30 Sept 2020
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1Thelma & Louise: Conference Welcome Remarks from Biocom & Marsh McLennan Agency

Shaye Exner, Senior Director of Conferences and Corporate Sponsorship, Biocom

Trindl Reeves, Chief Sales Officer, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA

8:20 am - 8:30 amMain Stage
2Wo(Man) of the Year: Featured Speaker: Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, BIO

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO, BIO

8:30 am - 8:40 amMain Stage
3Contagion: Life Science State of the Industry Update | How Does it Affect the HR Role?

Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D., Partner, NEA

8:40 am – 9:00 amMain Stage
4Weird Science: She Blinded Me with Science: My Year Inside Theranos

Samantha Schneider Principal, AmpersandPeople

9:00 am - 9:30 amMain Stage
5Breakout A | Arrival: Communicating Effectively While Virtual

Diane West, President, 2Connect

9:40 am - 10:10 amBreakout Rooms
6Breakout B | The 'Leadership' Edge of Tomorrow: Why Major Crisis Require a Strategic Refresh

Gaylene Xanthopoulos, President & Founder, The Leadership Edge, Inc.

9:40 am - 10:10 amBreakout Rooms
7Breakout C | What the Health: Today’s Employee Benefits Landscape & Tomorrow’s Solution (Brought to you by MMA)

Trevor Walker, Principal, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA )

9:40 am - 10:10 amBreakout Rooms
8Pay it Forward: Compensation Insights and Trends

Andrew Dickson, Senior Analyst, Mercer

Stephen Mork, Partner, Career Business Leader, Mercer

10:15 am - 11:00 amMain Stage
9The Devil Wears Prada: Creating Your Culture

Liz Nguyen, Executive Director, HR Business Partner, MyoKardia

Fleming Jones, Managing Director, FlemingMartin, LLC

Meredith Wesley, Vice President, Talent and Culture , Boundless Bio

Shannon Odam, Vice President, Human Resources, Geron Corporation

11:10 am - 11:40 amMain Stage
10The Social Network: Live Roundtable Networking Discussion11:45 am - 12:30 pmMain Stage
11Invite Only: Executive HR Networking Forum for CHRO and Heads of HR

Natasha Bowman, Vice President, Head of Human Resources, Arcturus Therapeutics

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
7 Oct 2020
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1BioCalm: Say No to Stress: Quick Tips and Tricks to Keep you Healthy and Happy

Angela Minardi, Chief Experience Officer, Fit City Adventures

8:00 am - 8:20 amMain Stage
2The Morning Show: Morning Welcome Remarks from MMA

Sam Brasch, FHIAS, GBDS, Principal, Director of Sales, Employee Benefits, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC

8:30 am - 8:35 amMain Stage
3Home Improvement: The Future of Remote Work: Work from Home Strategies

Adriana Dahik, Managing Director and Partner, The Boston Consulting Group

Eric Schlezinger, Head of Human Resources, Adamas Pharmaceuticals

Tim Scott, CEO, TEGA Therapeutics; Chairman of Biocom Return to Work Taskforce

Frank Jakka, CWP, CPT Director, Population Health & Wellness, Employee Health & Benefits Division, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC

8:40 am - 9:15 amMain Stage
4Friends: Live Networking9:15 am - 10:00 amMain Stage
5Law & Order: Life Science Legal Update: COVID19 Issues for Employers (Brought to you by Fisher & Phillips)

Jim Fessenden, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

10:10 am - 10:40 amMain Stage
6Quantum Leap: Addressing a New Generation of Cancer Challenges (Brought to you by Wamberg Genomic Advisors)

Nick Bellanca, Executive VP, Group Benefits, WGA | Cancer Guardian

Darren Rowe, Chief Innovation Officer, WGA | Cancer Guardian

10:45 am - 11:15 amMain Stage
7The Office: Building the Bridge Between HR and Corporate Communications (Brought to you by Waterhouse Brands)

Laura Dillard, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Exelixis

Susan Hubbard, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Investor Relations, Exelixis

Kimberly Kraemer, Founder, CEO and Chief Brand Strategist, Waterhouse Brands

11:20 am - 12:00 pmMain Stage
8Live Music with Shawn Eiferman12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Main Stage
9Invite Only: Executive HR Networking Forum for CHRO and Heads of HR 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
14 Oct 2020
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1BioCalm: Morning Yoga7:00 am - 8:00 amMain Stage
2Welcome to the Jungle: Welcome Remarks from Biocom

Karmin Noar, Executive Director, Biocom Institute

8:30 am - 8:35 amMain Stage
3Times, They Are a Changing: Unveiling the Biocom Institute 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey Results

Karmin Noar, Executive Director, Biocom Institute

8:40 am - 9:15 amMain Stage
4Power of Equality: Take Action to Create Inclusive, Anti-Racist Cultures at Work

Patti Perez, CEO, PersuasionPoint; Author, The Drama-Free Workplace

9:20 am - 9:50 amMain Stage
5Breakout A | We Belong Together: D&I: What it Means, Why it Matters, and How to Have a Constructive Dialogue (Brought to you by Fisher Phillips)

Jim Fessenden, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakout Rooms
6Breakout B | Stand By Me: What it Means to be a Ally for Diversity & Inclusion

Avery Ince, US Scientific & Medical Affairs Strategy Leader, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Marsha Henderson, Former Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health, FDA

Kelly Huang, Co-Chair of Boardroom Ready Program, Women in Bio

10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakout Rooms
7Breakout C | I Can See Clearly Now: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Pammi Bhullar, Senior Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Thermo Fisher Scientific

10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakout Rooms
8The Greatest Love of All: Creating an Environment of Diversity & Inclusion

Sherell McDearmon, MPA, US Policy & Government Affairs, Associate Director Strategic Alliance Lead – West Region, Bristol Myers Squibb

Tory Martinez, Executive Director, Talent Development, BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Jonathan Wosen, Biotech Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Eric Fink, CHRO, Global Blood Therapeutics

10:45 am - 11:15 amMain Stage
9Twist & Shout: CEO & HR Perfect Pair Featuring Twist Bioscience

Angela Bitting, Corporate Communications, Twist Bioscience

Paula Green, Vice President of Human Resources, Twist Bioscience

Emily Leproust, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Twist Bioscience

11:20 am - 12:00 pmMain Stage
10Conference Closing Virtual Happy Hour 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmMain Stage