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November 3-4, 2016
Blue Chess Large11th Annual
Aligning Portfolio and Productivity with Corporate Strategy to Drive Innovation

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce production of CHI’s and the BioPharma Strategy Series’ Eleventh Annual Portfolio Management executive forum being held November 3-4, 2016 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel 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 portfolio management and decision support are encouraged to share specific lessons with this enthusiastic community.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a speaking proposal for review here. We are looking for case study-based presentations.

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2016.

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 Portfolio Management conference attracts over 100 participants who help lead their organizations’ commercial strategy, resource and portfolio management strategies. Our 2016 meeting will build on last year's successful event with novel case studies and perspectives from thought leaders. Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Achieving more effective and real-time portfolio management and resource allocation
  • Use of Multi-Objective Analysis in portfolio management of early stage projects
  • Assessing your portfolio risk and return under multiple future scenario predictions
  • Decision analytics and structured decision-making
  • Integrating decision-making, risk/reward management and business value into organizational thinking
  • Diversification strategies in pharmaceutical portfolios
  • Evaluating your portfolio process to enable enterprise business transformation
  • Balancing internal R&D investments and resources with external collaborations
  • Techniques to identify and eliminate programs that have a poor outlook (scientific or commercial)
  • Measuring clinical innovation to inform R&D decisions: Disease prioritization and therapeutic area strategy
  • How can you learn from the gaps/differences between your projected portfolio and the reality/outcomes
  • Creating a governance body and corporate structure to enable agile decision-making
  • Big Data and analytics for pharma: Enabling improved forecasting and decision-making
  • Data visualization and dashboards for decision support
  • Alternative models of R&D funding: Which models should a company apply and in which situations?
  • Translating lessons learned from other industries and government: What can pharma learn from and what can they teach other industries/institutions?
  • Mon-Tues Pre-Conference Certification Course: Project Portfolio Management Certification Masterclass

Again this year, we will be running the meeting back to back with the 14th annual meeting focused on Strategic Resource Management, which takes place November 2-3, 2016, creating a three-day event (Nov. 2-4) covering the topics most important to you. There is also a Monday-Tuesday 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 2015. I welcome your feedback, preferred topics, and speaker referrals as we shape the 2016 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:
Terry Manning
Business Development Manager/Digital Sales
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.1349
E: tmanning@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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