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

  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director of Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

FUTURE-FOCUSED TALENT ACQUISITION

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

  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director of Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
  • Khan Ozol Head of Talent Acquisition, North America , AstraZeneca
  • Carolyn Pastore Director, Talent Acquisition & HRBP, Blueprint Medicines
  • Liz Arpino Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Agios

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 Head of Talent Acquisition, North America , AstraZeneca
  • Carolyn Pastore Director, Talent Acquisition & HRBP, Blueprint Medicines
  • Liz Arpino Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Agios

11:30 am Morning Speed Networking Break

BUILDING AGILTY INTO THE TA FUNCTION

ADAPTABLE TALENT AQUISITION

12.00 Discover: Constructing a Nimble & Scalable TA Function that Can Endure Radical Change

Chelsea Bodenstab
Director of Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards, The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

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12.20 Discover: Building the TA Function from Scratch & Delivering on Talent Priorities in a Fast-Growing Life Sciences Business

Nikki Soares
Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Cytiva

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12.40 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

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12.00 Discover: Implementing a Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Rapidly Growing Gene Therapy Company During a Global Pandemic

Will Smiley
Head of Talent Acquisition, Spark Therapeutics

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

Brian Jochim
Head of Talent Acquisition, Apellis Pharmaceuticals

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12.40 Discover: Leveraging Learnings from Big Pharma in a Small Biotech to Build an Efficient & Impactful TA Function

Tori Caldwell, Director, Talent Acquisition & Culture, Foghorn Therapeutics

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1.00 Develop : What Disruptive Thinking Could You Benefit from Applying When Building a TA Function?

Question & Answer Session

Chelsea Bodenstab
Director of Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards, The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Nikki Soares
Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Cytiva

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

Question & Answer Session

Will Smiley
Head of Talent Acquisition, Spark Therapeutics

Brian Jochim
Head of Talent Acquisition, Apellis Pharmaceuticals

1:20 pm Lunch Break

CHALLENGING TRADITIONAL THINKING AROUND CULTURE

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: Infusing Culture into the Virtual Recruitment Process to Deliver a Great Candidate Experience

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

2:40 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

3:00 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

3:20 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Stop, Start, & Continue to Do to Make the Most of Your Organization’s Culture & Brand to Engage & Attract the Right Candidates?

3:40 pm Afternoon Break

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY & PARTNERS TO SOURCE GREAT TALENT

4:00 pm Discover: Building Better Relationships with your External Recruitment Partners to Deliver Business-Critical Talent

4:20 pm Discover: Rethinking the Use of AI & Data-Driven Strategies to Transform How We Source Talent in an Ultra-Competitive Industry

  • Emily Gransky Director, Talent Acquisition & Operations , Flagship Pioneering

4:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Talent Acquisition Leaders Working with Partners to Apply Data & Technology to Recruitment?

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

  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director of Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard