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Sian Abel
Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, EMEA & RoW
Kyowa Kirin International

LEAP: Re-imagining, rebuilding and implementing a talent acquisition remodel in a multinational pharma business

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Mazher Ahmad
Chief Talent Officer
Regeneron

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

2:00 pm | Speed Learning - What skills do you need to excel in TA?

Liz Arpino
Associate Director, Talent Acquisition
Agios

LEAP: Transforming the talent acquisition paradigm and creating the new ‘business as usual’ in life sciences

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Chelsea Bodenstab
Director, Human Resources
MOMA Therapeutics

LEAP: Constructing a nimble and scalable TA function that can endure radical change

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

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

10:05 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

3:00 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference Day Two

10:10 am | Discover Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who & How We Hire Talent: A Radical Approach to Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

10:05 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks & Recap of Day One

Tori Caldwell
Director, Talent Acquisition & Culture
Foghorn Therapeutics

LEAP: Leveraging learnings from big pharma in a small biotech to build an efficient and impactful TA function

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

12:50 pm | Develop: How Can You Use Your Experiences of Working in Different Life Sciences Companies to Benefit You in Current and Future Roles?

12:10 pm | Discover: Leveraging Learnings from Big Pharma in a Small Biotech to Build an Efficient & Impactful TA Function

James Cheng
Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Interim Head of Talent Acquisition
Zimmer Biomet

LEAP: Aligning diversity, equity and inclusion with the business to attract and retain top talent and enhance company brand

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

11:30 am | Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Life Sciences Talent Acquisition Leaders Rethinking Who & How to Attract Top Talent?

11:10 am | Discover: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Business & Power of Intersectionality Global & US Markets

Jerod Funke
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Transforming your early career talent initiatives to deliver the right talent, earlier

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:00 pm | Develop: What are the Critical Success Factors You Need to Get Right When it Comes to Effectively Rethinking Early Career Talent Recruitment?

12:40 pm | Discover: How Vertex is Transforming its Early Career Talent Approach to Deliver the Right Talent, Earlier

Patty Garabedian
Director, Talent Acquisition
Epredia

LEAP: Building better relationships with your external recruitment partners to deliver business-critical talent

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

12:00 pm | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ian Ide
Senior Director & Head of Talent Acquisition
Foundation Medicine

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

2:00 pm | Speed Learning - What skills do you need to excel in TA?

Tessa James
Founder & Reimagineer
Talent Reimagined

LEAP: Re-imagining, rebuilding and implementing a talent acquisition remodel in a multinational pharma business

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Brian Jochim
Head of Talent Acquisition
Apellis Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Pivoting from onsite to virtual in a high-growth mode while preparing for commercial launch

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Matt Larson
Head of Talent Acquisition
Scholar Rock

LEAP: Shifting the virtual recruiting and onboarding paradigm to deliver a great candidate experience

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:45 pm | Spotlight: TA Leaps & Top Tips for Success

James MacKinnon
Senior Vice President, Global Client Services
Proclinical

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

Matt McSherry
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Thinking differently about who and how we hire talent in life sciences

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

10:10 am | Discover Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who & How We Hire Talent: A Radical Approach to Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Ann Melinger
Chief Executive Officer
Brilliant Ink

LEAP: Building personas to create communications that resonate, inspire, and make your biopharma business stand out from the crowd

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

Craig Natale
Head of Talent Acquisition Partners
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Recruiting the right people during times of rapid and transformative change

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:45 pm | Spotlight: TA Leaps & Top Tips for Success

Khan Ozol
Former Head of Talent Acquisition, North America
AstraZeneca

LEAP: Transforming the talent acquisition paradigm and creating the new ‘business as usual’ in life sciences

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:45 pm | Spotlight: TA Leaps & Top Tips for Success

Carolyn Pastore
Director, Talent Acquisition & HRBP
Blueprint Medicines

LEAP: The ‘new normal’ as the catalyst for change: Continuous improvement and innovation in the TA function

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

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

Joanne Pescatore
Head of Talent Acquisition, North America
Novartis

LEAP: Thinking differently about who and how we hire talent in life sciences

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

10:10 am | Discover Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who & How We Hire Talent: A Radical Approach to Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Amy Provost
Head of Talent & Development
Novocure

LEAP: Leveraging a strong brand and culture during virtual recruitment to attract the talent needed to support rapid growth

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

Geri Reilly
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Karyopharm Therapeutics

LEAP: The journey of a TA leader in a growing biotech: From year one to year two in the role

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Martin Rodriguez
Senior Director, Global Head of Early Career Talent
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Transforming your early career talent initiatives to deliver the right talent, earlier

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:00 pm | Develop: What are the Critical Success Factors You Need to Get Right When it Comes to Effectively Rethinking Early Career Talent Recruitment?

12:40 pm | Discover: How Vertex is Transforming its Early Career Talent Approach to Deliver the Right Talent, Earlier

Danny Rose
Head of US HR Strategy & Talent Management
BioNTech

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Jamaal Sebastian-Barnes
Global Head of Digital Talent Acquisition
Novartis

LEAP: A powerful pairing: Hiring digital and data science talent in the life sciences industry

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

10:50 am | Discover: A Powerful Pairing: Digital & Data Science Talent in the Life Sciences Industry

11:30 am | Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Life Sciences Talent Acquisition Leaders Rethinking Who & How to Attract Top Talent?

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

LEAP: Radically renovating culture and TA impact as a result of a global organizational transformation

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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

Will Smiley
Head of Talent Acquisition
Spark Therapeutics

LEAP: Implementing a talent acquisition strategy in a rapidly growing gene therapy company during a global pandemic

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

12:50 pm | Develop: How Can You Use Your Experiences of Working in Different Life Sciences Companies to Benefit You in Current and Future Roles?

12:30 pm | Discover: Implementing a Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Rapidly Growing Gene Therapy Company During a Global Pandemic

Nikki Soares
Global Talent Acquisition Leader
Cytiva

LEAP: Building the TA function from scratch and delivering on talent priorities in a fast-growing life sciences business

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

10:10 am | Discover Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who & How We Hire Talent: A Radical Approach to Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

3:00 pm | Discover: Building the TA Function from Scratch & Delivering on Talent Priorities in a Fast-Growing Life Sciences Business

Eddie Stewart
Head of Talent Acquisition & HRBP
Radius Health

LEAP: Rethinking your approach to early talent engagement programs in a small life sciences business

Day Two

Wednesday November 18, 2020

1:00 pm | Develop: What are the Critical Success Factors You Need to Get Right When it Comes to Effectively Rethinking Early Career Talent Recruitment?

12:20 pm | Discover: Rethinking Your Approach to Early Talent Engagement Programs in a Small Life Sciences Business

Gina Thomas
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Regeneron

Focus Day

Monday November 16, 2020

2:00 pm | Speed Learning - What skills do you need to excel in TA?

Deirdre Vitale
Senior Director, Talent & Culture
Spero Therapeutics

LEAP: Infusing culture into the virtual recruitment process to deliver a great candidate experience

Day One

Tuesday November 17, 2020

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

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