July 25-26, 2017

Boston, MA

Speaker Highlights

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2016 contributors included:

Karen Anderson
SVP & CHRO
Alnylam

LEAP: ”Predicting the future of work in Life Sciences”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

09.10 | Debate: How Can We Better Prepare Ourselves & Our Organizations for What’s Coming in the Future?

Laura-Katrin Seitz
VP, Global Head of HR for Biologics
Sanofi

LEAP: “Building a world class biotech inside a complex global pharma organization”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

09.40 | Debate: How Can we Drive More Innovation into the Way we do HR in Life Sciences?

09.00 | Building a World Class Innovative Biotech Business within a Large Global Pharma Organization

Ross Grossman
Former SVP HR
Regeneron

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking about what it takes to be successful as an HR leader”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

09.10 | Debate: How Can We Better Prepare Ourselves & Our Organizations for What’s Coming in the Future?

08.30 | How HR Can Help a Life Sciences Organization Prepare for the Future

Mary Weger
most recently Chief Performance Officer
Aegerion

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around the role of HR in Life Sciences”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

11.30 | Debate: What Steps do we Need to Take to Build Truly Change-Resilient People & Organizations

Adam Thomas
VP & Head of HR - R&D
Shire Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Building a change-agile organization able to quickly shift direction”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

11.30 | Debate: What Steps do we Need to Take to Build Truly Change-Resilient People & Organizations

10.50 | Delivering R&D Outcomes in Times of Change: Building a Resilient, Change-Agile Organization

Dorian Hirth
SVP, HR & Facilities Operations
Nektar Therapeutics

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking to build a flexible, high performance Biotech”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

16.00 | Debate: Developing the High-Performance Life Sciences Organization of the Future

15.40 | Flexible Thinking & Flexible Talent Strategies to Build a High Performance Bio Pharma Business

Kristin Gustafson
SVP Global HR
Intercept Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Accelerating productivity by transforming talent onboarding”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

14.10 | Debate: Innovative Workforce Solutions to Help You Win the War for Talent

13.50 | Moving From “A Chair & a Prayer” to a Transformative Employee Onboarding to Accelerate Productivity

Penelope Bucknell
Vice President, Human Resources
Medpace

LEAP: “Transforming a Life Science business through organic growth”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

14.10 | Debate: Innovative Workforce Solutions to Help You Win the War for Talent

13.30 | A New Operating Approach to Transform a Life Science Business Through Organic Growth Rather than Acquisition

Susie Robinson
Head of Human Resources
Purdue Pharma

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

15:00 | Transforming HR To Close The Gap From Where You’ve Come From To Where You Want To Go As A Fast Growth Bio Pharma Business

Brian White
Associate Director – HR
PPD

LEAP: “Creating a talent advantage through the development of HiPos”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

11.30 | Debate: Building Leaders with the Skills to Lead in Changing Times

10.50 | Discover: Creating a Talent & Cultural Advantage Through the Development of High Potentials in Life Sciences

Erica Bell
Global Human Resource Leader
GE Healthcare Life Sciences

LEAP: "Rethinking how we find people in Life Sciences"

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

13.10 | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Life Sciences People Leaders

Erica Briody
Global VP, Talent Acquisition
Quintiles

LEAP: “Enabling HR to drive corporate strategy, not just align with it”

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

16.40 | Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

09.10 | Debate: How Can We Better Prepare Ourselves & Our Organizations for What’s Coming in the Future?

08.50 | Integrated Life Sciences Talent Strategies to Enable HR to Drive Corporate Strategy, Not Just Align with It

08.15 | Chairman’s Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Connection Before Content

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

16.00 | Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference

08.45 | Chairman’s Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Connection Before Content

Heather Hayes
VP HR
Horizon Discovery

LEAP: “Transforming to develop a flexible, high-performance culture”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

13.10 | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Life Sciences People Leaders

09.40 | Debate: How Can we Drive More Innovation into the Way we do HR in Life Sciences?

09.20 | Building a Values-Driven, High-Performance Culture at Speed to Meet the Needs of a Fast-Growth Life Science Business

Howard Simon
VP Operations & Corporate Counse
Nurix

LEAP: “Finding creative staffing solutions within highly specialized expertise areas”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

13.10 | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Life Sciences People Leaders

Jenna Rubenstein Ph.D.
Sr. Manager, Talent Development
Boston Scientific Corp.

LEAP: “Doubling the speed of development of the next generation of leaders”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

11.30 | Debate: Building Leaders with the Skills to Lead in Changing Times

11.10 | Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Accelerating the Development of Your Next Generation of Leaders

Lisa Dalton
Head of HR
Spark Therapeutics

LEAP: “Moving fast while hiring the right candidates to accelerate organizational growth”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

13.10 | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Life Sciences People Leaders

Maggie Wong
Director of Talent Management
HealthTell

LEAP: “Successfully competing for talent in one of the country’s hottest talent markets”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

13.10 | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Life Sciences People Leaders

Sal Locasio
Regional Sales Director
Amgen

LEAP: "Transforming the way we build our commercial capability"

Day One

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

14.10 | Debate: Innovative Workforce Solutions to Help You Win the War for Talent

13.10 | Discover: Transforming Sales Force Builds: A New Approach to Building a Commercial Capability Unique to Your Organization

Steven Steckler
Head of Transformation Management /HR M&A Integration
Merck KGaA

LEAP: “Transforming how we measure and improve integration effectiveness”

Day Two

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

15.00 | Challenging Traditional Thinking Around How to Improve & Measure Integration Effectiveness in Life Sciences