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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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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Momentum of the BIO Big Dance Continues to Build

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Can I assume you have all been missing my NCAA tournament musings? Well maybe not, but just in case you’ve been waiting for more, here you go….. What an exciting and eventful tournament it has been so far. But it’s far from over. Last night we had some great battles. Sadly, my adopted team, San Diego State University lost a tough game to Arizona.  And since I feel like San Diego is my second home this year, I Read More >

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Our Latest Convention Registration: Sir Richard Branson

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At BIO, we know that entrepreneurship and innovation is part of our industry’s lifeblood. It takes more than just a winning idea or a great product candidate to build a successful biotech company – it takes great leadership, a lot of hard work, a few sleepless nights, and a little bit of luck. That’s why I’m excited to announce that one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, Sir Richard Branson, will be joining us to Read More >

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