Strategy Days

A: Talent Acquisition Focus Day 

Transforming Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

This focus day will bring you 4 case studies of excellence addressing the vital challenges of how we find, attract, and build the biopharma workforce of tomorrow. Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between HR and strategic talent acquisition leaders, you will leave with connections, insights and innovative ideas you can immediately implement:


  • Redesigning Talent Strategies to Meet the Demands of a Hot & Highly Volatile Market:
    What it takes to constantly evolve your talent strategies to fit the wider market place and how can big pharma rethink its approach to scouting and courting candidates
  • Delving into the Rapidly Evolving Talent Acquisition Technology Landscape to Stay Ahead:
    Stay ahead of the curve and find out how to use technology to rethink how you can drive talent acquisition in a hyper-competitive candidate’s market
  • Radically Reinventing Workforce Planning for Future Growth in a Fast-Paced Industry
    How to rethink the way you tie business leaders’ visions, plans and hypothesis to your talent plans to extrapolate from where you are now, to what the talent needs of your business will be in the future
  • Transforming How We Look at Talent in a Rapidly Scaling Life Sciences Business
    How to creatively capitalize on the talent you have to capture the talent you want and maintain the culture that made you great even as you rapidly scale
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Facilitated by a panel of talent experts, including:

Amy Buono, Vice President of People & Culture, Genomatica

Joyce Johnson, Vice President of Human Resources, Cytovance Biologics

Stephanie Heintz, Director of Human Resources, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals

Todd Govig, Chief Executive Officer & President, Govig & Associates

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B: Emerging Biopharma Accelerator Day

Accelerating the people, cultural and organizational journey from discovery to development, to commercial success

As the life sciences market continues to grow and with more funding for start-ups than ever before, for those working in HR in these smaller life sciences organizations, there is a need to rethink processes, work in more agile ways and balance time acting as a strategic leader as well as delivering on practical HR priorities.

At this focus day, you will uncover how to best scale HR in line with the business and discover innovative talent acquisition strategies fit for emerging biopharma to accelerate growth and compete against life sciences giants.


  • Rethinking HR in a Pre-Commercial Biotech to Give you a Competitive Advantage in a Booming Life Sciences Industry:
    Exploring why HR in a start-up environment needs to be nimble and adaptable and how to leverage the HR function to be strategic and operational
  • Leveraging Internal Relationships to Become a Strategic Leader Within Your Business: Ensuring HR is seen as a strategic function within your small biotech business by developing partnerships with the leadership team and building your own HR team effectively
  • Building an HR Function from Scratch and the Reality of Leading it in a Small Biotech:
    How to set up core processes and systems in order to consolidate key HR functions and delving into the scope of the role of HR leader in a biopharma start-up
  • Reimagining the HR Function and Talent Acquisition in order to Develop a Scalable Framework:
    How HR can have an impact and enhance the experience of each employee by designing an HR function that can support huge growth in start-up businesses
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Facilitated by a panel of talent experts, including:

Nancy Vitale, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Partners for Wellbeing & Former CHRO, Genentech

Nori Ebersole, Chief Human Resources Officer, Urovant Sciences

Julie Person, Head of Human Resources, Sangamo Therapeutics

Joel Espejo, US Head of Human Resources, PolyPeptide Group

Renu Menezes, Head of Human Resources, Dart Neuroscience

Inverleith Fruci, Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Profusa