March 5-6, 2019 | San Diego, CA

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Tuesday March 5, 2019

Conference Day 2

8.30

Conference Registration & Networking

9.30 What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality Suruthi Bala, Head of Content – LEAP HR, Hanson Wade
9.40 Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content Howard Simon, Vice President – Operations & Corporate Counsel, Nurix
Redefining Your Culture as Your Business Evolves
 9.50 Discover: Driving Cultural Change During Rapid Transition to Put Our People & Our Patients First Tracy Ting, Chief People Officer, Avanir Pharmaceuticals
 10.10 Discover: Creating a Culture That Is Sustainable, Scalable & Endures in a Rapid-Growth Environment Tom Lynch, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Orexingen
10.30 Discover: Rethink How You Build a Stronger & More Flexible Culture Fit for a Hyper-Growth Life Sciences Business Julie Person, Vice President Human Resources, Shire Pharmaceuticals
 10.50 Develop: Which Elements of Our Culture Need Rethinking, & Which Need Protecting? Tracy Ting, Chief People Officer, Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Tom Lynch, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Orexingen Therapeutics
Julie Person, Vice President Human Resources, Shire Pharmaceuticals
10.45 Action: What Will You Now Change About Your Culture to Take a Leap Forward? Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

11.00

Speed Networking & Refreshments

TRACK 1 TRACK 2
Reshaping the Employee Experience Rethinking Leadership in Life Sciences
11.40

Discover: Rethinking the Employee Experience During Times of Extreme Volatility & Competition

Heather Adams, Vice President Human Resources, BioNano Genomics

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11.40

Discover: Ground-Breaking Approaches to Leadership Development in an Innovative, Science-Centric Business

Erin Campany, Head of Human Resources, Immune Design

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12.00

Discover: The Future is Flexible: Powering an Adaptive Workday Though Data

Anna Auerbach, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Werk

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12.00

DiscoverRethinking High-Impact Leadership Development in Life Sciences

Renu Menezes, Head of Human Resources, Dart Neuroscience

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12.20

Discover: Redesigning Performance Management to Create High-Performance Systems Fit for High-Performance People

Sean Ristine, Vice President Human Resources, Heron
Therapeutics

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12.20

Develop: How Can We Rethink Our Approach to Leadership in Life Sciences Now?

Erin Campany, Head of Human Resources, Immune Design

Renu Menezes, Head of Human Resources, Dart Neuroscience

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12.40

Develop: What Can We Transform About the Employee Experience to Get the Best from Our People?

Heather Adams, Vice President Human Resources, BioNano Genomics

Anna Auerbach, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Werk

Sean Ristine, Vice President Human Resources, Heron Therapeutics

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12.35

Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Transform the Way You Find & Develop Vital Leaders?

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair

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12.50

Networking Lunch

TRACK 1 TRACK 2
Building an Inclusive Workforce Rethinking HR During Rapid Growth
1.50

Discover: Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations Dominated by Complex & Analytic Thinkers

Connie Wedel, Vice President Human Resources, Argen

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1.50

Discover: How Abbott is Reimagining the Role of HR in Igniting & Sustaining Growth in a  Hyper-Competitive Industry

Michael Johnson, Vice President Human Resources, Abbott Laboratories

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2.10

Discover: How Investing in ‘Belonging’ Will Boost Your Business & Allow You to Address Health Disparities for Your Patients

Celeste Warren, Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Merck

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2.10

Discover: Overhauling Culture in a 20-Year-Old Biotech to Meet the Ambitions of a Rapid

Struan Robertson, Vice President Human Resources, Bio-Techne

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2.30

Develop: What Is the Key to Truly Harnessing the Power of Diversity in Life Sciences?

Celeste Warren, Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Merck

Connie Wedel, Vice President Human Resources, Argen

2.30

Develop: What Can We Transform About How HR Supports the Business During Rapid Growth?

Struan Robertson, Vice President Human Resources, Bio-Techne

Michael Johnson, Vice President Human Resources, Abbott Laboratories

2.45

Action: What Will You Now Do to Transform Your Approach to D&I to Boost Innovation, & Patient Results?

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair

2.45

Action: What Will You Now Rethink About the Way You Keep Your Business at Peak Performance as It Grows & Scales?

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair

3.00

Networking & Refreshments Break

Rethinking Compensation & Talent Strategies
3.30 Discover: Totally Rethinking Compensation to Attract Top Talent in a Highly-Competitive Industry Nori Ebersole, Chief Human Resources Officer, Urovant Sciences
3.50 Discover: How to Compete in the Talent War Across Life Sciences Meaghan Piscitelli, Associate Partner, Radford | Aon
4.10 Develop: What’s Working, What’s Not & What’s Needed to Leverage Talent & Rewards to Drive Engagement, Retention & Performance?

Nori Ebersole, Chief Human Resources Officer, Urovant Sciences

John Radford, Founder and Partner, Radford | Aon

Meaghan Piscitelli, Associate Partner, Radford | Aon

4.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One Howard Simon, Vice President – Operations & Corporate Counsel, Nurix

4.50

 

Close of Conference Day Two & Informal Networking Drinks