May 25-27, 2020 | San Francisco, CA

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2019 Conference Day 2

Conference Day 2

7.15

Conference Registration & Networking

8.30 What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality Suruthi Bala, Head of Content – LEAP HR, Hanson Wade
8.40 Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content Howard Simon, Vice President – Operations & Corporate Counsel, Nurix
Redefining Your Culture as Your Business Evolves
 8.50 Discover: Driving Cultural Change During Rapid Transition to Put Our People & Our Patients First Tracy Ting, Chief People Officer, Avanir Pharmaceuticals
9.10 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
 9.30 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
9.45 Action: What Will You Now Change About Your Culture to Take a Leap Forward? Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10.00

Speed Networking & Refreshments

Rethinking Leadership in Life Sciences
10.40

DiscoverGround-Breaking Approaches to Leadership Development in an Innovative, Science-Centric Business

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Erin Campany, Head of Human Resources, Immune Design
11.00

DiscoverRethinking High-Impact Leadership Development in Life Sciences

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Renu Menezes, Head of Human Resources, Dart Neuroscience 
 11.20

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

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Erin Campany, Head of Human Resources, Immune Design
Renu Menezes, Head of Human Resources, Dart Neuroscience
11.35

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

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Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair

11.50

Refreshment Break

Rethinking HR During Rapid Growth
12.00

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

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Struan Robertson, Vice President Human Resources, Bio-Techne
12.20

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

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Michael Johnson, Vice President Human Resources, Abbot Laboratories
 12.40

DevelopWhat Can We Transform About How HR Supports the Business During Rapid Growth?

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Struan Robertson, Vice President Human Resources, Bio-Techne
Michael Johnson, Vice President Human Resources, Abbot Laboratories
12.55

ActionWhat Will You Now Rethink About the Way You Keep Your Business at Peak Performance as it Grows & Scales?

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Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair

1.10

Networking Lunch

Building & Engaging an Inclusive Workforce
2.00

DiscoverRethinking Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations Dominated by Complex & Analytic Thinkers

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Connie Wedel, Vice President Human Resources, Argen
2.30

DiscoverDiscover: The Future Is Flexible: Powering an Adaptive Workday Through Data

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Leslie Caputo, Director of Enterprise Strategy, Werk
 2.50

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

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Connie Wedel, Vice President Human Resources, Argen
Celeste Warren, Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officers, Merck
Leslie Caputo, Director of Enterprise Strategy, Werk
3.05

Action:What Will You Now Do to Transform Your Approach to the Changing Expectations of Your Workforce to Boost Innovation, & Patient Results?

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Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Track Chair
3.20

Networking & Refreshments Break

Rethinking Compensation & Talent Strategies
3.50 Discover: Totally Rethinking Compensation to Attract Top Talent in a Highly-Competitive Industry Nori Ebersole, Chief Human Resources Officer, Urovant Sciences
4.10 Discover: How to Compete in the Talent War Across Life Sciences Meaghan Piscitelli, Associate Partner, Radford | Aon
4.30 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

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

5.00

 

Close of Conference Day Two & Informal Networking Drinks