Prudence Edwards is an Operational Excellence Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Patheon), based at their Biologics site in Brisbane, Australia. Prudence graduated with a degree in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia, with a dual degree in Engineering from Centrale Marseille, France (BE (Hons)/ME//diplôme d’ingénieur). She was the leader of the winning team for the 2021 Student and Emerging Leader Hackathon, and was actively involved in formulating the solution. Since the hackathon, Prudence has continued to be a frequent participant at ISPE events and meetings, serving on the Organising Committee at the 2022 and 2023 Biotechnology Conference. Prudence has a particular interest in digitalisation in the biopharmaceutical industry, having completed an internship working on initiatives to digitalize legacy testing methods at Sanofi Vaccines in their Quality Control Centre of Excellence. Prudence's current role includes supporting Thermo Fisher with data analysis and visualisation, and implementing digital systems on site.