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Leadership in the Workplace: Angela Weston

International Women's Day

Leadership in the Workplace: Angela Weston

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8th and is an important day in the calendar as it celebrates the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women.  It’s theme this year is “An equal world is an enabled world”. Women today are still striving to close the gap in the workplace, and many seek out networking opportunities by sharing life experiences, philosophies and making new connections.

We have taken the opportunity to talk to Angela Weston, Chief Commercial Officer, PM Holding. Angela has been an influential leader for over 20 years, working with multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and CRO environments. Angela has an impressive track record of implementing strategies to support global sales, marketing and proposal management.

Do you think there are any differences between how men and women lead?

Yes – I think it is clear in our approaches.  Women tend to be far more critical about their own abilities; instead of being proud of their achievements. There is always a need to strive for excellence and for a woman this can sometimes influence decision-making. Men can come across as more confident in certain situations and this can sometimes work to their advantage and sometime not

A real challenge that remains today is the lack of progress being made across many industries in women climbing the corporate ladder although the glass ceiling is beginning to crack. Women in board room positions fell in 2019, but I see a change afoot.

What are some patterns you’ve noticed over the years about how women develop and manage their careers?

Women have a natural ability to multi-task and prioritise with; family, career, managing social commitments and maintaining outside of work friends and interests. I may be biased, but I think women and multi-tasking are ahead of the curve in this respect. Example: I can run a Global pipeline call, have a glass of wine in hand and be ironing and all at the same time!

What are the biggest challenges you face in management and what keeps you pushing forward?

The biggest challenge is always people management – my role requires me to work cross functionally and with multiple stakeholders. It is important that the work environment is a fun, collaborative but productive one. I always go the extra mile to ensure my team are happy, motivated and well looked after – it’s a big and very important part of my day to day life.

I am always pushing myself and my teams, to exceed in all that they do, being a driven person doesn’t allow me much time to sit still for long – however this approach has always brought success and has allowed me to have choices throughout my career.

Who is one female entrepreneur who you personally admire and why?

Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” of British politics, she was not afraid to speak her mind and she was driven by her passion and beliefs – she went above and beyond to achieve her goals.

What advice do you have for the next generation of women leaders?

  • Reach for the stars – dream big, you can do anything you want to when you put your mind to it.
  • Have a can-do attitude.
  • Invest time and effort to learn, don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.

What are you most passionate about?

Health, wealth and happiness.

The health and wellbeing of family, friends and colleagues is very important to me. I also have tremendous passion for business and relish new challenges and contributing to the Healthcare Industry gives me a good feeling.

What are your personal values?

Integrity – this has helped me throughout my career, I believe it’s important to be honest and transparent even if the message you sometimes communicate is sometimes a difficult one.

What is your favourite film, website and brand?

  • Top Gun
  • Amazon
  • Channel

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us today.

 

COVID-19: Proactive Action Plan

COVID-19

COVID-19: Proactive Action Plan

Verona, Italy (25 February 2020) – In response to the news from the Italian Authorities, PM Holding Companies (CROS NTArithmos, seQure) are taking the following actions as a precautionary measure in our Italian offices with immediate effect:

STAGE 1: Team Lead Mapping

A complete mapping of staff, internal and external, has been done. For strategic positions and responsibilities, the key backups have been identified to provide continuity and succession of our services.

 STAGE 2: Risk Plan

As a global company many of our employees work from home. However, a contingency plan that allows our Italian staff to work from home during this precautionary period has activated to ensure business as usual across projects.

STAGE 3: Travel Schedule

In response to the Northern Italy lockdown: travel plans in this region for our employees have been rearranged and customers have been advised accordingly, teleconferencing will remain an active channel during this period.

STAGE 4: Continuous Review and Assessment

Our risk plan is under continuous review and assessment. Our primary concern is the health of our employees, customers, partners and suppliers. Please be assured it is business as usual.

If you have any additional concerns, please email us at: info@crosnt.com; info@arithmostech.com; info@sequrelifesciences.com and one of the team will be in touch shortly.

10 years of Arithmos: Interview with Managing Director

10 years Arithmos Silvia Gabanti

10 years Arithmos Silvia Gabanti

10 years of Arithmos: Interview with Managing Director

This year Arithmos is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founded in 2010, Arithmos was born as an innovative IT solutions provider with a specific focus on the Life Sciences value chain. Since then the company has grown to an international business that offers 360-degree Digital Transformation support to its clients.

We sat down with Silvia Gabanti, Managing Director of Arithmos, to talk about its journey. Silvia joined Arithmos as IT Manager in 2010 during the company’s start-up and growth phase.

Good morning Silvia and congratulations on reaching such an important milestone. Can you tell us how the whole Arithmos adventure started?

It all started with Arithmos sister-company CROS NT – back in 2009 it had a rapidly growing IT department. It soon became clear that the innovative technology support that this IT department was providing to CROS NT could also be offered to other Life Science companies.

However, at the heart of Arithmos lied much more than business logic – there was personal passion for innovation. Arithmos’ CEO, Paolo Morelli, is a person with innovative spirit and love for new technologies. His idea was to change the way Life Sciences companies work by integrating new technologies into their processes and harnessing their advantages.

I would say Arithmos is the result of two important factors – market need and personal passion.

Why did you decide to join the Arithmos project back then?

The answer is really straightforward – I share the innovation spirit of Arithmos CEO! Besides, I was looking for a new and exciting venture and this company clearly had big aspirations!

How working in Arithmos has changed you?

Arithmos is a continuously evolving environment and together with it I grew not only as professional, but also as person. In these 10 years I have worked with an international team and clients that has enabled me to become more open to new ideas and cultures.

What is the part you enjoy about your work the most?

As a Managing Director it gives me great satisfaction to know that our success is down to our extensive expertise and effective collaboration between my talented colleagues and our clients.

You have been with Arithmos through all these 10 years. What were its biggest turning points on this journey?

There were three changes that helped us to arrive where we are now.

First, the decision to move from technology provision to IT service provision. We realised that we need more than a simple product portfolio. We needed a broader vision that encompasses services, consultancy, solutions.

The second moment was the acquisition of Symphony EDC and its further development. Why was it so crucial? It was the start of our software factory, we had an opportunity to create something in close collaboration with the clinical research industry. Working on it together with clinical teams we got a tremendous insight into our target market and their needs. We have realised that we were able to offer high quality solutions based on the market needs at competitive prices. We adopted this approach back then and now it is one of our guiding principles.

The last turning point was the decision to develop pharmacovigilance competencies. It started with the creation of Argus BluePrint, a pre-configured and fully validated solution for fast deployment of Oracle Argus Safety. Pharmacovigilance became one of our core competencies and we keep expanding our pharmacovigilance portfolio. Our continued investment includes Kairos, a Data Analytics and Visualisation system, which will be presented to our clients this year.

Where does Arithmos as a company get inspiration from?

We are the crazy type of people that get inspiration from the challenges – we love taking up complex technology projects that give us an opportunity to innovate.

What is the biggest Arithmos’ strength?

Even though we are a technology company, we do not think only about technology, we look holistically at the client’s needs. We think about people, processes, and how we can combine them with technology in order to provide the best solution.

Let’s talk about future. Where do you want to bring Arithmos in 10 years?

We want Arithmos to grow in response to the evolving technologies. Our core objective is to become the main point of references when it comes to Digital Transformation in Life Sciences across Europe.

Interested in more Arithmos news?

PM Holding Appoints Jan Back as Marketing Director

Jan Back Marketing Director

Jan Back Verona, Italy (30 January 2019) – PM Holding, a group of diverse service providers in the life sciences industry, announces the appointment of Jan Back as Marketing Director to manage marketing across the entire group.

PM Holding consists of specialized service providers in the drug and device development sector including: CROS NT (global, expert biometrics CRO), Arithmos (technology solution provider and system integrator) and seQure Life Sciences (niche provider of vigilance, quality assurance and regulatory services).

Jan brings a wealth of experience in marketing, events and communications to the business. Having previously worked for Cytel, Jan has a tremendous industry experience, including Biometrics, Consulting, Real World Analytics and Data Science.

Angela Weston, CCO of PM Holding, said, “2020 is going to be a very exciting year for the business as we continue to grow our portfolio of companies. Implementing marketing strategies that support the commercial objectives for each company is imperative to our success. Jan’s enthusiasm, innovative ideas and professional approach to any challenge can only enhance our existing industry reputation and brand recognition”.

Jan commented, “I am delighted to have joined PM Holding, I am looking forward to developing the marketing strategies for each business and creating and executing tactical communication plans that will support commercial goals and growth”.

Jan is based in Europe.

Arithmos Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Arithmos Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Verona, Italy, January 1st, 2020 – Arithmos is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and has a series of publications and events planned to mark the occasion.

During the last decade, Life Sciences companies started focusing on Digital Transformation – a transformation of all the activities, processes and competencies in a way that allows them to harness the advantages of new digital technologies.

Founded in 2010, Arithmos was born as an innovative IT solutions provider with a specific focus on the Life Sciences value chain. Throughout these 10 years, Arithmos has always been at the forefront of innovation. Together with its strategic partners like Oracle, Agatha and E-project, it accompanies its clients on the road of Digital Transformation, helps them to identify their needs and then work together on integrating the right technology to optimize the processes minimizing the change impact.

Arithmos has grown substantially during its time in business and now boasts international team with outstanding expertise, innovative solution portfolio and wide partnership network that allows it to provide 360-degree support to its clients.

Starting from its native Italian market, Arithmos has now evolved into international company with clients across Europe.

Paolo Morelli, CEO, said, “We are extremely proud of Arithmos’ growth both in terms of geographic expansion and business endeavours. In these 10 years we have been working hard to develop the high expertise and partner with other forward-thinking companies to elevate our customers.”

To mark the 10th anniversary, Arithmos has planned the following activities:

  • Testimonials campaign on our Social Media channels: LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Cake-cutting ceremony at its events 2020;
  • Launch of the special marketing materials for the events.

About Arithmos

Arithmos is part of PM Holding, a group of companies operating in the Life Sciences sector. PM Holding provides a complete platform of products and services for end-to-end drug and device development.

2019: Arithmos Year in Review

Holiday Campaign Arithmos

2019: Arithmos Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we would like to reflect on our achievements and plans for 2020. What a wonderful year it has been!

Achievements 2019

In 2019, we have:

Direction 2020

We are also excited to share our plans for the future:

  • Create new partnerships with like-minded companies to offer a 360-degree service to our clients;
  • Meet the growing technology market demand in Life Sciences industry;
  • Focus on changing mentality and business processes in industry to foster digitalization;
  • Continue accompanying our clients on a road towards Digital Transformation;

We are looking forward to see what the future holds and wishing everyone happy holiday season!

Warm regards,
The Arithmos team

Arithmos Announces Partnership Agreement with E-project

Arithmos E-project press release

Arithmos partners with E-project

Arithmos Announces Partnership Agreement with E-project

Verona, Italy, November 11th, 2019 – Arithmos, a provider of innovative IT solutions with a specific focus on the Life Sciences value chain, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with E-project, a consulting and system integration company.

The first result of this collaboration is already underway. The two companies have brought a unique technology solution for pharmacovigilanceData Analytics and Reporting tool based on Qlik data analytics platform to the market. The tool allows Life Sciences companies to easily ensure reporting compliance as well as benefit from the advanced analysis of their safety data.

“Arithmos’ mission is to accompany Life Sciences companies on the Digital Transformation path. We work continuously on enriching our expertise and partnership network in order to give 360-degree support to our clients”, said Arithmos Managing Director Silvia Gabanti. “E-project is a company with advanced technical expertise which is complimentary to the one that Arithmos has. We are lucky to find a partner that shares our vision, our values and our goals.”

“Collaboration with Arithmos is a great opportunity for us to develop and bring new solutions to the market. We implement successful Digital Transformation strategies since 2001. We are happy that Arithmos will accompany us in this journey”, adds President of E-project, Massimo Businaro.

Arithmos is part of PM Holding, a group of companies operating in the Life Sciences sector. PM Holding provides a complete platform of products and services for end-to-end drug and device development.

E-project is a consulting and system integration company founded in 2001 by professionals from the world of consulting. In its work, E-project addresses issues related to the re-engineering of business processes of customers.

Interested in more Arithmos news?

Arithmos Announces Reseller Agreement with Agatha

Agatha Reseller Agreement

Arithmos Announces Reseller Agreement with Agatha

Verona, Italy, September 30th, 2019 – Arithmos, an Information Technology company specialized in technology solutions for the Life Sciences sector, announced that it has signed a reselling partnership agreement with Agatha, a global leading provider of Quality and Content Management cloud solutions.

“Arithmos aims at supporting Life Sciences companies on their road towards Digital Transformation and process optimization. Inclusion of Agatha into our portfolio allows us to cover the document management process, one of the key needs of Life Sciences companies”, said Arithmos Managing Director Silvia Gabanti. “We have chosen to partner with Agatha team due to its personalized approach to each customer and flexible product which Arithmos shares.”

“This partnership allows us to strengthen our position in Italy, offering professional services and post go-live support in Italian.” said Guillaume Gerard, Chief Operating Officer at Agatha. “Arithmos Life Science practice coupled with Agatha top-notched cloud product will help clients in Italy to easily ensure their compliance and streamline their document management and quality processes.”

Arithmos is part of PM Holding, a group of companies operating in the Life Sciences sector and providing a complete platform of products and services for end-to-end drug and device development.

Agatha, Inc. is a leading strategic software solutions provider to the health care and life sciences industry. Agatha is dedicated to helping the world’s Hospitals, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, contract research organizations and medical device firms optimize the management of their Quality, Regulatory and Clinical documentation and processes.

PM Holding Companies Join Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

HBA Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association

HBA - Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association

PM Holding Companies Join Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

CROS NT, Arithmos, and seQure Life Sciences have become a corporate partner of the women’s association

Verona, Italy (20 June 2019) – PM Holding, a life sciences holding company comprised of CROS NT, Arithmos, and seQure Life Sciences, announced a corporate sponsorship for all three companies with Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA).

HBA is a global non-profit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry. With CROS NT as a corporate sponsor, all three companies are teaming up to support gender parity in the healthcare industry. HBA counts over 10,000 global healthcare professionals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada.

The PM Holding companies already boast a female empowered workplace with approximately two-thirds of its workforce across the globe being female. Arithmos, who specializes in Information Technology for the Life Sciences sector, has already secured a 50 percent gender balance in the company whereas the average for women in tech around EU countries varies between 16% and 26%.[1]

The HBA application process was led by Mary Wieder, Director of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility for PM Holding, who commented: “PM Holding is honored to join like-minded companies and leading players in the industry in the task of fostering gender parity in leadership positions. Our team is committed to advancing the impact of great professionals in Life Sciences regardless of their gender as well as creating an environment of continuous networking and training”.

Paolo Morelli, CEO and Owner of PM Holding, says: “our companies are proud to be at the forefront of female leadership in various fields of life sciences. Women hold prestigious and managerial roles in all areas including clinical trials, data science, and technology as well as high-level consultancy and business analysis. All of our companies lead by example, showing how diversity and equality generate great results”.

As a company with a high percentage of female professionals, which includes the top manager, Arithmos is excited to further the advancement of women in the business of healthcare.

 Interested in more Arithmos updates?

[1] Honeypot, 2018 Women in Tech Index. Retrieved online.

Pharmaco- and Medical Device Vigilance Survey: what is the industry focused on?

Pharmaco- and Medical Device Vigilance Survey

Pharmaco- and Medical Device Vigilance Survey

Pharmaco- and Medical Device Vigilance Survey: what is the industry focused on?

New EudraVigilance, the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), Brexit, AI, and automation technologies – these are just a few topics that are actively being discussed for the last year. At our recent stakeholder update meeting organized with Oracle in Milan, we looked at some of these trends closely: experts from Arithmos, its sister company seQure and Oracle presented regulatory changes in Medical Device vigilance, new technologies in signal detection and change of demand in pharmacovigilance outsourcing.

We asked participants of the event, from pharmacovigilance to IT professionals of high seniority, to share their idea of the biggest challenges in pharmacovigilance, the most crucial trends and main decision factors for choosing the right vendor. This is what we learned.

What is the biggest challenge in pharmacovigilance in your opinion?

Most of the participants find implementing efficient safety system and database the biggest challenge. The second main challenge is ensuring quality in pharmacovigilance, which is followed by difficulties with the integration of the new technologies and coping with the regulatory landscape. The least widespread challenge is setting up an efficient signal system.

What is the most interesting Pharmaco- and Medical Device trend that you are following?

On the trends question the respondents are divided into three groups. The first and biggest group has chosen AI and Cloud technology as the most intriguing trend in the industry. However, during our stakeholder meeting revealed that most people are still unsure of the benefits of AI and how to manage it. The second place is divided between Medical Device Regulation and Automation technology.

Most interesting Pharmaco- and Medical Device trend

Which factors are the most important for you when it comes to a safety system solution?

Although the importance of different factors varies among the participants, the security and privacy factor was unanimously recognized as “very important”. Among other important factors are functionality, costs, scalability, and speed of implementation. This is one of the most significant changes we have seen over the past few years: the rise of concerns over data and information security and privacy. This further proves the importance of important security measures such as certifications, an Information Security Management System and a comprehensive GDPR compliance roadmap.

Most important features of safety system solutionMost important features of safety system solution

Conclusion

With the pharmaco- and medical device industry evolving at high speed, trends and hot topics in the industry also change very quickly. However, as the survey shows, most of the topics and issues that concern the industry have persisted for years, such as AI in healthcare, MDR, and privacy and security.

The interests and concerns of the industry heavily shape vendor selection and oversight and safety system solution requirements. Solutions that combine efficiency, security and quality are increasingly in demand on the market, yet they are not so easy to find.

Argus Blueprint, a pre-validated and preconfigured version of Oracle Argus Safety, is one of these solutions, as it guarantees highest quality and efficient performance. Backed by an ISO 27001 certified ISMS, it responds to the challenges and demands of the pharmaco- and medical device market.

Want to learn more about Argus Blueprint? Book your free demo through the request form at the bottom of this product page!

Would you like to participate in Arithmos free events dedicated to the most recent trends in pharmaco- and medical device vigilance? Contact us via contact form with “Newsletter” in the message body and receive the invitations to our next stakeholders update meeting!

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