Unleash Your Hidden Innovator: Explore the Innovators All Around Us

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:00 – 11:00 pm

Join us on a journey as we look at the people and organizations who are leading creative change. Explore the ways they disrupted the status quo to delight their users with amazing outcomes! Test some of the simple tools that these innovators use to set themselves apart!


Michael Glatts, Sr. Director, Global Congresses, Pfizer

At Pfizer, we are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.

Each year Pfizer participates in key congresses around the world, to support hundreds of associations and hundreds of thousands of health care professionals.

Michael Glatts leads a dynamic Global Congress team which is responsible for planning and executing these experiences.  He leads with a vision for innovation and creativity, and leverages Design Thinking to continuously find new and creative ways for Pfizer to promote its leading portfolio of products and medicines!

Michael also likes to have fun while doing it, but we keep that quiet!

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laine mannLaine Mann, Global Congress Lead, Pfizer

As a 24 year veteran in the healthcare congress industry, Laine Mann brings a wealth of knowledge around innovative congress tactics and strategic thinking to support brand/business strategies and has been a corporate member of HCEA for 20 years.  Laine is also a past Board Member for HCEA and continues to serve on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee.  She holds a BA degree in Speech Communications with a minor in journalism from West Chester University and is a frequent presenter at the HCEA Annual Meeting.  Laine is currently the Global Congress Lead at Pfizer, Inc. where she is responsible for driving the congress strategy globally for the Vaccines, Inflammation and Consumer Healthcare businesses.

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Donald_Schmid_120x160Don Schmid, Lead, Global Congresses, Pfizer

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