September 26, 2018   
Gillette Stadium

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Pros and Cons of Mobile PCs in a Production Environment

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM |

This presentation will examine the use of Mobile PCs in a production environment. Decision factors will be discussed when considering the implementation of Mobile PCs in a clean room rated production environment. Issues around 21 CFR Part 11 validation for Mobile PCs will be addressed. Attendees will hear the pros and cons and participate in an interactive presentation focused on 3 perspectives:

  • Cost Perspective – Capital expenditure vs. operational expenditure
  • Handling Perspective – Ergonomic factors to consider
  • Design/Validation Perspective – Validation considerations and hardware designed for a production environment vs. hardware repurposed for a production environment


Jan Thriene | Business Development Manager, Systec & Solutions and Grantek Systems Integration

Jan Thriene is the Business Development MAnager at Systec & Solutions, a Karlsruhe, Germany based manufacturer of best in class GMP-IT hardware for clean room production environments. Mr. Thriene has over 7 years experience providing providing HMI solutions in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. Prior to his work with Systec & Solutions, Mr. Thriene held management roles in China and throughout Europe for various American firms.

Ian Tooke | Chief Innovation Officer, Systec & Solutions and Grantek Systems Integration

Ian Tooke is the Chief Innovation Officer at Grantek Systems Integration, a systems integrator with 17 offices across the globe that delivers solutions to complex problems in Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Networking, Automation and Industrial Safety. Mr. Tooke was previously Grantek’s Director of Consulting Services. Mr. Tooke’s team leads the innovation efforts at Grantek. His group also helps clients develop a tactical approach to understanding manufacturing operations and a very systematic approach to understanding what technologies to use and how to use them to achieve goals and meet requirements. Mr. Tooke also sits on the MESA International Board of Directors.