8:10 am

Conference Registration & Networking

8:40 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:50 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Reduce the Impact of Operating Within the Candidate-Led Talent Market On The West Coast & Surrounding Areas

9:00 am Opening Panel Discussion: What Can We Do Differently to Truly Differentiate Our Life Science Organization Within the Candidate-Led Talent Market on the Tech-Hub West Coast?

  • Stacy Solorio Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Karius
  • Sharon Hartmann Vice President Human Resources, Neurocrine Biosciences
  • Bill Stott Vice President - Global Talent Acquisition, Gilead Sciences

Synopsis

Questions will include:

  • What thinking do we need to challenge to be able to genuinely accommodate our employees bringing their whole selves to work in life sciences?
  • How can we seamlessly integrate DE&I into a hybrid organizational strategy?
  • What can we do differently to truly differentiate our life science organization within the candidate-led talent market on the tech-hub west coast?
  • What fresh approaches do we need to take to succession planning in the face of the great resignation?
  •  And what ambitious goals do we need to set to bolster company culture and facilitate meaningful interactions in an increasingly digital working world?

9:30 am Table Discussion: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Attract, Inspire & Retain Key Biopharma Talent?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

9:50 am

Speed Networking & Refreshments

Attract & Inspire Top Biopharma Talent to Remain Competitive in 2022 & Beyond

10:30 am Discover: Ripping Up the Rule Book on Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences Organizations & Challenging Traditional Recruitment Processes to Transform Your Impact in Today’s Talent Market

  • David Alsop Vice President Human Resources, Ultradent Products

Synopsis

  • Looking beyond the conventional HR recruitment strategies employed in the life sciences industry and achieve the results needed to drive innovation and scale
  • The unique combination of right brain and strategic HR thinking required to successfully hire for potential in HR, specialized & scientific roles where scientific leaders might have a hard time seeing potential
  • How Ultradent’s progressive ‘inclusive to seek after the excluded’ approach to talent acquisition has transform recruitment processes and enabled them to build high performing HR and Lab based teams

10:50 am Discover: Reimagining How to Successfully Leverage Compensation & Benefits to Effectively Tackle the Ongoing War for Talent

Synopsis

  • What work can be done around an EVP to truly differentiate life sciences organizations on the West Coast?
  • How can breaking away from traditional total compensation packages enable you to compete with local biotechs, large or small, and drive innovation
  • What can Calico Labs, a company without equity, do to compete with high-growth biotech start-ups in the Bay Area?

11:10 am Cultivating Value-Add Relationships With HBCUs & HSIs to Develop Long Term Diverse Talent Pipelines in Today’s Life Sciences Talent Market

  • Bill Stott Vice President - Global Talent Acquisition, Gilead Sciences

Synopsis

As many life sciences organizations redouble efforts to yield talent from diverse colleges and universities, what can we do differently to carve new territory and deliver the future biopharma talent required drive innovation?

Learn about a creative HR partnership with scientific leaders to develop a sustainable solution to the challenges that accompany operating in today’s tight talent market.

Discover how Gilead Sciences has formed mutually beneficial long-term relationships with two universities to build interest in biotech career opportunities and externally cultivate talent.

11:30 am Discover: Rethinking How to Make Better Talent Decisions & Be More Successful in the Candidate-Led Life Sciences Talent Market on The West Coast

Synopsis

What can we do differently to manage the continued demand for hot skill sets and sector talent?
Preparing for talent impact given collaboration/M&A innovation following a robust IPO year
How life sciences organizations on the west coast and surrounding areas can stay competitive from a total rewards perspective

11:50 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from The Most Innovative Life Sciences Companies to Improve Our Chance of Success in The Biopharma Candidate’s Market?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Attract, Inspire & Retain Key Biopharma Talent?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Advancing Leadership Development & Enhancing Your People’s Purpose

1:30 pm Discover: A Proven and Cost-Effective Strategy to Maintain Culture and Grow Leadership while Undergoing Hyper-Growth

  • Virginia Vega Director Learning Development & Human Resources Business Partner, Revolution Medicines
  • Rebecca Busch People Manager Development Lead, Revolution Medicines

Synopsis

  • Examining Revolution Medicines’ new and unique strategies to fund cost-effective and flexible leadership development programs that drive net promoter scores and employee engagement
  • Demonstrating how investing in a proactive, thoughtful approach to leadership development and curating a clear pipeline for managers enables employees at all levels to connect with company values
  • Revolution Medicines’ Learning & Development team reveal how to effectively utilize people leaders to re-enforce culture and differentiate our organizations

1:50 pm Discover: How To Effectively Evolve Performance Management & Provide Unlimited Opportunities for Growth Within the Fast-Paced Operating Environment of a Scaling Biotech

Synopsis

  • Discover how one leading life sciences organization has strategically reinvented traditional performance management to drive performance at all levels
  • Finding new ways to embed culture throughout all layers of life sciences organizations to ensure a sense of inclusion and satisfaction for all employees
  • Discover the 10x Genomics promise and how this innovative biotech has transformed performance management and provided new organization to its entire workforce within a fast-paced scaling environment

2:10 pm Discover: Leveraging Tech Solutions to Transform Performance Management & Increase Employee Engagement in an Increasingly Disrupted Working World

Synopsis

What can we do differently to challenge traditional HR and transform the impact of annual reviews and inspire our employees?

Utilizing technological solutions to get around the conundrum whereby employees want feedback but don’t always feel comfortable receiving it and empower our people leaders

Natera’s innovative and disruptive new approach to the process of annual reviews driving employee engagement through the roof increasing the competence of managers

2:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Transforming the Way We Approach Employee Experience?

  • Virginia Vega Director Learning Development & Human Resources Business Partner, Revolution Medicines
  • Rebecca Busch People Manager Development Lead, Revolution Medicines
  • Rebecca Port Chief People Officer, 10X Genomics
  • Mike Forcht Vice President - Human Resources, Natera

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:50 pm Action: What New Approaches Are You Going to Take to Drive Leadership Development & Enhance Your People’s Purpose?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:10 pm

Networking Break

Create a Better Normal to Attract Employees at All Levels

3:30 pm Discover: Transforming Employee Experience in a Hybrid Working World & Creating a Better Normal for Employees at All Levels of Scaling Biotech Organizations

Synopsis

  • What new HR thinking is required to capitalize on lessons learned from the return to
    work and create a better normal?
  • How can we build cultures based upon a 15-inch screen and now life science organizations are not just competing in their own geographic hub due to hybrid work?
  • How Adaptive Biotechnologies transformed employee experience and boosted satisfaction while juggling the challenges of a hybrid working world and scaling from 300 to 900 employees in just two years

3:50 pm Discover: Re-thinking How Life Science Companies Align Organizational & Individual Purpose to Transform Engagement in a Hybrid Working World

  • Laura Puga Vice President People & Culture, Codex DNA

Synopsis

  • How do you connect employees across all layers of life sciences organizations with their career advancement journeys in the fast-paced environment of a scaling biotech?
  • Reimagining how to get employee feedback in real time and to turbocharge engagement
  • How Codex DNA has broken away from the standard employee survey and embraced
    companywide transparency to align individual and company values and drive people purpose

4:10 pm Discover: Navigating The War for Talent Using Career Pathways for Attraction, Engagement and Retention

Synopsis

  • What are the key challenges and learnings in tackling grade inflation whilst operating
    within today’s tight talent market?
  • Revealing the future-focused HR thinking required for rapidly scaling biotechs to successfully deliver on communication and implementation
  • Discover how Genmab successfully built career paths to drive transparency, consistency, and employee engagement

4:30 pm Develop: How Can We Effectively Create a Better Normal To Attract Employees for All Levels?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:50 pm Action: What Have You Learnt About Managing All Your Employees’ Needs and How Can You Leverage Employee Experience to Attract & Inspire Key Talent?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One

5:30 pm Official Drinks Reception hosted by TSP