Excellent Webcast Series on Critical Path, Drug Development, Risk Assessment

UGS is offering what seems to be an excellent lineup of free Webinars on various topics some of which are customized for device manufacturers and others for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals.  Turning data into knowledge is a theme running through many of them. To register, click here. Below, a brief outline of what's being offered Webinar #1: Follow the Sun Through an Innovation Network Featured Speaker: Mr. Walter Wilson, St. Jude Medical, PLM Program Manager Date: September 13, 2006 Time: 12:30pm to 1:30am EDT Description: Automate, consolidate, integrate and globalize product data and development processes at every stage of the product lifecycle. Global teams can work faster, smarter and more efficiently. By bringing the right information to the right people in a timely fashion, your teams can produce more products with lower risk. Webinar #2: Global Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry Featured Speaker: Mr. Rahul Thapan Date: September 13, 2006 Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT Description: As Pharmaceutical companies continue to pursue acquisition, joint ventures, and similar strategies to increase their pipeline, new and more efficient ways to collaborate globally are critical. Synchronize your R&D value chain with a single virtual source of data, work processes & discipline-specific applications. Webinar #3: Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Featured Speaker: Dr. Jim Thompson Date: September 26, 2006 Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT Description: Streamline your packaging and labeling processes by integrating all aspects of package design and specification with labeling and artwork management. Simplfy and automate your business processes that address the need for multiple languages, multiple dose sizes and forms, meeting labeling requirements of all the worldwide regulators. Webinar #4: Reduce Defects and Achieve World Class Manufacturing Featured Speaker: Mr. Larry Pesch, UGS Digital Manufacturing Senior Business Consultant Date: September 26, 2006 Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT Description: World Class companies recognize the importance of manufacturing as a strategic weapon. These companies leverage digital assets and drive innovation by linking all manufacturing disciplines with product engineering including: process layout and design; process simulation/ engineering and production management. Webinar #5: Research Knowledge Productivity on a Global Pharmaceutical Scene Featured Speaker: Dr. Keith Caserta, Procter & Gamble Date: October 11, 2006 Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT Description: Reduce risk by protecting intellectual property. Increase productivity with reduced number of failed experiments. Accelerate decision making with aggregated lab data & views to the enterprise. Save millions of dollars each year by organizing and indexing your intellectual property for secure access, searching, and presentation. Speaker Bios Rahul Thapan - Tata Consultancy Services Limited  Tata Consultancy Services, Head of Business Acquisition, Life Sciences & Pharma Industry Practic  Dr. Keith Caserta - Associate Director and Head, Health Care R&D Information & Decision Solutions   James B. Thompson, Ph.D. - Director, Healthcare Industry Solutions Consulting, UGS Dan Staresinic, Global Marketing Director, Consumer Products Industry, UGS