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2014 Agenda

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Time Title Speakers/Moderators
Thursday, May 15th
8:00am-4:45pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
8:00am-9:30am
Garden Terrace
Networking Breakfast
9:30am-10:00am
Pavilion
Welcome and Participant Introductions
10:00am-10:45am
Pavilion
Going public, Being public: What it's really like Speakers:
Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Tesaro
Steven Kafka, PhD, COO, Foundation Medicine  

Moderator:
Jeff Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, Bluebird Bio
10:45am-11:15am
Networking Break
11:15am-12:00pm
Pavilion
How Partnership Expectations are Changing

Speakers:
Glenn Batchelder, Founder, Civitas Therapeutics
Ann Taylor, MD, Global Head/Program Office, Novartis  

Moderator:
Mark Leuchtenberger
, President & CEO, Acusphere, Inc.

12:00pm-1:30pm
Garden Terrace 
General Lunch

 


12:00pm-1:30pm
Private Dining Room
Lunch Discussion: Sharing Risk and Rewards: A Case Study in Big Pharma Partnering

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
Speakers:
Richard Kaufman
, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Wenn Sunn, PhD, OxOnc Services Company
1:30pm-2:15pm
Pavilion
Bacteria, Synthetic Biology, and You

Speakers:
David Berry, MD, PhD, CEO, 
Seres Health
Jason Kelly, PhD, Founder, 
Gingko BioWorks  

Moderator:
Bernat Olle, PhD
, Principal, PureTech

2:15pm-2:30pm
Networking Break
2:30pm-3:15pm
Pavilion
Fireside Chat Speaker:
Henri Termeer, former CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Genzyme; Director, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Moderna Therapeutics, Verastem  

Moderator:
Katrine Bosley
, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The Broad Institute
3:15pm-3:30pm
Networking Break
3:30pm-3:50pm Globalizing Best Practices Speaker:
Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH, Chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Director, OPENPediatrics
3:50pm-4:40pm
Pavilion
Big Money Speakers:
Bernard Davitian
, Vice President & Managing Director, 
Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures, Sanofi
David
Donabedian, PhD, Vice President, Head of Ventures & 
Early Stage Collaborations, AbbVie Inc.


Moderator:
Rich Kivel, Executive Chairman, ViS Research Institute
5:00pm-6:30pm
Meet at dock
Attendee and Guest Activity: Bay Cruise around Strong Island & Bird Sanctuary (Sign-up on-site.)
5:00pm-7:00pm
Tennis courts
Attendee and Guest Activity: Tennis Round Robin at the Wequassett courts. Bring your own racquet or one will be provided. (Sign-up on-site.)
7:00pm-9:30pm
Outer Bar
Clambake (Convergence attendees are welcome to have 1 guest join them.)
Friday, May 16th
8:00am-3:30pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
8:00am-9:00am
Garden Terrace
Networking Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am
Pavilion
Healthquake: What's Happening Post-ACA Speaker:
Lynn Nicholas, FACHE
, President and CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association  
Phyllis Yale, Partner, Bain & Company

Moderator:
Alison Taunton-Rigby, PhD, OBE, Director & Trustee, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services
9:45am-10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am-11:00am
Pavilion
Fireside Chat Speaker:
Michael Bonney
, CEO, Cubist Pharmaceuticals  

Moderator:
Vicki Sato, PhD
, Professor, Harvard Business School
11:00am-11:30am Networking Break
11:30am-12:15pm
Pavilion
Ripple Effects from the Research Labs Speaker:
Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD, Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, MIT 
12:15pm-2:00pm
Garden Terrace
General Lunch 




 

12:15pm-2:00pm Lunch Discussion: How Boston Children's Hospital is Sparking Clinical & Digital Innovation Speaker:
Alexandra Pelletier
, Manager, FastTrack Innovation in Technology (FIT) program, Innovation group, Boston Children's Hospital
2:00pm-2:45pm
Pavilion
Fireside Chat Speaker:
Juan Enriquez
, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; 
Co-Author, "Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species"

Moderator:
Michael Gilman, PhD, Venture Partner, Atlas Venture
2:45pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-3:45pm
Pavilion
Disruptive Technologies Speakers:
Wolfgang Daum, PhD, President and CEO, Knome
Gini Deshpande, PhD,
NuMedii
Sridhar Iyengar, Founder and CTO, Misfit Wearables  

Moderator:
Alexandra Pelletier,
Manager, FastTrack Innovation in Technology (FIT) program, Innovation group, Boston Children's Hospital
*Activities subject to change