Pharma CI Draws Industry Influencers to Discuss Innovation and New Growth Sources in Competitive Intelligence

With the most recent Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition having taken place in New Jersey, the strong tradition continues for this important event, known as the best and largest assembly of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence executives in the world for over a decade. The well-attended event represented a broad spectrum of the pharmaceutical CI industry. The conference included all the hallmarks of Pharma CI, including keynote addresses, topical discussions, creative interactions, and dynamic networking.

The executive keynotes included talks from some of the industry’s most forward-thinking speakers, including Clive Meanwell, CEO of The Medicines Company (“Innovation, Value, and Price: Any Link?”) and Nancy Steele, Vice President, External Ventures for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (“Ventures From the Core”).

This year’s conference emphasized real-world solutions by holding a “Solving a CI Challenge” event. This team-based exercise put the experts to work to brainstorm a competitive intelligence plan for a simulated project. Attendees worked together to implement a scenario that would achieve the best results for their client. This year’s event also broke down barriers with its “Un-Conference Experience.” This buzzed-about session tossed out the normal status quo and allowed speakers and attendees to freely exchange ideas regarding the opportunities and challenges of the industry. For information on upcoming Pharma CI conferences in Lisbon, Portugal, and Newark, NJ, visit

Nancy Steele, Vice President, External Ventures for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare delivers her keynote titled, “Ventures From the Core.”
Mark Little (President & Global Head of Strategic Planning, Prescient Healthcare Group) leads his team through “Solving a CI Challenge.”
Rebecca Derwin (EMD Serono), Maureen Nail (Pfizer), Cheri Oban (Genentech), and Friederike Wirtz-Brugger (Sanofi) all line up for a shot in front of the Pharma CI Selfie Wall.
Chet Kitchen (Merck) gets ready to roll the dice during Casino Night, held after the first day of the conference.


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