New York, February 9, 2021 — The Vanguard Network, which uniquely supports C-suite members in building their leadership capabilities, today announced its next expert-led virtual discussion. The two, one-hour sessions will take place on February 18 from noon to 2 pm Eastern Time.

The two intimate sessions will cover:

  • Making population health a competitive edge
  • Accelerating development: What should we learn from vaccines and therapeutics?

“What makes these high-level dialogues especially valuable is the focus on real-world challenges, and candid discussion about what works, and what does not,” said Ken Banta, founder and principal of the Vanguard Network. “Our members take away new ideas, new experiences, and new contacts to accelerate high performance.”

Cameron Durrant, senior advisor to Vanguard, will chair the February 18 Mini-Forum for Life Sciences Leaders.  Durrant is Chairman and CEO of Humanigen, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating an immune hyper-response called cytokine storms. Humanigen is developing a highly promising therapeutic.

The 2021 Life Sciences Leaders Mini-Forum is one of an array of membership benefits of the Vanguard Network, which organizes events, publishes content, and connects C-suite leaders. C-Suite leaders who would like to attend the quarterly Vanguard Forum for Life Sciences Leaders, and explore membership in the Vanguard Network, are invited to sign up here.

The Vanguard Network helps senior leaders transform themselves and their organizations to drive high performance. Ken Banta is a top management advisor who works with CEOs and senior executives on leadership, organizational transformation, and corporate positioning. Ken has helped to lead eleven successful global transformations and turnarounds and has advised on many more. He writes regularly for HBR and is a Contributing Author of “HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs.” 

Vanguard’s roster of more than 100 advisors and session leaders includes David Pyott (Royal Dutch Philips), Ashley McEvoy (J&J), Cameron Durrant, (Humanigen), and Tom Sabatino, past General Counsel of Aetna, United Airlines, Walgreens, and Schering-Plough.

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