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How to Budget for Digital Validation & Maximize ROI

Join Derek Hughes, VP US Sales, Kneat, Justin Blackwelder, Project Services Team Senior Manager, PCI, and Madison Adams, Partner Marketing Manager, Kneat, as they showcase how to budget effectively for digital validation. Understand the key financial and project management considerations that support successful budgets.


Attend and learn:

  The path to budget and project success
  10 commandments of effective digital validation budgeting
  Communication strategies and buy-in for digital validation projects


Presented by:

Derek Hughes, VP US Sales, Kneat
Derek is a SaaS industry veteran, and has worked in the Life Sciences SaaS industry for over 6 years.  Derek has considerable experience in helping life sciences professionals build business cases and budgets for digital transformation. 

Derek’s goal has always been ‘customers first’ and that is a practice he has taken with him throughout his professional career. Derek has helped hundreds of life sciences companies digitize and streamline their quality and validation process—from small, mid-size, and global Pharma, Biotechs, CMO, CROs, and Medical Device organizations—and continues to focus on becoming a subject matter expert in life sciences within the quality and validation vertical today.



Justin Blackwelder, Project Services Team Senior Manager, PCI
Justin Blackwelder has been providing PCI clients with high-valued quality technical services since 2009 and in the pharmaceutical industry since 2007. With an educational background in analytical chemistry and bioprocessing, he has specialized in validation engineering with a focus on controlled environmental studies and analytical laboratory equipment qualification.

From development to execution, Justin provides everything PCI clients need to confidently qualify their systems and has acted as Analytical Laboratory and Calibration Manager for multiple clients. Throughout his time in the industry, he has worked with various techniques and equipment, a variety of analytical lab instrumentation, pharmaceutical process equipment, and facility utilities.


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