Sparta Connection 2022 Recap: Reunited and Reconnected

Last month, Sparta Systems reunited in person for the highly anticipated return of Sparta Connection.

Attendees gathered at the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida, for sessions and workshops that provided insights into best practices, new innovations and the latest market trends. These sessions focused on areas around optimizing your QMS investment, digital quality transformation and innovations in proactive quality and the connected life sciences.  

Attendees heard from a speaker lineup that included featured guests from the FDA, KPMG and Amazon Web Services as well Sparta customers who shared their TrackWise and TrackWise Digital stories. Sparta Connection also provided the opportunity for attendees to sign up for additional training sessions to amplify their use of TrackWise Digital

The 2022 theme focused on how quality and technology drives the speed, value and growth needed to keep up with the pace of innovation. In keeping with this theme, the program offered compelling and interactive discussions, thought-provoking keynote speakers, focused breakout sessions, a product demo theater, hands-on training sessions and extensive networking opportunities to provide life sciences and quality professionals with the tools, knowledge and insight needed to drive value with quality. 

Did you miss it? Here are some of the highlights from the event.   

Day One General Sessions: Driving Life Sciences Value with Quality 

Day one saw an opening keynote from Sparta’s President and CEO, Dr. Oxana K. Pickeral, who discussed how quality drives value and the connected life sciences vision.

Dr. Oxana K. Pickeral's opening keynote

We then heard from the FDA’s program manager, Francisco Vicenty, who provided an overview of the FDA’s Case for Quality and the value it brings to the medical device industry.  

Ashraf Shehata, National Sector Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences for KPMG then took the stage to discuss the impact of health and life sciences trends on quality. Futurist and author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering & the Future of Humanity, Jamie Metzl, led the session “Innovative Technologies in the Life Sciences” where he spoke about the impact of revolutionary technologies in the biotechnology industry.  

Day Two General Sessions: Digital Transformation Journeys and a Peek into Amazon’s Culture of Innovation  

On Day two attendees heard from Sparta’s Chief Product Officer, Pinaki Ray, who provided an update on Sparta’s technology and product roadmap. Sparta held its customer spotlight session for digital transformation in quality, where Novartis’ Katjusa Kreft and Gašper Babič shared their story.  

Customer panel at Sparta Connection

Customers Akron PharmaAlkermes and McKesson followed with a panel to discuss their digital quality transformation journeys.  

Amazon Web Services’ Andrew Page closed out the morning general sessions with a look into Amazon’s culture of innovation. Attendees got a peek into what drives relentless innovation and customer obsession at Amazon.  

See Select Presentations from Sparta Connection  

Sparta is thankful for all attendees, speakers and sponsors, all of whom contributed to an excellent program.

If you missed this year’s Sparta Connection, or would simply like to recap what you learned, we invite you to view select presentations.

We’ll see you next year.  

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