2016 HBA European Leadership Summit schedule | HBA

2016 HBA European Leadership Summit schedule

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 moderated by Liz Coyle, EVP HBA

13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 15:00 Welcome
Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA
Marja Agema, global development project leader, Astellas Pharma Europe
Sabine Hutchison, HBA Europe director at large, European Summit
Katherin Schoenborn-Sobolewski, VP and global head integrated planning, analytics and partnering, Merck KGaA
15:00 - 15:45 Keynote: “The future is already here: opportunities and challenges for the next five years: exponential technologies, leadership and the complete digital transformation of our society and businesses"Speaker: Gerd Leonhard, futurist, visionary thinker, keynote speaker and author. Listed by Wired magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015).

15:45 - 16:15


16:15 - 17:30

Panel discussion: "Walking the talk - promise vs. reality"

Gender equality KPIs, having them is good, reaching them is better.
What actions is your company taking to close the gap?
Success stories and lessons learned.

Kim Ramko, principal, Americas life sciences lead, EY
Ingmar Hoerr, CEO, CureVac AG 
Philine van den Tol, CEO, SMS Oncology 
Geraldine Kelly, managing director, credit and trading risk management, ING N.V.
Onno Willemse, senior director global business line internet connected lighting systems at Philips

18:30 - 19:00

Transfer to dinner venue (by car or walking)

19:00 - 22:00

Dinner sponsored by Roche.

Priya Srinivasan - VP HR, AstraZeneca
Roche has graciously sponsored our BBQ dinner on the 26 of October. The dinner is located at the Astellas office, see map. The Astellas office is a 10 minute walk from the conference location. If you require transport to the dinner location, please inform the HBA organizers at the conference.
The dress code is professional casual.





Thursday, 27 October 2016 moderated by Zoë Healey - head of scientific strategy, EU inVentiv Health Inc

08:30 - 08:45

Recap from first day, explain sessions

Sabine Hutchison, HBA Europe director at large, Europe Summit

08:45 - 09:45

Keynote: "The astronaut: it all starts with a dream"

Speaker: Dr. André Kuipers, astronaut at European Space Agency. André flew two space missions and spent a total of 204 days in space. André's new mission is to inspire young and old alike with his unique experiences.

09:45 - 10:15

"ALS - how the ice bucket challenge impacted awareness of rare diseases"

- No boundaries, getting creative around funding and awareness.
- ALS, how it leads our business decisions.

Speaker: Inez de Greef, CEO, Treeway

10:15 - 10:45

"Patient-centric, precision medicine: the intersection of physiology and behavioral science"

Advances in basic science are leading to incredible medical breakthroughs. Patient-centricity, not just in words, but in measurable engagement and outcomes, will be a critical part of bringing those breakthroughs to fruition. The information that comes from mobile health (mHealth) data, combined with precise molecular medical tools, can lead to better decision-making that will improve patient health. This session will focus on the technology, infrastructure and methods that will be necessary to achieve such outcomes.

Speaker: Glen de Vries, president, Medidata

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break/transfer to workshops

11:15 - 12:15

Session 1
"Leading courageous conversations"

In her 20-minute speech, Janet will uncover her four step process of how to have productive conversations that leads to results, no matter how challenging. The talk is designed to motivate men and women in healthcare to move their career into the future with courageous conversations. Learn to push the boundaries with meaningful conversations that lead to progress, not arguments.

Speaker: Janet Taras, product expert and professional speaker

11:15 - 12:15

Session 2
"Without patients there are no drugs"

The patients’ perspective how to partner successfully with key stakeholders.
Data rather than emotions.
Patients’ increasing awareness around the power of their data.

Speaker: Elizabeth Vroom, director, Duchenne Parent Project

11:15 - 12:15

Workshop session 3
"Capitalise on digital disruption to progress your career"

Digital disruption in pharma, what does this mean for your career? Are you taking advantage of digital disruption or is it your achilles heel? Are you self-investing for lifelong learning? How can volunteering help you develop and find skills?

Speaker: Stephanie Bova, head of Europe and Canada, head of global operations, digital accelerator, Takeda

12:15 - 13:45


13:45 -  14:45

"Where are the women? The male perspective"

How do we better bring men into the conversation on gender diversity? With so many internal programmes why does the ‘disconnect’ still persist? Where do male leaders see the opportunities? Should companies proactively reinforce men’s direct participation in the the strategies around gender diversity?

Valerie Guertler-Doyle, founder, Diversity in Business
Steve Crom, CEO, Valeocon Consulting
André van de Sande, CEO, Xendo
Glen de Vries, president, Medidata
Dr. Seamus McGardle, managing director SRI executive

14:45 - 15:15

"Rumor has it that woman are rising"

Gender based disparities? Not happening in my country
The “aha moment” comes with the results
What if women achieved complete gender parity?
Second generation gender bias: “women rising”

Speaker: Piotr Bednarczuk, executive VP, Merck KGaA

15:15 - 15:45

"Inspired by Women"

Speaker: Julie Kim, head of international value demonstration and access, Shire Pharmaceuticals

15:45 - 16:00

Wrap-up and closing comments




 HBA Europe would like to extend our gratitude to our host sponsor Astellas for supporting the 2016 signature event.