8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

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

8:35 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Transforming Traditional TA Processes to Meet Your Employees’ Diverse Needs

8:40 am Discover: Transforming Traditional TA Processes to Develop Long Term Diverse Talent Pipelines in Today’s Life Sciences Talent Market

Synopsis

• In an industry with highly specialised and scientific roles what can we do different to
create more opportunities for those who have not been given a fair chance to gain
qualifications for these roles?
• Engaging your people leaders to create new, unbiased interview processes and becoming
more strategic about how sourcing teams function and utilizing talent intelligence in
different regions to fill vacancies quicker
• How Merck are challenging traditional TA processes and work hard to recredential jobs so
candidates would not require bachelors degree to create more opportunity for individuals
who are disproportionately discriminated against

9:00 am Discover: How to Measure TA Effectiveness, What ‘Good’ Looks Like & How Progressive Talent Leaders Are Redefining Value & Business Impact

  • Jim Sykes Sector Managing Director Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Professional Services, AMS

Synopsis

With so much data potentially available to us, how do we best demonstrate the effectiveness of TA to our business stakeholders?

What are the best practice metrics and benchmarks for TA within Life Sciences and how do they differ by region and compared to other sectors?

How are progressive organizations redefining their talent strategies and the value and business impact that TA delivers?

9:20 am Discover: Revealing How Life Sciences Organizations Can Utilize an Experience Focused Onboarding Process to Transform New Hire Engagement & Effectiveness

  • Wendy Mayer Vice President Candidate Experience, Pfizer

Synopsis

• Balancing being operationally efficient against the candidate process to ensure new hires
feel like they belong, and they wanted less kind of angst about joining a new organization
• How unique onboarding processes in pharma companies can have tremendous impact in
a very short amount of time for both the new hire as well as the hiring manager in terms
of their preparedness, their enthusiasm and reducing the amount of time and difficulty it
takes to on board a new hire
• How Pfizer have transformed their onboarding process to ensure people feel at home
from the start of their Pfizer journey and the way in which this process has been modified
to meet the needs of different parts of our organization

9:40 am Develop: What More Can We Learn Leading TA Change Makers Delivering on the Needs of their In-Demand Biopharma Workforce?

  • Beth Keeler AVP Global Talent Acquisition , Merck
  • Wendy Mayer Vice President Candidate Experience, Pfizer
  • Jim Sykes Sector Managing Director Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Professional Services, AMS

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:00 am Action: What Else Can We Do to Hire Top Biopharma Talent as We Balance Our Employee Needs with Business Impact?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:20 am Speed Networking Break

11:00 am

How to Truly Differentiate in the Sea of Scaling Biotechs

Reimaging Your Talent Intelligence Function

11.00 Discover: Turbocharging a VIP Candidate Experience to Guarantees Engagement from First Outreach to First Day on the Job in Fast Scaling Biotechs

• Best practices for creating VIP interview and onboarding
processes to ensure candidates stay engaged from first
outreach to first day on the job in fast scaling biotech
organizations
• How exploring bigger tools such as a better ATS can
seamlessly streamline and automate a VIP onboarding
process
• Exploring how EQRx have transformed their onboarding
process to give an elite candidate experience without
taking up extensive amounts of their recruiter’s time
through the use of TA tech tools
Lauren Nykvist, Head of Talent Acquisition, EQRx

11.00 Discover: Building a Talent Intelligence Function as a Differentiator to Win the War for Talent

• Leveraging internal business and data functions as close
partners and collaborators of the talent intelligence
function
• How to react to industry/market activity quickly and
effectively to get ahead of competitors
• How Vertex have effectively streamlined their TA process
enabling better demand planning as a result of bringing
in new talent intelligence capabilities and enabling
recruiters to better understand the environment they are
recruiting in
Grace Niwa, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition &
Employee Experience, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

11.20 Discover: How a Life Sciences Tool Development Company Can Effectively Compete with Big Pharma in Attracting Top Talent

• What can be done differently to effectively compete
with big pharma and attract top biopharma talent in
2022?
• Breaking away from conventional talent acquisition to
hit key KPIs
• How 10x Genomics turned perceived disadvantages into
a competitive edge to increase the number of successful
new hires
Taran Jefferson, Head of Talent Acquisition, 10x
Genomics

11.20 Discover: Refreshing Your Pharma Organization’s EVP & Utilizing a Talent Intelligence Function to Create Higher Quality Talent Pools to Succeed in Today’s Tight Talent Market

• Transitioning from a reactive outreach process and
understanding the future needs of the organization get
ahead of business-critical talent fluctuations
• Focusing active candidates and actively mapping the
industry to identify the best and most suitable talent
pools for your business needs
• How Takeda are utilizing talent intelligence to create
the necessary infrastructure for an active as opposed to
reactive talent outreach process
Jimmy Zhang, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Takeda

11.40 Develop: What More Can We Learn about How to Compete with Big Pharma in Attracting Top Talent?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

Lauren Nykvist, Head of Talent Acquisition, EQRx
Taran Jefferson, Head of Talent Acquisition, 10x
Genomics

11.40 Develop: What are The Key Takeaways on How to Develop an Effective Talent Intelligence Function?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

Grace Niwa, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition &
Employee Experience, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jimmy Zhang, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Takeda

12.00 Action: What Else Can We Do to Truly Differentiate our Biopharma Organization?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12.00 Action: How Will You Now Reimagine or Create a High Performing Talent Intelligence Function?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12.20 Lunch

Strategic Sourcing Solutions to the War for Talent for Fast Growing Life Sciences Organizations

Strategic Sourcing Solutions to the War for Talent for Established Pharma

1.20 Discover: How to Partner with Universities & Build Early Career Pathways for Strategic & Purposeful ‘Quality Over Quantity’ Hiring of Biopharma Talent

• Revealing how partnering with universities to build
career pathways for biopharma talent is key for gaining
a competitive edge over other biotech organizations
• Utilising talent intelligence to build an EVP for a specific
scientific discipline to de risking hiring
• How TCR2 have launched a cooperative program with
local universities to provide rotational programs for
upcoming biopharma talent resulting in a 100% new
hire conversion rate
Abbey Wolff, Head of Talent, TCR2 Therapeutics

1.20 Discover: Sustainable Solutions to the War for Talent: Building Early Career Talent Markets in Pharma Organizations

• What are some creative solutions to the tight talent
market we are all facing right now?
• Building high quality training programs and onboarding
programs to ensure early career talent are productive
and more engaged right early on
• How Syneos Health have built out an effective matrix to
attract and hire up to 50% early career candidates in
some categories of the business who become productive
nearly 3 times faster than experienced talent
Ryan Maglione, SVP Global Commercial Talent Acquisition,
Syneos Health

1.40 Discover: Adapting Successful Sourcing Processes from Big Pharma to Suit Scaling Biotech Organizations & Drive Commercial Success

• Leveraging lessons learned from experience TA leaders
on how to build scalable sourcing processes
• How to successfully collaborate with hiring managers to
increase quality outreach
• How Kinnate Pharma are reducing reliance on external
recruiters and building successful scalable sourcing
processes and filling senior roles faster
Mark Donnelly, Head of Talent Acquisition, Kinnate
Biopharma

1.40 Discover: The Brand-New TA Thinking Required to Combine People Processes & Technology & Effectively Execute on TA Tech Transformation

• What does it take to do capability transformation and
talent acquisition?
• Implementing tools such as AI to identify diverse talent
and simplify the talent acquisition process
• Revealing Amgen’s transformational story and how to
combine people, processes and technology to meet the
changing business requirements of pharma organizations
in 2022
Kristin Fisher, Executive Director and Global Lead, Talent
Acquisition, Amgen

2.00 Develop: What More Can TA Leaders Operating in Biotech Organizations do to Find Strategic Sourcing Solutions to the War for Talent?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

Abbey Wolff, Head of Talent, TCR2 Therapeutics
Mark Donnelly, Head of Talent Acquisition, Kinnate
Biopharma

2.00 Develop: What More Can TA Leaders Operating in Large Life Sciences Organizations do to be More Strategic About Your Sourcing and TA Capabilities?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

Ryan Maglione, SVP Global Commercial Talent Acquisition,
Syneos Health
Kristin Fisher, Executive Director and Global Lead, Talent
Acquisition, Amgen

2.20 Action: How Will You Now be More Strategic About Your Sourcing and TA Capabilities?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2.20 Action: How Will You Now be More Strategic About Your Sourcing and TA Capabilities?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2.40 Networking Break

Utilizing Data & Unbiased Sourcing Solutions

3:00 pm Discover: Rethinking Your External Brand & Utilizing Technology to Convey a Clear EVP & Construct More Future-Focused Pipelines

Synopsis

• How can we do a better job of telling our stories and conveying employer brand using
technology?
• Utilizing LinkedIn showcase pages to showcase a clear EVP and rethinking different
EVPs for multiple geographical locations
• How leading biotech Oxford BioMedica are expanding their US presence and the tools
needed to build the right EVP for each of their locations

3:20 pm Discover: Turbocharging the Role of TA in Integrations & The Crucial Investments in AI Tools Required for an Industry Leading, Unbiased Onboarding Process

  • Victoria Muir Chief Talent Officer , Prescient Healthcare Group

Synopsis

• Rethinking how TA teams can drive successful mergers of life sciences organizations
without compromising on the day to day and still meeting business critical OKRs
• How TA leaders are leveraging AI tools support integrations and collect data to reduce
unconscious bias in TA processes
• Revealing how Prescient Healthcare Group has completed a successful integrations and
the leading TA tech tools that have transformed their onboarding process in such a fastgrowing
organization

3:40 pm Develop: What Brand New TA Thinking is Required to Leverage TA Tech Tools Fit for Purpose in 2022 & Beyond?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

4:00 pm Action: How Will You Now Utilize Tech Solutions Fit for Purpose in 2022 & Beyond?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:30 pm End of Conference Day One