ProcureCon Pharma 2020

03 - 04 September, 2020


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Sam Smith, Vice President, Global Solutions & Practice Group Leader, Life Sciences & Healthcare at KellyOCG
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Sam Smith

Vice President, Global Solutions & Practice Group Leader, Life Sciences & Healthcare

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Day One – Thursday 3rd September 2020

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

12:10 PM Leadership Panel with Live Polling - Turning hype into reality at large to mid-size pharma: What does digitalisation look like for your organisation and how can you build a roadmap for success?

·         Digital means different things for different people – How do you define digital in your organisation?
·         Building a realistic digital roadmap for your business by identifying areas for potential wins, whilst weighing up internal hunger for change and a desire to spend
·         Mastering stakeholder management to convince sceptics of your plan and to manage the expectations of dreamers – Keeping it relevant, realistic and impactful
·         Balancing the need for regulatory compliance and the clamour for digital – How can you win both battles?
·         Using market intelligence tools to identify suppliers that match your priorities and vision, and truly offer the best product for you
·         Keeping up with the rate of change – How to make sure that your digital roadmap is one for now and the future

Day Two – Friday 4th September 2020

Friday, September 4th, 2020

9:40 AM All-Star Panel with Live Polling - Building for the future: How can you create sustainable strategic partnerships that solve the problems of today with one eye on the challenges of tomorrow?

·         Looking beyond quick savings: How can you identify existing or prospective strategic partners with a value proposition that aligns with your vision?
·         Debating how far it is possible to create a strategic partnership before even doing business
·         Aligning mind sets to excite both internal stakeholders and external suppliers and create mutually challenging and stimulating projects
·         Thinking long-term: How to manage internal expectations and pioneer a forward-thinking mind set in which the business understands the value of SRM, stable partnerships and procurement’s role within it
·         Becoming a preferred partner: How to convince your supplier of your desire to work long-term and demonstrate the power of your brand to them
·         Understanding what role eProcurement tools can play in increasing ease of business and making you an enjoyable partner to work with

11:30 AM Oxford-Style Debate with Live Polling - It is possible to have too much stakeholder management – Agree or disagree?

Fully engage with the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing your industry. Sit back and witness industry leading figures pitting themselves against each other in a battle to deliver the knockout argument. Then, continue the debate in your own small roundtable groups until you reach a majority viewpoint. Will you reconsider your position? And will you walk away with a fresh mindset and better prepared to take on this key conundrum?