SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Virtual Conference
Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices

The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $62.82 billion USD by 2025 with time dependent delivery, improved patient experience and adherence and large volume administration with minimal injection pain and being key factors driving the market.

SAE Media Group’s 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices conference will explore real world examples of on-body device design and development for large volume delivery while engaging in the latest digital applications for wearable devices with industry case studies from pharma thought leaders. Assess the potential of connectivity and software for medical devices in this year’s packed agenda and understand how this is aiding the use of wearable devices for clinical trials. Furthermore, key regulatory updates and guidance will be presented by regulatory, notified body and industry experts for a comprehensive outlook of this exciting and ever-growing field.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in October.

Digital therapeutics using connected devices are often developed in collaboration between pharma, device and software developers, data platform owners, data providers, wearables and sensor providers and others.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Reviewing the typical scope and component elements of a digital therapeutic
  • Key considerations for a successful multi-party collaboration
  • Development of the collaborations of the future

This workshop is intended for those who wish to learn more about:

  • About collaborating with other parties (including pharma and technology providers) to develop digital therapeutic solutions.
  • How collaborations are evolving and why

Who Should Attend
Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • Drug-delivery developers
  • Autoinjectors
  • Device Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Scientist
  • Product
  • Injectables
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Connectivity
  • Medical Device Data
  • Novel Product Technology
  • Smart device developers
  • Training device developers
  • Device-safety solution providers
  • Drug developers

or anyone who works with Wearable Devices/ On-Body Injectors within pharmaceutical, biotech and solution providers.


AstraZeneca; Bayer AG; BD; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; Cambridge Consultants; Cambridge Design Partnership; Cambridge Innovation Limited; City of Hope National Medical Center; Covestro Deutschland AG; DCA design international; DigitalHealth; GSK; Harro Hofliger Packaging Systems Ltd; IMCD/VELOX ; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; Johnson & Johnson; LEO Pharma A/S; Merck; MHRA; Mikron S A Boudry; Mylan; Novartis; Novartis Pharma AG; Nypro Ireland; Nypro Medical; Owen Mumford; PA Consulting Group; Pfizer; Pfizer Devices Centre of Excellence; PharmaCircle LLC; Roche; Sagentia Ltd; Sanofi ; Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh; SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems; Schott Schweiz AG; St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Team Consulting; TTP Plc; ZwickRoell GmbH & Co.KG;

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Digby Harris

Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
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9:10 Scope and Components of a Digital Therapeutic

Digby Harris

Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
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  • Hardware
  • Software
  • What else? 
  • Case Studies
  • 9:50 What makes a successful multi-partner, digital therapeutic collaboration?

    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
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  • What are the key attributes of a digital therapeutic collaboration that distinguish them from other, more traditional types of collaboration?
  • What attributes does a digital therapeutic client (e.g. a pharma) seek in its technology provider partners?
  • What attributes does a digital therapeutic technology provider (e.g. a connected device supplier) seek from its clients?
  • What other factors make a successful digital therapeutics collaboration?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 What is the Digital Therapeutic landscape today and how is it evolving?

    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
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    o Who are the key players currently?
    o Who is emerging on the scene?
    o How is the technology landscape evolving?
    o What alliances are developing?
    o What factors are shaping the alliances of the future?
    o What will the landscape look like in 5 to 10 years time?

    11:50 Closing Remarks

    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
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    12:00 End of Workshop



    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris

    Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd

    Digby Harris

    Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca UK Ltd
    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris is AstraZeneca’s Global Procurement lead for Digital Therapeutics and has been involved in developing Digital Therapeutics alliances for over 6 years (including connected device development). During that time Digby has also been AstraZeneca’s Global Procurement lead for drug delivery device development. Previously Digby has worked in technology licensing and research collaborations in the Oncology and Respiratory areas.


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