2016 - Users Conference - Berlin - Life Sciences
F. Hoffmann-La Roche: GxP Compliant Alarm Handling with Event Frames and AF
The RIPIN (Roche Interface for PI Event Frames) application replaces OSIsoft's PI AlarmView application previously used in Roche with a GxP compliant interface for Event Frames using standardized Event Frame templates with attributes and an AF Server structure as a meta database. It provides a link to a CoreSight AdHoc display for every alarm. The new GUI is web based allowing users to acknowledge and annotate alarms/events , including access on mobile devices. PI System tags can be implemented that provide backwards compatibility to the old alarm tags so that existing ProcessBook displays can be used without any changes.
Philipp Sutter has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and spent most of his professional life in the pharmaceutical industry. He is the owner of OctaveSoft GmbH in Basel, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of PI System experience, he has been involved internationally in various PI System implementations, upgrades, mergers, as well as the implementation of standard and custom interfaces and tools around the PI System infrastructure. He is a long time member of the vCampus and PI Square community, and a PI System champion. He is involved every day in helping his customers gain the most value out of their PI Systems.
F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Christian Wirth works as a Business Solution Manager for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd where he is positioned between business and IT functions.
He holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Intelligence and has been involved in automation projects in the pharmaceutical industry utilizing PI technologies for the last eight years.
His current special interest lies in advanced analytics, predictive maintenance and machine learning using PI data and cloud based Machine learning solutions like Microsoft Azure ML.
F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Gerd Fromm graduated as a Computer Scientist in 1998 and joined Roche in the same year as an IT Specialist where he was responsible for Manufacturing IT Systems like Novell Netware, Windows clients and Plant Systems. He started working with the PI System in 2006.
In 2008 he moved to the position of Solution Architect for Integration Systems where he designed network architectures for manufacturing plants in Roche. Later in 2013 he became a Business Analyst professional where he is helping to analyze the business, eliciting and documenting requirements, developing interactive prototypes, and providing vision and scope in order to improve business processes and solve problems.