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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:How Takeda Oncology are Evolving Their Company Branding to Help Life Sciences Talent Feel "Takedaism" Throughout Their Candidate Journey

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

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

3:40 pm | Building A Flexible Talent Engine Able To Pivot When Things Don’t Go To Plan

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

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 | Rethinking Recruitment: Lessons Learned From Outsourcing Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Josh Needle
Managing Director- Life Sciences
Cielo

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?

Michael D. Rose
President
Vignetic

Michael D. Rose is the President of Vignetic, founded in 1999. He has more than 20 years of experience in business management consulting. Throughout his career, he’s worked closely with Fortune 1000 companies offering critical business strategy advice on meeting future talent and growth demands. Under Michael’s leadership, Vignetic has successfully executed staffing, managed services, and consulting projects for industry leaders such as Hess Corporation, BD, and Johnson & Johnson. Vignetic’s clients represent a diverse set of industries including automotive, life science and medical devices, professional services, insurance, healthcare and education. A graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Michael has cultivated working relationships with colleges and universities across the nation in the development of innovative diversity workforce solutions and received the NAACP Entrepreneur Award in 2005. He is heavily involved in the New Brunswick and surrounding community, serving as a board member of the New Brunswick City Markets and Jersey City Plaza West Condominium. He also served as a Franklin Township Trails Advisory Committee Member, Executive Committee Member of the NAACP New Brunswick Area Branch and Director of National Educational Network, Inc. Michael lives in Somerset County, NJ with his wife and two daughters.

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

2:45 pm | Discover: The Truth About Diverse TA Progress and Innovative Practices for Accelerating Performance

Kristen Turner
Head of Talent Acquisition
SpringWorks Therapeutics

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

Julie Ross
President
Advanced Clinical

Day One

Tuesday November 9, 2021

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

4:00 pm | Rethinking Recruitment: Lessons Learned From Outsourcing Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Tom Maino
Director, Client Services
Proclinical

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

Maria Luoni
President
RightSourcing

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