Do you want to have a successful career?
What does it take – beyond technical skills – to be promoted in the industry?
What role will your leadership skills play to help you progress?
Register for this event to learn from leaders of large statistics organizations within big pharmaceutical companies about these questions. They will share their stories and perspectives about leadership skills.
June 7th, 2021 4pm-6pm CET / 3pm-5pm GMT / 10am-12am EST
After an initial brief presentation by the speakers, Gary Sullivan and Alexander Schacht will discuss leadership topics relevant to you with them. Join live to take part actively in the question-and-answer session.
Pandurang M. Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Chief Analytics Officer – R&D / Vice President – Statistics, Data & Analytics at Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Pandu Kulkarni is the Chief Analytics Officer – R&D / Vice President – Statistics, Data & Analytics, leading an organization of nearly 600 people. His organization is comprised of data managers, other scientists, project managers, experts in statistical methodology, project statisticians, and analysts working in the full pharmaceutical research cycle, from discovery to commercialization.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics at the LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
He taught and did research in statistics at the University of South Alabama for 10 years, where he attained tenure and full professorship.
He received several grants from the Air Force for the development of techniques to evaluate and study the effects of environmental contaminants such as dioxin on humans. He also received grants from NASA to study the effects of microgravity to see the effectiveness of exercise countermeasures in minimizing the effects of microgravity on astronauts.
He joined Eli Lilly in 2000 and has held numerous leadership positions, including technical and management positions within and outside of Statistics.
He has given numerous invited presentations across the globe to provide training, Continuing Medical Education, and workshops on the use of statistics in medical research.
He has published more than 50 articles in statistics and medical areas in peer-reviewed journals.
Head of Global Biostatistics and Data Sciences, VP
Justine is a psychologist and statistician with professional experience in both academia and pharmaceutical industry. From the very beginning of her career, which was almost 20 years ago, she served as lead trial and project statistician in multiple therapeutic areas (oncology, neurology, cardiovascular, metabolism, and obesity). Besides hands-on work in data management, programming and statistics, she provided strategic input to large healthcare interventions and clinical development programs.
In addition, she was responsible for all statistical aspects of product maintenance and product optimization as well as market access activities. About 15 years ago, she has started taking management, director and leadership responsibilities. She also discovered her passion for new ways of working and organizational development, meanwhile continuing to deliver accurate and valuable data science. Recently, she got certified as Scrum Product Owner and Agile Leader. This finally brought her to today’s position as Vice President, Global Head of Biostatistics and Data Sciences (BDS) at Boehringer Ingelheim. Justine’s group at BI consists of approx. 450 statisticians and data scientists located at five sites (in Germany, USA, China, and Japan). They provide the ideal combination of the business expert knowledge needed in clinical development with skills needed in data science.
Besides her daily work in a pharmaceutical company, Justine shares her knowledge and professional experience in academia and industry with others. She is a lecturer of ‘Clinical Trials’ in the Master of Biostatistics at the University of Heidelberg as well as a lecturer of ‘Market Access and Health Economics’ in the Pharma MBA at the Goethe Business School and House of Pharma & Healthcare in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, she has been active in the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (EFSPI). Currently, she serves as EFSPI Council/Board member and is chair of EFSPI Statistics Leaders.
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