ProcureCon Pharma 2019

19 - 20 March, 2019

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

44 (0) 207 368 9465

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2018 Agenda Day 1

Day 1 - March 13

The Role of Procurement in Enabling Digital Transformation

7:50 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome, Registration, Networking

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Organiser’s Welcome and Business Card Exchange - Tom Webber, Director, ProcureCon Pharma



Magnus Lundgren

Magnus Lundgren

Chief Procurement Officer
Fresenius Medical Care North America

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Visionary Remarks – What’s Next for Global Pharma?

Trevor Jones CBE, Former Global Head of R&D, Wellcome Group

Trevor Jones CBE

Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Interactive Case Study - How to Successfully Design and Deliver Your Organisation Strategy for Transformation

Simeon Mellor, Head of Global Commercial Categories, Global Procurement Team, AstraZeneca Robin Owen, Director of Finance for Procurement, AstraZeneca
Pick up tips and advice from AstraZeneca’s global procurement leadership team as they share lessons learnt during their entire transformation journey. From clinical innovation to digitisation, this joint session will offer new thinking and new ideas you can implement as you develop your own growth roadmap.

  • Procurement 2025: key goals, timelines and leaders
  • How AstraZeneca is investing in R&D at new centres in Cambridge and elsewhere around the world
  • How procurement will lead global transformation in partnership with business stakeholders and strategic suppliers
  • How AI, ML and Blockchain will be integrated to improve global sourcing activities


Simeon Mellor

Simeon Mellor

Head of Global Commercial Categories, Global Procurement Team
AstraZeneca
Robin Owen

Robin Owen

Director of Finance for Procurement
AstraZeneca

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Client-Supplier Case Study – Leveraging the Diverse Advantages of Online Marketplaces to Source Your R&D

Christoph Schittny, Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Scientist.com Satvinder Panesar, Global Category Manager, Chemisty Services, Discovery Services, AstraZeneca
Discover how technology available today can enable faster access to innovative suppliers to help you deliver your R&D savings targets sooner. Combining 3 mini-presentations from top Pharma businesses and a technologist’s expert opinion this interactive session will provide you with multiple perspectives into the art of the possible.

  • How do online marketplaces offer new advantages as you source your R&D?
  • Key considerations as you decide to invest in new catalogues to avoid common pitfalls and potential sourcing delays
  • How AI-enabled procurement could increase the speed of sourcing and improve your perception by the business
  • How to easily integrate new online marketplaces into your existing spend management infrastructure

Satvinder Panesar

Satvinder Panesar

Global Category Manager, Chemisty Services, Discovery Services
AstraZeneca
 Christoph Schittny

Christoph Schittny

Vice President Strategic Partnerships
Scientist.com

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Why Brexit Has Become Procurement’s Problem (And Opportunity): What To Do About It

Darren Lynch, Vice President, Consulting, GEP
Led by GEP with a senior Procurement Leader from a Top 20 Pharma Business

Discover how best in class organisations continuously engage their internal stakeholders in a smooth transition to becoming fully digital. Pick up new advice on:

  • 3 attitudes all successful organisations exhibit as they transition to become more digital
  • How to engage your stakeholders in practical ways earlier on to ensure they are bought into your vision from the outset
  • How to (re-)align budgets with internal stakeholders to create solid support for investment in new digital capabilities
  • How to use existing spend analysis tools and processes to constantly inform the business about the benefits of digital capabilities in terms of savings


Darren Lynch

Darren Lynch

Vice President, Consulting
GEP

Nolan McDonnell

Nolan McDonnell

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange
Bill Jefferson

Bill Jefferson

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange

Jeffrey Goldman

Director of Marketing
iSpecimen Inc.
Find out from the experts which practical steps to take to start using AI and ML in your existing sourcing strategy. From early adoption to rapid implementation, fire all your questions at senior Pharma procurement leaders during this highly interactive discussion.

  • Why should you invest in AI and ML when some of your competitors choose not to?
  • What are the first steps after you decide to invest in AI-enabled sourcing activities?
  • How can AI and ML practically improve the way you source and procure new services?
  • How to find the right suppliers with the requisite know-how to avoid wasting time and money


Magnus Lundgren

Magnus Lundgren

Chief Procurement Officer
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Karin Hagen-Gierer

Karin Hagen-Gierer

Chief Procurement Officer
Sanofi
Michael Chatterton

Michael Chatterton

Head of Procurement, Digital
Novartis
Sebastien Bals

Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Pre-Networking Thought Provoker: Are You Adapting Fast Enough?

Trevor Jones CBE, Former Global Head of R&D, Wellcome Group
Break the ice with new contacts over lunch with these thought provoking ideas as you consider the biggest new pressures on the global Pharma market you will be contending with:

  • Value based pricing - opportunity or risk?
  • Competition from new markets - who are the ones to watch?
  • Regulatory reform - which regulations will impact you most?
  • Digital revolution - how is your organisation positioned to succeed?


Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM GDPR: How will the New Data Regulation Impact Procurement? Master Class led by GCO Consultancy – Invitation Only

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CPO Interview – Rethinking How to Optimise Your Sourcing Processes using AI

Sebastien Bals, Chief Procurement Officer, UCB Will Beattie, Head of International Business Development, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
As recognised early adopters of AI and Robotics, UCB has many experiences to offer to help you grasp how these capabilities will benefit procurement in the future. Evangelical about the advantages AI can bring, Sebastien will challenge traditional notions of procurement and sourcing to reveal hidden advantages of emerging technologies you can quickly benefit from too.

  • What does the AI and Robotics landscape look like today?
  • Why did UCB invest in AI so early and what were the immediate benefits?
  • Key lessons learnt from early adoption of AI so you avoid common misconceptions and mistakes
  • How to ensure you quickly integrate emerging capabilities such as AI to stay one step ahead of the competition


Sebastien Bals

Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB
Will Beattie

Will Beattie

Head of International Business Development
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Industry Trend: Designing a Total Talent Community to Continuously Respond to Evolving Business Requirements

Beat Mueller, Country Manager DACH Region(Germany, Austria & Switzerland), AgileOne

Beat Mueller

Beat Mueller

Country Manager DACH Region(Germany, Austria & Switzerland)
AgileOne

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Fireside Chat – How can You Capture the Benefits of Automation in Your Current Procurement Strategy?

Paresh Jani, Chief Procurement Officer, Norgine Sebastien Bals, Chief Procurement Officer, UCB Geert van Acker, Head of Procurement SGI, Lonza

Paresh Jani

Paresh Jani

Chief Procurement Officer
Norgine
Sebastien Bals

Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB
Geert van Acker

Geert van Acker

Head of Procurement SGI
Lonza
1. E-procurement to Speed up Time-Consuming Processes
Christian Köser, Category Manager Services, Global Procurement,Actelion Pharmaceuticals
2. Emerging Technology Trends and the Impact on Digital Procurement Transformation
Darren Lynch, Vice President, Consulting, GEP
3. Transforming Multi-market Content Production and Delivery to Achieve Consistency and Savings
Toby M Luther, Managing Director, CRAFT HEALTH

Christian Köser

Christian Köser

Category Manager Services, Global Procurement
Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Darren Lynch

Darren Lynch

Vice President, Consulting
GEP

Toby M Luther

Managing Director
CRAFT HEALTH

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Interactive Case Study – Blockchain for Smart Contracts

Geert van Acker, Head of Procurement SGI, Lonza

Geert van Acker

Geert van Acker

Head of Procurement SGI
Lonza

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Innovation Spotlight - Mission Impossible? Speeding Up Savings While Decreasing Risk

Xavier Mensa, Sales Director, Icertis

Xavier Mensa

Xavier Mensa

Sales Director
Icertis

Christian Köser

Christian Köser

Category Manager Services, Global Procurement
Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Trevor Jones CBE

Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group
Sean Cumbie

Sean Cumbie

Head of Biotech Procurement
AstraZeneca

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM Strategic Think Tank - Invitation Only: Building and Retaining a High-Performing Procurement Team in Turbulent Times

Thomas Ebel, Principal, McKinsey


Thomas Ebel

Thomas Ebel

Principal
McKinsey

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Chairperson’s Summary: 3 Practical Take-Aways to Implement

Trevor Jones CBE, Former Global Head of R&D, Wellcome Group

Trevor Jones CBE

Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Ice-Breaker Drinks Reception