8:00 am

Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:40 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Meeting the Unmet Needs of Your In-Demand Biopharma Workforce

8:50 am Discover: Adapting & Innovating Organizational Flexibility to Meet the New Needs of Your In-Demand Workforce & Reinvigorate Employee Purpose at All Levels

Synopsis

  • A hybrid working environment with on-site and remote possibilities as a critical enabler of impact and performance for employees in life sciences organizations
  • Best practices to empower your people with the flexibility and responsibility to shape their work environment for themselves, and in collaboration with their teams, enabling them to perform at their best
  • A spotlight on Novartis’s industry leading “Choice with Responsibility” strategy is helping attract and retain top talent by enabling associates to balance personal wellbeing with great business impact

9:10 am Presentation by delivered by NXTThing

9:30 am Develop: What More Can We Learn Leading HR Change Makers Delivering on the Needs of their In-Demand Biopharma Workforce?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

9:50 am Action: What Else Can We Do to Inspire Our Employees as We Balance Wellbeing with Business Impact?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

10:10 am Speed Networking Break

TRACK A – EMERGING BIOPHARMA

Find out how pre-commercial biopharma HR leaders are designing scalable people, culture and organization strategies to accelerate their businesses from discovery to development and beyond

11:00 am Discover: Leveraging Crucial Lessons Learned from Experienced HR Change Makers on Driving Innovation & Scale in Emerging Biopharma Organizations

  • Gayle Gironda Senior Vice President Human Resources,, Inozyme Pharma

Synopsis

  • How do we balance our employee’s wellbeing and scientist’s passion for science with the fast-pace operating environments of scaling biotechs?
  • Utilizing culture as a differentiator and doing so organically as opposed to responsively
  • Discover the key learning from Inozyme Pharma’s journey to redefine culture and connect employees with the company’s mission and desire for commercial success

11:20 am Discover: Revealing the Necessary Investments to Transform Leadership Development Whilst Driving Fast-Paced Growth

Synopsis

  • Discover how to action your CEO’s people plan and invest in employee development programs early on transforms
    employee connectedness
  • Demonstrating how investing in a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to leadership development and people leaders at all levels enables employees at all levels to connect with company values
  • Revealing Neumora’s innovative L&D plan which covers people managers to enterprise leaders and how they were able to execute it in an agile and cost-effective way

11:40 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the L&D Change Makers Redesigning L&D in a Hybrid Working World?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Turbocharge Culture and L&D in a Hybrid Working World?

TRACK B – POST-COMMERCIAL LIFE SCIENCES BUSINESSES

Whether your business is rapidly growing or undergoing serious transition, This is your opportunity to discover how scaling life sciences organizations are implementing the experimental people strategies required to drive innovation and growth whilst operating in a tight talent market

11:00 am Discover: Advanced RPO’s presentation: Disrupting Front-line Hiring: Overcoming Bottlenecks with the Right Partner

  • Tim Oyer Advanced RPO, Vice President, RPO Solutions
  • James Slaughter Chief Human Resources Officer, Repligen Corporation

Synopsis

• Leverage market data to achieve more precision recruiting and embracing data
analytics to achieve continual process refinements
• Modernize hiring protocols with the right balance of automation and high-touch
processes and the importance of focusing on the complete talent acquisition journey
and relying on a hiring partner who can speed fulfillment of employment vacancies
• How a collaborative partnership between Repligen and Advanced RPO elevated
the talent acquisition process across multiple manufacturing sites to keep pace with
accelerating company growth while providing a better candidate experience and
increasing hiring manager satisfaction

11:20 am Discover: The Disruptive Approaches to Performance Management Enabling Biopharma Organizations to Align Organizational & Individual Purpose & Transform Engagement

  • Karen Lewis Chief People Officer, Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

  • Scrapping traditional individual performance management process and creating a culture focused on growing, developing and connecting individuals to the company mission
  • Utilizing technology to seamlessly enable employees and managers to drive focus towards achievement of company’s success
  • The disruptive HR thinking behind Apellis’s unconventional performance management and rewards strategies that enable employees to discover the meaningful nature of stretch goals that are set for them thus driving engagement

11:40 am Discover: Turbocharging All Dimensions of the People Experience & Rethinking Mergers of Life Sciences Organizations to Create a Destination Employer

Synopsis

  • When undergoing mergers, how do you identify the best of both companies to carry forward, what they have in common to build on and what needs to be left behind to create a destination employer
  • Rethinking company purpose and strategy to focus on the employee experience to enable stronger customer experience
  • How Clario have redefined their brand in tandem with launching new company culture and values to transform all dimensions of people experience

12:00 pm Develop: What New Disruptive Approaches to Employee Rewards are Required to Attract Top Biopharma Talent?

  • Karen Lewis Chief People Officer, Apellis Pharmaceuticals
  • Tim Oyer Advanced RPO, Vice President, RPO Solutions

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:20 pm Action: Presentation to be delivered by SafetySkills: How Will You Dig Deeper & Employ New Disruptive Approaches to Employee Engagement?

TRACK C – LARGE ESTABLISHED LIFE SCIENCES ORGANIZATIONS

Uncover the brand-new HR thinking that is required to inspire, energize and meet the holistic needs of your employees at all levels in established biopharma firms in the most concentrated life sciences hub in North America

11:00 am Discover: Rethinking Traditional Leadership Development: The Non-Conventional New Approaches to Develop Holistic Leadership Development Programs That Mitigate Bias

  • Brian Hughes VP Talent Planning & Development, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

  • How can life sciences organizations utilize transparency to execute effective, overt response to gender bias and develop their female leaders
  • Best practices for building a comprehensive and unbiased L&D program for top female directors in biopharma organizations to aid workforce planning in 2022 and beyond
  • Leveraging lessons learned from the launch of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ unconventional female leadership development programs to and how they have helped ‘break the bias’

11:20 am Develop: Rethinking Cultural Transformation to Drive Innovation & Scale in Fast-Growing Life Sciences Organizations on the East Coast

  • Alyssa Kennedy Director & Human Resources Business Partner, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

  • How can we better engage our life sciences workforce to ensure they have a hand in shaping and informing culture and new policies in fast growing life sciences organizations
  • Partnering with an external vendor to develop a cultural ambassadors program that enables HR to have better access to the pulse of employee sentiment in biopharma organizations
  • How Kyowa Kirin have built a cultural ambassadors program from the ground up and engaged a core group of leaders in the organization

11:40 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Change Makers the Role of HR Leaders and Culture Ambassadors? Redesigning

  • Alyssa Kennedy Director & Human Resources Business Partner, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceuticals
  • Brian Hughes VP Talent Planning & Development, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:00 pm Action: What Will You Now do Differently to Redesign the Role of HR Leaders and Culture Ambassadors?

12:20 pm Presentation to be delivered by Tonushree Mondal Consulting LLC

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Discover: Rethinking Your People Values Model to Drive & Maintain Your Peoples’ Purpose in Fast-Growing Life Sciences Organizations

Synopsis

  • What brand new HR thinking is required to orient and connect people with your company’s mission and culture during periods of aggressive growth?
  • Leveraging a scalable values model to drive people leaders to be their best selves in face of pandemic and bolster company culture
  • How Finch Therapeutics is finding new ways to live their values and creating actionable plans to deliver on them in 2022 and beyond

1:50 pm Discover: Turbocharging Your People Manager Capabilities to Reinvigorate Employee Purpose & Engagement at All Levels

Synopsis

  • How can we reinvent people manager platforms to genuinely helping them to create a better normal for employees at all levels?
  • Reimagining how to best help people managers effectively deliver on performance management, learning and development and peer progression
  • How TCR2 is transforming employee management regardless of company size, scale, stage to improve people management effectiveness as much as 50% – 60% from the previous year

2:10 pm Develop: How Can We Better Evaluate Employees and Better Connect Employees to Company Values?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:30 pm Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Better Evaluate your Employees and Better Connect Employees to your Company Values?

1:30 pm Discover: Transforming Traditional Leadership Development & Prioritising Employee Passion in A Future Hybrid Working Life Sciences Environment

  • Franny Levene Learning and Organizational Development Director, Sobi

Synopsis

  • How Sobi’s experiential learning approach is providing employees with exposure to new skills and real-world learning experiences to drive development, engagement, and increase employee retention
  • Fostering cross-functional collaboration and sharing of best practices through job shadowing and professional rotations
  • How Sobi is redefining traditional career progression to provide a path for people’s passions and to ensure people bring their best selves to work

1:50 pm Discover: Presentation to be delivered by FW Cook

2:10 pm Develop: How Else Can Life Sciences HR Leaders Cultivate Cultures That Enable Employees to Bring Their Best Selves to Work?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:30 pm Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Empower Your Employees to Bring Their Best Selves to Work?

1:30 pm Discover: Benchmarking How Best to Allow for Radial Flexibility & Cultivating a Culture of Care for Your Biopharma Workforce in the Face of Covid Induced Challenges

  • Sneha Patel Vice President - Total Rewards, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

  • As life science organizations are no longer just competing in their own geographic hub how can we build cultures based upon a 15-inch screen and better accommodate employees as they adapt to a lifestyle of flexibility and entrepreneurship?
  • The new ways in which life sciences CEOs can help to create a safe and supportive working environment
  • How Alexion is redefining the benchmarks to encompass remote working employee needs and building a culture of care from the top down

1:50 pm Discover: How to Successfully Leverage a More Agile & Localized Approach to a Fully Virtual, Enterprise-Wide HR Transformation in a Large Pharmaceutical Organization

  • Kelly Magnuson Vice President and Head of Global HR Strategy & Business Excellence, Takeda

Synopsis

  • Taking a localized approach to an enterprise-wide HR transformation to successfully implement a people-centric HR operating model fully aligned with Takeda’s Corporate Philosophy
  • Lessons learned from successfully executing a global HR transformation in a fully virtual environment
  • How Takeda evolved HR capability in agility to ensure successful implementation of a new HR operating model at a local level with enterprise wise oversight

2:10 pm Develop: What More Do You Want to Learn From Disruptive HR Leaders Transforming Traditional Leadership Development & Comp & Ben Strategies?

  • Sneha Patel Vice President - Total Rewards, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Kelly Magnuson Vice President and Head of Global HR Strategy & Business Excellence, Takeda

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:30 pm Action: What Traditional HR Processes Will You Now Challenge & Transform?

2:50 pm The First 90: The Journey to Retention in Biopharma Organizations

Synopsis

  • Reviewing the challenges the industry faces in successfully on-boarding employees and cultivating their allegiance in their early days of employment.
  • Revealing the winning principles for employee engagement during the first 90 days and identifying the formative moments to seize as opportunities for building relationships
  • Reviewing solutions for authentically interacting with employees to get the best out of them and retain them longer

Empowering Employees to Bring Their Whole Selves to Work to Tackle Attrition

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm Discover: Rethinking the Business-Critical HR Decisions Required to Establish a Life Sciences Organization of the Future in a Hybrid Working World

  • Jon Murray Vice President Employee Experience, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Synopsis

  • How can the HR function drive innovation and scale to create a future proof biopharma organization whilst balancing the day to day needs of C-level, lab-based and office-based employees?
  • Rethinking how we can operate differently to support our people leaders and measure performance in this new space now, and forever
  • How Novo Nordisk Inc are tackling talent attrition and taking agile new approaches to workforce planning to drive commercial success in multiple new therapeutic areas globally

4:10 pm Develop: Digging Deeping into Best Practices for Reinvigorating Employee Purpose to Drive Commercial Success

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:30 pm Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Reinvigorate Employee Purpose & Drive Commercial Success in Your Life Sciences Organization?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

4:50 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One