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Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences Series

Life Sciences and Business Partnerships

February 13, 2009
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Downtown Indianapolis
Eli Lilly and Company Headquarters
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Eli Lilly and Company
No single organization has all of the expertise required to produce innovative solutions; therefore, an intregal part of the industry's strategy should be to seek partnerships with other organizations across the value chain. So how do you transform a company, and an industry through partnering? What does it take to move to a fully networked "virtual" company? How can those companies looking to partner with pharmaceutical companies like Lilly serve the industry's changing needs? What tools and techniques does it take to effectively build lasting and successful relationships between these partners?

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (Lilly Center Auditorium Foyer, tour of Heritage Hall)
8:30–8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
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Jim Ward, VP & Chief Procurement Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

8:45–10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: From Radical Innovation to Radical Collaboration, an Industry in Consolidation, Integration, and Discontinuity
Dr. Jia Chen, Program Executive, Strategic Alliances, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, IBM Systems & Technology Group
10–10:20 a.m.
10:20–11:05 a.m.
Cracking the Code of Collaboration—Counterintuitive Principles for Successful Partnerships
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Jonathan Hughes, Partner & Director, Vantage Partners
11:05–11:55 a.m.
Developing and Implementing Collaborative Governance and Effective Decision-Making
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David S. Thompson, Director, Office of Alliance Management, Eli Lilly and Company
12:05–1 p.m.
Lunch: Business Dining Room
1:10–1:40 p.m.
BioCrossroads Update: Comments and Introduction of Guest Speaker
Lori Leroy, Public Relations and Marketing Director, BioCrossroads
Perspective: Transforming Through Partnering
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Gino Santini, Senior VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Eli Lilly and Company
1:40–3 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Practical Considerations of Partnering
Marcus Chandler, Partner & Chair Entrepreneurial Services Group & Global Services Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Alisa Wright, CEO, BioConvergence, LLC
John Hanak, Statewide Director, Purdue Technology Centers
Rebecca L. Ball, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Raul Zavaleta, Partner, Volatus Advisors, LLC
3–3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Marcus Chandler, Partner & Chair, Entrepreneurial Services Group & Global Services Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg LLP