Yvonne Duckworth, PE

Industry 4.0 Specialist

Philadelphia, PA

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A subject matter expert in Pharma 4.0™, Yvonne is a registered automation engineer with 30 years of technical design and project leadership experience within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Her expertise includes developing overall control system strategy, instrumentation design, process control system design, control system network architecture design, control system programming, commissioning, validation, construction and start-up support activities. In addition, Yvonne has extensive experience in vertical and horizontal system integration between systems including PCS, MES, Data Historian, ERP, LIMS, and others.

“I am very passionate about working with our clients to assess their current Digitalization level and develop a roadmap for Pharma 4.0™ implementation. It is exciting to work with our clients to embrace the concept of adopting new Pharma 4.0™ technologies which will improve manufacturing efficiency, provide a return on investment, and create a digitally connected manufacturing facility. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when making the decision to adopt new technology, including impact on the design of a facility. ”

Yvonne is a member of ISPE, Women in Pharma, Women in Bio, and ISA. Yvonne is also a member of the ISPE Pharma 4.0™ Holistic Control Strategy Special Interest Group and the ISPE Pharma 4.0™ Impact and Maturity Model Special Interest Group.  She received her Master of Business Administration from Rider University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Widener University.

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