Digitalization is fundamentally changing the healthcare industry
A separate team for pharma industry comprises of highly experienced skilled technical professionals to craft integrated business solutions says Savio Fernandes, BDM at Wysetek.
Wysetek Systems Technologists started working with the pharma industry in India since last eight years. The alliances with VMware, Citrix, Trend Micro, Check point, Veritas helped the company to deliver a set of complementary skills to its clients in a seamless manner across pharma and healthcare segment. Savio Fernandes, Business Development Manager, Wysetek Systems Technologists talks about the company’s extending footprint in pharma segment.
What are the key technology trends with respect to adoption of new technologies across pharma industries in India?
The Pharma industry is entering a period of significant changes in the era of digital transformation across all other major sectors in India. The new technologies are gradually beginning to revolutionize the industry and they are evolving and adapting with the latest technologies like cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, IOT, 3-D printing, smart manufacturing, etc.
What technology solutions and services are in more demand from CIOs and IT managers of pharma industries and why?
Technology solution and services like Cloud computing offers an opportunity to the pharmaceutical community to innovate quicker, manage change faster and deliver new medicines to the market. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help to understand data in real time and can solve number of problems related with drug discovery data.
IoT in pharma is modularization of pharmaceutical production plants. IoT infrastructure allows modular automation for modular pharmaceutical production to scale production up or down according tomarket needs. This enables faster time-to-market for pharmaceutical products in accordance with regulations and required approvals for specific markets and regions.
What are the main products, solutions and services that Wysetek team usually deploys for pharma and healthcare sector in India?
Wysetek has been working with pharma / healthcare industry in India since last eight years. We work with tech OEMs like VMware, Citrix, Trend Micro, Check point, Veritas. These relationships allow us to deliver a set of complementary skills to our clients in a seamless manner.
From broader technology perspective, pharma CIOs are looking at virtualizing their environment and we have done many virtualization projects with customers from this industry. Cyber security is need of an hour for all verticals especially for pharma industry wherein their IP (medicine formulae etc.) needs to be protected. The colossal amount of data in healthcare sector (including patient data, hospital data etc.) needs to be managed well and importantly protected. Hence data management solutions from tech OEMs is a much adopted solution by that sector. We have also done few projects in Cloud for pharma sector.
Has Wysetek formed a separate team for pharma industry? What have been the benefits till date?
Yes. Wysetek has a separate team for pharma industry which comprises of highly experienced skilled technical professionals who leverage deep industry expertise to craft integrated business solutions. It helps us to focus better and serve our customers faster.We have invested in industry and we craft the best fit solutions in the most cost-effective manner.
We have also invested andwill continue investing in the team and their vendor training and certifications to make them capable of deploying the technologies to the satisfaction of the customer.
How do you see cloud solutions from data management vendors like Commvault being adopted by Indian CIOs? Is cloud a good option for Wysetek and its customers in this space?
For Wysetek, cloud is definitely a good option for customers in pharma sector as applications on cloud can help in making various healthcare related applications to reach to a wider audience and also in a cost effective manner. Initially, cloud had lot of skepticism with respect to piracy, data leak, insurance misusing the data etc.however, cloud has been able to successfully overcome those barriers and has reached a stage where to be acceptable by all.
What are main expectations from Indian CIOs of pharma sector from technology vendors like Wysetek on their digital transformation journey?
Digitalization is fundamentally changing the healthcare industry. The Pharma industry, as a core part of healthcare, is no exception to this. New technologies and innovations are already enabling pharma companies to improve medicine development and patient care.
Indian CIOs expect Wysetek to act as a consultant and guide to help them choose the right technologies for their IT and / or business requirements.
We expect to have an approximate 5% share from pharma vertical out of the total
Wysetek turnover for this fiscal of FY18-19.
|Top Technologies in Demand with Pharma CIOs in India
–Cloud computing offers an opportunity to the pharmaceutical community to innovate quicker, manage change faster and deliver new medicines to the market.
–AI (Artificial Intelligence) can help to understand data in real time and can solve number of problems related with drug discovery data.
– IoT is the modularization of pharmaceutical production plants as IoT infrastructure enables faster time-to-market for pharmaceutical products in accordance with regulations and required approvals for specific markets and regions.
|New technologies and innovations are already enabling pharma companies to improve medicine development and patient care. Indian CIOs expect Wysetek to act as a consultant and guide to help them choose the right Technologies for their IT and / or business requirements.
Savio Fernandes, Business Development Manager, Wysetek Systems Technologists
|Wysetek’ sPopular Deployments in Pharma
2. Cyber security
3. Data protection and management