IO Frontiers World 2019


Peter Olagunju

Peter Olagunju

Senior Director, Technical Operations, bluebird bio
Peter is currently the Senior Director of Technical Operations with bluebird bio. In this role, Peter has strategic responsibility for managing the global contract manufacturing, apheresis partner network and analytical testing network. Prior to bluebird bio, Peter most recently served as Senior Director, Global Technical Operations at Valeant (through the acquisition of Dendreon).  He was at Dendreon for roughly 5 years where he managed the US and EU manufacturing operations and supply chain, including contract manufacturers, external testing sites, and the apheresis network for those regions. Prior to Dendreon, Peter had leadership positions within the quality function at a monoclonal antibody organization (ZymoGenetics) that was acquired by BMS in 2011. Peter did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and completed an MBA program at the Foster school of Business (University of Washington).
  • "Great venue to solidify and harmonize on the current challenges facing this sector - in real time. The caliber of the speakers and session contents was premier. “
    Dolores Baksh
    Innovation Leader, GE Healthcare
  • “A great event to learn about the hurdles that are needed to be overcome to get through the clinic.”
    Devin Bridgen
    Scientist, strategic partnerships, SQZ Biotech
  • "It was a great opportunity to share current data and thinking about the development of therapeutics directed at modulating the immune response to cancer."
    Lance Leopold
    Vice President, Head of Oncology Development, Incyte Corporation
  • "Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field."
    Dr James Trager
    Vice President, Research & Product Development, Dendreon
  • “In the rapidly moving Advanced Therapy market, Phacilitate remains one of the premier events.”
    David James
    CEO, Scinogy