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Leading through complexity
Life Sciences CEO Forum
Nov 14, 2023, 12 pm to 7:15 pm ET
Reception: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm ET
Foley & Lardner, 111 Huntington Ave, Suite 2500

Boston, MA 02199

Placing the right bets on innovation, building powerful teams, choosing the right technologies, forging value-creating partnerships, raising capital in stressed markets–these and all the other tasks that confront Life Sciences CEOs today are daunting in themselves, and potentially overwhelming together.


So, how should we lead through this intensifying complexity?


That’s the topic of the upcoming Vanguard Forum for Life Sciences CEOs on Tuesday, November 14th in Boston.


Fred Hassan (Warburg-Pincus), Tal Zaks (OrbiMed), and fellow co-chairs will be catalysts for the Forum’s conversations among an intimate group of top leaders.  


No PowerPoint, no podium, no presentations.  


Instead, the sessions will generate  actionable insights on what will matter most to high performance in 2024–from allocating R&D investments, to putting the right talent in the right jobs, to the continuing challenges of hybrid working.  And, above all, how to prioritize among priorities, and build the bandwidth to master the complexity.


12 pm to 12:45 pm: Registration, light lunch

12:45 pm to 1 pm: Introductions and review agenda

1 pm to 2 pm: Looking around corners; what will really matter in 2024?

2 pm to 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Cracking the code: Can development time and costs be slashed?

3:45 pm to 5 pm: What keeps us up at night: Getting innovations to the patients (table top working groups)

5 pm to 5:20 pm: Break

5:20 pm to 6:15 pm: The people factor: Talent management and hybrid working in science-centered enterprises

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm: Networking reception


The Forum will take place on Nov 14, 2023, from 12 pm to 7:15 pm ET, in Boston (location: TBA). There will be a reception from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm ET. Attendance is in-person only and limited to 30 Life Sciences Leaders. Register now to secure your seat.

*Member Event Fee

$3,000 (Vanguard membership credits can be applied to this).

*If you are not a member of the Vanguard Network you will be asked to join first.

If you are unable to open the link below, please reach out to Tony Powe directly at to register.


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