November 2-3, 2015

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Enhanced R&D Productivity, Forecasting and Planning 


Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce production of CHI’s and the BioPharma Strategy Series’ Thirteenth Annual Strategic Resource Management executive forum being held November 2-3, 2015 at the Hilton Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.

We are looking for new case studies from pharma, biotech, medical device, governmental institutions and sister industries (energy, IT, defense, consumer, telecom). Companies with mature and immature portfolios and with varying approaches and systems for resource management are encouraged to share specific lessons with this enthusiastic community.

If you are interested in presenting, please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review. We are looking for case study-based presentations and the deadline for submissions is April 14, 2015. Please note that priority for submissions will be given to those from within large and small pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, as well as those with pertinent case studies from major oil & gas, defense, aerospace, IT, and telecom companies. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

Each year the Strategic Resource Management conference attracts over 100 participants who help lead their organization’s resource management strategy. Our 2014 meeting will build on last year's successful event with novel case studies and perspectives from thought leaders. Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Aligning portfolio & productivity with corporate strategy to drive strategic resource allocation
  • What works best when incorporating a globalized workforce into capacity management: Off-shoring, in-sourcing, in-out licensing and risk-sharing
  • Intelligent outsourcing and external innovation: How can industry effectively choose which functions are no longer crucial to its innovation and productivity (whether in discovery or development) and how can it align resources to maximize innovation
  • Building partnerships between project management, resource management, functional management, and finance to drive productivity
  • Understanding the impact of partnerships and co-development deals on resource and portfolio management
  • Public and Private Partnerships: New business models and partnerships to drive innovation
  • Approaches for forecasting resource demand and understanding nominal demand or slippage or technical risk that impact resource needs
  • What models do we use when certain resource specialties are scarce?
  • VOI (Value of Information): Improving decision making to increase R&D productivity
  • Translating lessons learned from other industries and government: What can pharma learn from and what can they teach other industries/institutions?
  • Thurs-Fri Post-Conference Certification Course: Project Portfolio Management Certification Masterclass

Again this year, we will be running the meeting back to back with the Tenth Annual meeting focused on Portfolio Management, which takes place November 3-4, 2015, creating a three-day event (Nov. 2-4) covering the topics most important to you. There is also a Thurs-Friday Project Portfolio Management Certification Master Class this year, which gives attendees a five-day event option (see map below).

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Please review the past program from 2014. I welcome your feedback, preferred topics, and speaker referrals as we shape the 2015 program. Please share your feedback and speaker suggestions with us at this time and do join us in Philadelphia in November.

Very sincerely,
Micah Lieberman

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Micah Lieberman
Executive Director, Conferences
BioPharma Strategy Series
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 541.482.4709
E: mlieberman@healthtech.com 

For exhibit and partnering information, please contact:
Ilana Quigley
Sr. Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781-972-5457
E: iquigley@healthtech.com 

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Bethany Gray
Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5494
E: bgray@healthtech.com 

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