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Moving Alliances from a Binary to a Multi-dimensional Ecosystem

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Moving Alliances from a Binary to a Multi-dimensional Ecosystem

Posted By Contributed by: Wissam “Will” Yafi, Founder & CEO – TIDWIT , Wednesday, October 7, 2020Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Last year I had a memorable lunch conversation with an alliance vice president of a very large tech GSI. “We have had an alliance... Continue Reading

10/6/2020


Riding the Waves with David and Goliath: How a Venerable Big Pharma and a Plucky Little Biotech Sai
Riding the Waves with David and Goliath: How a Venerable Big Pharma and a Plucky Little Biotech Sai

Posted By Jon Lavietes, Monday, October 5, 2020 The ASAP biopharma community is no stranger to big pharma–biotech alliances and David-Goliath partnerships. In general, the story usually centers around an entity with an intriguing molecule accompanied by promising science looking for a... Continue Reading

10/5/2020


Pharma and Tech’s Excellent Adventure: Making the Journey to Digital Health

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Pharma and Tech’s Excellent Adventure: Making the Journey to Digital Health

Posted By Michael J. Burke, Monday, October 5, 2020 The road to digital health has been paved with good intentions: it’s about helping people take charge of their own health and wellness, after all. But it’s been a rocky road as well, and for pharma and tech companies taking the trip... Continue Reading

10/5/2020


How Do You Propel a Big, Complex Oncology Alliance Forward at Breakneck Speed? Very Carefully
How Do You Propel a Big, Complex Oncology Alliance Forward at Breakneck Speed? Very Carefully

Posted By Jon Lavietes, Friday, September 25, 2020 Lou Gerstner once asked, 'Who says elephants can't dance?' For the past year and a half AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo have been making their pachyderm sprint like a cheetah. Last week, at the 2020 ASAP BioPharma Conference, Jonathan Bell,... Continue Reading

09/25/2020


We Can’t Afford “Business as Usual”: Rethinking and Reimagining Alliance Management in the Age of CO

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We Can’t Afford “Business as Usual”: Rethinking and Reimagining Alliance Management in the Age of CO

Posted By Michael J. Burke, Friday, September 25, 2020 “It’s clear that over the last eight, nine months things have changed significantly. There really is no going back. The status quo is no more. Everything that has been done in the past can, and in many instances must, be... Continue Reading

09/24/2020


“Humanity Is Relying on You!”

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“Humanity Is Relying on You!”

“Humanity Is Relying on You!” Ed Cox Tells BioPharma Conference Attendees to Embrace the Challenge of Ending the Pandemic Posted By Jon Lavietes, Thursday, September 17, 2020 Ed Cox, executive vice president of strategic alliances and global head of digital medicine at EVERSANA, was... Continue Reading

09/17/2020


Why Are We Here? Partnering to Make Good Things Happen

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Why Are We Here? Partnering to Make Good Things Happen

Posted By Michael J. Burke, Thursday, September 17, 2020 Melinda Richter’s journey began very humbly, in a small wooden house with no running water in northern Canada. Growing up in that harsh environment with her parents and seven siblings wasn’t easy, especially in winter. But she... Continue Reading

09/17/2020


GE Healthcare CDO Outlines Vision of Precision Health Using AI
GE Healthcare CDO Outlines Vision of Precision Health Using AI

Posted By Jon Lavietes, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 In the third and final session of the second day of the 2020 ASAP BioPharma Conference, medtech took center stage. Derek Danois, chief data officer at GE Healthcare, outlined his company’s nascent efforts to transform basic healthcare... Continue Reading

09/16/2020


Driving Through Spaghetti: Navigating the “Chaos” of Biopharma/Digital Partnerships

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Driving Through Spaghetti: Navigating the “Chaos” of Biopharma/Digital Partnerships

Posted By Michael J. Burke, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 There are many things biopharma alliance professionals do well, and many areas where they shine. Partnerships between life sciences companies and digital organizations, however, while on the rise, remain the new frontier for alliance... Continue Reading

09/16/2020


BioPharma Conference Panel “Sparks” Engaging Discussion About Innovation

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BioPharma Conference Panel “Sparks” Engaging Discussion About Innovation

Posted By Jon Lavietes, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 As alliance managers, it is sometimes easy to get bogged down in the operational and administrative parts of collaborations—structuring governance, disseminating minutes of meetings, administering health checks, and the like. However, we... Continue Reading

09/15/2020


“A Mindset, Not a Department”

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“A Mindset, Not a Department”

“A Mindset, Not a Department”: BioPharma Conference Begins with a Vision of Alliance Management Excellence Posted By Michael J. Burke, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Day one of the virtual 2020 ASAP BioPharma Conference featured speakers sharing a vision of alliance management in the... Continue Reading

09/15/2020


“Ecosystems 101”: Summit Session Demystifies How to Engage in Emerging Shared Model

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“Ecosystems 101”: Summit Session Demystifies How to Engage in Emerging Shared Model

Posted By Jon Lavietes, Saturday, September 12, 2020 Ecosystems are the topic du jour in alliance management today, a fact that was reflected in the agenda for this year’s ASAP Global Alliance Summit. The Summit track “The Power of the Ecosystem” explored a variety of elements... Continue Reading

09/12/2020