7:45 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:15 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Navigating Fast-Changing Internal & External Markets

8:20 am Opening Panel Discussion: Building Change-Proof, Adaptable HR Strategies

  • Adam Thomas Chief People Officer, Synlogic
  • Theo Proukou Executive Partner & Chief Human Resources Officer, Flagship Pioneering
  • Dee Olomajeye Vice President, People Strategy & Culture, Senti Biosciences

Synopsis

Questions will include:
• How do you turbocharge in a culture in the face of market and equity challenges? How can you
turbocharge culture as you prepare to transition from an R&D to a commercial organization?
• How can we better develop our people who are technically excellent but maybe lacking in the
management leadership skills?
• In a fluctuating market where under resources and over tasked biotechs are being careful with their
capital, how can we prioritize investing in our people and ensure they feel valued?
• How can you make sure making sure employees understand potential value of their equity and
company growth plan?
• How can you redefine your EVP to ensure employees understand potential value of their equity and
company growth plan?
• How can we be more strategic about workforce planning, for example, in the event you have to
downsize due to poor clinical results?

9:00 am Action: How Are You Redesigning Your HR Strategy to Be Fit for Purpose in a Fluctuating Talent & Capital Market?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

9:20 am Comfort Break

Transform HR Impact on Long-Term Business Success

9:40 am Discover: Setting New Hires Up for Success: New Approaches to Orientation in a Rapid-Growth Remote-Work Environment

Synopsis

• What new HR thinking is required to take a new group of employees, many of whom
are remote, and get them engaged and connected as a whole
• Building a way to rapidly “upload” institutional knowledge to new hires so they can
become productive faster
• How Ginkgo BioWorks’ new orientation has helped strengthen (not dilute), company
culture and vision in the face of turbulent times

10:00 am Discover: How to Better Align Organizational & Individual Purpose in Emerging Biotech Organizations to Transform Long Term Business Impact

  • Ted Harding Senior Vice President Human Resources, Jounce Therapeutics

Synopsis

• How can you embed DE&I within processes in biotechs to drive business and clinical
results that create real change in the industry?
• Connecting employees across all layers of emerging biopharma organizations with the
company mission and their career advancement journey to drive a culture of passion
• How Jounce Therapeutics have leveraged their employee passion for DE&I to increase
clinical trial diversity and drive tangible business and patient results

10:20 am Discover: Unconventional Equity Strategies Increasing Employee Engagement & Driving Success in Emerging Biopharma Organizations

  • Lisa Stemmerich Senior Vice President Human Resources, Pionyr Immunotherapeutics

Synopsis

• How can we ensure making sure we have the right total rewards programs and the
right incentive programs to attract top biopharma talent?
• Helping employees better understand the potential value of their equity and truly
invest in your biotech’s growth plan
• How Piyonr Therapeutics have switched from granting an internal stock option to
restricted stock units and putting in a cash supplemental retention bonus plan to drive
employee engagement and motivation

10:40 am Develop: What Else Can We Learn From Those Driving HR Value & Impact In Their Organizations?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:00 am Action: What Levers Can You Pull Now to Transform the Impact You Have on Your Company’s Long Term Success?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:20 am Comfort Break

Attracting the Top Biopharma Talent our Organizations Need

11:40 am Discover: Preparing for a Commercial Launch of a Product by Turbocharging Awareness, Attraction & Conversion in a Competitive Biopharma Talent Market

  • Lee Guidetti Vice President Talent Acquisition, SAGE Therapeutics

Synopsis

• Rethinking how to balance proactive talent pipelining against workforce and
succession planning in growing biotechs
• Leveraging data and talent intelligence to inform talent acquisition decisions and
ensure DE&I is embedded in and the candidate journey is at the forefront of all
processes
• How SAGE Therapeutics have created a scalable total talent ecosystem, combining
internal and external resources, to drive growth and transition from an R&D to
commercial organization

12:00 pm Discover: The Acquisition Mission: How to Redefine Your EVP When Transitioning from a Small & Scrappy Start-up to Becoming Part of a Much Larger Organization

  • Rebecca Milbury Senior Vice President, People & Culture, BlueRock Therapeutics

Synopsis

• Leverage the best of both world when you have the look and feel and experience dayto-day of being a small and nimble biotech but also the benefit and stability and that
comes from being acquired by a single funding mechanism
• Re-articulating culture to ensure it is strong enough to prevent being consumed
during and after acquisitions
• How Bluerock Therapeutics have repackaged their corporate story, culture and values
in a new talent brand to grow from 140 employees to 400 in just 3 years

12:20 pm Develop: What Other Lessons Can We Learn from Those Rethinking How to Attract Top Biopharma Talent?

  • Lee Guidetti Vice President Talent Acquisition, SAGE Therapeutics
  • Rebecca Milbury Senior Vice President, People & Culture, BlueRock Therapeutics

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Attract High-Quality Biopharma Talent?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

1:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm
Speed Learning

Synopsis

In this quick-fire session, each table will be hosted by an HR leader who will share the secrets of their most
high-impact leap; you then get the opportunity to question the host before moving on to your next table.
Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Head of Event Content

 

Dealing With the Fallout of Today’s Market Inflation & How to Retain Business Critical Talent

Keri McGrail, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Astria Therapeutics

 

How Do We Create Career Pathways for Employees & Develop Our Leaders in Small, Relatively Flat Organizations in Order to Retain Them?

Erin Cowhig, Chief People Officer, Nimbus Therapeutics

 

CHRO as COO; How the HR Leader Can Play a Leading Role in Building a Biotech

Brian Thomson, Chief People Officer, Torus Biosystems

 

Setting Up Commercial Team Structures for Success & Maintaining Culture During Periods of Aggressive Growth

Susan Page, Head of Human Resources, Global Blood Therapeutics

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