Focus Sessions

A: Powerful People Analytics in Action

Designed for the HR and people analytics leaders in life sciences companies of all sizes who want to move past cleaning data and streamlining reporting to unlock the potential power of predictive analytics to generate reliable predictions and contribute to future workforce planning and business decision-making.

September 20 2021: 8am – 12pm

Develop Panel Discussion: People Analytics in 2021 & Beyond – Driving Value for Life Sciences Businesses & Workforces

  • Andy Porter Executive Vice President & Chief People Experience Officer , Relay Therapeutics
  • Sally Paull Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Regeneron
  • Jimmy Zhang Head of People Strategy & Analytics , Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Steve Schiavo Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Alkermes

Synopsis

• Using predictive and prescriptive analytics to foster innovation and leadership • How can organizations change the HR function itself to operate in a digital way, use digital tools and apps to deliver solutions, and continuously experiment and innovate? • Leveraging analytics to drive talent and EDI strategies • How to scale analytics to enable and empower HR leaders to make better decisions • When will people analytics scale to the point of acceptance across HR and effectively become part of the organizational DNA?

Structured Networking Session

Coffee Break

Analytics in Action: How MilliporeSigma is Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Build Bold, Strategic Life Sciences Workforce Plans

  • Rob Major Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning & People Analytics , MilliporeSigma

Analytics in Action: Personalization is the Answer – How Data Can Transform Employee Experiences

Analytics in Action: Using People Analytic Techniques to Eliminate Bias from A Feedback Program Before Launch

  • Kate O’Brien Director, People Strategy & Analytics , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Analytics in Action: How People Analytics Has Enabled bluebird bio to Hire, Position, & Retain Key Talent

  • John Steele Global Head of Talent Strategy, Learning & Analytics , bluebird bio

Develop: Interactive Q&A Session

  • Rob Major Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning & People Analytics , MilliporeSigma
  • Shuba Gopal Head, People Analytics , Ipsen
  • Kate O’Brien Director, People Strategy & Analytics , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
  • John Steele Global Head of Talent Strategy, Learning & Analytics , bluebird bio

Action: Interactive Roundtable Sessions

  • Jimmy Zhang Head of People Strategy & Analytics , Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Matt McGuirk IT Business Partner , Foundation Medicine
  • Lily Maissen People Planning & Analytics Lead, Regeneron

Synopsis

Take part in one of our interactive roundtable discussions to explore, in your groups, how to approach people analytics strategy and rollout at varying stages of maturity, from operational reporting and data cleaning, to predictive analytics.

B: Turbocharging Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Designed for DE&I and HR leaders in life sciences organizations of all sizes to explore how to drive DE&I to become a methodology that underpins how businesses operate. We’ll explore how leaders are accelerating DE&I initiatives across four key areas: employees, patients, communities and partners

September 20, 2021: 1pm – 5pm

Develop Panel Discussion: Transforming DE&I to a Methodology that Underpins How Life Sciences Companies Operate

  • Alicia Goodman Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Aimmune Therapeutics
  • Smita Pillai Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer , Regeneron
  • Frances Taplett Chief People Officer , The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Synopsis

• Understanding what your DE&I strategy needs to look like: What are you trying to achieve and how does it fit into improving the lives of patients?
• Utilizing data more effectively and understanding how best to measure DE&I efforts
• Exploring how to govern DE&I efforts – who should be accountable? How do you get executive leaders to lead with purpose?
• Evaluating systems to ensure companies can check recruitment, management, marketing, development, and clinical trials to debias any bias that might exist and ensure D&I

Structured Networking Session

Coffee Break

Discover: From Chief Regulatory Officer to Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer: Building a Grassroots DEI Movement at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

  • Sara Nochur Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

1:30 pm Discover: Building a Comprehensive & Impactful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Function in a Life Sciences Business

  • James Cheng Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion , Zimmer Biomet

Develop: Interactive Q&A Session

  • Sara Nochur Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • James Cheng Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion , Zimmer Biomet

Action: Interactive Roundtable Sessions

  • Victoria Creamer Chief People Officer Charles , River Laboratories
  • Pamela Zapata Director, Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, PTC Therapeutics
  • Smita Pillai Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer , Regeneron

Synopsis

Take part in one of our interactive roundtable discussions to explore, in your groups, how to approach people analytics strategy and rollout at varying stages of maturity, from operational reporting and data cleaning, to predictive analytics

Close of Focus Afternoon