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8:30 am Welcome Coffee & Registration

What Do You Own?

9:30 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:40 am Opening Keynote: Regeneron’s Journey in #Tagging


  • The trigger point: tagging all your key lab assets to give you a holistic view of inventory
  • Implementation so far and lessons learned
  • From being passive to proactive: what opportunities will a digitalized system offer to asset owners and how will it improve asset management programs?

10:10 am Genentech’s Initiative in Lab Asset Management

  • Catherine Wilson Associate Director, Research & Lab Procurement Business Partner, Genentech
  • Raphael Hu Sr Business Planning Manager, Genentech


  • How did the transformation begin?
  • What do you own? Inventory management and surplus assets
  • The collaboration between lab procurement and research operations
  • Optimizing spends and defining future strategy to equipment purchase

10:45 am From Centrifuges to Specimens, Every Lab is Unique


  • Every lab has unique challenges, processes and equipment
  • IoT solutions can simplify the complexity and provide enterprise-wide views of inventory
  • Let us share our experience in a variety of lab settings

11:00 am Speed Networking

11:30 am Morning Refreshments & Networking Break

The Buzz Words – IoT & Digitization

12:00 pm Implementing a Standardized Asset Management Program – The Bio-Rad Laboratories Journey

  • Craig Doerfert Director of Facilities- Americas & APAC, Bio-Rad Laboratories


  • Bio-Rad’s current state of play: decentralized business units, 120+ global sites with varied technologies and different requirements – and multiple languages!
  • What are we trying to achieve? Why should we have clearly defined asset management programs?
  • Opportunities to harmonize requirements – a risk-based approach
  • Standardized model for other business processes and programs
  • The plan forward: global maintenance program managers, CMMS standardization and performance measurement

12:30 pm Expert Quick Fire: Equipment Resale Options: Speed, Convenience, & ROI


This is an interactive expert interview and sharing session where you will hear:

  • Experience with auctions
    » What were their needs in terms of amount of equipment, size of facility, staffing requirements and other factors for consideration?
  • Why auction?
    » Advantages and experiences in terms of process and results, e.g. time, ROI, flexibility, turn-key processes and so forth

1:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm Innovation: The Connected Future of Lab Asset Management


  • Who are we? Ibis Networks overview
  • Why do you need connected lab solutions?
  • Where to start? Planning an IoT-based asset management program
  • A trailblazer case study

2:15 pm Merck’s Eleven-Year-Journey in Implementing and Refining a Lab Asset Management Program (LAMP)

  • James Mauro Director – Global Lab Asset Management Program, Merck
  • Steve Tushup Director, Lab Operations, SSF MRL Site Operations Lead, Merck


  • The Wild West…..then there was LAMP
  • Businesses change!  The LAMP program did as well
  • Highlights
  • Still learning…still evolving

3:00 pm Understanding Lab Assets & Their Market Value

  • Nick Dove Executive Vice President, Heritage Global Partners, Inc.


  • Accounting value vs. real world value
  • Best practices for end of life assets
  • Maximizing your asset recovery
  • Disposition methods: pros vs. cons

3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshments

Shared Economy in Pharma R&D

4:00 pm Optimizing the Laboratory Workplace for Greater Scientific Productivity

  • Paul Watts Group Operations Director, iLS EMEA, CBRE


  • Driving value through optimized lab support models
  • Analyzing space and asset utilization to drive efficiencies
  • Leveraging emerging technologies for enhanced outcomes
  • Delivering whole lifecycle solutions for scientific occupiers

4:30 pm Lessons Learned in a Decade Long Search for R&D Speed, Efficiency & Flexibility at BMS

  • William Bullock Group Director – Research Business Strategy & Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb


  • Insights start from finding the right data at the right time
  • Realization of process efficiencies that optimize capital equipment and human resource productivity
  • Transforming lab planning and design to create collaborative, flexible and capital efficient spaces
  • Developing an inclusive and scalable approach to strategic capital equipment category management
  • Addressing resistance with an adaptive change management approach

5:15 pm Leveraging Effective Asset Management to Advance Lab Operations


Maximizing laboratory productivity is critical yet challenging. Ensuring optimal use of valuable lab assets is fundamental but elusive. Many organizations know what assets they own but not how they are used or for what projects they are used. Through detailed utilization insight it becomes possible to balance CapEx and OpEx spending, justify new asset acquisition, redeploy under-used assets, identify high service burden assets, and assess project or lab ROI.

Methodology for effective asset monitoring, overcoming technical & procedural challenges, and use of analytics to achieve business outcomes will be presented in this session.

5:45 pm Speed Learning Roundtable:


Following Day 1’s talks and discussions, the audience will split into groups – each selecting one of the topics below for an open knowledge exchange session. Each group will be given 30 minutes to share what they have learned and discuss how they can apply it upon their return to the office on October 25.

  • Topic 1: Lab space design and optimization
  • Topic 2: Lab relocation and scale-up
  • Topic 3: Lab inventory tracking – where to start and how to deal with asset program after M&A?

We will then re-group for feedback sharing session at the end of this interactive discussion.

6:15 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

6:30 pm Networking Dinner by Biosurplus