EXPLORING THE NEW HEALTHCARE REVOLUTION:

Unlocking the Power of Wisconsin’s Biohealth Industry

BioForward’s annual Biohealth Summit serves as a platform for Wisconsin’s biohealth community to celebrate our successes and collaborate on what’s next for our booming industry.

2018 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Full-day event built with our attendees in mind, including dedicated networking time, business development opportunities, industry career fair, and insight into where the biohealth industry is going
  • Attendees participated in a once in a lifetime interactive genome experiment with keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Mason
  • Keynote Sessions from the health and technology industry speaking on the future of healthcare followed by question and answer sessions
  • There were chances to meet and network with industry peers, executives, investors, and researchers
  • Five Panel Sessions covering topics from emerging trends in health technology, Wisconsin success stories, professional development, to biomanufacturing
  • Afternoon Networking Reception with networking, signature cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres

FROM THE 2018 WI BIOHEALTH SUMMIT

2018 PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

8:00-9:00 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
9:00-9:15 AM WELCOME FROM BIOFORWARD WISCONSIN
10:30-10:45 AM Networking & Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 AM Morning Breakout Sessions

Navigating the Road to Success: How Diversifying and Empowering Women in Biohealth Builds a Better Leadership Team

10:45-11:45 AM – Capitol Theater

Research shows the most effective teams are those that are diverse. Encouraging broad-based team participation of women is often fostered by women in leadership positions. However, in the biohealth industry there continues to be room for improvement when it comes to opportunities for women within executive level leadership. Panelists engage in discussion on how organizations and executives can make an active effort to elevate women to the top and how diversity amongst their leadership team has positively impacted their organization.

Panelists: 

Tammy Turek-Etienne, Vice President of Operations, Exact Sciences

Laura Hilty, Vice President of Product Strategy, Forte

Rupa Pike, Director of Cell Manufacturing, UW-Madison Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT)

Marilyn Frontz, Vice President of Quality Assurance, AbbVie

Strategies to Pivot Current Products to New Market Success (with a Little Bit of Luck!)

10:45-11:45 AM – Promenade Hall

Good business necessitates staying nimble, but forays into new markets require extra ingenuity and a disciplined strategy. Three Wisconsin companies who found unique opportunities to market their expertise and products outside of their originally targeted customer base told the audience about how systematically exploring unexpected markets allowed them to form new partnerships, build their businesses, and grow Wisconsin’s biohealth ecosystem.

 

Panelists:

Nicolas Paris, CEO of Gilson

Garrett Peterson, Chief Strategy Officer at Yahara Software

Amanda Baltz, CEO of Spaulding Medical

1:30-2:30 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Examining the Economic Impact of Wisconsin’s Biohealth Industry: What the Numbers Tell Us and What the Future Holds

1:30-2:30 PM – Capitol Theater

The 2018 Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Economic Impact Report was released at the 2018 Biohealth Summit. Wisconsin Biohealth leaders that representing our industry’s key sectors took a deeper dive into the data related to jobs, economic output, wages, expansions, and the interconnectivity of our companies and Wisconsin’s supply chain.

Panelists:

Brian Riley, Vice President of Operations, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Michael Tendick, Market Sector Vice President – Healthcare/Life Sciences, Plexus

Penny Patterson, Vice President, Communications, Promega

Peter Ullrich, Chief Executive Officer & President, Titan Spine

 

Moderated by:

Matt Williams, Vice President of State Government Affairs, AbbVie

Wisconsin's Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence

1:30-2:30 PM – Promenade Hall

We build things in Wisconsin. We are good at it. Wisconsin has become a Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence that’s dedicated to building biomanufacturing innovation and industry in the state. The audience heard from those behind this new charge on what’s next for the Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence.

Panelists:

Bill Murphy, Director of Forward BIO Institute and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison

Jessica Martin-Eckerly, Co-Founder of Forward BIOLABS

Barry Kurokawa, Co-Founder and CEO, Dianomi Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Moderated by:

Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward Wisconsin

2:30-2:45 PM Networking & Coffee Break

THANK YOU 2018 SPONSORS

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