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AstraZeneca - Accelerating Our Digital Transformation to Meet Patient Demand for Medicines

Gurinder Kaur, VP Global Operations IT, AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, Global Operations represents a significant component of our global footprint, with 26 operations sites in 16 countries and more than 14,000 people. Looking ahead, we are focused on delivering accelerated growth for AstraZeneca, and making people’s lives better. In support of this, we are focused on accelerating our digital transformation across all aspects of our operations, including accelerating plans to create a network of smart factories. We are making prioritized digital Building Blocks available ‘on demand’ so they can be quickly adopted into business processes and where there is an opportunity to optimize, transform or completely disrupt the way we work today. This session will focus on the types of building blocks leveraging AI and predictive analytics that we are integrating into our sites, including advanced CPV, yeild and settings optimization, cognitive vision, augmented training, and factory dashboards.

Gurinder Kaur is the Vice President of Global Operations IT at AstraZeneca.  She is part of a team responsible for driving digital transformation across Global Operations, with specific focus on ensuring our digital agenda across development, manufacturing and supply is connected, enhances our ways of working, and delivers optimum results for our company and the patients we serve.

Gurinder is a member of the Global Operations Senior Leadership Team and is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She is a seasoned executive across a range of technology functions (digital, analytics, sales, customer relationship management, marketing, operations) and geographies (USA, Europe, Australia, Asia). She has nearly 30 years of experience across industries in matching technology solutions to business needs with a key focus on digital, mobile, cloud and analytics with agile framework.