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Panel: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Maximizing Our Impact on the Future of Medicine

The past few years has seen a migration of talent and technology from traditional biopharmaceutical manufacturing to ATMP manufacturing: How has this changed the CMC ecosystem, and are we overbuilding capacity again? Avoiding the dangers of fragmentation. How should we better communicate, collaborate, and consolidate our best ideas so we all succeed? Discussing the reasons to set up a new company today, and imagining how our business ecosystem will continue to grow and evolve Debating which production platforms will best suit the newer modalities Exploring the next steps for existing platforms like mAbs: How do we efficiently serve giant markets…

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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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Panel: The Future of FSQ — Where Are We, and What Comes Next?
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Panel: The Future of FSQ — Where Are We, and What Comes Next?

Discussing how evolving consumer expectations shape our businesses and our best practices Are we as Food Safety professionals setting new goals that challenge ourselves and improve our processes, or does the motivation to change come from outside forces? Debating the role technology and digital transformation will actually play in the future of Food Safety and Quality What should we be doing right now to get ready for the next ten years? — Moderator: Spir Marinakis VP of Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Technical Services & Sanitation Maple Leaf Foods Spir is currently serving as Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Technical…

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Panel: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards —How Did the Last Two Years Change Us?
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Panel: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards —How Did the Last Two Years Change Us?

How has working through a global pandemic impacted the way we do business? Taking stock of how we changed and why we changed. What are some of the net positives? What are some of the things where we do want to return to how things used to be? Reviewing where our organizations were five years ago and where we planned to be today, how much has COVID-19 changed the trajectory of our journeys? What are some of the lessons learned that we plan to take with us into the future? Are manufacturing leaders stronger for this experience? Where do we…

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Panel: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards —How Did the Last Two Years Change Us?
LIFE SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, VIDEO

Panel: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards —How Did the Last Two Years Change Us?

How has working through a global pandemic impacted the way we do business? Taking stock of how we changed and why we changed. What are some of the net positives? What are some of the things where we do want to return to how things used to be? Reviewing where our organizations were five years ago and where we planned to be today, how much has COVID-19 changed the trajectory of our journeys? What are some of the lessons learned that we plan to take with us into the future? Is the community of biopharmaceutical manufacturers stronger for this experience?…

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Panel: The Supply Chain of the Future and Behaviors that Drives Excellence
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Panel: The Supply Chain of the Future and Behaviors that Drives Excellence

Compensation plans that foster innovation and continuous process improvement Performance metrics that incentivize collaboration and build a culture of systemic thinking Operating Efficiency: Designing shared priorities and objectives into cross-functional decision-making — Moderator: Shay Scott Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute University of Tennessee Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at The University of Tennessee (UT). Ranked as a top program globally, UT’s GSCI exists to shape and influence the practice of SCM by serving as a global hub for leading companies, researchers, practitioners and students. He also serves as Professor of Practice…

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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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Panel: Staying Ahead of the Curve in the Increasingly Complex Regulatory World of Cell and Gene Therapy
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Panel: Staying Ahead of the Curve in the Increasingly Complex Regulatory World of Cell and Gene Therapy

Discussing the growing regulatory complexity in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing. How are new guidelines and regulators’ expectations during inspections changing? Taking a process-based approach to impact assessment, and customizing a setup that identifies and acts on signals proactively Bringing a structured approach to your advocacy within your network of industry and trade organization connections Embracing the idea that keeping things simple even in a complex environment generates the best outcomes — Pat Yang Former EVP at Juno Therapeutics, Roche and Genentech Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management…

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Panel: Setting Ambitious Goals to Improve the Biopharmaceutical Ecosystem
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Panel: Setting Ambitious Goals to Improve the Biopharmaceutical Ecosystem

Discussing the growing regulatory complexity in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing. How are new guidelines and regulators’ expectations during inspections changing? Taking a process-based approach to impact assessment, and customizing a setup that identifies and acts on signals proactively Bringing a structured approach to your advocacy within your network of industry and trade organization connections Embracing the idea that keeping things simple even in a complex environment generates the best outcomes — Pat Yang Former EVP at Juno Therapeutics, Roche and Genentech Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management…

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Panel: What is the Best Way to Build Bridges Between Human Resources and the Rest of the Company?
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Panel: What is the Best Way to Build Bridges Between Human Resources and the Rest of the Company?

What does senior management and the workforce at large need and want from Human Resources? What does exceeding those expectations look like? Why do some employees and departments seek to limit engagement with Human Resources, and what motivates that reluctance and institutional inertia? Talking about how the soft skills of change management and effective communications are must-have competencies for HR executives Discussing ways to win hearts and minds throughout a company through championing successes, embracing the lessons learned from failures, a commitment to ongoing training and learning opportunities, and always creating a clear path forward for your workforce — Moderator:…

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Panel: Cost Reduction Through Margin Improvement and Waste Elimination

Why do so many OpEx initiatives fail to achieve their goals or lose all momentum soon after hitting their targets? How do you make margin improvement and waste elimination everyone’s job throughout an organization? Offering tactics and strategies to re-engage a workforce that has grown complacent and lost its culture of Continuous Improvement Discussing how new technologies fit into the larger conversation about how Lean Thinking is evolving Where do we want to be a decade from now, and what are we doing right now to get there? — Walter Charles Chief Procurement Officer Allergan Walter Charles is the SVP…

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Panel: The Future of Food Safety: Building Leaders and Taking Ownership
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY, VIDEO

Panel: The Future of Food Safety: Building Leaders and Taking Ownership

Inspire ownership of Food Safety across your organization Exploring the importance of timing, ongoing training, and strategyWhen change is necessary, how do we get the buy-in that we need? Decision-making in the Digital Age: Balancing innovation and efficiency Leading a culture of Continuous Improvement Moderator: Maria Wedel VP of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs Cargill Maria Wedel currently holds the position of VP, Quality & Regulatory (FSQR) for Cargill Animal Nutrition. Maria joined Cargill in August of 2000 in Cargill Kitchen Solutions (aka Sunny Fresh Foods) and worked in a variety of roles within the business prior to moving…

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The Future of Work: Leading with Purpose and Resolve
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The Future of Work: Leading with Purpose and Resolve

Projecting your company’s brand and values to attract the kind of talent you want and need Demonstrating inspirational leadership amidst a global talent war Unlocking the potential of people: Entrepreneurial thinking as a catalyst to drive innovation Building the requirements of a connected business into a long-term investment strategy for learning and development Panelists: Carol Flack VP, Global Materials Dell Technologies Carol Flack is a Vice President with Dell’s Global Operations team and site leader for North Carolina. With revenues of $78 billion in FY18 and more than 140,000 people worldwide, Dell is the largest privately controlled technology company in…

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Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Total Workforce Engagement
HUMAN RESOURCES, VIDEO

Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Total Workforce Engagement

Exploring strategies that foster both consumer behavior and employee engagement Building change management into your HR operation: Encouraging buy-in and organizational support How does the workforce contribute to steady cumulative improvements as the engine of long-term culture change? Offering examples where mentorship, job shadowing, and cycling through different job functions improves retention What does investing in your people look like on a day-to-day ongoing basis? — James Parker VP Talent Management and Organization Development Church & Dwight James is responsible for developing and driving the enterprise’s talent agenda. He leads the Talent Acquisition, Learning & Employee Development, Employee Engagement and…

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Panel: Human Resources Executive Leaders as Equal Business Partners
HUMAN RESOURCES, VIDEO

Panel: Human Resources Executive Leaders as Equal Business Partners

Discussing the responsibility of HR leaders as equal partners and key influencers Linking culture to business strategy – the role HR plays in driving leadership understanding and ownership of culture as a critical enabler to business strategies and goals Articulating your organization’s human resources issues, challenges, and opportunities using a collaborative, communicative approach with the rest of the leadership team Exploring how human resources impact bottom-line metrics and work to meet business goals of your organization Establishing the critical impact of human resources leaders on new technologies and Continuous Improvement initiatives — Rob Sklans Former Chief Human Resources Officer Innophos…

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