Author Archive: Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker

Scott is the President of the BIO International Convention and COO at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).  Prior to joining BIO, Scott served as Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services and as a senior policy advisor to United States Senator Don Nickles. Scott holds a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In his limited free time, he enjoys coaching youth basketball and spending time with his family.  He and his wife, Michelle, have three children. Scott, whose family is from Kentucky, is a die-hard and somewhat irrational, University of Kentucky fan.

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Reimagined and Reinvented

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We are excited that you are joining us for the 2014 BIO International Convention. As you have seen, we are doing things a little differently this year. We have revamped and improved the Convention to make it more engaging, more informative and more productive. We listened to your feedback and have added new educational Specialty Forums. Our Forums will offer cohesive programming in which participation in all sessions is recommended, allowing for a deeper dive Read More >

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The Countdown Begins: All Futbol Eyes on Brazil, All Biotech Eyes on San Diego

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While we are only a few short weeks from the world’s largest biotechnology event, the 2014 BIO International Convention, we are mere days away from arguably the biggest sporting event, which only happens every four years, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Beginning this Thursday, June 12th, the tournament will see the host country, Brazil square off against Croatia, a formidable opponent. Recognizing that one-third of all #BIO2014 attendees come from outside the United States, we want to help calm Read More >

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Administrative Professionals Day

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Today is one of the most important office holidays of the year: Administrative Professionals Day. On this day, we take the time to celebrate and thank the hardworking professionals who help keep the trains running on time. Administrative workers handle some of the most important tasks in any office – like booking travel for the BIO International Convention. I know that navigating the Convention is certainly easier with the aid of my Executive Assistant, Kristina, who Read More >

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The Masters and the BIO International Convention

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This week in Georgia the world will witness a significant gathering of experts. No, we did not move up the date of the BIO International Convention. I am writing about the Masters. It is always impressive to see these great players tee-off in one of sports most cherished events. It is the one event that all great golfers clear the calendar to attend – and in that vein it is similar to the BIO International Read More >

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The BIO International Convention® First Time Attendee College Basketball Challenge

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Well, last weekend’s tournament games were certainly exciting. I hope you followed my advice to always bet on blue. The ‘Cats had an exciting couple of games – and I hope they can keep it going in Texas! While last week’s advice (blue!) was solid – I have some new advice this week for folks who have thought about attending the BIO International Convention – but have not yet done so.  You should drop what Read More >

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