Session 301
Designing Your Digital Alliance Management Dashboard

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing biopharma companies to rethink how work is done. This provides an opportunity for alliance managers to change the status quo of manual reporting, lack of transparency, poor visibility, different versions of the truth, and an inability to see the interrelation of risks and opportunities within the alliance portfolio. New cloud-based software makes it possible.

Having the ability to present a single version of the truth and provide relevant views of alliance activities and outcomes is essential to keep teams aligned and focused on the work that matters most, enable swift decision making, manage risks and deliver the intended value of strategic alliances.

Alliance management functions have long needed a system of record to support these objectives yet have been relying on manual approaches to reporting and analytics. Digitizing alliance management workflows and reporting are now mission critical.

In this session, we:


Jan Twombly, CSAP
The Rhythm of Business

Jan Twombly, CSAP, is President of The Rhythm of Business, Inc. For nearly 20 years Twombly has served as a trusted, expert advisor to global and emerging companies. She works as an extension of the partnering and alliance management team, helping them develop their ability to accelerate outcomes from partnering and alliances. Partnering with the executive suite, she helps companies reach higher levels of alliance success by integrating partnering into all aspects of the business.

A few of the many companies she has worked with include Abbott, Astellas, AT&T, Bayer, Becton Dickinson, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Colgate-Palmolive, Dun & Bradstreet, EMC, Equifax, FIS, IBM, Intel, Novartis, Sanofi, Shire, and Xerox.

Twombly serves on the Executive and Management Committee of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), and contributed to The ASAP Handbook of Alliance Management. Together with business partner Jeffrey Shuman, Twombly has a rich history of developing, publishing, and presenting strategic and practical thinking that advances the art and science of partnering and alliance management.

Louis Rinfret
Founder and CEO

Louis Rinfret is the founder and CEO of allianceboard. Louis has over two decades of experience in the software industry moving from technical and product management roles to leading business units and strategy for organizations ranging from start-ups and research institutes to multi-nationals such as SAP Business Objects and Expedia CruiseShipCenters. He holds a PhD in Strategy from Lancaster University (UK) where he wrote a thesis on the performance of strategic alliances. Combining his passions for technology and alliance management Louis is on a mission to empower alliance managers to succeed with their strategic alliances.

Louis has been active in managing, teaching about and researching strategic alliances for the past 15 years and a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) since 2005. Louis is an avid trail runner and when he is not at his desk you will probably find him training for the next race with his wife and two daughters.

Michael Roch
Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Roch is allianceboard's Chief Commercial Officer. He loves helping organizations succeed through technology-enabled, best-in-class alliance management practices. Michael has been working alongside partnerships, alliances and joint ventures in the knowledge services, technology, power generation and real estate sectors for most of his professional career. Prior to joining allianceboard as Louis' partner, he served as Co-CEO Europe of a 4,000-member platform-based ecosystem originated in Australia. Michael also was co-founder and CEO of a London-based management consulting firm focused on partnerships and global alliances which his partners and he built to serving market leaders in more than 40 countries. He holds an MBA and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver (USA) and is currently working on his DBA on coopetition at Grenoble École de Management (France).

Michael has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals since 2016. Michael's passion are music, tennis, skiing and golf; he's an active member of Lions International. He lives with his wife and their most recent adoption, a Chocolate Labrador.