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Peter Greco
Senior Director Total Talent
Sanofi

LEAP: “Transforming TA into an even more strategic business function”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

4:15 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From TA Transformation

3:45 pm | Discover: An Ongoing Transformation Story: How Sanofi Is Transforming TA Into An Even More Strategic Business Function

12:15 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Opening Panel Discussion: What Different Visions of the Future Do We Need to be Prepared for to Ensure We Are Future-Proofing TA For The Needs Of Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Industry?

Melissa Barch Katz
Director Talent Acquisition Technology & Programs
AbbVie

LEAP: “Deploying AI in TA to build a total talent marketplace”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

4:15 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From TA Transformation

3:15 pm | Discover: Digital Transformation In Talent Acquisition: How AbbVie Is Deploying AI In Talent Acquisition To Build A Total Talent Marketplace

12:15 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Opening Panel Discussion: What Different Visions of the Future Do We Need to be Prepared for to Ensure We Are Future-Proofing TA For The Needs Of Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Industry?

Sangeeth Jayanthan
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Takeda Oncology

LEAP: “Developing a new identity after M&A activity to attract the best talent”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

12:15 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Opening Panel Discussion: What Different Visions of the Future Do We Need to be Prepared for to Ensure We Are Future-Proofing TA For The Needs Of Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Industry?

Day Two

Wednesday November 10, 2021

4:00 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Efforts To Redefine The Talent Brand In Life Sciences Today

3:30 pm | Discover: Developing A New Identity After M&A Activity To Create A Cohesive Culture & Attract The Best Talent

Grace Niwa
Vice President Global Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Creating talent relationship management strategies in a VUCA world”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

2:30 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Rethinking TA To Be Fit For A Future Flexible Life Sciences Industry

1:00 pm | Discover: Rethinking TA & the Role of the TA Leader in a Hyper-Growth Life Sciences Business

12:15 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Opening Panel Discussion: What Different Visions of the Future Do We Need to be Prepared for to Ensure We Are Future-Proofing TA For The Needs Of Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Industry?

Ian Ide
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Foundation Medicine

LEAP: “Increasing the speed and agility of the TA function”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

2:30 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Rethinking TA To Be Fit For A Future Flexible Life Sciences Industry

1:05 pm | Discover: Reshaping the Life Sciences TA Function to Create a More Nimble & Responsive Talent Organization

Day Two

Wednesday November 10, 2021

12:01 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who And How We Hire: Challenging Traditional Thinking Around Talent Acquisition In Life Sciences

Suzanne Volkert
Head of Talent Acquisition
Daiichi Sankyo

LEAP: “Leveraging the EVP in new ways to compete with the most attractive employers”

Day Two

Wednesday November 10, 2021

2:30 pm | Develop:Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Redefine Our Employer Value Proposition

1:00 pm | Discover: Competing in the War for Talent: How Daiichi Sankyo is Redefining its EVP in a Competitive Oncology Market

12:01 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who And How We Hire: Challenging Traditional Thinking Around Talent Acquisition In Life Sciences

Karen Dimsey
Executive Director, Talent Acquisition
Insmed

LEAP: “Evolving the EVP to reflect the future of work in life sciences”

Day Two

Wednesday November 10, 2021

2:30 pm | Develop:Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Redefine Our Employer Value Proposition

2:00 pm | Discover: How Insmed is Evolving the EVP to Reflect the Future of Work and Continue to Compete in a Competitive Life Sciences Talent Market

12:01 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who And How We Hire: Challenging Traditional Thinking Around Talent Acquisition In Life Sciences

Julie Copperthwaite
Head of Talent Acquisition & Early Careers
Oxford Biomedica

LEAP: “Build an internal TA function able to make rapid ramp-up a reality”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

3:50 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Be First, Fast and Flexible

3:30 pm | Discover: Ramping up Recruitment for the Manufacturing of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Ginny Deel
Head of Talent Acquisition
Acadia Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Leveraging design thinking to create a more scientific and structured recruitment process”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

10:45 am | Develop:Lessons Learned From Planning For Scale From Scratch

10:30 am | Discover:Moving Away from a Culture of Outsourcing: A 2-Year Journey

Patty Garabedian
Head of Talent Acquisition
Ultivue

LEAP: “Looking beyond biotech to build a best practice guide to life sciences talent acquisition”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

2:30 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Rethinking TA To Be Fit For A Future Flexible Life Sciences Industry

1:10 pm | Discover: Challenging Traditional Thinking Around How We Address Recruitment In Biotech

Mike Conway
Head of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning
BlueRock Therapeutics

LEAP: “Thinking several steps ahead to build out a scalable, world class TA function from scratch”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

10:45 am | Develop:Lessons Learned From Planning For Scale From Scratch

10:20 am | Discover:Thinking Several Steps Ahead To Build Out A Scalable, World Class TA Function From Scratch

Jennifer Royal-Fitch
Head of Talent Acquisition
Inzen Therapeutics

LEAP: “Developing a strategic talent partnership program in a start-up biotech”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

10:45 am | Develop:Lessons Learned From Planning For Scale From Scratch

10:10 am | Discover:Developing A Strategic Talent Partnership Program in A Start-Up Biotech

Amy Sanders-Massey
Head of Talent
Relay Therapeutics

LEAP: “Radically rethinking the hiring and onboarding experience”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

3:50 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Be First, Fast and Flexible

3:15 pm | Discover: Revamping the Hiring & Onboarding Experience to Drive TA Success

Brooke Clark
Senior Director Talent Acquisition
Recursion Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Building an employer brand to attract talent to a non-traditional life sciences market”

Day Two

Wednesday November 10, 2021

4:00 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Efforts To Redefine The Talent Brand In Life Sciences Today

3:45 pm | Discover: Turning Your Weaknesses Into Strengths: Building An Employer Brand To Attract People To A Non-Traditional Life Sciences Talent Market

12:01 pm | Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who And How We Hire: Challenging Traditional Thinking Around Talent Acquisition In Life Sciences

Shannon Cincotta
Senior Director Talent Acquisition & Management
Ovid Therapeutics

LEAP: “Building a flexible talent engine able to pivot when things don’t go to plan”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

3:50 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Be First, Fast and Flexible

Kristen Turner
Head of Talent Acquisition
SpringWorks Therapeutics

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around how we address recruitment in biotech”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

9:10 am | Opening Panel Discussion: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Small, Fast-Growing Biotech Business

Grace Tkach
Director People & Talent Acquisition
Celsius Therapeutics

LEAP: “Designing a comprehensive TA strategy in a small, fast-growing biotech business”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

9:10 am | Opening Panel Discussion: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Small, Fast-Growing Biotech Business

Deborah Kroeger
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Arvinas

LEAP: “Exploring the opportunities the new flexible future of work will have on TA”

Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

9:10 am | Opening Panel Discussion: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Small, Fast-Growing Biotech Business

Tim Oyer
Vice President, RPO Solutions
Advanced RPO

LEAP: “Leveraging data analytics to enhance your talent acquisition strategy”

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

4:15 pm | Develop: Lessons Learned From TA Transformation

4:00 pm | Discover: Leveraging Data Analytics to Enhance Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

Jemma Boon
Head of Life Sciences Practice
LEAP HR

LEAP: “Creating a platform for the industry to challenge traditional thinking”