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Building a “Lightspeed” Culture: How a Global Pandemic Transformed Manufacturing and Distribution
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Building a “Lightspeed” Culture: How a Global Pandemic Transformed Manufacturing and Distribution

Bolstering our supply chain: Strengthening relationships with industry partners to overcome a global health crisis Making the impossible possible: “Project Lightspeed” and the development, manufacture, and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine Where do we go from here? Ensuring this experience is a catalyst for change for our industry Key takeaways: upending our conventional ways of working and the resilience of our amazing colleagues — Mike McDermott Chief Global Supply Officer, EVP Pfizer As Chief Global Supply Officer, EVP, Mike McDermott leads all of Pfizer’s internal and external manufacturing and supply chain activities. Mike and the Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) team…

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Delivering the Pipeline of the Future with a Commitment to Radical Simplification and Pioneering for Excellence
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Delivering the Pipeline of the Future with a Commitment to Radical Simplification and Pioneering for Excellence

Being part of the solution: Launching two medicines in record time during the pandemic Meeting growing complexity head-on Establishing communities of practitioners to re-imagine manufacturing and process development Re-thinking how we collaborate across boundaries — Susanne Hundsbaek-Pedersen Global Head Pharma of Technical Operations Roche Susanne serves as the Global Head of Pharma Technical Operations at Roche, a global biotech company. Roche delivers long-term and sustainable healthcare solutions to serve millions of patients in 150 countries. Pharma Technical Operations spans the world with sites on four continents and covers the value chain from Technical development, CMC to Commercial supplies. She is…

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Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Landscape to Optimize Patient Outcomes
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Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Landscape to Optimize Patient Outcomes

How the pandemic has impacted innovation, technology, people and our ways of working and thinking How is Amgen transforming biomanufacturing for a faster, more data-savvy future and strengthening the balance of resiliency and efficiency Addressing unmet patient needs and establishing new markets through connected technology and other manufacturing innovations (smart materials, process automation and more) Why building integrated, collaborative, agile, high performance teams are at the heart of revolutionary manufacturing Amgen Ecovation™ – creating value through innovative and sustainable manufacturing operations — Arleen Paulino SVP Global Manufacturing Amgen Arleen Paulino, senior vice president, Manufacturing, leads Amgen’s commercial manufacturing organization where…

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TCR² and the Path to Registration: The Road in Scaling a TCR Platform and Organization to Un-Lock a Therapy for Solid Tumors
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TCR² and the Path to Registration: The Road in Scaling a TCR Platform and Organization to Un-Lock a Therapy for Solid Tumors

Walking through how we built our Cell Therapy unit. What did we duplicate? What did we innovate? What did we adapt from others, and how did we make it our own? How are we building a sustainable pipeline, managing complexity, and keeping our focus? What are the “must haves”? What are the learnings on common threats of significant transformations? Lessons learned from the TCR² journey to provide innovative therapies for patients in need — Peter Olagunju Chief Technical Officer TCR² Therapeutics Peter Olagunju serves as the Chief Technical Officer of TCR².  He brings over 20 years of experience in cell…

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Towards Industrialization of Cell Therapy
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Towards Industrialization of Cell Therapy

Cell therapy, such as regenerative therapies based on iPSCs and adoptive cell therapies targeting cancer with CAR-T cells, CAR-NKs or TCRs hold enormous potential for the future of medicine, enabling for the first time curative approaches. However, the field is still in its infancy and CMC remains a critical bottleneck in bringing these therapies to patients on a global scale. This discussion will focus on the scientific, technical and cultural transformations required to drive towards true industrialization of cell therapies, including: The critical challenges in CMC for cell therapies today How more in-depth understanding of cells, their critical quality attributes…

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Fireside Chat: Building the Future from a Distinguished Tenure in CMC
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Fireside Chat: Building the Future from a Distinguished Tenure in CMC

Introducing Prime Medicine and its vision for the future of medicine How are we thinking about the inclusion of novel types of automation into molecular medicine workflows? Examining how we view Talent in the emergent technology space, and how do we best deploy remote and hybrid work? Historically, pharmaceutical manufacturing leaders were predominantly men; however, many important CMC leadership positions are now held by women. Why is this the case, and how do we sustain this pattern? What are the most significant learnings from having achieved success in licensing autologous cell therapies? — Ann Lee Chief Technical Officer Prime Medicine…

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Moderna: The Rise of mRNA Vaccines – CMC Operations During a Once-in-a-Lifetime Pandemic
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Moderna: The Rise of mRNA Vaccines – CMC Operations During a Once-in-a-Lifetime Pandemic

Our journey from a “platform” to a “multi-product” company How we achieved the seemingly impossible What we learned along the way Where we are today and where the journey takes us next — Tara Jones SVP, North America Operations Moderna Tara is responsible for end-to-end operations for DNA, Drug Substance, and Drug Product for global clinical trial materials and commercial product for the North America region.  Prior to joining Moderna she was at Amgen where she led drug substance operations at Amgen Puerto Rico and was responsible for both the mammalian and bacterial drug substance manufacturing operations for multiple commercial…

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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future
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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future

Discussing my experiences at GM and ADM as an active participant in the evolution of Finance executives within Corporate America Exploring how ADM built up its Finance organization with a three-legged stool model of Corporate Finance, BU Finance, and GBS Finance Demonstrating the importance of agility and flexibility, and how finance roles change depending on circumstances Focusing on talent development, team motivation, and retention. What is our approach towards “MBWA”? — Ray Young Vice Chairman, Former Chief Financial Officer Archer Daniels Midland Ray G. Young is Vice Chairman and the former Chief Financial Officer of ADM. Young joined ADM in…

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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow
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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow

Connecting the dots: Master data Balance sheet Cash flow — Tom O’Connell VP and Controller Latin America Ecolab Tom O’Connell is a driven, analytical, and astute business executive with strong financial, operational, and compliance leadership experience. He has well-developed communication and problem-solving skills that include quickly understanding a process, identity issues, and develop sensible solutions. Tom is a consistent top performer who builds relationships and trust at all levels of the organization. He thrives in a fast-paced environment. His expertise and responsibilities include people development, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, fraud analysis and investigation, process improvement, and…

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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities
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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities

Walking through a timeline of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of bringing two different companies together in a productive and compliant way Building bridges to the other Finance team to allow two-way communication, coordination, and collaboration as the two parties come together Discussing common obstacles and stumbling blocks in M&A activity. What can be done to avoid these pitfalls? Illustrating best practices, lessons learned, and key takeaways based on Mars’ experience acquiring KIND North America. Where are we as a Finance team and as a company today on the far side of this union? — Dumitrache Martinez…

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Navigating Market Volatility and Uncertainty with Predictive Planning
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Navigating Market Volatility and Uncertainty with Predictive Planning

The world is changing faster and with more volatility than ever before. On top of the pandemic, business leaders must now be prepared to navigate inflationary uncertainty, recessionary pressures, rising geopolitical tensions, and more. With millions of dollars at stake, businesses must adapt their forecasting methods to incorporate these external factors, or risk being blindsided by changing market conditions. Find your path forward amidst the volatility with the combination of global macroeconomic data, market-validated forecasts, and “what-if” scenarios. In this session, you will learn how to: Quantify the impact of these economic factors, and more, on your future performance Identify…

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Maximizing Financial Resilience in the Face of a Downturn
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Maximizing Financial Resilience in the Face of a Downturn

Outlining what steps teams need to take before a financial crisis hits, to shore up defenses and minimize its impact on their organization Explaining which technology investments will deliver the greatest impact in an uncertain economy Delivering insight into why finance leaders should embrace artificial intelligence and machine learning to support their teams’ decision making Explaining the mindset required to advocate for change in a challenging environment — Adriana Carpenter Chief Financial Officer Emburse As CFO of Emburse, Adriana is responsible for financial strategy, accounting, treasury, payroll, and financial reporting, planning and analysis. Adriana has 30 years of finance and…

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Panel: Transformation of the Finance Function
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Panel: Transformation of the Finance Function

How is the role of the Finance leader and the Finance team changing within organizations today, and what is driving that change? Discussing the Finance executive as a major contributor to value creation. How do we generate competitive advantage and support all facets of the business to succeed? Comparing and contrasting different ways we can bring value partnering to our companies. What should we keep in mind as we choose the methodology that will work best for us? Talking about the ongoing struggle to identify, attract, develop, and retain talent — Tom Hood, CPA, CGMA EVP – Business Engagement and…

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The Power of the Portfolio
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The Power of the Portfolio

VF Corporation owns and manages a highly intentional portfolio of active-lifestyle brands in the areas of outdoor, active, workwear and streetwear, with each brand playing a specific role. VF actively manages its portfolio with a systematic approach to evaluating strategic, ownership and financial parameters. The company’s globally integrated business backbone and strategic capabilities support consistent, sustainable and profitable growth across its brand portfolio Operating model choices drive speed and agility while at the same time ensuring scale and leverage — Matt Puckett EVP and CFO VF Corporation Puckett, 47, recently marked his 20th anniversary with VF. He joined the company…

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Fireside Chat: Finance Talent in an Age of Upheaval
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Fireside Chat: Finance Talent in an Age of Upheaval

Identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining top talent has always been challenging, and things have only become more complicated during the pandemic and as more and more people embrace new ways of working. What are we doing differently to understand our people’s wants and needs, support them in their personal and professional lives, and lead them effectively and productively in the new business realities we all face? Exploring how technology is changing both how we work and how we communicate, coordinate, and collaborate work. Where is this trend going in Finance, and what should we as leaders be doing to stay…

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