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Professional Development Women in Pharma, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals

September 5@10:00 am-September 6@6:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the “Transforming Pharma Manufacturing: Navigating the Future with AI” event, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

This event offers a great opportunity to participate in a dynamic workshop and to hear from different speakers on AI and its impact on the Pharma industry in current times that support both professionals and innovation within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Event Highlights:

Workshop: From theory to practice: a hands-on session on how to leverage advanced manufacturing analytics to unlock hidden value from your contextualized process data with experts from Aizon.

Presentation Topics: Engaging discussions on professional growth and technical topics AI implementation in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors by Takeda, VTU and Aizon. 

We look forward to your participation in this day of learning, collaboration and inspiration.

Meet the speakers

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Toni Manzano is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Aizon, with over two decades of experience leading software projects for international pharma companies in manufacturing and supply chain.


An astrophysicist by training, Toni is also an expert in Quality and Artificial Intelligence within the pharmaceutical industry and teaches at several universities. He is an avid scientific writer and holds a dozen international patents. Additionally, Toni serves a PDA Regulatory Affairs & Quality Advisory Board member, and actively collaborates on the AI initiative in the UN. 

Pep Gubau is founder and CEO of Aizon and has been a tech entrepreneur for the last 30 years.


Pep is an economist with an engineering background and holds several international patents related to the encryption, transmission, storage and processing of data for regulated environments in the cloud. Pep also lectures regularly in Master Programs and gives talks about the impact of Big Data, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics. 

Andreas Schumacher has been working at VTU since January 2022 and is a leading expert when it comes to corporate strategies, digitalization and their implementation. Andreas has extensive experience in Consulting, Research and Innovation. As a strategy Director he leads the development, execution and monitoring of the corporate VTU strategy. In his role as Director Digitalization (CDO) he defines a holistic digital strategy and leads the execution of operational digitalization initiatives. He bases his knowledge on a PhD in the area of Digitalization of Value Creation. He published scientifically for several years and consulted companies of different sizes and industries. Andreas always drives his work from a human centered perspective which puts people in the forefront to achieve lasting results.

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Luiza Mukaeda is the Senior Director of Product Management at Aizon, a role she assumed after extensive experience as a pharma manufacturing expert.

Luiza holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering by the University of São Paulo and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. She has served as a Technical Project Manager at MSD, an Engineering Manager at Novartis, and a Field Service Manager at Schlumberger, in addition to various roles in the Oil & Gas industry. 

Magda Sztandarska is a Data Science Manager, passionate about solving complex (and simple) problems through data-driven solutions.


She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and has further enriched her knowledge with postgraduate studies in Deep Learning and Advanced Management. At Aizon, Magda has collaborated on over 10 projects to improve manufacturing processes and has contributed to implementation of model management capabilities in the Aizon platform. 



September 5@10:00 am
September 6@6:00 pm
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Takeda Wien
Donau-City-Strasse 7
Vienna, 1220
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