2020 Session Preview

Session titles & speakers are subject to change

Plenary Spotlight Sessions

Speakers:

  • Tiffany Bova | Growth & Innovation Evangelist | Salesforce
  • Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO | Chief Partnership Officer & Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology | Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Steve Steinhilber | Global Vice President Ecosystem Development | Equinix
Digital Transformation of Business Leads to an Alliance Management Mashup

Speakers:

  • Jeff Shuman, CSAP, PhD | Principal |The Rhythm of Business
  • Jan Twombly, CSAP | President | The Rhythm of Business
Executive Panel | Digital Health

Speakers:

  • Chris Lento | Head of Healthcare Strategic Partnerships | Noom
  • Brooke Paige, CSAP | Vice President, Alliance Management | Pear Therapeutics
  • Davina Pallone | Vice President, Product | Neurotrack
  • Knut Sturmhoefel, CA-AM, PhD | Global Head Novartis Alliance Management | Novartis International
Integration Panel: Alliance Portfolio Integration as Part of a Medium- to Large-scale Merger or Acquisition

Speakers:

  • Mark Coflin, CSAP | Vice President, Head of Global Alliance Management | Takeda
  • Jeff Hurley, CA-AM | Global Alliance Management Lead | Takeda
  • Donna Taneja, PhD | Head, COE Partnership Management, R&D Partnership Office | Takeda
Collaborative Excellence and the Collaborative Shift

Speaker:

  • Robert Porter Lynch, CA-AM | President | The Warren Company
The Strategic Partner Executive of the Future and the Skills Needed for Success

Speakers:

  • Rafael Contreras | Area Vice President, Global Operations, Strategy and Chief of Staff | ServiceNow
  • Jim Chow | Enterprise Cloud Solution Evangelist and Strategic Partnerships/Channels Executive | Google
  • Norma Watenpaugh, CSAP | CEO & Founding Principal | Phoenix Consulting Group
How 5G will Transform and Disrupt Business and Partners

Speakers:

  • Manoj Bhatia, CSAP | Partner Business Development | Verizon
  • Stacey Conrad | Director Channel Sales | TPX Communications
  • Michael O'Brien | Group Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development | Syniverse
  • Andreas Westh | Director Global Partnering | Ericsson
Marketplaces: The New Buying Centers in the Age of Consumption and as-as-a-service

Speakers:

  • Jim Luna, CA-AM | Group Managing Director, Business Development & Alliances | Citrix
  • Roger Williams | Senior Director, Alliances | Citrix
Enabling Strategic Change - Cultural and Alliance Capability Development

Speakers:

  • Christoph Huwe, CSAP, PhD | Director, Strategic Alliance Management | Bayer AG
  • Michael Kennedy, PhD | Director Alliance Management, Business Development & Licensing | Bayer Healthcare
The Future is Right Now: What Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is and What it is Not.
Digital employees are the Future and SAS Makes Them Smarter

Speaker:

  • Michael Rosenthal, CA-AM | Global Alliance Manager | SAS
There is No Such Thing as a Competitor! (The topic is "Coopetition")

Speakers:

  • Melissa Monk | Sales Group Manager | Equifax
  • Melissa Townsley | CEO | Giact
Absorbing and Facilitating Change: Managing Your Partner Program During Organizational Upheaval

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Anderson, CA-AM, J.D., Esquire | Partner Asset & Licensing Program Manager | Thomson Reuters Elite
  • Susan Cleveland, J.D. | Manager, Global Strategic Alliances | Thomson Reuters Elite
How to Overcome the Top Strategic Alliance Business Planning and Execution Challenges

Speakers:

  • Andrea Katsivelis | Global Strategic Marketing Advisor | Microsoft
  • Mark Reino | Principle & Founder | Merit Mile
Topic to be Announced

Speaker:

  • Jay McBain | Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Alliances | Forrester Research
Alliance Management Skill Building: Case Studies Across Industries

Speakers:

  • Ben Siddall | Partner | Vantage Partners
  • Jessica Wadd | Partner | Vantage Partners
How the Microsoft Partner-to-Partner Program is Disrupting How Technology Companies are Leveraging
the Power of Ecosystems to Grow Their Business, Acquire New Customers, and Gain Competitive Advantage

Speakers:

  • Hannibal Scipio | Global Partner to Partner Lead | Microsoft
  • Amit Sinha | Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder | WorkSpan
Alliance-Management Simulation to be Designed and Run by BTD Consulting

Speakers:

  • Carlos Keener | Managing Partner | BTD Consulting
  • David Olsson | Partner | BTD Consulting
  • Nick Palmer | Managing Director | BTD Consulting
Resilience in Alliance Management: How Amgen-UCB Managed the "Roller-Coaster Ride" of a Long Standing

Speakers:

  • Tracy Blois, PhD | Director, Alliance Management Business Development| Amgen
  • Alistair Dixon, CA-AM, PhD | Senior Director Alliance Management | UCB
Collaboration in an Increasingly Virtual Business World - What Alliance Managers Need to Know

Speaker:

  • Karen Denton, CA-AM | Head of Alliance Management | Esperion
Topic to be Announced

Speakers:

  • Ken Mullins, CSAP | Alliance Director | British Energy Savings Technology
BioPharma Risk Management Planning

Speakers:

  • Chris Roenfeldt | Senior Director Alliance & Program Management | Halozyme
  • Jason Felsch | Strategic Alliances & Business Development | Alexion Pharmaceuticals