9:00 am Welcome Coffee

Strategy to Expedite Speed to Market

9:30 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Joe Carvalho Director, Global Category Manager Scientific Services , Novartis

9:40 am Virtual Trial Triumphs


• The challenges and successes of a phase IV virtual trial and how to translate this model into phase III
• How to tackle patient buy-in and support site-less trials to expedite speed to market

10:10 am Bridging the Gap Between Pre-Clinical and Clinical: How Early Stakeholder Engagement Aids SRM in Achieving End-to-End Business Development

  • Thierry Fausten Researcher, Canfield University; Former Head of Procurement (NW Africa), Roche


• Seeing the bigger picture: How SRM is more than simply contract management
• The importance of stakeholder relations in getting as upstream as possible and showing a united front when engaging with suppliers
• How to align your strategic approach with each stage of a contact lifecycle

10:40 am Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:20 am Speaker Interview Followed by Debate: Single vs Dual vs TriSourcing – How Takeda Realigned their Sourcing Strategy Post Shire Acquisition

  • Wanlu Liu Global Lead Sourcing Manager, Takeda


• Rinaldo Doorman (former Shire clinical category lead) interviews Wanlu Liu, Global lead Sourcing Manager, Takeda, on the organisational changes within Takeda post Shire acquisition

Debate: Post M&A: How to Re-Align and Ensure Smooth Integration

• With M&A on the rise we look at how to keep the best parts of both companies
• How to tackle “winner takes all” scenario and challenges with integration

12:00 pm Benefits of Supplier Diversity from Morals to Macroeconomics


  • How Supplier Diversity can help procurement add value beyond savings
  • Discover qualified vendors which have less of a platform, to manage risk
    and reduce cost
  • Compliance to government guidelines and value added from an improved
    company image

12:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm Mastermind: Forging the Next Generation of Procurement Professionals in R&D – What is the Ideal Procurement Resume?


We will split the audience into groups of 10 and reflect on your current talent pipeline and discuss:
• Procurement requires a multitude of skills, understanding how engineers, upper management and vendors interact, how do you bring in new hires without a procurement background?
• Is it better to promote internally from those with a scientific background?
• Successful skills enhancement programs and how they can be applied to develop young talent

2:00 pm Importance of Pre-Emptive Thinking in Procurement of NHP’s for Ultimate Product Approval


• As R&D continues to increase investment into large molecule drug products, safe, ethical and timely procurement of non-human primates has never been so important
• Challenges associated with R&D procurement for large molecule with respect to NHP’s, including predicting pricing, availability, lead time to sexual maturity and how to engage the market
• How to overcome these challenges and minimize an often timeconsuming barrier in getting to PoC human clinical trials

2:30 pm Strategic Sourcing for Rare Diseases & Emerging Therapeutics


• Challenges associated with negotiating form a small vendor pool
• How to plan for a volatile pipeline and be ready for sudden scale up

3:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Joe Carvalho Director, Global Category Manager Scientific Services , Novartis

3:15 pm Close of Summit