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Focus Day

Talent Acquisition Strategy Day

Transforming Talent Acquisition in Life Sciences

Monday 27th January 2020: 12pm – 5pm (includes networking lunch)

This focus day will bring you 4 case studies of excellence addressing the vital challenges of how we find, attract, and build the biopharma workforce of tomorrow. Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between HR and strategic Talent Acquisition leaders, you will leave with connections, insights and innovative ideas you can immediately implement:


  • Redesigning Talent Strategies to Meet the Demands of a ‘Hot’ & Highly-Volatile Market
    What it takes to constantly evolve your talent strategies to fit the wider market place and how can big pharma rethink its approach to scouting and courting candidates
  • Delving into the Rapidly Evolving Talent Acquisition Technology Landscape to Stay Ahead
    Stay ahead of the curve and find out how to use technology to rethink how you can drive talent acquisition in a hyper-competitive candidate’s market
  • Radically Reinventing Workforce Planning for Future Growth in an Industry of Uncertainty
    How to rethink the way you tie business leaders’ visions, plans and hypothesis to your talent plans to extrapolate from where you are now, to what the talent needs of your business will be in the future
  • Transforming How We Look at Talent in a Rapidly Scaling Life Sciences Business
    How to creatively capitalise on the talent you have to capture the talent you want and maintain the culture that made you great even as you rapidly scale
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Facilitated by a panel of talent experts, including:

Khan Ozol, Global Head of Executive Talent Scouting & Talent Sourcing Innovation, Novartis

Maria Cullen, Talent Acquisition Lead, MSD Ireland

Flemming Karstens Søeborg, Head of Leadership & Talent Excellence, Novozymes

Theo Rowley, Talent Acquisition Partner, Celgene Corporation

Rory Limburg, Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Branding, Kiadis Pharma

Evie Baldwin, Director of Talent Acquisition International, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Anat Nahmany, Vice President & Head of Human Resources Neuroderm

Lorraine Kenny, Executive Director, HR Lead & Regional HRBP
MSD Ireland

Demina Poli, Chief People Officer, Grow Biotech

Peter Overgaard, Chief People Officer, ACINO