9:45 am Login & Network in the Platform

10:00 am What it Takes to Make LEAP a Reality

10:05 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

FUTURE-FOCUSED TALENT ACQUISITION

10:10 am Discover Opening Panel Discussion: Transforming the Talent Acquisition Paradigm: Adapt, Pivot & Learn

  • James MacKinnon Senior Vice President, Global Client Services, Proclinical
  • Carolyn Pastore Director, Talent Acquisition & HRBP, Blueprint Medicines
  • Danny Rose Head of US HR Strategy & Talent Management, BioNTech
  • Liz Arpino Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Agios
  • Khan Ozol Former Head of Talent Acquisition, North America , AstraZeneca

10:50 am Discover: The ‘New Normal’ as the Catalyst for Change: Continuous Improvement & Innovation in the TA Function

11:10 am Develop: What Different Visions of the Future Do We Need to be Prepared for to Ensure We Are Future-Proofing Ourselves?

  • Khan Ozol Former Head of Talent Acquisition, North America , AstraZeneca
  • Carolyn Pastore Director, Talent Acquisition & HRBP, Blueprint Medicines
  • Danny Rose Head of US HR Strategy & Talent Management, BioNTech
  • Liz Arpino Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Agios

11:30 am Morning Speed Networking Break

ADAPTABLE TALENT ACQUISITION

12:00 pm Discover: Constructing a Nimble & Scalable TA Function that Can Endure Radical Change

12:20 pm Discover: Reimagine, Rebuild & Restart: Implementing a Talent Acquisition ‘ReModel’ at Kyowa Kirin International

  • Sian Abel Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, EMEA & RoW, Kyowa Kirin International
  • Tessa James Founder & Reimagineer, Talent Reimagined

12:40 pm Discover: Pivoting from Onsite to Virtual in High-Growth Mode & Preparing for Commercial Launch

  • Brian Jochim Head of Talent Acquisition , Apellis Pharmaceuticals

1:00 pm Discover: The Journey of a TA Leader in a Growing Biotech: From Year One to Year Two in the Role

  • Geri Reilly Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Karyopharm Therapeutics

1:20 pm Develop: How Do You Best Overcome Resistance to Change Required to Make Any TA Transformation a Success?

  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director, Human Resources, MOMA Therapeutics
  • Tessa James Founder & Reimagineer, Talent Reimagined
  • Sian Abel Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, EMEA & RoW, Kyowa Kirin International
  • Brian Jochim Head of Talent Acquisition , Apellis Pharmaceuticals
  • Geri Reilly Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Karyopharm Therapeutics

1:40 pm Networking Lunch Break

RETHINKING CULTURE, COMMUNICATIONS & BRAND

2:00 pm Discover: Bringing Culture to Your Kitchen Table- Leveraging a Strong Brand & Culture During Virtual Recruitment to Attract the Talent Needed to Support Rapid Growth

2:20 pm Discover: Building Personas to Create Communications that Resonate, Inspire & Make Your Biopharma Business Stand Out from the Crowd

2:40 pm Discover: Infusing Culture into the Virtual Recruitment Process to Deliver a Great Candidate Experience

  • Deirdre Vitale Senior Director, Talent & Culture , Spero Therapeutics

3:00 pm Discover: Radically Renovating Culture & TA Impact as a Result of a Global Organizational Transformation

  • Debra Simmers Executive Director, Talent Acquisition Business Partners & Delivery , Bristol-Myers Squibb

3:20 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Talent Acquisition Leaders Rethinking the Role of Business Culture & Brand?

  • Amy Provost Head of Talent & Development , Novocure
  • Debra Simmers Executive Director, Talent Acquisition Business Partners & Delivery , Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Deirdre Vitale Senior Director, Talent & Culture , Spero Therapeutics

3:40 pm Action: Roundtable Sessions

Synopsis

Join one of four roundtable discussions, led by our expert moderators, for a 40-minute interactive deep-dive discussion on the following topics:

  • What are you now going to stop, start and continue to do to make the most of your organization’s culture and brand to engage and attract the right candidates?
  • What are you going to change to ensure your recruitment strategy is fit for purpose in an increasingly digital industry?
  • What are you going to do differently to attract diverse and highly skilled talent to your life sciences business?
  • What do you need to stop, start and continue doing to allow you to transform TA?

4:20 pm Visit Virtual Exhibition Hall

LEVERAGING YOUR PARTNERS TO SOURCE GREAT TALENT

4:40 pm Discover: Building Better Relationships with your External Recruitment Partners to Deliver Business-Critical Talent

5:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference Day One