CTEC North America 2023 Agenda

The agenda for CTEC 2023 is not yet finalized but is updated frequently. Make sure to check back soon for even more great content!

Sunday, April 23

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Registration Open
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Registration Open
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Welcome Reception

Meet LabVantage staff and other attendees. Delicious assortment of desserts, hor d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Monday, April 24

7:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jeff Vannest, LabVantage Product Management

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | From Discovery to Decision: The role your data plays in the Future of the Lab

Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of LabVantage and Executive Chairman of TCG Digital

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Discover how LabVantage Biomax AILANI is Delivering Semantic Integration and Search into Today’s Laboratories
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Customer Presentation
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | LabVantage Product Roadmap & Strategic Focus Areas

Matt Grulke, VP of R&D; Jeff Vannest, Product Management, LabVantage

LabVantage Product Management and R&D departments monitor the laboratory informatics space, listen to customers, employees, and even regulatory agencies and social media, in order to anticipate the future demands of laboratories globally, in order to build compelling and effective solutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the areas we’re exploring, new products that we’re considering, and the strategic focus areas we’re prioritizing.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Customer Presentation
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Strategy in Action: What’s coming in LabVantage 8.9

Mark Hill & Gary Stimson, LabVantage R&D

Get a sneak peek at some of the new functionality coming in LabVantage 8.9, which will be released in early 2024. We’ll provide a review of the improvements we’re making to the Stability module, data retention, intelligent LIMS, dashboards for Portal, and many additional customer-requested enhancements we’ve received through Vantage Care.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Latest Features of the Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Lari Tuononen, LabVantage R&D

Take control of your data! The SPC component from LabVantage allows organizations to determine whether processes are effective (SPC), instruments are working correctly (SQC), and whether there might be false data entries (DQC).

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Break
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Customer Presentation
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Customer Presentation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Discussion Groups

Let your voice be heard! Join us for several, side-by-side discussion groups on laboratory topics.

5:30 PM – 11:00 PM | Dinner on Your Own

Monday night is dinner on your own. However, there are some fantastic restaurants in the area! Be sure to visit us at the registration desk or check out the CTEC mobile app for suggestions.

Tuesday, April 25

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Customer Presentation
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Customer Presentation
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Implementation Playbook by P&G

Lindsay Kraynik, Senior Scientist & Jason Ferayorni, Sr. Scientist, Digital Transformation, P&G

From the P&G Corporate Team, a walk-through of the Implementation Playbook used to launch LabVantage to 6,000 users and 50 sites, with more coming over the next 3 years. This presentation will review the strategic deployment design and share the secret sauce to how P&G has led the way in successfully implementing LabVantage to a very large number of users. You will hear what worked, what didn’t work, and what would change if time travel were possible!

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Panel Discussion on Implementing LabVantage

Lindsay Kraynik, Senior Scientist & Jason Ferayorni, Sr. Scientist, Digital Transformation, P&G

Continue the discussion by joining P&G as well as LabVantage staff for a discussion panel on implementing LabVantage. What are today’s challenges? Will tomorrow’s challenges be different? Help us identify best practices and future industry trends.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | LabVantage SDMS at Illumina

Kevin Detweiler, Staff Software Systems Engineer

Illumina implemented the LabVantage SDMS in our production environment at the end of 2022. This presentation will detail our experience with SDMS implementation and post-go-live performance, highlight our SDMS instrument configurations, as well as discuss challenges encountered and how they were overcome. It will highlight how the team designed SDMS drivers for reuse by defining the mapping for the import file(s) in the Parameter List master data. The automatic creation and loading of an array plate using the SDMS will be discussed. Finally, this presentation will detail how we integrated features into the LES worksheet to automatically display SDMS Data Capture attachments and provide visibility into the error logs when an import fails.

Breakout Track 1

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Tips and Tricks for Daily LabVantage Usage

LabVantage R&D

Think you’re a LabVantage power user? Join us for a presentation about some of the lesser-known features in LabVantage that can help make your work quicker and more efficient.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | LabVantage 8.8: Less PowerPoint, More Demo!

LabVantage Technical Sales

Tired of PowerPoints? Watch the LabVantage Technical Sales Team build LabVantage 8.8 features on the fly and before your very eyes! Even better, grab a microphone and challenge them to build something even more interesting. We’re looking forward to the challenge!

Breakout Track 2

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Containerization in the Field and in the Future

LabVantage R&D

LabVantage is moving toward containerization, which is a way to deploy software in a manner that is portable, scalable, fault-tolerant, and agile. This technical discussion will present an introduction to the container framework we’re working with, including Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and more. We’ll review the benefits of using containers and LabVantage’s longer-term plans for this strategy.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Customer Presentation
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Customer Presentation
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Customer Presentation
End Breakouts
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Break & Laboratory Fair

LabVantage & Customers

Have a snack, maybe a coffee, and walk around our Laboratory Fair featuring demo stations for NGS/OMICS Workflows, Configuration Management & Transfer (CMT), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Electronic Notebook (ELN), Portal, and the new LabVantage 8.9 features.

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM | Prepare for the Social Event
6:15 PM – 10:00 PM | Buses depart – Social Event at Acme Feed & Seed

Tuesday night at CTEC US is always one of the moments that participants talk about for years to come. This year’s event will be held in downtown Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed, where Nashville’s past, current, and future characteristics come together as one. Take in the view from the rooftop bar that was voted best in Nashville. Enjoy some made-from-scratch family food or craft beer, you will be living the modern country life!

Wednesday, April 26

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Customer Presentation
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Customer Presentation
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Break
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Q&A With the LabVantage Leadership Team

LabVantage Leadership Team

This open-mic session is your chance to ask questions, hear answers, and give feedback directly to our LabVantage leaders. We look forward to hearing from you!

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM | Closing Remarks
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Lunch at leisure

A boxed lunch will be provided for participants that are heading to the airport, and those with a brief turn-around time into the training sessions.