Leif Poulsen is an expert in business analysis and conceptual design of automation and IT solutions, including how to deploy such solutions effectively in a GxP regulated environment.
As a global technology partner within automation and IT, his focus is on manufacturing execution systems (MES), advanced automation and IT solutions and how they can support current and future business objectives.
Leif Poulsen is member of the ISA SP88 Batch Control Committee, ISA SP95 Enterprise/Control Integration Committee and a member of the GAMP Forum. In 2011, Leif Poulsen was awarded the ISA ‘Excellence in Documentation Award’ for his article on deployment of MES in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, he was certified as a TOGAF Enterprise Architect.
Leif Poulsen's previous experience include six years as research fellow and assistant professor at the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked with computer simulation, computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. He has also worked 10 years as an automation and IT consultant for various industries.
At NNE, Leif Poulsen is responsible for the development of technology, methods and competences within automation and IT and works as a senior business consultant for customers worldwide.
I thrive on finding good, creative and sustainable solutions for our customers.
What’s your view on the industry?
"Automation and IT solutions have become an important means for improving business in the pharmaceutical industry. They can increase efficiency by removing repetitive manual operations, eliminating heavy paper-based procedures, and providing the basis for process optimisation and continuous improvements. Simultaneously, automation and IT solutions can improve the quality level via advanced in-process controls and enforce compliance with current regulation through electronic work flows."
Why work in this industry?
"I am driven by a profound interest in finding smart solutions for complex problems. I consider myself a strong analyst and I thrive on finding good, creative and sustainable solutions for our customers. I love working in the interdisciplinary environment that NNE provides. That allows me to participate in the development and deployment of solutions which can improve the daily lives of others."
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