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.

Sam Russem | Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice, Systec & Solutions and Grantek Systems Integration

Sam Russem is the Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek. Sam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has been with Grantek for over 9 years. During his time at Grantek he has executed Automation and Manufacturing IT projects and taken on several roles within the organization.  Sam has a strong background in Smart Manufacturing. Most recently, Sam was a Senior Project Manager in Grantek’s Enterprise PMO and has been integral in the execution of several prominent projects with key enterprise customers.