9:30AM – 5:30PM
EVENT LOCATION: TAKEDA
2801 LAKESIDE DRIVE | BANNOCKBURN, IL
30 MINS FROM O’HARE AIRPORT · NEARBY HOTELS: LINCOLNSHIRE MARRIOTT · LA QUINTA INN · COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
MEMBERS: $249 · NON-MEMBERS: $299
CORPORATE SPONSOR COST: (INCLUDES 3 TICKETS) $1,000
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 27TH
JOIN US FOR A PRE-CLUSTER EVENING NETWORKING EVENT
October 8 · 5PM – 8PM
JOIN US FOR A FULL IMMERSIVE DAY ON A VERY HOT TOPIC “ALL THINGS SECURITY!”
WHAT IS THE DA4S GEO CLUSTER?
GEO meaning geography; Cluster meaning a group of similar people positioned closely together.
GEO Clusters will expand the Diversity Alliance for Science Footprint and build on our successful specialized conference format. Clusters will bring together suppliers and buyers in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries for a day of immersion around a singular topic/theme.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE MIDWEST TO ATTEND?
The Clusters are targeted to a specific geography but are extended to DA4S corporate and life science partners from around the country, all are welcome to attend.
WILL THE GEO CLUSTER ALWAYS TAKE PLACE IN CHICAGO?
No, the event will target BioPharma, BioTech and Life Science hot spots around the Country where there are a strong contingent of suppliers and buying organizations in these specialized areas.
WHY ARE GEO CLUSTERS FOCUSED ON A SINGULAR THEME?
GEO Clusters are intended to be immersive experiences that go deep into subjects that are timely and relevant for both suppliers and buying organizations. Clusters are also shorter in duration, thus limiting the subject matter to be consumed by participants in a one day activity.
Michael C. McNeil is the Global Product Security & Services Officer for Royal Philips. McNeil leads global product security, ensuring consistent processes are deployed in the Healthcare market. McNeil was the former Global Chief Privacy & Security Officer at Medtronic; Chief IT Security Officer at Liberty Mutual Group; Global Chief Privacy Officer at Pitney Bowes, and Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer of Data Services for Reynolds & Reynolds.
McNeil, a security and privacy expert, recently provided expert testimony before Congress on Cybersecurity; and conducts training presentations worldwide.
McNeil is a member of the Department of Health & Human Services Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force; Chair of the MITA Cybersecurity Committee; Board member of National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, member of AAMI and MDISS.
9:30 –10:30am Registration Opens
10:00am Cluster Conversations
10:30am Cluster Launch
10:40am Cluster Host • Name TBD
11:00am Cluster Keynote
Noon Cluster Nourishment
1:00pm Cluster Immersion
3:00pm Beyond the Match
Session One 3:00 – 3:25pm Your Choice of Company 1
Session Two 3:30 – 3:55pm Your Choice of Company 2
Session Three 4:00 – 4:25pm Your Choice of Company 3
Session Four 4:30 – 4:55pm Your Choice of Company 4
4:30pm Cluster Networking
5:45pm Program Close