ProcureCon Pharma US 2018

October 22 - 23, 2018

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, NJ

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Ratan Ratnesh


Director, Clinical Outsourcing
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc.


3:20 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from thought leaders of procurement and services solution providers. Ask questions and engage with them to mutually understand some of the challenges you are facing and how you can mutually assist each other in accomplishing your respective goals. Don’t miss out on the discussions you want to participate in— you’ll get to select a new topic after 30 minutes!

Table 1: Mitigating 3rd Party Risk: Bringing The Outside In
Raj Joshi, Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Purdue Pharma

Table 2: How to Make Every Interaction Count with Your Most Challenging Stakeholders
Kai Ding, Indirect Sourcing Lead, Global Procurement, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Table 3: Best Practices in Developing and Maintaining an Effective Clinical Outsourcing Strategy
Ratan Ratnesh, Director, Clinical Outsourcing, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc.

Table 4: Setting Up Better Systems Among Your Sourcing Team to Share Data and Capture Ideas

Table 5: Influencing Business Connectivity Through Digitization
Robb Siefert, Director, Value and Success Planning, Digital Transformation Organization, SAP Ariba

Table 6: In-Depth: How Novo Nordisk Implemented A Risk-Based Approach Toward Its Suppliers, Goods And Services - Focusing On Requirements From GMP/GDP/Device Regulations
Mikkel Otte, Senior Sourcing Project Manager, Novo Nordisk A/S


4:20 PM Panel | How To Build Trust With CROs While Delivering Change In The New Digital Business Environment

Could new digital capabilities help you meet heavy demands of internal change without neglecting strategic suppliers and driving them closer to competitors? Find out during this interactive discussion and put your point of view across too.

  • Procurement and supplier perspectives of what makes a successful relationship with a CRO
  • How to move your existing relationships with your CROs to the next level
  • Can digital capabilities be leveraged to maintain and improve partnerships?
  • 3 practical steps to digitizing your CRO relationships that benefit you



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ratan.

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