Meet the Speakers

Elaine Ferguson

Chief Financial Officer, 3FBio
Through her experience as Chief Financial Officer for a number of life sciences start-ups, Elaine Ferguson has gained a tremendous amount of experience in raising investment and negotiating acquisitions including a successful Series A round of £6.16m for 3FBio in 2018. Elaine will share her experience and the key lessons learnt in demonstrating the impact of innovation to investors.

Mary CANNING

PHD

Andrew Fowlie

Executive Manager Innovation in Health and Social Care, NHS Scotland
Andrew Fowlie will speak on the opportunities and infrastructure to identify and validate innovations in healthcare through working with NHS Scotland. He will highlight the key initiatives that open the door to industry (small and large), academics and health professionals to validate the value their innovations can add to national health and well being challenges.

Carina Healy

Partner, CMS
Carina Healy is partner in the Technology team with over 20 years experience advising on commercial and IP related transactions. She specialises in lifesciences and acts for a range of biotech, speciality pharma, medical device and medical technology companies. She also has a focus on academic institutions, having worked closely with long standing clients University of Glasgow, Dundee University, and University College London for many years.

Rob Innes

Head of Consultancy, Wyoming Interactive
Following the success of a series of Demystifying Digital Masterclasses, the team with the insights and expertise will explain how digitalisation can elevate life sciences businesses and the bottom line. Michelle and Rob will demonstrate the increasingly important opportunity to capture and manage data on a daily basis and what this can mean for a small business.

Alix Mackay

Chair
Specialising in Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Alix Mackay combines 14 years of commercial leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with the latest best practice in online marketing to support life sciences SMEs and start-ups, She's worked with businesses, spin-outs, academic teams and innovation centres across the UK to help them increase their presence in the market and build their commercial capabilities. Based in Glasgow, Alix co-leads Life Sciences Scotland's Marketing and Communications, is a professional member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of IBioIC.

Ivan McKee MSP

     
Ivan McKee was appointed Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in June 2018. His career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia.

Alison Murray

Roland Sutton Chair of Radiology University of Aberdeen
        

Ronnie Palin

Key Sector Manager - Life and Chemical Sciences, Skills Development Scotland
Having the right technical talent within the organisation to develop new products and new applications is key to the growth enterprises in life sciences in Scotland. In this session Ronnie Palin will discuss the role of work-based apprenticeships in securing and maintaining the right capabilities for the business to grow.

Dave Tudor

Managing Director of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre
Prior to joining CPI Dave worked for GSK. He has over 20 years’ experience with the company carrying out a number of Technical, Compliance and Manufacturing leadership roles. In 2017 he was appointed VP Head of GMS Strategy with responsibility for manufacturing strategy, deployment of strategic programmes, performance management and advocacy. He plays an active role with a number of Governments and is currently co-chair of the Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group. Dave is also a member of UK Chemicals Industry Association Board.

Michelle Waddell

Marketing Manager, Wyoming Interactive
Following the success of a series of Demystifying Digital Masterclasses, the team with the insights and expertise will explain how digitalisation can elevate life sciences businesses and the bottom line. Michelle and Rob will demonstrate the increasingly important opportunity to capture and manage data on a daily basis and what this can mean for a small business.

John MacGill

Director, Ettrickburn
John Macgill is a Dundee physiology graduate who worked in journalism for seventeen years as a reporter then editor with the BBC, STV and Holyrood magazine. He was then lured into a public affairs consultancy where he was able to specialise in healthcare, science, technology, medicines and medical devices. After a spell working in-house for the communications and government affairs team at GSK in Scotland and London, he set up his own agency Ettrickburn – only to go full circle and launch healthandcare.scot, a news service to report on the work of Scotland’s health and social care community.


Eszter Vuity

Marketing Manager, Biogelx
Eszter is a marketing strategist with 14 years of experience in multiple industries. She is a professional member of the Association of MBAs and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Medical Group. She has been leading the marketing strategy of a Scottish biotechnology SME for two years. Her responsibility is to build cost-effective marketing operations, to drive technology awareness and engagement, and to increase leads by developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications initiatives. During the marketing session in the afternoon, Eszter will provide insight from her hands-on experiences in utilising content marketing as a driver of brand and technology awareness in a small organisation.

Derek shaw

Scottish Investment Bank

Carol clugston

University of Glasgow

John zurowski

iCAIRD

MARK COOK

SHTG

ED CLIFTON

SHTG

AVRIL GOLD

Canopus

brian petrie

DTG

MARTIN WELSH

Booth Welsh

clive badman

University of Strathclyde

Elizabeth Thomas

Leyton

JIM BERRYMAN

KTN

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