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C-Suite keynotes - Shape health: Pharma's new role in the healthcare paradigm

9:00am – 9:20am (EST)

Fireside chat: Collaborate together to win together

  • Embrace competitive collaboration and soar to new heights of innovative value creation for patients
  • Partner with healthcare stakeholders to create a world ready for this decade of unprecedented scientific innovation

John Young Group President, Chief Business Officer Pfizer

9:20am – 10:00am (EST)

Panel discussion: Create the new healthcare system of the future

  • Discard the broken healthcare model of today and develop a new Pharma-Payer-Provider relationship, with stakeholders working in tandem to drive greater patient outcomes
  • Futureproof the US healthcare system to encourage innovation and improve access to novel treatments of the future
  • Put patients at the centre of a new system by collaborating with payers and regulators to expand pathways to quality care


Kabir Nath President and CEO Otsuka North America

Dave Lennon President Novartis Gene Therapies Novartis

Myrtle Potter CEO Sumitovant Biopharma

10:00am – 10:20am (EST)

Fireside chat: Pharma's role in turning vaccines into vaccinations

  • Lead the fight to deliver fast and effective vaccines across the world
  • Reduce disparities in vaccine effectiveness by working closely with patient communities

Elaine O’Hara Chief Commercial Officer North America Sanofi Pasteur

10:20am – 10:40am (EST)

Win with purpose: why your future blockbusters won’t be defined by a molecule

  • Stay true to your calling: ensure you serve the right patient at the right time, and transcend drug efficacy as the key factor in delivering outcomes.
  • Examine the capabilities, processes, and technologies needed to build a business model which cuts down the time from disease onset to cure.
  • Stick to your roots: move beyond lip-service and ensure a more comprehensive understanding of patients and how you can make significant improvements in engaging and gathering insights.

Jaswinder Chadha CEO and President Axtria

10:40am – 11:00am (EST)

Fireside chat: How a diverse leadership team has delivered new levels of value

  • See why having a diverse leadership team works and why it’s the right thing to do
  • Explore new solutions to pharma’s age old problems through blending different experiences and backgrounds into a new strategy fit for 2021

Deborah Waterhouse Chief Executive Officer ViiV Healthcare

Kimberly Smith Head of Global Research and Medical Strategy ViiV Healthcare

C-Suite keynotes - The new era of pharma innovation

11:10am – 11:40am (EST)

Fireside chat: 3 is not a crowd: pharma’s role in enhancing the doctor-patient relationship

  • Understand the journey of the patient – doctor relationship in disease treatment.
  • How Life Science companies can enhance, enable and empower better outcomes for patients, clinicians and partners throughout the care journey.

Angelo Campano Senior Vice President and Principal, Agency Channels OptimizeRX

Michael Parisi CEO Guidemark Health

11:40am – 12:00pm (EST)

Case Study: The hybrid field force of the future

  • Move from a digital-first to customer-first engagement model through a hybrid, tech-enabled approach
  • Empower your team to better serve the customer by uniting field, digital, IT and commercial behind one omnichannel strategy
  • Build a culture of agility and continuous improvement to enhance your ability to adapt to local challenges and opportunities

Teresa Bitetti President Global Oncology Business Unit Takeda

12:00pm – 12:20pm (EST)

Fireside chat: Post-Covid: preparing for health care’s next crisis

  • Learn how the industry has continued to advance the quality and availability of cancer care throughout the pandemic
  • Identify how pharma and health care stakeholders can work together to reduce the multi-disease bottleneck burden on our healthcare system in the wake of Covid-19

David Fredrickson Executive Vice President Oncology Business Unit AstraZeneca

12:20pm – 12:40pm (EST)

Fireside chat: Futureproof your business model through effective change management frameworks

  • Discover the roles and functions of tomorrow that will keep you competitive throughout the industry’s evolution
  • Effectively communicate new ways of working to drive efficiencies and empower your teams for success

Keren Haruvi President and Head of North America Sandoz

12:40am – 1:00pm (EST)

Fireside chat: Harnessing the transformative power of gene editing to revolutionize medicine

  • See how collaboration across the industry can supercharge innovation
  • Learn how CRISPR’s technology is ushering in a new era of medicine

Samarth Kulkarni CEO CRISPR Therapeutics

1:00pm – 1:20pm (EST)

Mission Possible: Pfizer’s groundbreaking collaboration with National Geographic to document the historic journey to developing a COVID-19 vaccine

  •  Hear how Pfizer and National Geographic came together to tell the story of Pfizer’s race against the clock for a COVID-19 vaccine, and why they felt it was important to produce this film
  • Understand the collaborative process involved in bringing this story to audiences and how Pfizer was able to leverage National Geographic’s storytellers to document this scientific breakthrough

Sally Susman Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Pfizer

John Campbell Senior Vice President Client Partnerships Group Disney Advertising Sales

1:20pm – 1:40pm (EST)

Reuters News led interview

How COVID-19 changed Walgreens’ business

Caroline Humer Correspondent Reuters

Rick Gates SVP, Pharmacy and Healthcare Walgreens