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Canada’s Director of Land Command Information explores rapid response through …

SMi Group has recently announced that Colonel Mark Parsons, G6 / Director Land Command Information, Canadian Armed Forces, will be speaking at the Network Centric Warfare 2018 conference in Rome next February. Speaking on Day 2 of the event, Colonel Parsons will present an exclusive session entitled 'Maximising Canadian Emergency Response Capability Through Utilisation of Network Enabled Technologies'. His presentation will provide an overview of how robustly networked forces can respond

Border Security perspectives from Turkey: developing next-gen border & migration …

SMi Group has announced that Dr Michael Rupp, Head of Operational Section 1-Civil Society, Fundamental Rights, Judiciary and Home Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, will be presenting an exclusive keynote address at the 11th annual Border Security conference taking place in Rome next February. Dr Rupp's presentation will focus on developing border and migration management capabilities on the Turkish border through cost-effective procurement of next-generation capabilities. He

Ipsen to explore oral peptides innovations, advances and delivery

SMi Group have announced that Joël Richard, Senior Vice President, Peptides Development at Ipsen, will be joining the speaker line-up for the 15th annual Controlled Release Delivery conference in London. Speaking on Day 1 of the event, Joël will provide an opening address exploring the advances in non-invasive routes of administration of peptides with a focus on successful oral technologies progressing in the clinic. Key highlights of his presentation will include

SMi’s Defence Logistics: Optimising Logistics Support Through Enhanced Command …

SMi are delighted to welcome Colonel Matt Wilkinson MBE (Late RE), Chief of Staff, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment & Support, UK MoD Colonel Matt Wilkinson joined the British Army in 1991. As a military engineer, he served in air assault and armoured brigades, commanding at platoon, company and regimental level. Throughout his career he has been heavily engaged in logistics at unit and formation level, deploying on operations

NATO’s Federated Mission Networking Initiative: standardising C2 systems for e …

SMi Group has recently announced that Colonel Joachim Neumueller, Head of Federated Mission Networking, J6, at NATO SHAPE, will be speaking at the Network Centric Warfare 2018 conference in Rome next February. With the rise of a multipolar world, balancing near-peer adversaries and asymmetrical combat threats, the need to build joint operational capability is now essential. NATO's Federated Mission Networking (FMN) represents a significant contribution towards building tactical interoperability and operational

Explore the ADC component hazards, risks and safety project elements in HPAPI

Brief Overview: SMi's global panel of speakers will strengthen your knowledge in key topics such as high potent ingredients, ADC payloads, PK-PD technological advancements, warheads and site selectivity, immune-oncological combination therapies and fragment drug conjugates. Hear from industry leading pharmaceutical companies and biotech’s including Pfizer, Genentech, Seattle Genetics, MedImmune, Janssen, Spirogen and more, who will explore key topics in; new and novel payloads, e.g. Antibody Targeted Amanitin Conjugates (ATACs), principles for maximising

Border Security 2018: a focus on European updates on border control strategies

The European Parliament has established that a common security union would ensure European security and would entail the prevention of illegal migration, terrorism and organised crime, as well as stronger cybersecurity. They have also recently voted for a new automated data system that will replace the manual stamping of passports to register name, travel document, fingerprints, facial image, as well as exit and enter information. In line with these developments, SMi

STORM Therapeutics Announces Publication in Nature on RNA Epigenetics

Storm Therapeutics is the leading drug discovery company for small molecule therapies modulating RNA epigenetics. They have just announced their publication in Nature which links an RNA-modifying enzyme to acute myeloid leukaemia. Targeting the METTL3 gene has been shown to destroy human and mouse AML cells without harming other healthy cells within the body, opening up new avenues for treating this disease. * Professor Tony Kouzarides, Founder of STORM Therapeutics and

UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at Air Mission Planning and Support …

SMi reports: UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference in April 2018 SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place on 17th and 18th April 2018 in London, will explore the technology and strategies necessary to take air mission planning into the next generation, providing agile end-to-end mission support to air crews. The conference will deliver an examination of emerging technologies

Border Security: Insights from the German Border Control of the Future

With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, national security continues to be a priority for EU nations. Just recently, the European Parliament has announced the approval to store biometric details of non-EU visitors. At the same time, France and Germany have called for the right to reintroduce border controls within the Schengen zone due to terrorism threats. In line with this, SMi is proud to announce that

The rise of wearable technology for clinical trials: insights from Novartis

In recent years, there has been a surge surrounding the use of wearable technology for patient monitoring in clinical trials as they have the potential to impact trial costs and efficacy, and also their ability to process and analyze data streams. With more companies using technology in their adaptive designs and clinical trials in this information age, SMi Group is proud to confirm that Alex Sverdlov, Director and Statistical Scientist

Italian Army Chief Information Officer to provide Keynote Address at Network Cen …

SMi Group is proud to confirm that Major General Angelo Palmieri, Chief of 6th Division C4i and Transformation and Chief Information Officer of the Italian Army has joined the expert speaker line-up for the Network Centric Warfare 2018 Conference taking place in Rome next February. Speaking on Day 1 of the event, Major General Palmieri will be providing a strategic overview of digital transformation in the Italian Ministry of Defence.

The first patient to be injected with an RNA based anti-cancer vaccine

Industry News: The possibilities of RNA therapeutics have never been so exciting! Moderna Therapeutics have just announced that their first patient has been injected with their potentially ground-breaking RNA based anti-cancer vaccine. This individualised medicine has been designed to assist the immune system of each patient to recognise and attack the cancer. Want to learn more about RNA therapeutics and their potential to treat cancer? Explore how miRNases can target lyphosarcoma cells

SMi’ 10th Annual Social Media in Pharma – Pfizer Exclusive Speaker Interview

SMi are delighted to welcome Sarah Holiday, Social Media Strategy Lead, Pfizer onto the speaker panel! Sarah has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years in a variety of sales, customer access, training and marketing roles and ran the first ever disease awareness YouTube campaign with YouTube vloggers in Pfizer. Having made the transition from UK country brand leader to Pfizer’s regional digital marketing team in 2016 to support a brand,

Agenda released for SMi Group’s Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials 2018

Now running for 10 years, SMi Group’s annual conference on Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials returns to London in Spring 2018, gathering a senior audience of experts to discuss and deliberate recent innovations and successes in this exciting field of science. Taking place on the 9th and 10th April, this year’s programme has been curated to provide delegates with the latest innovations, regulatory updates, and strategies on how industry and clinical

PLIVA explores impact of current EU Guidelines on clinical evaluation of modifie …

SMi Group has announced that Pavel Farkas, Senior Director for Biopharmaceutics Clinical Development at PLIVA, will be joining the speaker line-up for the 15th annual Controlled Release Delivery conference in London next March. With recent reports predicting the oral release drug delivery technology market to reach $50B by 2027, as well as a surge of new controlled-release technologies in phase to be commercialized in next few years, the need to

Pinerolo Brigade to explore tactical data management integration into ground for …

Italy continues to become a key player in the development of network-enabled systems. Just recently, the Pinerolo Brigade concluded Sessione di Integrazione Operativa 2017 and Aquila 6/2017 in line with the Armed Forces' FORZA NEC Program. The exercises explored how operational tactical acts with functional verification tests were defined on new software versions of C2 systems In line with this, SMi has announced that Brigadier General Francesco Bruno, Commander of

Introducing the 3rd Annual Defence Logistics 2018

Seen the complete agenda for SMi's 3rd annual Defence Logistics Central & Eastern Europe? Bringing in experts from the Czech Armed Forces, Slovak Armed Forces, Hugarian Defence Forces, Austrian Logistics Command, Croatian Armed Forces, Polish Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces, and more. Returning to Prague this March 2018, Day 1 will address topics on transportation optimisation and logistics execution strategy, communications and C2 optimisation, and medical logistics capacity and planning; while

Topics Presented this February 2018 at RNA Therapeutics

SMi’s RNA Therapeutics will be bringing a global presence from MHRA, The RNA Institute, MiNA Therapeutics, AstraZeneca R&D, GSK, Sanofi, CureVac and more. With an agenda full of exciting and new approaches, examine the latest developments in delivery systems for RNA Therapeutics, including Exosomes, Nanocomplexes and Platform Delivery Approaches and patenting RNA Therapeutics. Spotlight: Want to learn about exploiting exosomes for therapeutic use in patients with cystic fibrosis? Have questions answered during

The 10th Annual Social Media in Pharma – Exclusive Speaker Interview

Returning to London this January 2018, Day 1 will address topics on wearable technologies, patient engagement and social media strategies; while Day 2 covers interaction using social media, digital health strategies and effective content. SMi are delighted to welcome Jackie Cuyvers, Co-Founder and CEO of The Conversationalist Agency onto the speaker panel! At The Conversationalist Agency, Jackie leads a global team of 200 multi-lingual social listening analysts - helping agencies and

SMi’s Europe’s Leading Ophthalmic Conference is Just 1 week away

With the event now Just 1 week away, I wanted to remind you that there is still time to secure your place at Europe's Leading Ophthalmic Conference; SMi's Ophthalmic Drugs, taking place on November 28th and 29th in Kensington, London UK. Presenting Case Studies & Topics Within: Novel approaches to the treatment of ocular diseases such as presbyopia and glaucoma, combating challenges in drug release and delivery, regulatory considerations involving new

SMi’s Defence Logistics (CEE) – New Speakers & Updates

Join the world's leading military logisticians at Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe in Prague this March, to hear updates on enhancing multinational logistics collaboration for regional collective defence. This highly anticipated two-day event will focus specifically on regional logistics operations, joint interoperability, and strategy optimisation, covering a blend of: transport, supply chain and MRO management, medical logistic operations, lifecycle management, C2, and much more. SMi are delighted to welcome

Attendee List released for SMi’s #MilSocialMedia 2017

SMi Group has released a preliminary list of attendees for the 7th annual Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector conference, which takes place on 6-7 December 2017 in London. Opening in three weeks, the event has attracted a network of marketing experts and digital platform gurus operating within the sector. The current attendee list showcases delegations from all over the world including Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany,

Updated agenda released for SMi’s Border Security 2018

SMi Group has released an updated agenda for its 10th annual Border Security conference, which takes place on 21-22 February 2018. Now running for over a decade, SMi’s Border Security event has established its brand as one of the leading conferences that provide delegates a platform to discuss strategies to implement next generation capabilities to secure land, air and sea borders in response to growing global threats. Day 1 will focus

Border Security 2018: perspectives on migration management from Italy

As Italy continues to be a big player in the global border security landscape, SMi Group has announced three key sessions at the 11th Border Security conference led by high level officials from the host country. • DAY 1 HOST NATION ADDRESS Strategies Utilised by the Italian Navy to Effectively Defence Maritime Borders REAR ADMIRAL GIANFRANCO ANNUNZIATA, Deputy Head 3rd Department - Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head - Maritime Strategy

Opposites Attract: Organisational Culture and Supply Chain Performance

Strategy or culture: Which is more important? Maintaining cultural coherence across a company’s portfolio should be an essential factor when determining a corporate strategy. Considering this new ‘hot topic’ emerging in cold chain distribution, SMi Group interviewed SeerPharma’s (UK) Director, Bob Hayes to gain insight on his thoughts on how to develop and encourage the right organisational culture and employee behaviours. As director of SeerPharma (UK), Bob provides effective transfer of

SMi’s Europe’s Leading Ophthalmic Conference is only 3 weeks away!

SMi’s Ophthalmic Drugs will be taking place in just 3 weeks at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, Kensington UK. Network with top pharma companies are joining us including Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Envisia Therapeutics, NightstaRx, Shire, Novaliq GmbH and more. Here's a rundown of popular sessions being presented: 1. Development of a Lentiviral Vector Platform for the Treatment of Chronic Ocular Disease Day 1 | 28th November 2017 | @11:00 Speaker: Yatish Lad,

The Future of Command and Control : Insights from the British Army

British Army to present exclusive session at SMi’s Network Centric Warfare conference which will take place on 1-2 February 2018 in Rome, Italy. As recently published by the UK MoD, one of the nine challenges identified and agreed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Joint Concept Note Future Force Concept is a focus on delivering agile command and control. This is critical to enhancing joint operational capability and is

The countdown to Global MilSatCom is on

SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom 2017 Conference & Exhibition will take place on 7-9 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. Europe’s leading event for defence and military satellite professionals will open doors next week, with an expected attendance of over 500 delegates from nations and organisations including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Singapore,

SMi USA Pharma Week: Providing a platform of shared expertise & intelligent disc …

As the North American biotech and pharmaceutical industry continues to reflect imminent growth, SMi Group has brought a portfolio of four significant pharmaceutical conferences to the States with aims of providing a platform of shared expertise, intelligent discussions, and dedicated peer-networking sessions. Taking place on November 13-17 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, SMi Pharma Week USA will open doors to an audience of industry pioneers

SMi’s Ophthalmic Drugs Conference is only 4 weeks away!

Presenting issues and real-life examples within the ophthalmology industry including ocular diseases, drug delivery, pre-clinical and clinical trials, computer technologies, therapies for diabetic macular oedema, glaucoma, development of efficient drug delivery systems and current trends in novel non-surgical interventions. The Opening Address will be presented by Amir Shojaei, Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head, Ophthalmology, from Shire. Gain a deeper insight into the novel approaches to the treatment of ocular diseases, involving

Introducing the 3rd Annual Defence Logistics 2018

SMi Group are proud to announce the third annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference, to be held in Prague from the 6th – 7th March, 2018. Based on the success of our previous two defence logistics conferences, which were supported by the Czech Armed Forces, we aim to enable senior logistics and combat service support representatives from regional militaries, international defence organisations, and commercial entities to share and

Attendee list for Biosimilars North America 2017 released

SMi Group has released a preliminary attendee list for its 4th annual Biosimilars North America Conference, taking place on November 15 and 16, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey. With the event taking place in three weeks, confirmed attendees include delegations from over thirty biotech and big pharma companies shaping up the biosimilars landscape including Alexion, AmerisourceBergen, Covance, Janssen, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, MedImmune, Momenta, Oncobiologics, Pfizer, Sandoz, Teva and more. Also in

Global MilSatCom 2017 sees record-breaking attendance

SMi’s Group’s 19th annual Global MilSatCom is gearing up to be the most attended conference in its 19-year history. SMi’s Global MilSatCom 2017 will open doors in two weeks at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London with an expected turnout of over 500 delegates from nations and organisations including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland,

US Army Europe to give an overview of ASCA and its role in enabling digital fire …

Earlier this year, the US Army Europe conducte "Exercise Dynamic Front" involving nine NATO nations with aims of coordinating mass artillery files to test interoperability to further the alliance's readiness for inherent threats. A big goal of the exercise was to promote Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities (ASCA), a software-based program used to digitally communicate real-time, linking field artillery and command and control systems. In line with this, SMi has announced that

US Department of Homeland Security discuss biometric technology and capabilities

SMi Group is proud to announce the participation of two expert representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security speaking at the 11th Border Security conference in Rome next February. With a focus on biometric technology and capabilities, our expert speakers will be presenting exclusive sessions on Day 1. LEE BOWES, Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will provide an update on

NATO to discuss exploitation of social media – a counter-terrorism perspective

SMi Group has confirmed that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Brand, Branch Head Concept & Policy, NATO Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT) will be speaking at the 7th annual Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector conference in London. Lietuenant Colonel Brand will present a session with a focus on Exploitation of Social Media - a Counter-Terrorism Perspective. The session will cover Background on tha NATO COE-DAT/Social Media project Counter-terrorism analysis

Only 4 weeks remain until SMi’s 3rd annual Lyophilization USA conference

SMi’s Lyopihlization USA will gather leading experts to discuss the latest cutting-edge developments in freeze drying, as well as solutions to on-going industry challenges. A value-packed brochure with top pharma companies joining, including GSK, Tempris, Shire, Takeda Vaccines, Johnson & Johnson and more, who will be presenting a vast range of topics and issues within freeze-drying. Here is a summary of a few key sessions which cannot be missed: [OPENING ADDRESS]

Border Security 2018: a focus on Smart Borders and Data Management

More and more countries and institutions are increasingly using biometric registration to provide real-time data. Biometrics can help efficient data gathering in a world of free-movement. However, as different agencies use different systems which can cause issues in the registration process, the need for better data governance is a challenge that needs to be addressed. Thus, one of the focuses for this year's Border Security 2018 conference will look into smart

Interview with Pfenex explores market access and pricing of biosimilars in North …

SMi Group has announced that Mr Patrick Lucy, CEO of Pfenex, has joined the speaker line-up for the 4th annual Biosimilars North America conference which takes place on November 15 & 16 in New Jersey. In the run-up to the conference, SMi Group had a quickfire interview with Patrick Lucy. Patrick will be presenting an exclusive session at the conference on where the market for biosimilars is heading, including key

UK BATCIS Deputy Head to discuss next generation of tactical comms systems

Deputy Head for UK BATCIS presents exclusive keynote at SMi’s Network Centric Warfare conference which will take place on 1-2 February 2018 in Rome, Italy. Earlier this year, the UK Ministry of Defence has issued a tender valued at £50-95m to support key focuses undertaken by the Battlefield Tactical Communications and Information Systems (BATCIS) team, including the MORPHEUS programme. In line with this, we are delighted to announce that Brigadier Richard Spencer,

Global MilSatCom and HPA Collaborate on Hosted Payload Workshop

The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) and SMi Group, the producer of Global MilSatCom, are working together to offer HPA’s Global Government Payload Exploration workshop again at Global MilSatCom 2017, after officials from more than a dozen countries and organizations attended the workshop at Global MilSatCom 2015. The pre-conference workshop will take place November 6, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. “HPA would like to

Introducing the 9th Annual RNA Therapeutics 2018

As the requirement for targeted solutions for chronic diseases continues to grow, the interest of pharmaceutical and biotech companies has increasingly focused towards RNA therapeutics, such that by 2020, the RNA Therapeutics Market is predicted to attain $1.2 billion. One of the main challenges in RNA Therapeutics continues to be bridging the gap between in-vivo and in-vitro models, hear key case studies on the development on the latest delivery systems and

How to create an integrated social media and digital strategy for patients, thro …

Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference will be bringing a global presence from GSK, Pfizer, IBM, Janssen, Roche Diabetes Care, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MSD, ABPI, and more. With an agenda full of exciting and new approaches for communicating with patients online, dive deep into topics surrounding social listening, interactions and engagement, writing effective content and tracking ROI from social media. Hear from Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb as they explore the strategies

Emerging & New Technologies in Drug Development

In recent decades there has been a dramatic increase in ocular imaging technologies—both for the anterior and posterior segments. This has been largely to the result of increased computer processing power, as applied to hardware control and data analysis. The technologies required to deliver agents specifically and effectively to the eye are rapidly evolving. These technologies will have the potential to radically alter the way many diseases are treated. The market

3 Key Industry Updates Showcased Next Month

SMi’s Lyophilization USA will strengthen knowledge of lyophilization productivity as well as discovering the traditional approaches for process design and scale up, present cutting-edge technologies such as phase separation in lyophilized protein formulations and product temperature. Hear case studies from a selection of industry pioneers currently implementing freeze-drying processes, at the heart of freeze-drying technology and regulation. 1. Assessing Phase Separation in Lyophilized Protein Formulations Lyophilization of pharmaceutical proteins is often the

SMi Releases New Interviews with Social Media Gurus ahead of #MilSocialMedia con …

In the lead to Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector Conference & Exhibition, SMi Group has conducted a series of quickfire interviews with some of the experts speaking at the conference in London this December. Through Q&As and Twitter chats, SMi has gathered insights from key experts including • Brad Kimberly, US Department of Defence • Colonel Alexander Liintenhofer, Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Defence & Sports • Harald Kvam,

“Best Ever” Global MilSatCom Conference To Open Doors in 4 Weeks

In just 4 weeks, doors will open to an audience of military satellite communication experts in London as they convene at SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition on 7-9 November 2017. This year’s event agenda has been curated to explore quintessential topics such as interoperability and national strategies to build robust satcom architecture, as well as significant timely topics that aim to answer questions and shed light to important issues

Italian Armed Forces to discuss Forza NEC Updates in Rome

As Italy continues to become a key player in the development of network-enabled systems, SMi’s Network Centric Warfare 2018 will feature senior representation from the Italian Armed Forces with key updates on the FORZA NEC Program it moves from development to production phase in 2018. Returning as this year's conference chair is esteemed Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Commander of Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army. Other presentations from the

Global MilSatCom 2017 set to be the biggest in its 19-year history

SMi’s Group’s 19th annual Global MilSatCom is gearing up to be the most attended conference in its 19-year history. The event agenda now features a speaker line-up of over 50 defence satellite communications experts, who will explore the growing demand to enhance SatCom capabilities and to discuss strategies and requirements including the UK Ministry of Defence’s plans for Skynet 6. “This year’s programme is inarguably the best and most international in

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