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Neil Reichel


Sr. IT Business Partner, Digital Transformation

Neil Reichel

Neil Reichel is the Sr. IT Business Partner, Digital Transformation, supporting AstraZeneca’s Global Operations sites. He partners with business stakeholders and IT colleagues to identify and implement advanced digital solutions to address business challenges and deliver value. Neil’s role includes responsibilities for solution development, deployment, and scaling, and he has successfully led the recent global deployment and scaling of multiple digital solutions across the site network.

During a career spanning over 30 years, Neil has gained extensive and diverse operations experience with many of the world’s leading biopharma companies including Pfizer, AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AstraZeneca.

Neil holds B.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri.


Panel: Unlocking the Potential of OT & IT in Modern Manufacturing

Moderator: Ryan Legg, Digital Solutions Manager, ICONICS


Neil Reichel, Sr. IT Business Partner, Digital Transformation, AstraZeneca
James Ceart, IT Project Leader, American Woodmark
Debbie Lay, Senior Solutions Architect , TXOne Networks

The session will focus on the benefits and challenges of integrating Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) into modern manufacturing processes. The panelists will discuss the role of OT & IT in improving production efficiency, reducing downtime, and enhancing overall business performance.

They will also explore the latest trends and best practices in OT & IT system design, including the use of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Additionally, the panelists will discuss the importance of cybersecurity in OT & iT systems and how to ensure the protection of critical assets and infrastructure.

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