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10th Annual
Project & Portfolio Management for Pharma and Biotech - WEST
February 01. - February 02. 2017, San Francisco

Opportunity to earn CPE credits


Hours of Networking


Case Studies, Presentations and Discussions

Diamond Sponsor

Campana & Schott

Gold Sponsor

Rego Consulting

Gold Sponsor

CA Technologies


Portfolio creation, optimization and strategic rightsizing

New alternatives for value creation: Heavy internal research vs. Open science model

Project management culture and its relationship to project success

Unlocking R&D value by rethinking financial models


Increasing R&D Productivity through

Effective Portfolio Management

  • Translating strategic priorities into tactical goals that support cross-functional visibility and alignment

  • Implementing an integrated PPM project resource and portfolio management system

  • Managing portfolio risk and mastering prioritization

  • CEO Insights – Managing different sized portfolios with limited resources

  • Regional launch planner – Aligning launch planning across multiple countries

  • Partnering to commercialize: The most important factors in preparation for due diligence

  • 2 focused streams

    Pharma portfolio management and Biotech portfolio management

  • Electronic polling & eNetworking

  • Featured CEO panel

  • Lunch 'n' Learn discussions and benchmarking roundtables

  • Interactive knowledge exchange with your favorite speakers

Meet the speakers

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Elise Brownell

Senior Vice President, Operations and Project Management at Amarantus Bioscience Holdings

Elise Brownell, PhD. has spent the last 35 years in the bio/pharmaceutical arena where she has played key roles in Discovery, Development and Opportunity Assessment to drive innovation. After completi

Learn more about Elise >

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Thomas Hampe

Portfolio Management Director at Amgen

Thomas earned his degree in Pharmaceutical Science in Germany where he started his career as head of an analytical lab at Boehringer Ingelheim. An assignment for leading the development of inhalation

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Rajendra Mohabir, Ph.D.

Vice President Product Development & Alliance Management at Versartis, Inc.

Raj has over 20 years of industry experience in research and development. His career began as a Research Scientist at Syntex, followed by 15 years working for Roche (twice), Amgen and Genentech (twice

Learn more about Rajendra >

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Ken Dobie

Founder & Principal at Skyemar Consulting

Ken is the founder and principal of Skyemar Consulting specializing in the development of strategic priorities and translation into near term goals in conjunction with senior management. Prior to Skye

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Who should attend


- Chairmen
- Chief Executive Officers
- CXOs
- Presidents
- Senior Vice Presidents
- Vice Presidents
- Managing Directors
- Directors


- Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

- Medical Device & Technology

- Instrumentation and Diagnostics

- Project, Program & Portfolio Management

- Resource Management

- Alliance Management

- Licensing & Business Development

- Finance, Research

- Clinical Development

Personal invitations for the event by Leigh Shultz, Chris Caster and David Davidovic

What do the attendees say

  • I was surprised how relevant all topics were. Discussions and people were very enjoyable. A place where I can take ideas to improve my organization.

    Michael Choi

    Associate Director, Corporate Planning & Portfolio Management, Illumina, USA

  • An excellent event to share experiences, points of view and solutions to daily challenges.

    Andres Miguelez

    Pharmacuetical Projects LatAm, Grunenthal Latin America Inc., Germany

  • This was a great opportunity to meet other people in the industry from small biotechs to large pharma companies to learn how others are meeting the challenges of project and portfolio management.

    Karen Zylberman

    Karen Zylberman

  • The education, background and expertise of the speakers was phenomenal.

    Marcia Yurks

    Senior Project Manager, AstraZeneca, USA

  • First event for me, enjoyed it and learned so much as I am new to the field of project management.

    Michael Hedrick

    Project Manager, SBP Discovery, USA

Facts from 2016


of last year's attendees would recommend
the event to their colleagues


of last year's attendees appreciated the many networking opportunities


of last year's attendees were directors and heads

Sponsors and Partners

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