Speakers

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Kris Ward
Director, Procurement
Orchard Therapeutics

Day One

10:10 am | Vendor Management vs. Category Management – Orchard Therapeutics’ Journey to Support an Increasingly Complex and Global Business

Limor Glick
Executive Director, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Corbus Pharmaceuticals

Day One

12:10 pm | Discussion: Vendor Oversight and Risk Management Approaches Across the Pharma Industry

Martisse Best
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
IQVIA

Day Two

9:40 am | Models, challenges and Triumphs of a Virtual Trial

David Karakas
Director, Sourcing & Procurement
Bluebird Bio

Day Two

2:45 pm | Strategic Sourcing for Rare Diseases & Emerging Therapeutics

Tom Thattacherry
Head of Supplier Diversity
Roche/ Genentech

Tom heads the Supplier Diversity for Roche/Genentech. He is actively engaged in creating strategies, building partnerships cross divisionally with stakeholders, sourcing, business partners and suppliers to drive small/diverse business inclusion opportunities in the supplier base. He also works with the U.S. Government entities such as U.S Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs on small business subcontracting plans and regulations.   Tom is a past President of the Board of Directors for Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. a national non-profit organization focused on developing diverse owned businesses in the Life Sciences industry. He is also actively engaged with a number of national and local diverse supplier advocacy groups and is a certified Integral Coach. Tom has been in the pharma industry for over 18 years.

Day Two

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

Umar Salahuddin
Director, Research, Development & Sourcing
Biogen

Day One

12:10 pm | Discussion: Vendor Oversight and Risk Management Approaches Across the Pharma Industry

Deborah Franco
Global Sourcing Manager Scientific Services
Novartis

Day One

9:40 am | Optimizing R&D Costs with Machine Learning: How A Big Pharma Diagnoses & Improves Research Efficiency with AI-Assisted Reagent Selection

Aaron Nolan
Consultant
Eli Lilly and Company

Day One

2:15 pm | Case Study on Supplier Spend Analytics for Clinical Trials

Rinaldo Dorman
Senior Manager, R&D Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
Sarepta Therapeutics

Day One

12:10 pm | Discussion: Vendor Oversight and Risk Management Approaches Across the Pharma Industry

Victoria Woodward
Procurement Professional
Indivior

Day Two

2:15 pm | Mastermind: Forging the Next Generation of Procurement Professionals in R&D – What is the Ideal Procurement Resume?

Rose Prisco
Associate Director Clinical Procurement
Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Day One

4:40 pm | Contracting – Who Drives the Content

Erin Benson
Director Market Planning
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Day One

12:45 pm | Program Partner: LexisNexis

Farah Ahmad
Chief Commercial Officer
Clinical Maestro

Day One

2:45 pm | Case Study: Automating & Harmonizing RFP Processes for a Phase 3 Neurodegenerative Rare Disease Clinical Trial Using Clinical MaestroTM

Mark Davis
Founder & Principal
NegotiumBio

Day One

5:15 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

12:10 pm | Discussion: Vendor Oversight and Risk Management Approaches Across the Pharma Industry

9:30 am | Chair’s Opening Address

Day Two

3:20 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

9:30 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Penelope Przekop
CEO
PDC Pharma Strategy

Siamak Baharloo
CEO & Co-Founder
LabViva

Day One

10:40 am | Buyer-Focused Private Marketplace Procurement: How Novel Solutions Are Shifting Power to Buyers While Aligning the Interests of Both Buyer & Supplier?

Tom Heck
Senior Vice President, Clinical Trial Services
TrialCard

Day One

4:30 pm | Proven Technology Driven Clinical Trial Supply Alternative

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

Day Two

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

Imants Zudans
CEO
MolPort

Day Two

12:15 pm | Session Reserved for Innovation Partner - MolPort

Senior Representative

Jaggaer

Day Two

10:40 am | Session Reserved for Jaggaer

Wanlu Liu
Global Lead Sourcing Manager
Takeda

Day Two

11:40 am | Speaker Interview Followed by Debate: Single vs Dual vs TriSourcing – How Takeda Realigned their Sourcing Strategy Post Shire Acquisition