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Adam Thomas
Chief People Officer & Secretary
Synlogic

LEAP: Exploring the skills required of the CHRO of the future life sciences business

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

2:50 pm | Closing CHRO Panel Discussion: Exploring Lessons Learned in the COVID Response & What it Takes to Lead HR in the New Operating Landscape & Beyond

2:20 pm | Discover: The New Normal: Key Strategies When Emerging from Turbulent Times

Alicja Januszewicz
Head of People & Culture
Allena Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Driving your own career advancement: Making your resume more attractive and your HR skills extraordinary

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

3:30 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day

2:50 pm | Closing CHRO Panel Discussion: Exploring Lessons Learned in the COVID Response & What it Takes to Lead HR in the New Operating Landscape & Beyond

12:05 pm | Fireside Chat: Advice I’d Give Myself At the Start of My Career

12:00 pm | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Amie Dawson
Senior HR Business Partner
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Prioritizing leadership development in the middle of COVID-19 and a commercial launch

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

10:40 am | Discover: Global Pandemic? Commercial Launch? Leadership Development? Yes, Yes & Absolutely!

11:20 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Developing Your Business’ Workforce?

Amy Radley
Global Head of Life Sciences
LEAP HR

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

9:00 am | What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

9:45 am | LEAP HR Welcome

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

11:55 am | LEAP HR Welcome

11:30 am | Join Online, Grab Lunch & Network in the Platform

Andy Dawson
Chief Human Resources Officer
BVI

LEAP: Driving your own career advancement: Making your resume more attractive & your HR skills extraordinary

Bo Rode Hansen
Former President & Chief Executive Officer
Genevant Sciences

LEAP: Cultivating & nurturing leadership behaviors & company culture to drive better outcomes for your pre-commercial biotech business

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

4:45 pm | Develop: What are the Keys to Building a Strong Partnership Between the CEO and HR Function?

4:20 pm | Discover: Fireside Chat with CEO and HR – Cultivating and Nurturing Leadership Behaviors & Company Culture to Drive Better Outcomes for Your Pre-Commercial Biotech Business

Brian Thomson
Chief People Officer
Torus Biosystems

LEAP: Exploring HR’s role in the transition from private to public

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

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

Christy Kahana
Founder
Claria Partners

LEAP: Prioritizing leadership development in the middle of COVID-19 and a commercial launch

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

10:40 am | Discover: Global Pandemic? Commercial Launch? Leadership Development? Yes, Yes & Absolutely!

11:20 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Developing Your Business’ Workforce?

Debbie Durso-Bumpus
Chief People Officer
Blueprint Medicines

LEAP: The journey from discovery to commercial: An HR perspective

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

3:40 pm | Develop: How Can You Play an Instrumental Role in Leading Your Business Through Each Stage of the Biotech Lifecycle?

3:00 pm | Discover: The Journey from Discovery to Commercial: An HR Perspective

Eric Fink
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Global Blood Therapeutics

LEAP: How to protect & scale company culture through the rapid growth of a life sciences business

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

11:20 am | Discover: How to Protect & Scale Company Culture Through the Rapid Growth of a Life Sciences Business

Gregg Russo
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

3:20 pm | Discover: Leading a Small Biotech from Start-Up to Commercial Success: The Ups & Downs

3:40 pm | Develop: How Can You Play an Instrumental Role in Leading Your Business Through Each Stage of the Biotech Lifecycle?

Janielle Newland
Former Vice President, Global People & Culture
Genevant Sciences

LEAP: Cultivating & nurturing leadership behaviors & company culture to drive better outcomes for your pre-commercial biotech business

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

4:45 pm | Develop: What are the Keys to Building a Strong Partnership Between the CEO and HR Function?

4:20 pm | Discover: Fireside Chat with CEO and HR – Cultivating and Nurturing Leadership Behaviors & Company Culture to Drive Better Outcomes for Your Pre-Commercial Biotech Business

John Hess
Vice President, Operations
Advanced RPO

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

9:55 am | Discover: Data, Expectations, Experiences & Alignment - The Science of Hiring in Life Sciences

Karen Anderson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mimecast

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

12:05 pm | Fireside Chat: Advice I’d Give Myself At the Start of My Career

Karen Lewis
Chief People Officer
Apellis Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: Creating a differentiated candidate experience in a highly competitive life sciences market

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

1:40 pm | Develop: What Disruptive Thinking Could You Benefit from Applying Within Your Own Organization to Transform TA?

1:20 pm | Discover: Creating a Differentiated Candidate Experience in a Highly Competitive Life Sciences Market

Kevin McManus
Chief Human Resources Officer
Acceleron Pharma

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

2:50 pm | Closing CHRO Panel Discussion: Exploring Lessons Learned in the COVID Response & What it Takes to Lead HR in the New Operating Landscape & Beyond

Kim Hazen
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Fulcrum Therapeutics

LEAP: Establishing yourself and building credibility as an HR strategic leader in a growing biopharma organization

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

12:50 pm | Develop: What Do You Need to Get Right in Order to Establish Yourself as a Strategic Leader Within Your Business?

12:10 pm | Discover: Establishing Yourself and Building Credibility as an HR Strategic Leader in a Growing Biopharma Organization

Laurie Politz
Head of People Operations
Finch Therapeutics

LEAP: Transforming your employees into brand ambassadors to give your growing biotech business a competitive edge

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

11:20 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Developing Your Business’ Workforce?

10:20 am | Discover: Transforming Your Employees into Brand Ambassadors to Give Your Growing Biotech Business a Competitive Edge

Leah Neufeld
Vice President, People
Prevail Therapeutics

LEAP: Designing a work culture with a wilful disregard for convention in a small biopharma business

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

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

Lisa Hazen
Founder & Principal
StoriTel®

LEAP: Revolutionizing branding and employer value propositions for pre-commercial biotech organizations

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

1:00 pm | Discover: Revolutionizing Branding & Employer Value Propositions for Pre-Commercial Biotech Organizations

2:00 pm | Action Roundtable Sessions

1:40 pm | Develop: What Disruptive Thinking Could You Benefit from Applying Within Your Own Organization to Transform TA?

Lisa McGrath
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Surface Oncology

LEAP: Developing the leadership skills you need to progress your career in HR

Mary Campos
Senior Director, Human Resources
TG Therapeutics

LEAP: Implementing a talent acquisition strategy in a rapidly growing biotech

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

1:40 pm | Develop: What Disruptive Thinking Could You Benefit from Applying Within Your Own Organization to Transform TA?

12:40 pm | Discover: Implementing a Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Rapidly Growing Biotech

Mary Morris
Head of Human Resources
Silicon Therapeutics

LEAP: Building an HR function from scratch in a fast-growing life sciences business

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

9:50 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Constructing Your HR Processes?

9:10 am | Discover: Building an HR Function from Scratch in a Fast-Growing Life Sciences Business

Megan Woods
Head of People & Community
Arbor Biotechnologies

LEAP: Laying the groundwork for enterprise-wide people processes from start-up

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

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

Melissa Halstead
Talent & Development Strategist
Claria Partners

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

2:00 pm | Action Roundtable Sessions

Meredith Wesley
Vice President, Talent & Culture
Boundless Bio

LEAP: Implementing a comprehensive talent strategy in a biotech start-up

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

9:30 am | Discover: Implementing a Comprehensive Talent Strategy in a Biotech Start-Up

9:50 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Constructing Your HR Processes?

Paula Cloghessy
Chief People Officer
Translate Bio

LEAP: Shifting the paradigm around performance management in a growing biotech business

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

11:20 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Developing Your Business’ Workforce?

11:00 am | Discover: Shifting the Paradigm Around Performance Management in a Growing Biotech Business

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

2:50 pm | Closing CHRO Panel Discussion: Exploring Lessons Learned in the COVID Response & What it Takes to Lead HR in the New Operating Landscape & Beyond

Steven Rotman
Chief People & Corporate Engagement Officer
Karyopharm Therapeutics

LEAP: Leveraging cross-industry knowledge & experience to help lend new perspective in the search for great talent

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

11:40 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Creating a Scalable Culture Within Your Emerging Biopharma Business?

10:40 am | Discover: Navigating the Highs & Lows of the Pandemic to Focus on Opportunities that Positively Impact the Workforce

Ted Harding
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Jounce Therapeutics

LEAP: Building productive relationships with the board to drive better business results

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

4:55 pm | Chair’s Recap & Closing Remarks

9:05 am | Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

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

12:50 pm | Develop: What Do You Need to Get Right in Order to Establish Yourself as a Strategic Leader Within Your Business?

12:30 pm | Discover: Building Productive Relationships with the Board to Drive Better Business Results

9:50 am | Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Tim Oyer
Vice President, RPO Solutions
Advanced RPO

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

2:00 pm | Action Roundtable Sessions

Day Two

Wednesday 2 December 2020

9:55 am | Discover: Data, Expectations, Experiences & Alignment - The Science of Hiring in Life Sciences

Tonushree Mondal
President
Tonushree Mondal Consulting

LEAP: Drive improved retention rates and maximize engagement using career architecture and internal talent mobility initiatives

Day One

Tuesday 1 December 2020

11:00 am | Discover: Drive Improved Retention Rates & Maximize Engagement Using Career Architecture & Internal Talent Mobility Initiatives

11:40 am | Develop: What Are the Keys to Success in Creating a Scalable Culture Within Your Emerging Biopharma Business?

2:00 pm | Action Roundtable Sessions