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2013 Pharma CI Conference - New Jersey: A Look Ahead

By  Erik Raper Erik Raper  on 2013-09-10 07:35:00  |  Featured in  Life Sciences
Erik Raper
Posted By Erik Raper
in Life Sciences
on 2013-09-10 07:35:00

The much-anticipated 2013 Pharma CI Conference is set to take place this September 17-18 at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel in New Jersey. The annual conference is known as the “Best and Largest Assembly of Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence Executives,” and is setting a new standard for conferences and exhibitions in this industry. This year’s Pharma CI Conference is even expected to top last year’s hugely successful series of events, with higher attendance, more dynamic seminars and better networking opportunities. More high-level representatives from industry leaders such as Paragon Solutions will be on hand to meet and greet and give highly informative and compelling speaking presentations. If you want to network with and learn from the leading executives in the biotechnology, diagnostic competitive intelligence, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, this is the place to be this September.

What Pharma CI Offers Attendees

This annual conference is much more than just an excuse to get away from the office and out of town for a few days. The Pharma CI Conference is becoming known as the gold standard for gatherings of today’s most significant decision makers from the pharmaceutical competitive intelligence field and other related industries. And it’s much more than just networking. Panelists and speakers from around the world share their insight and expertise on some of the most important issues facing the industry in this day and age during a series of exciting presentations. These presentations are designed for senior-level professionals and emerging innovators in the biotechnology, diagnostic competitive intelligence, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, and those are the types of people who’ve attended in the past. This year’s attendance is expected to be even higher, including more dynamic professionals than before.

More Networking than You’ll Find Anywhere Else

While Pharma CI is about much more than just networking, there’s no denying the excellent networking that is available at this two-day event. With stellar attendance and a sold out series of exhibitions, there will be hundreds of attendees to network with, including practitioners and competitive intelligence experts from the biotech, diagnostics, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. But with an intimate and casual environment, it’s easy to chat informally about the issues that matter most. Executives and professionals from these dynamic industries are advised to attend, especially if they are involved in brand management, business analytics, business development, business intelligence, competitive intelligence, customer insights, decision analysis and support, forecasting, information technology, library science, legal regulations, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, market research, new product planning and development, outsourcing, portfolio planning, project management, research planning and development, risk management, strategic analysis and planning and/or scientific work.

A Higher Caliber of Speakers and Panelists

Energetic and enlightening presentations from world-class speakers are what Pharma CI is known for, and this year’s conference is expected to impress attendees more than ever with its senior-level speakers. Speakers such as Paragon Solutions’ John D’Antonio, who will be presenting on Licensing and Competitive Intelligence, will be sharing their deep breadth of knowledge. D’Antonio’s presentation, titled “Driving Innovation in Licensing Through Competitive Intelligence and Big Data Analytics,” will enlighten audience members on the best practices to identify and qualify assets more successfully than the competition. As the Director of Life Sciences Advisory Services at Paragon Solutions with more than two decades of experience in the drug and diagnostic industries within the life sciences field, as well as experience with portfolio management and acquisitions, John D’Antonio is more than worth listening to.

More than 70 speakers are participating in this year’s event. More than 50 sessions will be held throughout the days, including panel discussions, presentations, roundtable talks and workshops on every relevant topic imaginable. There will be more panels, presentations and other sessions than one person could possibly attend, but conference designers wanted to give attendees this kind of choice so they can customize the experience for their wants and needs.

Are you planning to attend Pharma CI in New Jersey?

Erik Raper

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Erik Raper heads Paragon’s Marketing and Advisory Services teams across focused industries. In this role, Mr. Raper leads his team to bring deep industry experience, rigorous analytical capabilities and a pragmatic mindset to clients’ most complex business problems. Mr. Raper’s team of marketing and strategy professionals work with Paragon’s Industry Leaders in the development of key go-to-market solutions which align to Paragon strengths and are essential to achieving clients’ business imperatives.

Before being appointed to his current position, Mr. Raper has served several key roles at Paragon including Director of Strategic Solutions Sales, Vice President of Strategy, and leader of Advisory Services. Mr. Raper guided the development of a suite of straight-through-processing (STP) solutions that focused on delivering business value–expanding Paragon’s Fortune 500 clientele and establishing the foundation for the firm’s brand platform: "Improving the Way Work Gets Done."

Prior to his appointment at Paragon in 2004, Mr. Raper spent seven years with Prudential Financial. As a vice president, he was instrumental in leading Prudential through a major operations and technology re-engineering in support of the company’s initial public offering. Preceding his employment with Prudential, he spent seven years with AT&T in various Marketing and Strategic Planning positions.

Mr. Raper holds a B.A. in Marketing from Columbus University, Metairie, Louisiana.

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