Life Sciences Executive Forum
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
QAD Headquarters, 100 Innovation Place, Santa Barbara, CA

 *The Life Sciences Executive Forum consists of sessions from the QAD West Coast User Group and Reconnect event. Registering for the forum will register you for both events. 

View the West Coast User Group program preceding Reconnect: Oct 11-12


West Coast User Group Registration

Life Sciences Industry Update: Key Trends and QAD Enablers -- The pace of change in the Life Sciences industry is extraordinary and exciting. Market forces such as increasing regulatory complexity, growing product quality demands, emerging digital technologies, disruptions caused by COVID and evolving healthcare models are causing core paradigm shifts in business strategies and processes alike. Join this session to learn more about QAD’s digital solutions that help manufacturers navigate this disruption and prepare for the future.
Jennifer Petrosky, Director, Life Sciences, QAD
Gary Wasserman, Business Consultant, QAD
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Digital Transformation: The Business Imperative for Life Sciences -- Disruption is the new normal. This new paradigm is forcing Life Science companies to re-imagine the way they operate. Digital Transformation is driving Life Sciences companies to adapt their culture, systems, and processes to achieve increased visibility, control, and collaboration across their value network. Learn how innovative organizations are digitally transforming to support improved patient outcomes while increasing business, regulatory and technology results across their value networks.
Jennifer Petrosky, Director, Life Sciences, QAD
Dan Matlis, President, Axendia
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Conference Wrap-up
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Reconnect Registration & Refreshments
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome & Introduction
Mike Brunnick, Senior Vice President, North America, QAD
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Executive Keynote
Tony Winter, Chief Technology Officer, QAD
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

The Intersection of Supply Chain and Quality -- Supplier Performance Monitoring for Improved Supply Chain Management: Learn the limitations of traditional supplier performance reports and how to leverage available supplier performance data streams to gain a 360 degree view of your suppliers’ contribution to your business success. 
Terry Onica, Director, Vertical Market Strategy, QAD
Cathy Fisher, President, Quistem 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM


The Digitization of the Supplier Relationship -- Mitigating Risk and Improving Cost Management: If more than 50% of your cost and 100% of your product’s quality depends on suppliers, then digitizing your supplier relations is a necessity. Reducing cost and supplier risk are actions that you need to take now.  
Tom Roberts, Vice President, QAD
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

A Customer Journey with QAD: Henry Schein -- Join this moderated panel discussion with Life Science leaders Henry Schein and Axendia to learn how they are overcoming challenges in their business and operations. Key topics for the panel will include technology, quality, personnel, supply chain and more. 
Stephen Huff, IT Director, Henry Schein
Dan Matlis, President, Axendia
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Mike Brunnick, Senior Vice President, North America, QAD

Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres

Please RSVP for this complimentary event by October 10, 2021.
Contact: Nangvorlee Vang, [email protected]
Business casual attire.

Please note QAD will be using the covid vaccination “Honor System” for all attendees. 


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