Animal Health Summit LIVE Leader's Circle

Are you suffering from digital participation fatigue? Are you tired of being on video calls where you are continually being talked at and not able to participate in the discussion? Us too!

The 2021 Digital Animal Health Summit is excited to present engaging real-time virtual discussions on some of the industry's most pressing topics.

The LIVE Leader's Circle provides attendees an intimate and interactive experience with some of the world's greatest minds in animal health leadership and investment. These informal conversations allow attendees to ask questions and receive answers in real-time, all from the comfort of their office or favorite couch.


 TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CDT        

LIVE Leader's Circle | Executive Panel - Insights From Top Leaders

  • Kristin Bonham | Vice President Animal Nutrition and Health North America, DSM
  • Rick DeLuca | President, Merck Animal Health
  • Randolph Legg | President and Head of Commercial Business, Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Jesper Nordengaard | President, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
  • Kimberly Young | President, Animal Health Corridor - Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | Innovation in Animal Health, Past, Present and Future: A History of Disruption and Development of New Markets

  • A look back on the sources of innovation in the animal health industry and how waves of innovation disrupted the industry and developed new markets.
  • Explore current and future innovation trends in large corporations and startup companies that will likely fuel future disruption and new technologies.

    • Fabian Kausche, Dr.med.vet, M.S. | President and Owner, FK Consulting, LLC
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Driving Diversity into Ag and Animal Health

  • Join National Geographic’s “Critter Fixers: Country Vets” stars Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard Hodges for a Q&A session on one of the industry’s most pressing topics; DEI.
  • Hear first hand how Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Hodges’ journey has inspired them to help the younger generation looking into veterinary medicine.
     
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | It's Time! 

  • Hear directly from the Corridor Board on the successes of the industry, our focus on the future, continued impact of the Spirit of Service program and our role in ensuring our industry is fostering a diverse talent pool.

    • Simon Walley | Managing Director, Biomin America, Inc. - Chairman
    • Spencer Breithaupt | Vice President of Sales & Supply Chain Solutions, AmerisourceBergen MWI Animal Health - Vice Chairman 
    • Faz Bashi | President & CEO, Anubis Bio Corporation

    • Scott Bormann | Senior Vice President, North America, Merck Animal Health

    • Laura Dennis | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Xoran Technologies

    • Margan Mulvaney | Executive Director, Human Resources, Merck Animal Health 

    • John Nohe | President & CEO, JNA Advertising
    • Chris Ragland | CEO, Animalytix, LLC
    • Karthik Ramachandran, Ph.D. | Vice President & Co-Founder, Likarda, LLC 
    • Ed Robb | Chief Veterinary Officer, Healthy Cow Corporation 
    • Lisa Tamayo | CEO & Co-Founder, Scollar
    • Tom Weaver | Founder & CEO, PetMedix, Ltd

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Transforming Marketing Operations In Animal Health – Going Digital

  • How animal health companies are moving from traditional marketing to digital marketing - why is it critical?
  • How COVID-19 has driven change in marketing operations and how areas of focus have evolved

    • Mario Cabrera | Head of Marketing-US Pet Business, Boehringer Ingelheim 

    • Nancy Davidson | Digital Transformation Lead, Merck Animal Health 
    • Kim Gnatt | Chief Digital Officer, Elanco
    • Allison Redmond | Head of Petcare Rx and Customer Marketing
    • Nitin Raizada | Vice President, Commercial Innovation, Indegene - Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Voice of the Customer- Build a Winning Partnership

  • Hear directly from a practice owner, a producer, dean of a veterinary college and the Chief Veterinary Officer at the American Veterinary Medical Association, followed by real time Q&A. 
  • How can industry help with recruitment and retention of veterinarians and veterinary technicians?
  • The role of strategic marketing and communications in connecting with customers.
  • Finding the win-win in relationships between industry, academia and private practice.
    • Dr. Scott Bernick, DVM | Practice Owner

      • Animal Family Veterinary Care Center in Davenport, IA
      • Furever Family Veterinary Care Center in East Moline, IL
      • Pet Medical Center in Ames, IA
      • Member of Veterinary Management Group (VMG) 17
    • Brandon Depenbusch | VP of Cattle Operations, Innovative Livestock Services, Inc.

    • Gail C. Golab, PhD, DVM, MANZCVS, DACAW | Chief Veterinary Officer, American Veterinary Medical Association 
    • Carolyn Henry, DVM | Dean - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
    • Eric Danielson | Director of Business Development, CRB - Moderator

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Communication Strategies and Approaches

  • Innovation: myth vs. reality
  • What do customers care about?
  • How to communicate to customers

    • Jack Malcolm | Owner, Falcon Performance Group


      THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CDT                      

    LIVE Leader's Circle | Facts vs. Feelings: Challenging Prevailing Views on the Future of Veterinary Medicine

    • Matthew Salois, Ph.D. | Chief Economist, American Veterinary Medical Association

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m. CDT

    LIVE Leader's Circle | Top Priorities for USDA and NIFA

    • Dr. Carrie Castille who was just appointed to a six-year term as the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will highlight the top priorities of the new administration.


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