas with colleagues and thought leaders. Learn how to maximize your current investment and how BIOVIA's Laboratory Informatics capabilities can help to improve collaboration, innovation, efficiency and quality of your laboratory work.

Products Featured in this track include: BIOVIA Workbook, BIOVIA Notebook, BIOVIA LES, BIOVIA LIMS, BIOVIA CISPro, BIOVIA Compose, BIOVIA Capture, and BIOVIA Review

IT Tech Track

Led by BIOVIA technical experts, Tech sessions at this year’s event will cover a range of topics including IT best practices, security, deployments, integration, cloud and hybrid cloud environments, IT upgrades and roadmaps. Interactive sessions are designed to provide you with better insight into the technical aspects of BIOVIA solutions and gain critical knowledge about how to manage, support, integrate and deploy these solutions into your IT environments. This session is designed for customers who have IT responsibilities and titles of, but not limited to, System Administrators, Software or Web Developers, Analysts, or Architects.

Products Featured in this track include:Pipeline Pilot, ScienceCloud, Workbook, Notebook, Assay, Unified Lab Management

Collaborative and Predictive Science

BIOVIA Collaborative Science products bring industry leading scientific analysis tools to research industries driving better science through innovation and improving efficiency to shorten time to market. The BIOVIA Collaborative and Predictive Science Products support major areas that empower discovery research, shorten time to market and maximize profitability.

Products Featured in this track include: Pipeline Pilot and the Scientific Collections, Discovery Studio, Material Studio, Insight, Draw, Direct, Assay and Assay Sample, Registration, QSAR Workbench

Quality and Manufacturing Informatics

This track is dedicated to the key concerns and solutions of the Quality and Manufacturing space. Major topics discussed will include the management of quality processes, content and documentation in an integrated, automated environment allowing for effortless compliance with internal, local and global regulations as well as the design of robust manufacturing processes, performance monitoring, improvement and tech transfer.

A special focus will be the integration of solutions. The track will include product overview and update presentations, real life client case studies and sessions highlighting recommended best industry practices.

Products covered in this track: BIOVIA Discoverant, BIOVIA QUMAS EDMS (formerly QUMAS DocCompliance), BIOVIA QUMAS EQMS (formerly QUMAS ProcessCompliance)