Thomas Halfmann is an entrepreneur and executive manager with more than 25 years of life sciences industry and consulting experience. Thomas is co-founder of the HGP Group, a life sciences industry consulting firm with offices in Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Poland and Indonesia. Before founding HGP, Thomas was Global Head Biopharmaceutical Operations IT and Head of the Global MES Program, both at Novartis. He is an expert in paperless manufacturing, business process analysis and modelling, project management, quality management, and computer system validation. For more than 20 years Thomas is engaged in various industry associations and international conferences as a speaker. In 2018 Thomas was appointed as Director of the OPEN-SCS (Serialization Communication Standard) Working Group. His passion is working with highly motivated and skillful people and being creative every day to solve complex problems.