Innovate, Evolve & Transform your PPM

MAY 17 - 19 | Denver, CO and Online


Exclusive access to Planisware: Leadership, Experts, and Partners
Network and share evolving PPM best practices with industry peers
Learn how to use Planisware to innovate, evolve and transform to prepare for the future.

*For Exchange attendees only. If you did not attend the event, you can still register here to access video recordings on the event platform.



  • Experience Denver during networking events at a local brewery, Wynkoop, and a local restaurant, Coohills
  • Connect with peers in the Planisware Village: a networking space to bring attendees together
  • Exclusive access to Planisware: Leadership, Experts, and Partners
  • Discovery of PPM and SPM best practices in peer-to-peer workshops
  • Hands-on product training 
  • Rejuvenate during group yoga or an outdoor run
  • 2nd Annual Planisware Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Earn Educational PDUs






Networking Hours








As always, getting to interact with people using Planisware, especially in different industries.

Process and Tools Lead

Appreciation dinner!

Senior PMO Consultant

1:1 time with Pierre D and his enthusiastic greeting! Spending time with other Planisware leaders... and of course all the long time customers.

Senior Principal Business Analyst

Meeting all the Orchestra people (both Planisware and customers). I also really enjoyed the speed networking event.

Strategic Portfolio Project Manager
Gilbarco Veeder-Root






Pierre Demonsant
CEO & Co-Founder

Antoine Villata
CEO, North America

Aimee Rodrigues
Director, Customer Success

Andrew A. Rosado Hartline M.S., PMP, ITIL
Orchestra Project Manager

Anh-Thy Le
Director, Consulting Services

Laurie-Ann DiFilippo
Director, Integrated Portfolio Services
Pfizer Inc.

Temi Ogunwale
Integrated Planning System Analyst
Pfizer Inc.

Jen Heckman
Executive Director of Clinical Portfolio and Capacity Management

Derek Jessup
Director, R&D PPM Systems and Process Excellence

Melquíades (Mel) de Jesus
Senior Director, System & Infrastructure (S&I), Global Project Management Organization (GPMO)
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Alexander Rucci
Associate Director, Systems & Infrastructure (S&I), Global Project Management Organization (GPMO)
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Daubenspeck
Associate Director, Global Project Management Systems & Infrastructure
Jazz Pharmaceuticals


All times are Mountain Time (MDT, UTC -6)
*Sessions subject to change.

TUESDAY, MAY 17 (Denver audience only)
1:00pm - 3:30pm // Enterprise Training
1:00pm - 4:00pm // Partner Meeting - for partners only
4:00pm - 5:00pm // Speed Networking - for customers only
5:00pm - 8:00pm // Welcome Reception - open to all!

By invite only:
9:00am - 11:00am // Customer Advisory Board Meeting
11:30am - 3:00pm // Life Sciences Best Practice Working Group Meeting
1:00pm - 3:00pm // NPD Best Practice Working Group Meeting
1:00pm - 3:00pm // Project Control & Engineering Best Practice Working Group Meeting
3:30pm - 5:00pm // Joint BPWG Gathering

8:00am - 9:00am // Breakfast (Denver attendees)
9:00am - 3:00pm // Main Sessions, Enterprise Training, and Excellence Awards (Online attendees)
9:00am - 5:00pm // Main Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and Excellence Awards Ceremony (Denver attendees)
6:00pm - 11:00pm // Appreciation Dinner (Denver attendees)

8:00am - 9:00am // Breakfast (Denver attendees)
9:00am - 3:00pm // Main Sessions and Enterprise Training (Online attendees)
9:00am - 5:00pm // Main and Breakout Sessions (Denver attendees)

 Incyte: Developing Resource Planning and Management Capabilities

Resource management and capacity planning require as accurate information as possible from the portfolio, operations, and finance teams in order to be the most effective. As outsourcing models, resource needs, scope of the pipeline, and complexity of protocols continue to change, especially in the era of COVID-19, resource management, budget, and operations teams must work together to strike the balance between cost savings and high quality, while managing the changing landscape of the workforce.

This presentation will highlight the journey a rapidly growing biopharma company has been on to accurately forecast resource needs to operationalize a robust portfolio of clinical trials.  It will include challenges that were faced and continue to persist with introducing the concept of capacity planning, developing role-based algorithms, understanding different needs based on trial complexity and sourcing models, introducing new tools and dashboards, and using the data to drive decision making.

 Jazz Pharmaceuticals: Turning Timecard Data into Resource Forecast Accuracy

Jazz Pharmaceuticals uses the project planning, timecard and parametric estimations modules from Planisware. Operationally accurate project plans, high level participation in tracking time actual data are key inputs to developing an accurate resource forecast. In order to ensure quality data, reducing errors in input was critical. This presentation will show how changes to user profiles improved compliance and data quality, and ultimately resources forecasts that are trusted throughout R&D. 

 Pfizer: Moving from On-Premise to SaaS and Upgrading to Enterprise 7

 Spin Master: Transforming Ideas Into Solutions

Join this interactive session to chat about how Plansiware customers hear, save, and convert ideas into solutions of their user base to proactively evolve the system with their industry!
-How do you capture ideas from your users to improve/add features to the system?
-How often to do revisit the ideas list?
-How do you convert them into solutions? Leverage consultants, internal brainstorm, etc.?
-How do you share new/upcoming features to create excitement?

 A customer panel with Alcon, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer on Upgrading to Planisware Enterprise 7.

In 2021, Planisware released their most current version, E7, and our customers are working through their various journeys of upgrading.  During this panel, we will hear from peer customers on the following topics:

-Why they chose to upgrade when they did
-What business value did upgrading to E7 bring
-What was the main driver for wanting to upgrade
-Lessons learned about their upgrade project

 A customer panel with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Altec (more to be announced) on Planisware Enterprise's ActiveTab.

The ability to integrate seamlessly with Excel has been paramount to our customers. ActiveTab's functionality allows for updating a large volume of data over many projects with ease.  During this panel, we will hear from existing ActiveTab users on the following topics:

-Why they chose to implement ActiveTab
-The business value they have observed from this functionality
-Lessons learned about the transition from other methodologies

 A customer panel with AbbVie, Eli Lilly, and WhirlpoolEmbracing Managed Services to Keep your Total Cost of Ownership Under Control.

In 2018, Planisware officially launched its Managed Services offering to provide the right post-launch expertise to our customers. Fast forward to 2022: Planisware now has 8 customers actively using our Managed Services with a high level of satisfaction, and many more customers interested. The first 3 years of our Managed Services offering being available to US customers confirmed the importance of the post-launch market gap and strategic opportunity we identified years ago. During this panel, we will hear from existing Managed Services customers on the following topics:

-Why the right post-launch expertise matters
-What are the key benefits brought by Managed Services
-What model are customers are adopting to manage their Planisware platform
-Lessons learned about the transition to an operating model with Managed Services

 3 Levels of PEX: Home PEX, Pro PEX and Chef PEX

 A Safe Place for Agility

 Collaboration Made Easy with Planisware Enterprise

 Enterprise IT+: IT + Business for the Win

 Fostering User Adoption Every Step of the Way (join session with Orchestra)

 Implement and Enhance Your PPM Solution with a Quality-Focused Approach

 Risk & Opportunity Management: Open Your Eyes on the Many Roads Ahead

 There & Back Again, From Short- to Long-Term Planning

 There’s No “S” in PPM... or Is There? – Strategic PPM

 What's New in Planisware Enterprise 7.0.4

All training sessions will be recorded and available to all event attendees (in-person and online) after the event in our event plaform for a limited time.

 An Introduction to E7

Offered: Tuesday, May 17 in Denver at 1pm, 1 hour (registration required) and online May 18/19

-Overview of the User Interface
-Covering major changes from V6
-Great for those new to Planisware or those upgrading from V6 to E7

 Formula Building in Planisware Enterprise

Offered: Tuesday, May 17 in Denver at 2:30pm, 1 hour (registration required) and online May 18/19

-An overview of the Planisware Formula Builder covering where (and how) it can be used
-Great for admins looking to expand their configuration abilities
Note: It is assumed the audience has at least a basic understanding of the Planisware data model

 Collaborative Conversations with Planisware Talk in Planisware Enterprise

Offered: Online only May 18/19

-Coverage of the Planisware Talk functionality and the features available to users
-Discuss how it can be used to support collaboration within the tool
-Discuss the possibility of extending Planisware Talk to your email server

 Parametric Estimations in Planisware Enterprise

Offered: Online only May 18/19

-An overview of equation templates and equations
-Covering how to use equations to dynamically create planned hours, planned expenditures, and activities
-Covering the perspective of the Admin and the End user
Note: It is assumed the audience has an understanding of the data model and project management within Planisware (with an emphasis on planned hours/expenditures).

 Fostering User Adoption Every Step of the Way (join session with Enterprise)

 Functional Presentation on Resource management

 Orchestra Digital Training: Engage

 What's New in Planisware Orchestara 7.2

 Sponsor Area: PwC, Patch & Sparks, i2e Consulting, West Monroe and Dark Sage.

 Planisware Stations focused on: Enterprise, Orchestra, Customer Success & Community (CSM program, forum, working groups), Managed Services, and Academy Training.

 Networking & coffee break space

 Area for work stations







  • Abbvie
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • ADM
  • Alcon
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Alstom
  • Altec
  • Amgen
  • Arvinas
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Avanos Medical
  • Battelle
  • Beam Suntory
  • Biogen
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • British American Tobacco
  • CAE
  • Canal de Provence
  • Centre universitaire de Santé McGill
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • Codexis
  • Crinetics
  • Curia
  • Curium Pharmaceuticals
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Danfoss
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • EMD Serono
  • Eurocontrol
  • EWI
  • FMC Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • FOX Factory Inc.
  • Fujitsu
  • Gates Medical Research Institute
  • Genmab
  • Gilbarco Veeder-Root
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Grünenthal GmbH
  • GSK
  • Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • Hydro Québec
  • IHU
  • Illumina
  • Incyte
  • Instant Brands
  • Intellia THerapeutics
  • Johnson & Johnson - Pharma
  • Johnson & Johnson - MedTech
  • Johnson & Johnson - Supply Chain
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Kabam
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lancaster Colony Corporation
  • Lannett Company
  • Lear Corporation
  • Lixil
  • McGill University Health Centre
  • McKinstry
  • Merck
  • Millicom
  • MKS Instruments
  • Montana Department of Transportation
  • MSA
  • Navistar
  • Nutrien
  • Octapharma
  • Otsuka
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Poseida Therapeutics
  • PwC
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Sanofi
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Seagen
  • Sonos
  • Spin Master
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • Syngenta
  • T.Marzetti
  • Taiho Oncology
  • Tenneco Automotive
  • TIGO
  • UC San Diego
  • UPL
  • Visus Therapeutics
  • Vontier
  • WECU
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Woodward
  • Zebra Technologies



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