IT/OT convergence: How to align information from both IT and OT levels in order to provide a common structure for the information flow?
Rudi Thiel is leading the Operational Technology Operating Model – Program for Novartis Technical Operations. This program includes all activities required in both IT and OT space in order to address the progressing IT / OT convergence for all manufacturing sites.
From 2012 – 2017 Rudi Thiel was the IT Project Lead for New Launch Facility (NSLF) at Novartis. He was responsible for all IT components for the new launch facility for solid forms in PharmOps Switzerland including Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as well as IT Infrastructure.
From 2009 until 2012, Rudi was Head of Risk, Compliance & Quality for Global TechOps IT at Novartis, being accountable for all activities related to risk, compliance & quality in Global TechOps IT, including functional reports in all TechOps sites. Before that, Rudi was Quality Manager Global TechOps IT and prior to that, held the position of Program Quality Manager, Pharma ERP Program (PEP) Program Manager for SAP implementation, all for Novartis and Novartis US.
During his professional career, among others, Rudi Thiel also worked Roche Pharma as Quality Manager for Global SAP Competence Center, for CSC Ploenzke Switzerland as Project & Quality Manager and he was IT Consultant for various projects in the pharmaceutical industry.
In his Challenge Your Peers discussion round, Rudi will take a deep dive in the „IT/OT convergence: How to align information from both IT and OT levels in order to provide a common structure for the information flow?“. Novartis just recently developed an operating model covering their required service catalogues. But how can this model align efficient information flow and overcome obstacles in IT Application Management? Discuss how to structure your model, from the shop floor to the business decision level.