Xavier AI Summit 2017 Agenda
Day 1: Thursday, August 24


7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Join your colleagues for a complimentary warm breakfast in the Xavier University Cintas Center to jump-start your day!


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Let's Make a Difference!

Welcome to the Summit and welcome to Xavier University.  We look forward to working with you to advance the industry through the power of AI.

Speaker:

  • Marla Phillips, Director, Xavier Health

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

The Solution Xchange

Start your day with solutions! This fast paced, engaging session draws out your experience and ideas by having you work collaboratively with your colleagues to address the challenges that will be discussed throughout the summit, while tying your ideas to the hopes of a patient whose life is depending on you.

Moderator:

  • Marla Phillips, Director, Xavier Health

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Power of AI Working in Our Health Care Systems

Our keynote speaker will share how artificial intelligence is already advancing health care today. These advances give us hope as the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions is unraveled by AI, putting powerful information in the hands of our doctors.

Speaker:

  • Dan Santel, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Break


10:20 AM - 11:00 PM

Senior Leader Vision for AI Implementation

Senior Leaders will discuss with each other and participants what their vision is for the implementation of AI.  The realization of AI is powerful, and can transform our industry—moving us from reactive to predictive.  Learn what the Senior Leader vision is for AI implementation, and how that vision can benefit your organization.

Speakers:

  • Tony Barnes, Managing Director, Bucks County Advisors, LLC

  • David Lowndes, Head of Small Molecule Operations, Shire Pharmaceuticals

11:00 am - 11:45 am

How Machine Learning Works: Live Demo

Before we dive into the possibilities of applying AI across quality, regulatory and supply chain operations, let’s come to a common understanding of how machine learning works. Matt Schmucki will give the audience a live programming demo to show how AI works behind the scenes. This will enable participants to understand what kind of output is needed by data scientists in order to develop artificial intelligence programs. Our goal is to ensure our solutions can be put into action!

Speaker:

  • Matthew Schmucki, Senior CPV Engineer, AstraZeneca

11:45 PM - 12:45 PM

Track 1: Meet Art Czabaniuk, FDA Program Division Director

Meet Art Czabaniuk, Program Division Director, Division of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations III, ORA.  Have lunch in an informal setting. Ask questions about Program Alignment and issues that matter to you. Get to know Art by learning about his background and what he sees as important for FDA and the industry going forward.

11:45 PM - 12:45 PM

Track 2: Lunch Networking by Topic

Sit with FDA officials, speakers, industry experts and your colleagues at tables dedicated to topics that are important to you. Enjoy the discussion with others who share your passion on how AI can be used in:

  • Quality Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Supply Chain

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

The Power of Natural Language Processing

Participants will gain an understanding of how computers can be used to scan unstructured data (text) to identify information and trends that humans are unable to detect. Additionally, the volume of information that can be assessed through natural language processing (NLP) is far beyond human capabilities, and provides humans with robust information from which proactive and predictive decisions can be made. By understanding the power of NLP, participants can explore all the possibilities of how NLP can be used in their organizations and across the industry.

Speaker:

  • Eric Brown, Director, Watson Algorithms, IBM Watson Health

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The Steps Leading to Successful AI Implementation

Whether your organization has implemented AI, is in the process of implementing AI, or is just trying to figure out where to begin, this session will guide participants down the path of the steps needed for successful implementation. Michael Shepherd will walk us through how Dell implemented AI for the first time within their own internal systems.  His experience and guidance will set you and your organization up for success—whether you are exploring a basic foundational approach or advanced applications. Don’t miss this session of expert insight.

Speakers:

  • Tony Barnes, Chairman of the Board, Bionometrix
  • Michael Shepherd, Technical Staff Technologist, Support & Deployment Services, Dell EMC

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Break


2:50 PM - 3:45 PM

The Possibilities of AI Implementation in Quality, Regulatory and Supply Chain

Through discussions during the March 2017 FDA/Xavier PharmaLink Conference, the April 2017 Lunch and Learn Session on AI, and the May 2017 FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference, many ideas were gathered from close to 150 industry members and FDA officials across the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We have formulated examples of how AI can be implemented across quality, regulatory and supply chain operations for our participants to develop into real solutions.  We will walk through these examples, involve participants in table discussions, and set the stage for break out sessions on solution development. The realization of AI will set your mind in motion to explore the seemingly endless possibilities of real applications of AI that are within your reach.

  • Team 1:  Validating Continuously Learning Systems
    Team Leader: Berkman Sahiner, FDA Electrical Engineer, CDRH
    Team Leader: Mohammed Wahab, Sr. Quality Assurance Manager, Abbott
  • Team 2:  Continuous Product Quality Assurance
    Team Leader: Charlene Banard, Senior Vice President Quality, Shire
    Team Leader: David Lonza, Deputy Advisor to the President, Lachman

Speakers:

  • Charlene Banard, Senior Vice President Quality, Shire
  • Berkman Sahiner, FDA Electrical Engineer, CDRH

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

AI Realized: Solution Development Break-Out Sessions

The future of AI is here today. We will advance the pharmaceutical and medical device industries by augmenting human decisions with artificial intelligence such that our decisions are more informed. This will move us from reactive to proactive, then from proactive to predictive, and finally from predictive to prescriptive such that our actions are right-first-time. Participants will choose a working team discussion session that will be facilitated by AI experts. AI experts will guide participants in the development of the scope, process, and possible solution output for implementing AI across quality, regulatory, and supply chain challenges.

  • Team 1:  Validating Continuously Learning Systems
    Team Leader: Berkman Sahiner, FDA Electrical Engineer, CDRH
    Team Leader: Mohammed Wahab, Sr. Quality Assurance Manager, Abbott
  • Team 2:  Continuous Product Quality Assurance
    Team Leader: Charlene Banard, Senior Vice President Quality, Shire
    Team Leader: David Lonza, Deputy Advisor to the President, Lachman

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

The summit will surely result in lots of energy as you and your colleagues explore the “what ifs” and “how tos” of AI. Stay with us for the summit networking reception to enjoy lively dialog, drinks and hors d’oeuvres before closing out the day.