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Managing Innovation and Variability in a Growth Environment
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Managing Innovation and Variability in a Growth Environment

Andrew (Andy) Wirths is a senior pharmaceutical operations leader with over 30 years’ experience in the industry spanning small and large molecule manufacturing.

Andy joined AstraZeneca in 2015 and is currently Senior Vice President, Americas Supply, where he is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing operations of 8 sites in North and South America.

Previously Andy held various senior positions at Merck where he was fundamental to the development of their manufacturing strategy and its execution at multiple sites.

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How a Global MedTech Leader Operates to Keep Growing Despite a Worldwide Pandemic
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How a Global MedTech Leader Operates to Keep Growing Despite a Worldwide Pandemic

In his role, Viju is responsible for global operations, including manufacturing, direct procurement, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, sustainability, integrated business planning, logistics and advanced operations such as Additive Manufacturing technology development.

In this session, Viju highlights Stryker’s strategy to maintain strong growth while impacting more than 130 million patients globally despite the global supply chain crisis.

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What’s Next in Talent and Performance: The Neuroscience of Psychological Safety
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What’s Next in Talent and Performance: The Neuroscience of Psychological Safety

In the wake of disruptions prompted by COVID-19, the great resignation, geopolitical conflict, and social unrest, leaders and teams struggle to perform while managing an increased sense of ambient threat That sense of threat can have a breathtakingly negative impact on decision-making, emotional regulation, well-being, and employee engagement — all of which ultimately damage business efficacy While resilience and self-regulation may seem like individual issues, leaders and enterprises can play a critical role in mitigating the impacts of threat by promoting a cultural climate that diminishes our perception of threat and enhances a shared sense of purpose, and collegiality — creating a climate of candor…

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Rerouting to Recovery: Navigating the 2021 Economy for Obstacles and Accelerating Past the Risks that were Never There
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Rerouting to Recovery: Navigating the 2021 Economy for Obstacles and Accelerating Past the Risks that were Never There

Revisiting the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. automotive industry and its ecosystem Evaluating how the early days of pandemic crisis management called some risks and missed others Building resistance to the economic slowdown and understanding the impact this will have on costs and prices Approaching the intersection of global economic recovery with systemic industry change Chris Condon Group VP Controlling & Services Volkswagen Chris Condon is the Vice President of Group Controlling and Services at Volkswagen Group of America. As VWGoA is the American National Sales Company for Volkswagen AG, he serves at the Corporate Controller for Volkswagen,…

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Panel: Leadership Strategies to Survive and Excel in a Post-COVID World
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Panel: Leadership Strategies to Survive and Excel in a Post-COVID World

What are some of the unexpected lessons —good and bad— we have taken away from 2020 and 2021? Discussing examples of innovations created by necessity during the global pandemic that will continue on long into the future Taking this chapter in our working lives as an opportunity to re-evaluate, reconsider, and rethink some of the supply chain processes and strategies we had in place before COVID-19 How should we adjust our approach to communication, coordination, mentoring, and management in the emerging ‘new normal’ of work? Has the global pandemic changed the way people think about their personal and professional development?…

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Delivering Transformation Across the Value Chain Through Digital Product Creation
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Delivering Transformation Across the Value Chain Through Digital Product Creation

How has the pandemic magnified change in the apparel industry How has digital product creation helped teams to make and sell products in a more collaborative way How do standards play a key role in the creation of digital products How can using  digital tools prepare us for an uncertain future What are the ways digital prototyping  can be used as a sustainability enabler — Jami Dunbar SVP, Product Supply Under Armour Jami Dunbar is Senior Vice President of Under Armour’s Global Product Supply. With 25 years’ experience in apparel and footwear, her key focus is conceiving, testing and developing…

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Leading Global Supplies in Times of High Biologic Demands Now and After the Pandemic Crisis
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Leading Global Supplies in Times of High Biologic Demands Now and After the Pandemic Crisis

Strong wave of innovation and new Biologic therapies resulting in high demands Building flexible global capacities at various scales and multiple global locations to ensure reliable supplies and serve patients’ needs worldwide Business continuity planning, crisis management, pandemic preparedness & implementation of additional specific protection measures Close collaboration, intensive and solution-oriented exchange with customers and partners to ensure global patient supplies Managing diverse and complex challenges through digital transformation Critical success factor: Operational excellence, capacity & capabilities expansion and our peoples dedication — Uwe Buecheler Corporate SVP Biopharmaceuticals Boehringer Ingelheim Uwe Buecheler, Ph. D. joint Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Dr. Karl…

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Keynote: Delivering Excellence While Navigating Transition
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Keynote: Delivering Excellence While Navigating Transition

Highlighting how operations and manufacturing can think differently to pivot for crises and global events Preparing for M&A opportunities and adapting for a changing business model Discussing the importance of equity, leadership and people as catalysts of culture and change within the industry as we work to serve patients better — Azita Saleki-Gerhardt EVP, Operations Abbvie Dr. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is Executive Vice President, Operations, at AbbVie, leading a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as well as a number of corporate services. Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt…

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Leadership in a Work From Anywhere (WFA) World
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Leadership in a Work From Anywhere (WFA) World

Learning to be more Human-Centric as business operations shift to adapt to current challenges How can leadership demonstrate compassion toward their teams? Facilitating better engagement and developing leaders working from anywhere Leading the way forward in a WFA world — Melanie Steinbach Chief People Officer Cameo Melanie (Mel) Steinbach is the Chief People Officer at Cameo, the leading marketplace connecting fans directly with tens of thousands of pop culture personalities in the form of customized video messages, live video calls and direct messages. Steinbach joins Cameo as the company’s first-ever Chief People Officer, and is responsible for human resources strategy…

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Keynote: Leadership in a Time of Crisis
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Keynote: Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Discussing the challenges and opportunities we have faced during a global pandemic, and how we have chosen to meet them What are the lessons we learn about ourselves, our teams, and our organizations when we are tested? Illustrating the role of a leader and the qualities necessary to succeed in the face of adversity Highlighting examples where the unforeseen has become the catalyst for positive change How should HR professionals best support, communicate, and reinforce leaders throughout our organizations? — Lars Minns Chief Human Resources Officer, NAFTA Mercedes Benz Lars N. Minns is the Chief Human Resources Officer of North…

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Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement
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Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement

What does investing in your people look like on a day-to-day ongoing basis? How does the workforce contribute to steady cumulative improvements as the engine of long-term culture change and improved productivity? Discussing motivational tools that solicit grassroots contributions: Competition, recognition, entertainment, and a sense of accomplishment Offering examples where training, mentorship, job shadowing, and cycling through different job functions improves retention, job satisfaction, and contributes to improved performance How far can a culture of continuous improvement and total workforce engagement permeate an organization? — Moderator: Angela Roseboro Chief Diversity Officer Riot Games As a 20-year Diversity and Inclusion, and…

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COVID-19: What Did We Do, What Have We Learned, and What Has Changed Forever?
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COVID-19: What Did We Do, What Have We Learned, and What Has Changed Forever?

Illustrating how HR professionals responded to the novel Corona virus outbreak to guide their organizations through a global pandemic Viewing the crisis as an opportunity to accelerate progress already underway to decentralize and diversify Twitter’s workforce How will the transition back to the office reflect short term and long term changes to how and where we work Is there a way HR leaders can take this experience and use it to continue innovating without the catalyst of a crisis? — Jennifer Christie VP, People and Chief Human Resources Officer Twitter Jennifer Christie is VP, People and Chief Human Resources Officer…

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Fighting COVID-19 with Innovation – A Race Against Time
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Fighting COVID-19 with Innovation – A Race Against Time

Pam Cheng EVP, President Global Operations & IT AstraZeneca Pam Cheng joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as executive vice president of Global Operations and Information Technology (IT), guiding the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and IT across 18 countries and leading a team of over 19,000. Under her leadership, AstraZeneca Global Operations has transformed significantly driving top performance across the business while delivering value back to the enterprise. The next phase of transformation includes the convergence of operational excellence and digital innovation, building the ‘Factory of the Future’. Before AstraZeneca she spent 18 years in global manufacturing, supply chain, and commercial…

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