ProcureCon Pharma 2018

March 13-March 15, 2018

Radisson Blu Zurich Airport

44 (0) 207 368 9465

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Day 1 - March 13

7:45 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome, Registration, Networking

8:35 AM - 8:50 AM Organiser’s Welcome - Tom Webber, Director, ProcureCon Pharma

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Address – What’s Next for Global Pharma?

Trevor Jones CBE, Former Global Head of R&D, Wellcome Group
Find out how major geopolitical changes will impact the Pharma sector, your organisation and your job such as Brexit and potential de-regulation of US markets, so you can more effectively plan your next global Pharma procurement strategy.

  • How has Pharma moved on from the disruption caused by Generics companies and high intensity M&A over the past 5 years?
  • How will Brexit and Trump’s administrative changes impact you directly?
  • 5 key responsibilities for procurement to sustain the reputation of your business


Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CPO Interview - How are Procurement Functions Adapting to Digital Disruption?

Joachim Christ, Chief Procurement Officer, Merck
Keep visiting the ProcureCon Pharma website for more information about this session.

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Joachim Christ

Chief Procurement Officer
Merck

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM Interactive Case Study - How to Successfully Design and Deliver Your Roadmap for (Digital) 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


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Simeon Mellor

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

Director of Finance for Procurement
AstraZeneca

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM Multi-Presentation Panel – Leveraging the Diverse Advantages of Online Marketplaces to Source Your R&D

Dan Kagan, CEO, Scientist.com
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

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Dan Kagan

CEO
Scientist.com

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM CPO Interview – Rethinking How to Optimise Your Sourcing Processes using AI and ML

Sebastien Bals, Chief Procurement Officer, UCB
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


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Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM Digital Transformation Client-Supplier Case Study

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


12:15 PM - 12:50 PM Panel and Live Polling – 5 Practical Steps to Start Using AI and ML to Augment Your Pharma Sourcing Strategy

Magnus Lundgren, Chief Procurement Officer, Fresenius Medical Care North America Volker Bargon, Vice President Global Sourcing, Lonza Sebastien Bals, Chief Procurement Officer, UCB
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


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Volker Bargon

Vice President Global Sourcing
Lonza
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Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB
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Magnus Lundgren

Chief Procurement Officer
Fresenius Medical Care North America

12:50 PM - 1:00 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

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Master Class Led by GCO

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Case Study - Rethinking Your Organisational Model to Adapt to the New Digital Business Environment

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Talent Management Innovation Client-Supplier Case Study

Paresh Jani, Chief Procurement Officer, Norgine Geert van Acker, Head of Procurement SGI, Lonza Benny Hall, CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation, Getinge

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Paresh Jani

Chief Procurement Officer
Norgine
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Geert van Acker

Head of Procurement SGI
Lonza
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Benny Hall

CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation
Getinge

Track A -Adapting to the Digital Environment

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Oxford Style Debate – Automation can Only Create Positive Outcomes for Procurement Organisations in the Future

Paresh Jani, Chief Procurement Officer, Norgine Geert van Acker, Head of Procurement SGI, Lonza Benny Hall, CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation, Getinge

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Paresh Jani

Chief Procurement Officer
Norgine
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Geert van Acker

Head of Procurement SGI
Lonza
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Benny Hall

CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation
Getinge

Track B - Integrating Innovative Tools

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Interactive Case Study - How to Turn Innovation in Data Analytics into Better Spend Decisions for Your Business

Aaron Siebierski, Global Sourcing Manager, Category Lead R&D and New Technology, Group Procurement, Merck

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Aaron Siebierski

Global Sourcing Manager, Category Lead R&D and New Technology, Group Procurement
Merck

Track B - Integrating Innovative Tools

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM Drill-Down Roundtable Discussions

1.E-procurement to Speed up Processes
Christian Köser, Category Manager Services, Global Procurement, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
2.How to Seamlessly Integrate the Latest Spend Management Tools into Your Existing Infrastructure
Aaron Siebierski, Global Sourcing Manager, Category Lead R&D and New Technology, Group Procurement, Merck
3.How can New Digital Technologies Improve the Way You Negotiate?
Patrik Rojecki, Senior Sourcing Manager, Ferring Pharma
4.Digitisation Best Practice (Title TBC)
Senior Leader, GEP


3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Interactive Case Study - How to Use Blockchain to Transform Your P2P Processes in the Next 3 Years

Geert van Acker, Head of Procurement SGI, Lonza

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Geert van Acker

Head of Procurement SGI
Lonza

4:50 PM - 5:30 PM Interactive Case Study - How to Use Digital Capabilities to Drive Better Engagement with Your Business Partners

Alastair Eadie, Procurement Director Europe, Canada and Latam, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Alastair Eadie

Procurement Director Europe, Canada and Latam
Bristol-Myers Squibb

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM CPO Think Tank - Invitation Only

Thomas Ebel, Principal, McKinsey
Building and Retaining a High-Performing Procurement Team in Turbulent Times

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Thomas Ebel

Principal
McKinsey

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Chairperson’s Summary: 3 Practical Take-Aways to Implement

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

Trevor Jones CBE

Former Global Head of R&D
Wellcome Group

5:40 PM - 6:40 PM Ice Breaker Drinks Reception