VALIDATE: Announcing VALIDATE EU 2023, and a Look Back at the Highlights and Insights of VALIDATE 2022

Events : 26 Jan 2023

The first-ever VALIDATE conference has now been and gone, but we’re excited to announce VALIDATE EU 2023 is coming, April 18-19, 2023!

VALIDATE EU brings the validation conference experience of VALIDATE, to Europe. Launching for the first time this year, VALIDATE EU 2023 will gather validation and quality professionals from around Europe to discover and apply validation technologies, regulations, and best practices.

You can find all the details about VALIDATE EU 2023 on the conference website here. Early bird tickets are out now—get yours before prices go up!


As VALIDATE EU launches, we’re taking a look back at what made VALIDATE 2022 such a success. On November 16–17, 2022, Kneat and its sponsors brought over 150 validation, quality, and regulatory professionals together to share knowledge, learn best practices, and get rare expert insights into validation trends and challenges.

We had 16 expert-led sessions, delicious food and fun networking events, and insightful panels with key leaders from across the industry. A huge thank you to all who traveled to Boston to attend and participate in VALIDATE 2022!

The conference was a success and well organized. I can’t say enough great things about the venue, people, and organization.

– Angela Acito, Supervisor Equipment and Facility Qualification, Apotex Inc.

It went so well, in fact, that we think it’s worth revisiting. Read on for a high-level recap of our 2022 conference.


Eddie Ryan’s Opening Remarks

The conference, and Kneat’s strong growth these past years, wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of our customers, partners, and others. To launch VALIDATE 2022, Kneat CEO and Co-founder Eddie Ryan reflected on the incredible support Kneat has received from the industry, and looked ahead to how Kneat and validation, quality, and compliance professionals are changing the landscape of validation as we know it—together.


Inspiring Keynote Speaker

Our distinguished keynote speaker, Joel Selanikio, MD, encapsulated the theme of VALIDATE, “Data Driven Quality”, with his unique perspective on the importance on digital innovation in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

He is a recognized innovator in global health, technology, and social enterprise, and a founding member of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Expert Roster. His broad career has allowed him to observe and leverage the great technological changes of our time—including the shift from personal computers to mobile, the adoption of cloud technologies, and the growing application of big data and artificial intelligence to healthcare—as few others have done.

It was very interesting (for) how we leverage technologies like Kneat to be ahead of the game and be able to determine the course, rather than just follow the course.

– Russell Irvin, Senior Automation Engineer, Global Life Sciences Company.


Masterclass Sessions From Validation and Technology Experts

VALIDATE was more than inspiring speeches. There were 16 sessions including panel discussions and hands-on workshops. Each one was tailored to unique validation and technology needs, centered around VALIDATE 2022’s theme of “Data Driven Quality”. Sessions included: 


An Expert Panel With Top Pharma Companies Eli Lilly, Merck & Co, Pfizer, and Sanofi

In this discussion, attendees discovered how engineering and quality can better partner across the C&Q and validation lifecycles to better deliver validation services in a way that drives efficiency and overall business performance. It was a true showcase of proven collaborative approaches to what can sometimes be perceived as ‘competing interests’ between engineering and quality assurance within life sciences organizations and armed those in attendance with new knowledge and tools to align the functions more closely.  


Achieving Data Driven Quality Improvement in Manufacturing

In this robust panel discussion moderated by Rick Mineo, Director of Strategic Partners at Kneat, Bharvish Malkani, Project Manager at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group and Alex Lopez, Senior Manager Quality Engineering at Biogen walked validation professionals through strategies they could use to achieve data driven quality improvements in manufacturing covering the necessary hardware, software, metrics, governance and organizational culture. 


Driving Cost Reduction for C&Q Capital Projects with Digital Validation

Expanding on similar insights shared in the previous session, attendees learned how to use Kneat Gx features to use reporting data from Kneat Gx to drive down the cost of C&Q capital projects from Sanofi’s Commissioning and Qualification Lead, Patrick Mullin. 

This was probably the best user group meeting I have attended by any vendor.

– Russell Regan, Senior Project Manager, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.


Don’t Miss VALIDATE EU 2023

VALIDATE is back in 2023 with more great insights, engaging speakers, and helpful workshops with a European version of the conference, VALIDATE EU 2023, running April 18–19—get your early bird tickets before they sell out!

Buy tickets now


Thank You to Our VALIDATE 2022 Partners

We couldn’t have accomplished this without our partners and sponsors. We’d like to offer a huge ‘Thank You’ to the following:


About the Author


Madison Adams – Events and Partner Marketing Manager, Kneat

Madison has been with Kneat for over a year now managing the NA events and webinar program as well as leading the efforts with partners on co-marketing initiatives. She has over six years of experience in event and partner marketing working in a B2B setting with highly regulated industries. Madison has a BSc from Carleton University and is currently completing her graduate diploma in business administration at Simon Fraser University.   



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