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Strategies to Attract, Acquire and Advance Top Talent in an Ultracompetitive Field

November 19-20, 2019
  • Boston, MA

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DAY ONE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

12:00

Conference Registration

1:00 CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO INCLUSIVE, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS (A-B)

A Define Interview Best Practices to Verify Quality Assurance in Talent Acquisition
Workshop Overview:

Quality assurance is critical when it comes to sourcing and acquiring candidates in the biopharma sector. During this workshop, benchmark industry leading techniques to navigate the interview process and enhance operations to determine candidate potential. With an eye toward organizational goals and company vision at the forefront, this session arms participants with proven methodologies that unlock top talent potential to meet business needs

Workshop Outline:

I.Grow the Talent Pool in a HighlySaturated, Competitive Market

II. Interactive Exchange and Scenario Planning

Workshop Leader:

Jonathan Jones
Head of Talent
Roviant Sciences

Karen Lewis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Axcella Health

 
B Leverage Innovative Measurement Techniques and Predictive Analytics to Demonstrate the Impact of Top Talent on ROI
Workshop Overview:

During this workshop, uncover key measurement techniques to visualize the impact of top talent on your organization. Crack down on the importance of instituting metrics to convey return on investment and learn to adjust talent acquisition strategies when necessary based on data reports.

Workshop Outline:

I.Benefits of Talent Acquisition Analytics

II. Utilize Predictive Analytics to Advance Operations

Workshop Leader:

Erica Arkin
Talent Acquisition Lead
BlueRock Therapeutics

*There will be a networking and refreshment break at 3:00pm

5:00
Close of Day One

Join Us for a Welcome Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

7:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Industry Trends, Regulations
and Market Dynamics Shaping
the Talent Landscape

8:45

TRAILBLAZER SHOWCASE
Innovative Models Transforming Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Strategies

I.Take an Inside Look at Allergan’s Transformation on People, Process and Technology

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

II. Start-Up Spotlight — Progressive Talent Approach for Pre-Commercial Companies

Shawn Tang
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Cerevel Therapeutics

III. Transform a Talent Acquisition Organization to a Global, Scalable and Customer-Centric Model

Beth Keeler
Associate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Merck

IV. Moderated Q&A

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

State of the Industry — Navigate the Evolving Life Sciences Talent Environment

Andy Dawson
Head of Human Resources
Entasis Therapeutics

Leading Frameworks
and Best Practices for
Optimizing Acquisition

11:15

INDUSTRY EXCHANGE
Effectively Communicate Your Value Proposition to Become an Organization of Choice

Gretchen Gunn
Head of US Commercial Talent Acquisition
Novartis

Samantha Sutton
Head of People
Ginkgo Bioworks

Danny Rose
Director, Human Resources Business Partner and Coach
Neon Therapeutics

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

Rethink Recruitment in the New Talent Economy — Ensuring a Robust Candidate Pipeline

Susanne Reilly, Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Talent Management
PTC Therapeutics

Remaining Compliant in a
Complex and Competitive Arena

2:00

Examine Legal and Regulatory Considerations while Securing Desirable Skill Sets

Speaker TBA

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

Forward-Thinking Approaches to
Take Top Talent to the Next Level

3:15

Leverage Technology and Digital-Aided Sourcing to Streamline and Optimize Operations

Melanie Moore
Senior Director, Global Strategy Lead, Global Talent and Inclusion
Bayer

4:00

Continue the Conversation — Leverage a Positive Candidate Experience as a “Springboard to Onboard”

Daryn Lewis
Head of People
Cyclerion

Kathy Jeffery
Chief People and Culture
Pear Therapeutics

5:00

Close of Day Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

12:00

Conference Registration

1:00 CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO INCLUSIVE, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS (A-B)

A Define Interview Best Practices to Verify Quality Assurance in Talent Acquisition
Workshop Overview:

Quality assurance is critical when it comes to sourcing and acquiring candidates in the biopharma sector. During this workshop, benchmark industry leading techniques to navigate the interview process and enhance operations to determine candidate potential. With an eye toward organizational goals and company vision at the forefront, this session arms participants with proven methodologies that unlock top talent potential to meet business needs

Workshop Outline:

I.Grow the Talent Pool in a HighlySaturated, Competitive Market

II. Interactive Exchange and Scenario Planning

Workshop Leader:

Jonathan Jones
Head of Talent
Roviant Sciences

Karen Lewis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Axcella Health

 
B Leverage Innovative Measurement Techniques and Predictive Analytics to Demonstrate the Impact of Top Talent on ROI
Workshop Overview:

During this workshop, uncover key measurement techniques to visualize the impact of top talent on your organization. Crack down on the importance of instituting metrics to convey return on investment and learn to adjust talent acquisition strategies when necessary based on data reports.

Workshop Outline:

I.Benefits of Talent Acquisition Analytics

II. Utilize Predictive Analytics to Advance Operations

Workshop Leader:

Erica Arkin
Talent Acquisition Lead
BlueRock Therapeutics

*There will be a networking and refreshment break at 3:00pm

5:00
Close of Day One

Join Us for a Welcome Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

7:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Industry Trends, Regulations
and Market Dynamics Shaping
the Talent Landscape

8:45

TRAILBLAZER SHOWCASE
Innovative Models Transforming Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Strategies

I.Take an Inside Look at Allergan’s Transformation on People, Process and Technology

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

II. Start-Up Spotlight — Progressive Talent Approach for Pre-Commercial Companies

Shawn Tang
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Cerevel Therapeutics

III. Transform a Talent Acquisition Organization to a Global, Scalable and Customer-Centric Model

Beth Keeler
Associate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Merck

IV. Moderated Q&A

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

State of the Industry — Navigate the Evolving Life Sciences Talent Environment

Andy Dawson
Head of Human Resources
Entasis Therapeutics

Leading Frameworks
and Best Practices for
Optimizing Acquisition

11:15

INDUSTRY EXCHANGE
Effectively Communicate Your Value Proposition to Become an Organization of Choice

Gretchen Gunn
Head of US Commercial Talent Acquisition
Novartis

Samantha Sutton
Head of People
Ginkgo Bioworks

Danny Rose
Director, Human Resources Business Partner and Coach
Neon Therapeutics

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

Rethink Recruitment in the New Talent Economy — Ensuring a Robust Candidate Pipeline

Susanne Reilly, Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Talent Management
PTC Therapeutics

Remaining Compliant in a
Complex and Competitive Arena

2:00

Examine Legal and Regulatory Considerations while Securing Desirable Skill Sets

Speaker TBA

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

Forward-Thinking Approaches to
Take Top Talent to the Next Level

3:15

Leverage Technology and Digital-Aided Sourcing to Streamline and Optimize Operations

Melanie Moore
Senior Director, Global Strategy Lead, Global Talent and Inclusion
Bayer

4:00

Continue the Conversation — Leverage a Positive Candidate Experience as a “Springboard to Onboard”

Daryn Lewis
Head of People
Cyclerion

Kathy Jeffery
Chief People and Culture
Pear Therapeutics

5:00

Close of Day Conference