Focus Sessions

A: Powerful People Analytics in Action

Designed for the HR and people analytics leaders in life sciences companies of all sizes who want to move past cleaning data and streamlining reporting to unlock the potential power of predictive analytics to generate reliable predictions and contribute to future workforce planning and business decision-making.

September 20 2021: 9am – 12pm

9:00 am Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 am Develop Panel Discussion: People Analytics in 2021 & Beyond – Driving Value for Life Sciences Businesses & Workforces

  • Sally Paull Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Regeneron
  • Steve Schiavo Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Alkermes
  • Kate O’Brien Director, People Strategy & Analytics , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Synopsis

• Using predictive and prescriptive analytics to foster innovation and leadership
• How can organizations change the HR function itself to operate in a digital way, use digital tools and apps to deliver solutions, and continuously experiment and innovate?
• Leveraging analytics to drive talent and EDI strategies
• How to scale analytics to enable and empower HR leaders to make better decisions
• When will people analytics scale to the point of acceptance across HR and effectively become part of the organizational DNA?

9:50 am Action: Interactive Roundtable Sessions

Synopsis

Take part in one of our interactive roundtable discussions to explore, in your groups, how to approach people analytics strategy and rollout at varying stages of maturity, from operational reporting and data cleaning, to predictive analytics.

Structured Networking Session

10:20 am Coffee Break

10:50 am Analytics in Action: How MilliporeSigma is Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Build Bold, Strategic Life Sciences Workforce Plans

  • Rob Major Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning & People Analytics , MilliporeSigma

11:10 am Analytics in Action: Jilted vs Thriving Employees: Parsing the Difference with Data

11:30 am Analytics in Action: Using People Analytic Techniques to Eliminate Bias from A Feedback Program Before Launch

  • Kate O’Brien Director, People Strategy & Analytics , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

11:50 am Analytics in Action: Lessons Learned from Regeneron’s People Analytics Journey: Past, Present & Future

12:10 pm Develop: Interactive Q&A Session

  • Rob Major Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning & People Analytics , MilliporeSigma
  • Shuba Gopal Head, People Analytics , Ipsen
  • Kate O’Brien Director, People Strategy & Analytics , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
  • Lily Maissen People Planning & Analytics Lead, Regeneron

12:25 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

12:30 pm Close of Focus Morning

B: Turbocharging Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Designed for DE&I and HR leaders in life sciences organizations of all sizes to explore how to drive DE&I to become a methodology that underpins how businesses operate. We’ll explore how leaders are accelerating DE&I initiatives across four key areas: employees, patients, communities and partners

September 20, 2021: 1pm – 4pm

1:30 pm Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

  • Jim Rottman Co-Founder, AccelPeople, a Westwood & Wilshire company

1:45 pm Develop Panel Discussion: Transforming DE&I to a Methodology that Underpins How Life Sciences Companies Operate

  • Alicia Goodman Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Aimmune Therapeutics
  • Smita Pillai Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer , Regeneron
  • Frances Taplett Chief People Officer , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
  • Victoria Creamer Chief People Officer Charles , River Laboratories

Synopsis

• Understanding what your DE&I strategy needs to look like: What are you trying to achieve and how does it fit into improving the lives of patients?
• Utilizing data more effectively and understanding how best to measure DE&I efforts
• Exploring how to govern DE&I efforts – who should be accountable? How do you get executive leaders to lead with purpose?
• Evaluating systems to ensure companies can check recruitment, management, marketing, development, and clinical trials to debias any bias that might exist and ensure D&I

2:25 pm Action: Interactive Roundtable Sessions

Synopsis

Take part in one of our interactive roundtable discussions to explore, in your groups, how to approach people analytics strategy and rollout at varying stages of maturity, from operational reporting and data cleaning, to predictive analytics

Structured Networking Session

2:55 pm Coffee Break

3:25 pm Discover: From Chief Regulatory Officer to Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer: Building a Grassroots DEI Movement at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

  • Sara Nochur Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

3:45 pm Discover: Building a Comprehensive & Impactful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Function in a Life Sciences Business

  • James Cheng Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion , Zimmer Biomet

4:05 pm Discover: Scaling Inclusion, Diversity & Equity – From Passion Project to Embedded Ethos

  • Diana Cruz Solash Vice President, Inclusion Diversity & Equity, Early Talent & Talent Management, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

4:25 pm Develop: Interactive Q&A Session

  • Sara Nochur Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • James Cheng Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion , Zimmer Biomet
  • Diana Cruz Solash Vice President, Inclusion Diversity & Equity, Early Talent & Talent Management, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

4:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Jim Rottman Co-Founder, AccelPeople, a Westwood & Wilshire company

Close of Focus Afternoon