The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders - London, 2017

The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders is a by-invitation only event that brings together leading executives from across the healthcare ecosystem with current and former CEOs and advisors, for intimate dialogue on real-world issues and challenges at the highest levels of leadership.

Download the overview to the 2017 Vanguard Forum held in London here.

Welcome and introduction


  • Ken Banta - Founder of the Vanguard Forum
  • Professor Trevor Jones CBE - Meeting Chair




The CEO difference


Faculty

  • Goran Ando - Chairman of the Board, Novo Nordisk
  • Mike Farrar - Former Chief Executive, NHS (National Health Service) Confederation
  • Vivek Ramaswamy - Founder and CEO, Roivant Sciences and Axovant Sciences
Moderator
  • Andrew Jack - Editor, Curated Content, The Financial Times
How do relationships upward and downward in an organization change as you rise to a CEO or top leader? Who can you go to for advice – and who can you use as a sounding board? What will change in your priorities? How will your balance of internal and external facing activity change? What are the things that keep most CEOs awake at night? How will you know you are succeeding?




How to work with the Board


Faculty

  • Goran Ando - Chairman of the Board, Novo Nordisk
  • Karim Bitar - CEO, Genus Plc.
  • Ram Charan - Business Consultant and Best-Selling Author
Moderator
  • Ken Banta - Vanguard Forum
What is the right relationship between a top leader, and the Board? How should you communicate, about what, and how much? When do you involve the Board in strategy development? How can you use the board to pressure test the assumptions of the management team? Is there ever a time when a CEO or top executive should involve the Board in operational matters? When is it appropriate to push back against board member interventions?




Know yourself


Faculty

  • Mike Farrar - Former Chief Executive, NHS (National Health Service) Confederation
  • Michael Watras - Chairman and CEO, Straightline
Facilitators
  • Matthias Müller-Lindenberg - Managing Partner
  • Christa Schoening - CEO and Founder
  • Nadja Taranczewski - Global Coaching Group
Why is self-knowledge the basis of leadership success? What drives your leadership? How do you learn your own strengths and weaknesses? What will change for your team and for your organization as a result of you knowing yourself? How can you translate self-knowledge into effective leadership?




Leading in the converging healthcare ecosystem


Faculty

  • Pamela Spence - Global Life Sciences Industry Leader, EY
  • Bruno Strigini - CEO, Novartis Oncology
Moderator
  • Professor Trevor Jones CBE - Visiting Professor, King’s College, London; former D. G., ABPI
What are the new expectations of the highest levels of leadership, as the healthcare ecosystem converges? How can a CEO or other top executive gain the necessary insights about other healthcare players that are vital to his company’s success? Are there lessons from other industries in how to lead through the new complexities of healthcare?




How to build a high performance top team


Faculty

  • Karim Bitar - CEO, Genus Plc.
  • Maria Cordon - Former CEO, Quiron Hospital Group
  • Phil Le Goff - Managing Partner, Switzerland, Spencer Stuart
  • Bruno Strigini - CEO, Novartis Oncology
Moderator
  • Pamela Spence - Global Life Sciences Industry Leader, EY
How swiftly should you move to make changes? What is the right balance in selecting for current capabilities, and for future potential? How do you decide on the right mix of leadership styles? How do you balance competitiveness and collaboration among your team members?




Forging a healthcare social contract – with a changing society


Faculty

  • Andrew Jack - Editor, Curated Content, The Financial Times
  • Professor Trevor Jones CBE - Visiting Professor, King’s College, London; former D. G., ABPI
  • Vivek Ramaswamy - Founder and CEO, Roivant Sciences and Axovant Sciences
Moderator
  • D.J. Peterson - Founder, Longview Global Advisors
Why is this essential in today’s environment – and why must the work be led at the highest levels of the company? Is it a ‘zero sum’ game — or can the right social contract support commercial success? What does a smart strategy in this area look like? What is the right balance between shareholder and stakeholder interests? How much top executive time should be devoted to external stakeholder relations, and how do you prioritize who to work with? What is the role of the CEO and top executives in public affairs?




Closing remarks


  • Ken Banta - Founder, The Vanguard Forum
  • Professor Trevor Jones CBE - Visiting Professor, King’s College, London; former D. G., ABPI





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