Keynote Speakers

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Key Note Speaker – June 13th 2019

Gavin Malenfant is a global biotech professional who has led the development and launch of five commercially ready drugs by driving decision-making, leading with urgency, and implementing processes. He has extensive strategic and operational experience in drug development from research through commercialization.  During his time with Genzyme, he led alliances resulting in the launches of Cerdelga® and Aldurazyme®.  Currently Gavin is working with series A companies to refine development strategies and translate those strategies to action.

Key Note Speaker – June 14th 2019

Tracy Schroeder is Vice President of Information Services and Technology in July 2009. In that capacity she has responsibility for networking and telecommunications, systems infrastructure, communication and collaboration services, enterprise information systems, teaching and learning technologies, research computing, information security, and client computing support. Tracy has worked to improve technology governance and strategic planning, while building IT service management and project management best practices across the organization. She has overseen significant expansion of the campus wireless network, classroom technology upgrades, and the implementation of new enterprise wide information systems for finance, HR, procurement, development and research administration. Tracy has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco.