marcus evans north america conferences

Managing Project Management and Project Portfolio Management

How Project Managers and Portfolio Managers thrive in these Critical Areas of Biopharmaceutical Discovery and Development

6-7 Feb 2018
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Managing Project Management and Project Portfolio Management

Project Managers need to deliver the goods their projects are the future products of their Biopharmaceutical company. Portfolio Managers also need to deliver the goods their portfolios shape future markets for their Biopharmaceutical company. Discovery projects and portfolios shape the future of Development. Development projects and portfolios shape the future profitability of the Company. By bringing project and portfolio managers together you learn from each other - the issues in the micro and the challenges of the macro and how they influence each other. Discovery managers learn how their decisions influence how the project goes forward into Development. Conversely, Development managers learn how decisions in Discovery shape their projects as they go into Development.


Key Topics

  • What is a Project Manager? & Managing your Project
  • What is a Portfolio Manager? & Managing your Portfolio
  • Project Tracking on the Portfolio Level
  • Portfolio Management Supports Corporate Strategy
  • Challenges to Portfolio Management

  • Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    James Samanen, Ph.D.
    Pharmaceutical Consultant
    He has a track record of 30+ years leadership and innovation in drug discovery, project & portfolio management, and portfolio data analysis at GlaxoSmithKline. James served as Director of Portfolio Management helping to develop and implement worldwide Portfolio Management for GlaxoSmithKline Discovery and Genetics Research businesses encompassing 2000 staff and $400M. He led the development of many of the IT data systems that support portfolio management, and led portfolio decision-making meetings. He supported Discovery and Development senior staff meetings for 10 years and championed numerous pan-R&D initiatives. He served as Group Leader in Medicinal Chemistry, discovering and championing 3 NCEs, authoring 25 patent applications and publishing >95 publications.

    Click Here For Full Agenda

    Voice of Our Customers
    Join the Discussion

    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Emily Jones

    marcusevans, The NBC Tower
    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312.540.3000 x6714
    Fax: 312.894.6304