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The ASAP Blog is your go-to source for coverage of the latest ASAP events, including conferences, webinars, roundtables, and other presentations.

The ASAP Blog is your go-to source for coverage of the latest ASAP events, including conferences, webinars, roundtables, and other presentations.

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An Intelligent Framework for a Smart City

European Alliance Summit

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An Intelligent Framework for a Smart City

Nokia's vision for a smart city includes an increased reliance on public transportation using vehicles that run on renewable energy sources, and products and services similarly fueled by sustainable forms of power via smart grids. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/23/2021


Setting Sail for a Decarbonized Maritime Industry

European Alliance Summit

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Setting Sail for a Decarbonized Maritime Industry

At the 2021 ASAP European Alliance Summit, Paolo Guglia, innovation manager at Fincantieri, presented a complex web of collaborations aimed at remaking how companies in this sector approach R&D, innovation, and go-to-market activities. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/16/2021


Guest Blog Post: Open the Door to Partner-to-Partner Collaboration and Let Remarkable Value In

Contributed Content

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Guest Blog Post: Open the Door to Partner-to-Partner Collaboration and Let Remarkable Value In

When two companies that are not direct partners get together, good things happen. They may create more value and new and unexpected outcomes along the way. Continue Reading

by Ezra Schneier
11/9/2021


Reactive or Proactive? It’s Not a Choice. Balancing Strategy and Execution Is Always a Challenge

Contributed Content

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Program Executive Summary

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Reactive or Proactive? It’s Not a Choice. Balancing Strategy and Execution Is Always a Challenge

Alliance managers are often charged with developing the strategic vision and executing day-to-day activities related to their alliances. A recent ASAP roundtable discussed how to balance these two responsibilities. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/4/2021


Surveying the Scene of Your Collaborations

BioPharma Conference

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Surveying the Scene of Your Collaborations

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals put together a rigorous survey of its own employees and those of its partners to solicit undisguised, straightforward commentary on its people and practices—the good, the bad, and the ugly. The exercise was a "heavy lift," said one 2021 ASAP BioPharma Conference presenter. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
10/28/2021


In Good Hands: ASAP Board Elects New Officers

Member Resources

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In Good Hands: ASAP Board Elects New Officers

With new board officers in place and continuity throughout, ASAP's board of directors is set up well to guide the organization into the future and continue to provide value to the ASAP member community. Continue Reading

by Michael Burke
10/21/2021


Who’s Your Partner Now? Managing the “Gnarly Problems” of Alliance Integration

BioPharma Conference

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Who’s Your Partner Now? Managing the “Gnarly Problems” of Alliance Integration

What happens when your company is acquired by a larger company? And what if it's your partner that gets acquired? The show must go on, and the alliance must continue, but it takes a "maestro" of the art and science of alliance management to navigate through an acquisition and integration. Continue Reading

by Michael Burke
10/19/2021


Latest in Commercial Alliances: Divided Geos, a Growing Ecosystem, and the Importance of a Well-Plan

BioPharma Conference

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Latest in Commercial Alliances: Divided Geos, a Growing Ecosystem, and the Importance of a Well-Plan

A recent ASAP BioPharma Conference roundtable found that partners are splitting up sales duty by country, the biopharma partnering ecosystem is getting larger and more complex, internal company transformations are impacting alliances, and not enough attention is being paid to exit strategies. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
10/14/2021


Biopharma Gets Agile: Cancer Research UK Applies the Methodology to Its Program Measurement

BioPharma Conference

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Biopharma Gets Agile: Cancer Research UK Applies the Methodology to Its Program Measurement

Few people outside of the technology industry have thought to apply the agile framework to their business. Two Cancer Research UK executives told the story of how the organization used it to revamp how it monitored the overall performance of its clinical trial operation. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
10/12/2021


Corporate Partnerships (Strategic Alliances) Manager

Job Board

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Corporate Partnerships (Strategic Alliances) Manager

Corporate Partnerships (Strategic Alliances) Manager at First Book, Washington DC Continue Reading

10/12/2021


“Platform of the Future” Brings Precision Medicine to Patients

BioPharma Conference

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“Platform of the Future” Brings Precision Medicine to Patients

Alliances are essential to the success of GE Healthcare's Edison Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, but it couldn’t simply employ “business as usual” partnering practices. Instead, and ecosystem of partners are creating their own "sandboxes.” Continue Reading

by Michael Burke
10/7/2021


How High Can Alliances Fly? What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us

ASAP Webinar

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How High Can Alliances Fly? What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us

Airline industry veteran Roger Maynard spoke with BTD's Nick Palmer in a recent ASAP Webinar about his experiences at British Airways, including the formation of the One World Alliance and other BA partnering efforts, including the applicability of airline alliance experiences to other industries. Continue Reading

10/5/2021