Vani is currently the Global Head of GTM Transformation in the Human Pharma Business Unit of Boehringer Ingelheim. Within the company, Vani has held various Marketing, Sales and Business Management roles in the last 7 years across BI’s operating regions, particularly in the US, Japan, and Germany.
Prior to BI, Vani has worked at Beckton Dickinson, McKinsey, and has served as Captain of the Indian Army Ordnance Corps. Vani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Delhi University, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Amy Landucci is the CIO of GSKs Consumer Healthcare Business Unit.
Amy Landucci has had a successful 20+ year career in Pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare. She spent her first 8 years of her career working in consulting across multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies before moving to Novartis in late 2004. At Novartis, Amy held various IT and business roles in the US and Global organizations.
In 2012 Amy was appointed Chief Information Officer for the Novartis OTC Division where she led the organization through a complete IT transformation. In 2014 Amy took on the additional responsibility of leading the GSK integration for the OTC division as part of Novartis’ portfolio transformation. In March 2015 Amy was appointed Global Head, Digital Medicines where she was responsible for defining and delivering the “”beyond the pill”” strategy and solutions to accelerate Novartis’s entrance into Digital Medicines.
In July of 2017 Amy moved into her current role as CIO of GSKs Consumer Healthcare Business Unit where she is part of the Strategic leadership team working to help our consumers do more, feel better and live longer.
Head of Healthcare and Life Science EMEA, Senior Director
Head of Healthcare and Life Science EMEA, Senior Director
Wolfgang Lippert is a Senior Director at Salesforce, heading the Healthcare and Life Science Industry in EMEA.
He holds a Phd and a Diploma in Chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Prior to joining Salesforce in early 2015, Wolfgang spent 16 years in management consulting (Accenture and others).
Wolfgang’s work experience in HLS spans from high profile strategy work to large enterprise transformations. He has worked in EEMA, APAC and AMER with many multinational customers from the Life Science Industry, such as Astra Zeneca, Bayer, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, B. Braun, Borealis, Coloplast, Clariant, Ciba, GSK, J&J, Linde, Merck KGaA, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sanofi, Syngenta, Qiagen, and many others.
Dom Eaton is responsible for product development on the Vault platform, focusing on the Commercial Vault applications. He works with his team to provide continual evolution to the Vault feature set so that it remains forward thinking and delivers the functionality customers need within the ever changing life sciences industry.
Prior to the Veeva and Zinc integration, Dom was with Zinc for over ten years, leading the evolution of product development and technical advancements to the Zinc platform. Dom holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from University College, London.
As president of Veeva Europe, Chris is responsible for growing the business in the region.
A 27-year veteran of the life sciences industry, Chris started his career at ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca). Chris then joined a start-up called Kinesis, building a team delivering document management solutions for pharmaceutical companies. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Kinesis ultimately became PwC; Chris made partner with PwC in 2001. Chris went on to run both European and US (West Coast) life sciences business for IBM before leading the IBM global life sciences consulting Business Analytics and Optimization unit. Most recently, Chris was the lead partner for life sciences for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at EY.
Chris holds a bachelor of science degree in information technology from the University of Salford.
Vice President, CRM Product Management, Europe & LatAm
Vice President, CRM Product Management, Europe & LatAm
As VP of Product Management for Veeva CRM in Europe & LatAm, Povilas is responsible for defining direction of all Veeva CRM products for the region. He’s committed to ensuring close cooperation with customers and delivering on the promise of speed and innovation.
Povilas is working in the Life Sciences software solutions industry since 2004. He has extensive experience in building CRM solutions across wide geographies and various business areas of Life Sciences.
Povilas graduated from Kaunas University of Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Software System Engineering. He also attended the Master of Management Programme at ISM Executive School in Vilnius.
With over 20 years of healthcare and life sciences experience, Rebecca Silver knows the importance of good customer data. As vice president for Veeva Global OpenData, Rebecca leads a dedicated team of product managers, data stewards, engineers, and services professionals to deliver a superior reference data experience for Veeva customers.
Before leading the global OpenData team, Rebecca was vice president of Veeva OpenData North America, where she led the launch and growth of Veeva’s data offering. Earlier, as VP, professional services, North America, she directed successful implementations of Veeva’s suite of commercial products for many of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies.
In her career, Rebecca has managed product teams, operational teams, sales teams, and delivery teams and has led hundreds of project initiatives. Rebecca’s diverse background in healthcare and life sciences makes her uniquely qualified to lead Veeva OpenData global products and services.
Arno Sosna is responsible for the strategic direction of all Veeva CRM products. Arno and his team ensure that Veeva delivers best-in-class products for managing customer engagement across all online and offline channels, with a focus on streamlined usability, rich functionality, and end-to-end customer success. He also represents Veeva as chief technology officer of Align Biopharma, an industry standards group dedicated to improving how healthcare providers engage life sciences companies.
Arno has extensive experience as a product manager and system architect of global CRM systems, and a background in life sciences that spans Rx, OTC, and animal health businesses. Prior to joining Veeva, he worked for Update Software AG and IDS Scheer implementing CRM solutions, and previously worked as a web-based application developer.
Arno is an Austrian citizen, born in Vienna with Polish roots, living in California. He holds a bachelor of science degree in information management from the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt, Austria.
Jan, our VP, Commercial Strategy, is responsible for strategy of our Veeva Commercial Suite of Applications, focusing on the European market. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software and services industry, mostly dedicated to Pharmaceuticals.
Most recently, Jan was leading the Life Sciences Sales & Marketing group in IBM Global Business Services, engaging at strategic level with top 20 Pharmaceutical companies on Customer Relationship Management, Closed Loop Marketing, Multi-Channel and Digital Marketing as well as Digital Asset Management. Prior to IBM, Jan set up and ran the European business for Proscape Technologies, the then leader in Closed Loop Marketing, successfully developing the market from inception, establishing the concept and leading the early implementations.
With a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, Jan began his career at Cap Gemini, followed by a move to the UK where he worked with PWC Consulting.
Matt is co-founder and president of Veeva. Since the company’s launch in 2007, he has helped build Veeva into one of the most valued and trusted partners to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and emerging biotechs. With almost 20 years of life sciences expertise, he plays a pivotal role in helping meet customers’ most pressing global requirements in developing and bringing products to market. Prior to starting Veeva, Matt held leadership positions in product management, marketing, and business development at various healthcare technology companies. Earlier in his career, Matt was the general manager of the pharmaceuticals & biotechnology division at Siebel Systems, where he established the company as the market leader in Pharma CRM and clinical trial management systems (CTMS) before its acquisition by Oracle. Matt serves on the board of directors of HealthVerity and advisory board at Crossix, two innovators in healthcare data and analytics. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science degree in economics from Yale University.
Dr Beau Lotto is a globally renowned neuroscientist whose studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields of education, the arts and business. Public engagement, in the broadest sense, is at the core of what Beau does – whether he’s creating scientific experiments, giving talks or making TV programmes.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high performance businesses and governments.
Accenture’s Life Sciences practice is dedicated to helping companies rethink, reshape or restructure their businesses to deliver better patient outcomes and drive shareholder returns around the globe. We have a long history of working hand in hand with our clients to improve their performance across the entire Life Sciences value chain —with a strong focus on R&D, Sales & Marketing and the Supply Chain.
With more than 300 dedicated Veeva professionals around the world, Accenture is a leading implementer of Veeva solutions.
Managing Director, Digital Transformation, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Managing Director, Digital Transformation, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Andrew has held leading roles as Programme Director and Experience Architect in large scale or complex international digital and innovation programmes. Andrew specialises in facilitating cross-functional collaboration and has been immersed in emerging trends in Digital with over 20 clients. Andrew began his career supporting the UK Government then worked across Europe and the US in the Retail, Finance and Travel sectors before taking a leadership role in Accenture Interactive Life Sciences. His extensive experience is rounded in International Pharmaceutical clients through seeing end to end realisation defining the strategy and overseeing delivery/ support of Digital outcomes. Andrew has over 11 years of experience in the Life Sciences Industry and 20 years experience in Digital with a passion for user experience transformation, Effective Governance, R&D and solutions leveraging Adobe Marketing Cloud.
As co-founder and chief operating officer of Aktana, Derek is responsible for strategic definition and scalable execution of Aktana’s vision. He oversees strategy, product, customer success, and services at Aktana. Derek has honed his expertise in sales force optimisation, change management, and technology development and implementation over the last 15 years through various roles in technology and services sector. He drove initiatives to enter new markets and develop new products at Intuit, developed and implemented strategies for a diverse range of public and private sector clients at The Boston Consulting Group, worked at several large law firms in Australia and Hong Kong, and co-founded a medical IT company in Australia. Derek has dual degrees in computer science and law (honors) from the University of Melbourne.
Over the last few years, Sebastien has built an internal ambassadors program to increase Veeva adoption across Astellas. Sebastien, working with the ambassadors, connected with stakeholders across the business to identify areas where Veeva solutions can improve processes and drive efficiency.
In the Pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, I worked in several roles in different companies. I started in developmental research at Sanofi Research in 1998 and did after the most of my career in Medical Affairs as a support function in GlaxoSmithkline, Genzyme, Sanofi and now Astellas since 2013. In all these years, I have had the opportunity to experience Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Studies, Medical Information, Healthcare Compliance and the full scope of MA environment and activities. This gave me a good understanding of these core businesses but also lead me to manage or been involved in various projects like recently the roll out of Oncology Link product.
Head of Digital and Integrated Multichannel Marketing UK
Head of Digital and Integrated Multichannel Marketing UK
Sam Pinner has over a decade of sales and marketing experience in the pharmaceutical sector. In his current role as head of Integrated Multichannel marketing and marketing excellence at Bayer, Sam is leading organizational change, developing digital capabilities across sales and marketing teams. Sam has first-hand experience of leading multichannel marketing campaigns and spoke at the Veeva summit in 2017 on the award winning lighthouse which demonstrated how Integrated a Multi-Channel Marketing approach could restore growth to one of Bayer’s men’s health established products.
Johan has more than 20 years of experience in the BioPharma industry covering a variety of roles in Commercial Excellence, Business Planning, Sales Operations and Sales Force Effectiveness at both affiliate and international level.
At Biogen he is currently leading the international implementation of an integrated content creation process enabled by Veeva Vault.
Head of Field Force Solutions, Worldwide Commercial Operations
Head of Field Force Solutions, Worldwide Commercial Operations
Neil has worked in the Pharma industry for 27 years for Janssen, AstraZeneca, Astellas and BMS with a short time working for Veeva itself as Customer Success Manager.
During that time, he has worked in Business Information and Customer Data but his primary focus for the last 8 years has been customer relationship management.
Neil’s early roles were UK-focused but with Astellas and now BMS this has shifted to a European and Global level. His current projects with BMS involve the evolution of new alignment options in Europe, a coaching application for China and the CRM transformation of Japan. Alongside projects, he also manages the governance of change in Veeva CRM at BMS.
Away from work, he is still, just about, a keen sportsman playing cricket for his local team. With his Australian medical counterpart this love of Cricket is a source amusement with banter on our countries successes/failures and the topic of sandpaper. Neil also loves football (soccer to some) and have a season ticket at Oxford United.
Little known fact about him is he is a twin (non-identical brother) who’s the father of twins (boy and girl).”
Kasim El Bastani is a partner of C-Clear Partners, a company who specializes itself in CRM for Lifesciences. He graduated in computer sciences, but quickly realized that he was most passionate about understanding & improving business processes. Making an application user-friendly and as simple as possible is his goal. That is C-Clear Partners became the first European MyInsights Partner.
Niall is currently the Director, Commercial Excellence at Celgene. His role is within global marketing and is responsible for ex-US countries. He has been working at Celgene for more than 7 years, starting as an Associate Director, Business Excellence and then moving on to an Associate Director, Customer Intelligence, primarily focused in developing and implementing solutions for customer engagement effectiveness.
Prior to Celgene, Niall has worked at Cognizant as an Associate Principal for Enterprise Analytics Practice and at Boehringer Ingelheim as a Business Intelligence & Analytics Manager.
David trained as a nurse, specialising first in psychogenic pain and forensic psychiatry and subsequently in oncology. The latter role brought him into contact with the pharmaceutical industry which is joined in 1991. He joined the Japanese company Chugai in 1993 (which is now part of the Roche Group) and has worked in sales, medical Affairs and since 2008 in compliance. He is currently responsible for compliance for Chugai in the UK and leads the EU regional compliance network. He works in London through the week and escapes home to Scotland each weekend.
Manish is a Program Manager with over 17 years of business transformation and delivery expertise, consistently delivering multiple implementations, projects managing global rollouts, driving business requirements, customer experience, orchestrating end to end business journeys, spanning multiple industries and functional areas, with a specific focus on Life Sciences and CRM.
Manish has had global industry experience with top tier consulting firms (Accenture & Cognizant) across blue chip clients, with a balanced set of skills and training, including certifications from Veeva Admin, Veeva Multi Channel Enablement, Salesforce.com Admin, Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant, Siebel CRM Consultant, Oracle and an PGDBA in Information Systems.
Rina Newton is a PhD pharmacist with 20 years Code experience. Before founding CompliMed in 2010, she worked at Sanofi, Eisai and AstraZeneca in a variety of Medical/Compliance roles, so is well-versed with the practical challenges of applying the Code to everyday situations. Rina strongly believes that “making compliance clear” empowers employees to do the right thing.
Jonathan is a Product Lead at Cvent where he leads product enhancements and initiatives that grow the capabilities of Cvent’s Enterprise solution. He has been with Cvent for over four years. His product expertise is around Strategic Meetings Management, Budget, Card and Expense Integrations, and Travel.
Prior to Cvent, Jonathan had over 10 years of experience consulting clients large and small on varies initiatives by identifying and providing system solutions to organisational business needs around compliance and budget.
David’s tenure in the pharmaceutical industry spans over twenty years in a number of key disciplines. These include: Sales Operations Manager, Head of Sales Force Effectiveness, Head of Commercial Marketing, Managing Director – Consultancy company, Country Manager, Head of Operational Excellence, EMEA, and Business Solutions Director, EMEA.
David’s current role is centred on identifying organisational challenges and working through the complexities to provide greater efficiency and effectiveness through a range of solutions.
The transition from Zinc to Veeva PromoMats is one of the successful initiatives that David has led at Eisai.
Stefan Thaler’s passion is to design business process by integrating software solutions in the daily work. Consequently, CRM is the perfect playground for him since almost 15 years. Since 2014 he is working on an international CRM roll out mainly in emerging markets for EVER Pharma. Prior to this Stefan collected experience in various other industries like hospitality or in the industrial automation, always in the rule of communicator in-between business needs and technical implementation. Stefan holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, Austria. Actually, he is working on a multi-channel strategy for EVER Pharma, using new approaches like CLM, Messenger Marketing and Remote Detailing.
Currently, Head of Global Internal Data Insights at Grünenthal Group, driving innovation, effectiveness, and efficiency through 17+ years of experience in challenging the status quo.
At present passionate about closing the gap between business strategy and execution, enhancing customer engagement across all available channels and customer-facing initiatives, enabling different functions with different objectives to work towards a common goal.
In his previous positions as Business Insights Management Europe, he supported the organisation, influencing decision making processes concerning resource allocation optimisation throughout the integrated business planning approach. Heretofore he was Head of Field Force Effectiveness Europe.
Eduardo (PharmD) joined GSK Portugal in March 2016. He has since then worked with several of the GSK’s innovation brands such as Relvar. After 2 years in brand management, he recently joined the Multichannel team, working cross brands on digital brand activations, with particular focus on key areas such as webinars, email marketing campaigns and Veeva approved emails.
On a personal note Eduardo is a music enthusiast, his hobby is playing his beloved Fender American Stratocaster guitar.
Simon is the business lead for Veeva at GSK Consumer. He is part of the EMEA and Americas Commercial Excellence team.
As the Global Product Owner, partnering with Tech, he is responsible for new market deployments to on-going platform development across the Expert, Pharmacy and Mass channels.
Simon is keen to stress that he is not from an IT background, but has over 25 years sales and marketing experience across FMCG and Consumer Healthcare.
With over 20 years’ experience in digital marketing, Colin has worked with a wide range of pharma companies on Local & Global projects, developing strategy, positioning and marketing communications, as well as implementing tactical delivery over a range of media and platforms. He is currently working on the client side for GSK in their global commercial platforms team.
Dianne Goodburn wants to live in a world where people think out of the box all the time. A world that will open endless opportunity. A world that can make us be the best we can be. She believes everyone can offer something good. Be it through work, play, dreaming, the arts, music, whatever it might be. She believes everyone’s contribution is what makes us the unique individuals we all are today. As a Strategic Leader, it is her drive to live for today, refer to yesterday, and be part of shaping tomorrow.
As the Head of Digital Platforms & Analytics, Vicky has over 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Vicky ‘s current role is to manage the development and implementation of the Veeva Suite along with multichannel online platforms & analytics including websites, social media and other channels. Her experience in Business Analytics, Sales and a Global CRM Specialist, gives her a unique insight into the rapidly changing world of technology and engagement in the healthcare sector.
Frederic joined Medac France 3 years ago as Sales Force Director to participate in an exciting new adventure, to implement promotional activities environment and manage the sales force. Since September 2017, Frederic is Commercial Director, Prescription Product Unit.
Frederic has a degree in Biology, a Master’s degree in Management, works more than 20 years in the pharma industry (Besins Healthcare, Lilly) where he held various positions as Area Manager, Sales Manager and Skills Manager.
Frederic believes that business growth is the association of enthusiasm, credibility and operational excellence.
President, EMEA Medical Affairs Professional Society
Danie du Plessis
Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS)
President, EMEA Medical Affairs Professional Society
Danie is a senior pharmaceutical executive with 25 years’ experience mainly in medical affairs. He has a passion for modernising medical affairs and track record in leadership, people development, capability building and coaching. Danie is a qualified MD with a Masters in Clinical Pharmacology who combines medical and life science qualifications with an MBA. Danie has extensive experience building international teams, driving change and working in regulated markets for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Japan. He was the senior vice president for Worldwide Medical Affairs for GSK until June 2018.
He previously worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 17 years in different medical roles as well as marketing and sales. During his different roles, he was based in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia. Before joining the Pharmaceutical Industry, Danie had his own primary care practice. Danie started his own mentoring, coaching and consulting business, TheNextVersion Ltd, in Jul 2018.
IT Business Analyst Client Services Commercial Operations
Merck Animal Health
IT Business Analyst Client Services Commercial Operations
Berenger has been working at Merck Animal Health for a year as IT Business Analyst in the European
Commercial Operations team. He supports and deploy commercial tools like SalesForce, Veeva Network and SAP, throughout the organization in various countries, particularly in Belgium. Previously, he has worked more on IT Logistic roles at Danone and CSC.
Arnold Verstraten, holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and a master in business management. He has 30+ years of IT experience in developing software and managing IT Teams, projects and programs. Most of them in an international and pharmaceutical setting. Arnold has a broad expertise in areas like Salesforce Effectiveness and CRM, Multichannel Marketing, web-enabled solutions, business intelligence and in document management and ERP implementations. Arnold possesses a deep knowledge of global software engineering practices and of working with cross cultural teams.
With over 27 years of leadership experience in clinical research, Mikaela is currently VP of Global Medical Affairs at Nanobiotix. She is responsible for driving bold initiatives and innovative global partnerships across the world. In her previous role as VP of Global Clinical Development at Nanobiotix, she was responsible for development strategy as well as the leadership and supervision of the Clinical Operations staff. Throughout her career, she has managed the planning, site selection, patient recruitment and retention, CRO selection and oversight of phase I-III clinical trials and EAP programs across Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, Canada, and the USA. Prior to joining Nanobiotix she managed various programs and held positions in the field of oncology and infectious diseases.
Mercedes is currently the Medical Science Manager for the DACH region at Nanobiotix. Prior to that, she has worked at various companies such as GE Healthcare, Brainlab, and Ziba Design. Mercedes is also a neuroscientist by formation, holding a Ph.D. degree in Systemic Neurosciences from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Munchen, and an MSc degree in Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Eva Martins is Global Head of Innovative Models and Digital Commercial Transformation at Novartis AG. She is responsible for driving meaningful and innovative global commercial models to transform the company to better fit in the future healthcare landscape. As a senior pharma leader, Eva has successfully launched blockbuster brands in her career in last 20 years. She has studied in France, Pharmacy, Quantum Physics and holds multiple Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Business Economics, Marketing specialised in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Eva is a catalyst for change, embracing self and people development, loves travelling and studying new cultures, and the diversity of behaviours, patterns and beliefs and how it affects organisations.
After taking several positions in Business Technology, Kolja moved to Commercial Operations in 2011. Moving through different country in roles from “Midsize Market Support” to “Sales and Marketing Services Operations Lead in Germany” he joined the Regional Solutions Team EU in Pfizer in June 2018. In this role, he is mainly supporting implementation and continuous improvement of new digital channels into Pfizer’s CRM system.
I am currently the global lead for Segmentation and Targeting (S&T) and CRM alignments as part of the Commercial Operations group in Pfizer. I have been working within the industry for 14 years, mainly within Commercial Operations and Business Technology. In my previous role I was the business owner for Veeva CRM in Europe.
As an engineer (in Industrial Biology), I worked several years for Quality Assurance department (at Affiliate level and then for the Corporate). I am now responsible of the veeva post deployment adoption. Using my experience as a GMP auditor, I conducted an audit of open data processes part of the due diligence led by Pierre Fabre.
Steffen Esche is a Senior Manager in PwC Europe’s Consulting practice. He has more than 12 years consulting experience advising clients especially in the Pharma and Life Science industry focusing on technology and regulatory-driven, global transformation initiatives as well as cutting-edge Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management solutions. He specialised in managing large-scale front-office transformation programs as well as digitisation initiatives and has broad experience in international risk and compliance projects at global clients.
Samantha Knott joined Genentech, Inc (a member of the Roche Group) as Head, Global Medical Information (MI) in October 2016. She is based in San Francisco and oversees MI for the whole of the Roche network covering more than 100 countries. In addition to this, Sam is currently leading Content Strategy & Management on behalf of Roche and responsible for deploying Veeva globally. Prior to her current role Sam worked for Roche in the UK as the Head of Medical Communications leading MI, field-based Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Writing and Publications.
Sebastien has 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently managing the global CRM program in Servier, implementing Veeva CRM in 70+ markets representing 130+ countries and harmonizing business processes and KPIs among these countries.
Vice President, Head of Global Advertising & Promotion
Vice President, Head of Global Advertising & Promotion
Ian Hale began his working career as a Royal Marine Commando, specifically as a qualified sniper and weapons training officer, retiring after 12 years active service having served in Ireland, Iraq and a number of overseas deployments. As a second career, he joined the pharmaceutical industry as a GP representative; finally as Head of Compliance being a member of the senior leadership team for UK and Europe.
He moved to Switzerland into a compliance role and onto Head of the International Advertising & Promotional (A&P) in 2012. During this time, he along with his team have transformed how CMLR operated across the international footprint with the introduction of a bespoke EAS system.
Now as the Head of Global A&P, Shire operates across 117 countries and have introduced an industry leading EAS in PromoMats with a truly global approach with brand portals and a global modular system approach to create efficiencies and streamlined access to approved material content in the most effective way.
Violette Jerome has over 15 years’ experience of delivering operational excellence in Information/Content Management, associated processes design and business management. She has considerable experience across numerous industrial sectors and joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2012 to champion digital change.
In her role as Operations Lead, Violette currently manages international operations for Shire’s Advertising and Promotions team. She has been pivotal in harmonising Shire’s operations, having worked on several technology integration programs including the global PromoMats & unified CMLR program. Most recently, she has worked on the PromoMats Multichannel integration program and co-led the first launch of Global Brand Portals, thus changing Shire’s digital landscape.
Hans Juergen Bogad has more than 20 years of experience working in the software industry with companies ranging from software consulting firms (EDB Business Partner and BREAKUP) to big software companies such as IBM and Microsoft. In the last three years, he has been working at Teva and is currently the CRM Lead for Europe and International Markets.
Davidek’s focus is in healthcare technology with a specialization in digital marketing, customer experience and brand launches. His background is in Biochemistry & Pre Med. Davidek was drafted to play Professional Basketball, a sport which he now enjoy coaching his boys. He is currently running a digital transformation program at Teva and working on AI and Machine Learning to create the next thing that shapes healthcare technologies.
Aram has been working for more than 14 years at diverse range of responsibilities inside the pharmaceutical industry. During his career he gained wide expertise in customer service, sales force effectiveness, project management and business intelligence.
After 3 years of Account Management experience in the Turkish market, he had the opportunity to work in Spain, Argentina and Mexico for 7 years in several regional CRM projects before returning to Turkey. He implemented the first syndicate HCP database in Argentina (2008) and first Veeva Opendata project in Turkey (2018).
Aram is currently the Commercial Excellence Lead of Thea Pharma Turkey where he conducts markets, business and opportunity analysis, CRM&DB administration, strategy development and also leads Veeva projects.
Alexander is the VP Product for Veeva Oncology Link and runs the Product team out of Frankfurt, Germany.
Alexander drives our Oncology Link vision to enhance the collaboration between pharma and scientific experts to fight cancer worldwide.
Prior to building Oncology Link, Alexander was leading our Consulting Services team and helped our customers launch the next generation of Oncology therapies globally.
His passion is to proof that Life Sciences work and how resulting drug therapies work.
Alexander brings 10+ years experience in industry and research, he holds a PhD in molecular pharmacology and is a licensed Pharmacist.
Emily ensures Veeva customers are successful with the Veeva Commercial Cloud through product innovation, strategic partnerships, and excellence in implementation delivery. She provides thought leadership and a zeal for designing solutions to complex problems, with more than a decade of experience in consulting technology, and commercial operations. Emily received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in computer science from Georgia Tech.
As VP Veeva OpenData for Europe, Angelique Aldaya is responsible for Veeva’s data division in Europe.
Angelique brings over 20 years of relevant experience within Professional Services, of which 7 have been dedicated to the Life Sciences industry. Prior to joining Veeva, Angelique was vice president of Global and European Operations at life sciences CRM company, Cegedim. Prior to that, Angelique spent over a decade in various senior-level technology project management roles at NCR France, a solutions integration company. Angelique has extensive experience in building and managing professional services teams to serve life sciences users worldwide.
Angelique graduated from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and earned a Masters of Computer Science from Paris VI University. She has also earned accreditation in project management from the Project Management Institute and undertaken Prince2 training. Angelique is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Albert has vast experience working in the life sciences industry. He has worked two years and a half for a small CRO (Contract Research Organization) handling the data management and the statistical analysis of Clinical Trials for the industry. Following that, he joined Novartis, where he worked for more than fourteen years in different roles. Initially, he worked in the SFE department for the Spanish affiliate. He was involved in the first Siebel implementation of the company. In the Spanish affiliate, he managed the Sales and Marketing DataWarehouse providing support to many departments of the company.
In 2005 he joined the so-called “CRM Center of Excellence” to support the BI/Analytics initiatives for Europe and beyond. He had different roles during this period. For instance, in 2010, he took part in the initial Veeva Pilot done in Spain and Scandinavia managing the integration and back-office activities. In 2012 and 2013, he became the Applications Manager handling more than 20 countries for a total user base of around 8.000 users. During the last months in Novartis, he took the Commercial Analytics Lead position for Europe.
He joined Veeva in August 2014 as Customer Success Manager for Europe.
Abdelkader Batel is Head of the service professional practice for the Consumer Health Market.
He is working closely with sales and product teams to coordinate and conduct the delivery of digital solutions implementation dedicated to the Consumer Health Market. He is managing a team of 10 consultants across Europe to drive best in class implementation strategies and execution from start ups to large multi-national corporations.
As a Practice Manager, he contributes to the development of Veeva practice standards, scalability, policies, and processes. Abdelkader brings 12 years of experience in Life Science and technology. Prior Veeva, He worked in Sanofi Aventis, GE Healthcare & Euris for Life Science.
Abdelkader graduated from Skema Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Saleha has over 8 years of experience working with large Pharma companies in the data analytics and Account Management space. She is currently part of the Commercial Content Customer Success Management (CSM) team in Europe and is responsible for providing customers with post go-live support on Vault Promomats, Vault MedComms and Zinc MAPS. Saleha’s role is to ensure customers maximise the value they receive from their Veeva solutions, are educated on Vault releases, best practises and existing functionality.
Samuela has 11 years of experience in Life Science industry implementing technology solutions for sales and marketing departments.
Starting in 2007 in Accenture as Consultant in Life Science, she supported more than 20 Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health companies in regional and global CRM implementations, transitioning from on premises solution to the latest Veeva cloud.
She also dedicated the last 6 years advisoring and supporting clients implementing multichannel initiatives and embracing the digital transformation, discovering the power of the digital and social media channels in a highly regulatory industry.
Eduard has 7+ years of experience in the consultancy world impementing technology solutions and improving the customers’ processes.
He spent the last 3 years in Veeva developing implementation methodologies and best practices. Now he is the Southern Europe Team Lead for Multichannel CRM and part of his day-to-day activity is to involve his team in the best practices and finding always the improvement of our customers in using Veeva Suite.
His last proven success is supporting our customers to harmonised and be more efficient reducing implementation times and post-implementation costs using a renovated approach and methodology; attend to his speech if you want to know more about it.
Erik is a Senior Product Manager for Veeva CRM, specifically focused on Events Management, Engage Webinar and Medical CRM. He is an IT engineer by background, and has joined Veeva in 2013 as a technical consultant focusing on custom integrations and custom developments on the SFDC platform. After three years, he took on the role of Solution Architect for global programs (Amgen MEA, Sanofi Vaccines, Sanofi CHC, and Ipsen global). After a few years as a Solution Architect, he has evolved to his current Senior Product Manager role.
Charlotte is responsible for supporting customers upgrade seamlessly from Zinc to Vault PromoMats by providing excellent training and communications.
With over 20 years of working directly in the pharmaceutical industry, in various roles including sales, training and marketing at Pfizer, Roche and Boehringer Ingelheim, Charlotte has had many opportunities to work closely with many organisations, and support them in change management.
As part of the EU Customer Success Team, Sally works with Veeva customers to ensure they are educated and informed about the business value they can gain from using our product effectively and efficiently.
Prior to Veeva, Sally worked at Allergan in a number of different roles within the Sales Operations and Business Intelligence area. During her time, she was fortunate to be the business lead for the salesforce.com CRM implementation, worked on a bespoke Territory Alignment Management system and delivered on a Master Data Management and Data Quality strategy for Europe.
Sally credits her experience at Allergan as invaluable to her current role at Veeva as she can demonstrate and understand the customer perspective having walked a few miles in those shoes.
Avril England is the general manager of Veeva Vault, a fast-growing cloud software platform and suite of applications to manage content, data, and business processes for life sciences and other regulated industries. Under Avril’s leadership, Veeva Vault has grown to represent 40% of Veeva revenues.
Avril has more than 20 years of experience building and scaling product teams, including 15 years at innovative software-as-a-service companies. She was a key contributor in two successful IPOs and played leadership roles at world-class organizations including Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Cisco’s WebEx, and IBM’s DemandTec.
Avril holds a bachelor of commerce honors degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and has received numerous professional and academic awards.
Andrew Fuchs has brought more than 20 years of operational innovation and strategic leadership to his current role at Veeva Systems. He joined Veeva in 2013 as part of the commercial strategy organization supporting the launch of Veeva CRM Events Management and Veeva Align. He is the market owner for Nitro and remains involved in global partner development for Veeva’s event management technologies. Before joining Veeva, Andrew started his career in sales administration at US Surgical, a medical devices company. He next spent over four years consulting at KPMG and C3i, focusing on implementing solutions for government pricing compliance and the CRM in life sciences. Lastly he spent 10 years with Boehringer Ingelheim in various roles in commercial operations and commercial excellence, in both the US and in Ingelheim, Germany, where he oversaw the global multichannel CRM program and the initiative to migrate to Veeva solutions.
With nearly 25 years in the healthcare arena, and diverse experience in commercial and medical organizations internationally, Robert brings a skill set and perspective that is rare among pharmaceutical professionals. His expertise includes both domestic and international sales and product marketing, and deep experience in medical affairs, strategic operations, administration, and staffing. In his current role, he guides medical affairs organizations globally to leverage technology and data to enhance scientific engagement and scientific communications strategies in today’s increasingly complex medical landscape.
Stacy Hardie is an Associate Director for Veeva and is responsible for the management of the Multichannel Content Partner Program in Europe and Latin America. The Veeva Multichannel Program consists of a strategic network of over 400 global partners. Prior to joining Veeva, Stacy worked as a Digital Transformation Manager at a digital agency, managing Global and European campaigns. Stacy is also a Women in Tech mentor at the London Business School, one of the best business schools in the world (consistently ranked within the top 5 schools worldwide).
Brian Harper has spent more than 20 years in life sciences, with 10 focused on promotional materials. He started his career as a primary care sales representative for Pfizer in southern New Jersey. Brian then transitioned to business development and marketing and account management roles in medical education agencies, working with the pharmaceutical industry’s largest brands and most successful launches. Prior to joining Veeva Systems as Senior Director of Medical Content Strategy, Brian spent 10 years at Shire Pharmaceuticals. At Shire, he held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and marketing operations, including leading a global team of marketers focused on developing innovative educational content for healthcare professionals.
Felicity is part of the Commercial Content Customer Success Management team in Europe. As part of the CSM team, Felicity provides post go-live support to Vault Promomats, Vault MedComms and Zinc MAPS customers. Felicity’s role is to ensure Veeva customers maximise the value they receive from Veeva solutions and are educated on Vault releases, best practices and existing functionality. Prior to the Veeva and Zinc integration, Felicity was an Account Executive at Zinc Ahead.
Manaphan is the Senior Director of Product Management for Commercial Content products. He is passionate about making products that customer’s love to use and building software solutions that make the complex simple. Prior to Veeva, he spent over 15 years supporting, implementing, and building sales and marketing automation software across multiple verticals and geographies. He received a MS in Computer Science from Boston University and a BBA in MIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
As a Product Manager for Veeva CRM in Europe, Jörn is responsible for ensuring that Veeva CRM product capabilities are aligned to the regional and local business needs. He is focused on the DACH region to support our German speaking customers.
Jörn has 10+ years experience in the Life Science Industry with deep expertise in OTC and Prescription Medicine businesses. He started his career as IT-Consultant and managed projects in the pharmaceutical industry where he dealt with infrastructures, CRM, ERP and BI systems. Prior to joining Veeva, Jörn worked for a start-up company as Product Manager for a cloud based CRM System.
Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management (DAM) Strategy
Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management (DAM) Strategy
Huw Jenkins is Veeva’s Senior Manager for Strategy in Digital Asset Management. Huw has 20 years’ experience in providing marketing technology solutions focused on Digital Asset Management and Content Localisation.
Patrick is a Principal Product Manager for Veeva Network in Europe. His responsibilities include the transformation of customer requirements into product functionality, as well as the communication of the product roadmap. His focus is on maximizing the value that customers get out of Veeva Network by designing and delivering innovative product features for the European region. Patrick owns the GDPR compliance program for Veeva Network. Should you have any questions around GDPR or MDM, please get in touch with him at the Veeva booth.
Patrick has extensive expertise in the area of enterprise information management. During his 18+ years in the IT industry he has occupied various roles in consulting, development and product management. Prior to joining Veeva, he worked as a senior solution architect at SAP implementing solutions for master data management, data integration and business intelligence. Patrick started his career as a developer for web-based business applications with a focus on the life science and chemical industry.
Patrick holds a diploma in computer science and economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Essen, Germany.
Practice Director, Network & Align Services, Europe
Practice Director, Network & Align Services, Europe
As the Director for Network and Align Services in Europe, Ben is responsible for ensuring high quality implementation projects for OpenData, MDM and Align customers across the region. Ben comes from a data and integration background and has spent the last 15 years working in Services, mainly in the Life Sciences Industry but also with experience in the Public Sector.
Ben began his career with Accenture and spent 10 years working with Enterprise customers, learning about the industry and experiencing a broad range of projects, roles and delivery methodologies. He joined Veeva at the end of 2014 as a data focused Senior Consultant, in 2016 he took the role of Practice Manager for EU Network Services and has since taken ownership for Align Services as well.
Currently based in Manchester in the UK, Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Durham University.
Bastien is an experienced product manager. As Director, Product Management CRM he is responsible for defining the global product direction for pharmacy sales processes. He has been working in CRM software companies for life sciences since 2004 as Support Specialist with Cegedim, CRM-CLM Project Manager, and lastly, Product Manager for a French cloud start-up. Bastien joined Veeva as a Product Manager more than 7 years ago. His main rola was to ensure that Veeva CRM product capabilities were aligned to both regional and local business needs.
Bastien holds a bachelor degree in Geopolitics and International Relations, and a Master’s degre in Business Administration from Winthrop University. He has lived in the US for a few years and then settled back in France with his 2 sons. He speaks fluent English and French.
As a Product Manager for Veeva Align and Veeva CRM in Europe, Neal is responsible for ensuring that those products meet the needs of Veeva’s customers in the region.
He has almost 15 years of experience working in the CRM space across Europe, with the last 6 years focussed on Life Sciences where he has played key roles in implementing Veeva CRM for global enterprise customers.
Neal holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent (UK).
As part of the CSM team for Commercial Content, Geoff’s role is to ensure that Veeva’s customers maximise the benefit and value they receive from Commercial Content Veeva Vault products they use. Prior to working for Veeva, Geoff has spent the past 17 years in the content management space and has worked as a Technical Trainer, Consultant, in Professional Services Sales and just prior to joining worked as in the Cloud hosting space for enterprise content management.
With nearly 20 years of life sciences CRM experience, Caroline is a Customer Success Manager. She works with Veeva customers to ensure they are educated and informed about the business value they can gain from using our products effectively and efficiently.
Prior to Veeva, Caroline worked at AstraZeneca within the Sales & Marketing Operations area, responsible for building the CRM team of the French affiliate. Prior to that, she spent 7 years at Cegedim.
She graduated from Skema Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
As a Principal Product Manager for Veeva Network Fernando is responsible for designing features or functions of the product. During the involvement with the entire product lifecycle the activities performed include definition of product requirements, strategy, and roadmaps, perform product demos to customers, overseeing development of features, and providing product support to Veeva sales, marketing, and implementation teams.
Fernando has been working in the life sciences industry since 2008 in Bayer as a consultant developing applications to support EuroServices Bayer processes and functions. He started his carrer at Veeva in 2011 as a product support engineering making his way into professional services and finally into product management for Veeva Network where he has grown with the product from the very beginning working in several areas of the best in class cloud based customer master applicaiton for the life sciences industry.
Fernando graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (US) with a bachelo’r degree in Compute Engineering and hold’s a master degree in Management Information Systems. He also completed a master’s degree in SAP R/3 consulting from the Univeristy of La Salle (Barcelona).
Tobi started his career as a scientist in labs at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. This experience brought him into contact with different life science companies one of them was Astra Zeneca, his first employer and choice in the industry.
Throughout more than eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry as sales rep, in the marketing, as Key Account Manager and as sales manager Tobi fell in love with CRM.
Within the life science industry, he worked with different software and SaaS solutions and was part of the implementation of different Pharma – CRM solutions as user and as project manager.
Loic joined Veeva in July 2015 after having spent 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry (Bristol-Myers Squibb) in diverse functions (from IT Procurement to Marketing). He decided to join Veeva to pursue new opportunities and embark on a new journey joining an innovative and fast growing company.
Loic’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry helps him a lot as a Customer Success Manager (CSM) support his customers to make the most out of Veeva’s solutions and overcome their business challenges.
Eleni is a solution consultant focusing on the Veeva Commercial Cloud in France and Germany. She joined Veeva after having worked in various IT/engineering positions for international companies like National Instruments. Of Greek origin, she holds engineering degrees from the Technical University in Munich and Imperial College London.
Bas is an experienced Life Sciences professional with more than 17 years experience in the Industry. He has worked in both IT, as well as in business functions for leading companies like Pfizer and Amgen.
His track record covers a broad range: creating CRM strategies for organizations, developing & implementing solutions to operationalize these strategies, managing complex programs/projects, as well as leading multi-disciplinary (international) teams. He has done this for the following domains: CRM, Sales-/Marketing Effectiveness, Digital Marketing/Multichannel/Campaign Management, Analytics, Master Data Management and Digital Asset Management. He has also worked in consultancy (CapGemini) as Managing Consultant focusing mostly on CRM.
Jeroen is an experienced Life Sciences professional with more than 14 years experience in the Industry. He has mainly worked in IT designing and deploying global CRM & Digital channel solutions in corporate environments. Today, Jeroen is a Customer Success Manager at Veeva, building long-term relationships with customers to make sure they get the most out of the Veeva CRM, matching business processes and Veeva capabilities.
His track record covers a broad range: designing CRM strategies for organisations, developing & implementing solutions, managing complex projects, as well as leading project teams. Jeroen has done this for the following domains: CRM, Sales/Marketing Effectiveness, Digital Marketing, Multichannel/Campaign Management, Data Warehousing and Digital Asset Management. He has also worked at a Digital Agency as Operational Director responsible for Quality, Agile development and Support Desk.
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Loyd Vidal is part of the Customer Success Management (CSM) team in Europe for Commercial Content customers. He looks after our customers to ensure they leverage the tools they have, maximize people and process adoption and sharpen their product knowledge to have a continuous improvement of their processes, as well as advise and educate them to increase the value they are receiving from the solution, identify pain points and work to solve them with their and our internal teams.
Loyd joined Veeva during the Summer of 2017, after having spend 8 years in the Content Management space as a Senior Consultant and Customer Success Manager and an overall 16 years working in technology solutions, with leading positions within Business and IT.
As Sr. Product Manager of Veeva CRM in Europe, Leticia is responsible for Veeva CRM Multichannel in Europe (CLM, Approved Email, Vault integration, Engage Meeting, Engage for Portals, CoBrowse, and Consent Capture). Is also deeply involved in GDPR product-related conversations.
Leticia brings over 10 years of relevant Pharma industry experience. Prior joining Veeva, Leticia was managing global IT projects in one of the top 10 Pharma companies in Europe. Prior to working in the Life Sciences area, Leticia acquired experience in IT project management and Business analysis in several other industries.
Leticia holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Oviedo (Spain) combined with a 2-year placement in the Technological University of Denmark. Leticia also earned accreditation in project management form the PMP institute and holds the Prince 2 practitioner accreditation.
Leticia is fluent in Spanish, English and is proficient in Danish.
Chris Wade works as part of Veeva’s Commercial Strategy team in Europe, and is focused on leading the company’s multichannel strategy in the region.
Prior to joining Veeva, Chris was Business Director at Doctors.net.uk, leading their online marketing and education programmes for companies including Eli Lilly, Novartis, and Roche. Chris has deep experience of CRM, Business Intelligence, and Business Consulting through formative years at organisations such as Dendrite, IMS Health, and PWC Consulting.
Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in Australia, and started his career with a small software development company specialising in mobile messaging solutions, before moving to the UK in 1997 to join Dendrite.
As General Manager of Europe, Amanda is responsible for all field operations and strategy in the region.
Amanda began her career at PWC and has held executive positions at Peoplesoft, Misys and most recently at Temenos where she was Chief of Staff. She has considerable experience in leading global sales, presales and operations team in the software industry, and currently holds a role within Veeva as a VP of Sales. Amanda has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from University College Dublin and is a qualified chartered accountant.
Kate has experience partnering with life science companies of all sizes to implement innovative software solutions that keep pace with regulatory, technology, and industry rates of change. Kate has an extensive regulatory background including content management, submission compilation, and registration tracking. With more than twenty years’ experience in electronic document management and global regulatory submissions, Kate is a credible subject expert skilled at helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide find the most efficient way to leverage people, processes, and technology to meet the challenges of today’s evolving regulatory landscape.