Jeff Odum is the Managing Partner, Global Concept Group, and a Global Technology Partner at NNE Pharmaplan in the US Office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has over twenty-five years of management experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of facilities in the process, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. A recognized expert in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, Mr. Odum has authored over seventy articles and three Industry reference books on subjects related to GMP compliance, process improvement, and the design and construction of biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. He is a welcomed speaker at numerous international industry forums and conferences, presenting on topics relating to next generation facility design, bioprocess manufacturing, project management and GMP compliance. Mr. Odum, a Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP), served as the North American Education Advisor to the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), is a member of the ISPE Biotechnology Community of Practice and a contributing author to numerous industry baseline and reference guides focused on biotechnology manufacturing, process development, project management and commissioning and qualification, and is a member of ISPE's technical training faculty and the PDA training faculty. He is a Teaching Fellow in North Carolina State University’s BTEC graduate program in biomanufacturing and a guest Instructor for the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork Program. He has led training efforts in fifteen countries, including training for global regulators from the US FDA, Health Canada, and the Chinese SFDA.