Join us October 2 for a full day of world-class education for the med-tech community. 2017 DeviceTalks Boston conference features an expanded full-day program with dedicated programming tracks for Med-Tech Leaders and Engineers.

Leadership Track: “Building Great Companies”

The Leadership Track, “Building Great Companies,” brings together med-tech industry leaders to gain exclusive insights from industry leaders changing the course of medicine.

DeviceTalks is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to come together to share perspectives and network with the best of the best in the industry.

Engineering Track: “Building Better Products”

Our Engineering Track, “Building Better Products,” includes curriculum designed with the help of R&D teams at some of the industry’s most successful companies is focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge to do your job better.

The track includes:

  • Workshops, Hot Technology Sessions, and Technical Panels featuring med-tech engineers discussing the best practices they’ve learned on the job.
  • Cross-functional tracks designed to help you better communicate with and manage the demands of senior executives
  • Technology showcase featuring the hottest med-tech companies in the marketplace

Featured Keynote Speaker

Anders Wold

President and CEO, Clinical Care Solutions GE Healthcare

Featured Speakers

Nancy Briefs

President & CEO, Digital Cognition Technologies, Inc.

Maria Palasis

CEO, 480 Biomedical

Kate Rumrill

CEO, NeoSync, Inc.

Jennifer Fried

CEO and co-founder, ExplORer Surgical

Andreas Pfahnl, ScD

CEO, Kobara Medical, Inc.

Jim Reed

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Minnetronix

Jeff Champagne

Director, Business Development, MPR Product Development

Doug Teany

COO, Corindus Vascular Robotics

Peter Stebbins

Transactions Lead, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson

Derek Mathers

Director, Advanced Applications Development at Worrell, Inc.

Frank McGillin

Chief Commercial Officer, Neurometrix

David Terry

CEO, Archway Health

Scott Schorer

President and Chief Executive Officer, GI Dynamics

Dr. Harith Rajagopalan

Co-founder and CEO of Fractyl

Venk Varadan

Co-Founder and CEO, Nanowear

Arthur H. Combs, MD

Chief Medical Officer, MC10

Brian Rosnov

Senior Director, Philips Healthworks

Todd Snell

Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, NxStage Medical

Charles Sherwood

President & CEO, Anika Therapeutics

David Knapp

VP of Corporate Research, Boston Scientific

Maria Stewart

VP of Health Economics and Market Access, Boston Scientific

Ken Levitt

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Liz Asai

CEO, Co-Founder, 3Derm

Ibraheem Badejo, Ph.D.

Senior Director - New Ventures (Med Devices), Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Boston

Rosaleen Burke

Senior Vice President Global Quality and Regulatory, Boston Scientific

Scott Rader

General Manager Medical Solutions, Stratasys

Severine Zygmont Valdant

President, OPM Biomedical

Katie Weimer

VP Medical Devices, 3D Systems

Gaurav Manchanda

VP Market Development, Formlabs

Rachel Robinson

Director of Business Development, Acorn Product Development

Liz Powell

Principal, G2G Consulting

Peter Douglass

Director of Technical Operations, Proto Labs

Steve Schmidt

Founder & CEO, Resolution Medical

James Biggins

Founder, President and CEO, Access Vascular

David Dykeman

Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Karen C. Corallo

Regulatory Attorney and Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Trevor J. Chaplick

Corporate Attorney and Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Bill Betten

President, Betten Systems Solutions


Monday, October 2

7:00am: Registration, networking breakfast
8:00am: Plenary Session: Speed equals innovation but how do I do my job faster?
9:00am: Virtual Development: How to optimize your process to reduce risk and increase rewards
10:00am: Exhibition/Networking break

  • Medtech Evolution: Talking IoT, data analytics, and data management.
  • The FDA of tomorrow: How do we gameplan for changes in Silver Springs?

11:30am: CEO Session: A look at the Boston area’s most exciting emerging companies
12:30pm: Lunch and exhibition


  • Learning Track: MedTech 3.0 and how sensors, wireless technology and advanced materials will change medtech
  • Reimbursement – A review of what’s new in the world of payment


  • Creating Collisions of Value: Optimizing Big Company/Little Company Strategic Partnerships
  • Hot Tech: 3D Printing

3:30pm: Exhibition/Networking break

  • Hot Topics: Financing, IP, Regulatory and Products Liability Trends Impacting MedTech
  • Company pitches: Collisions of Value

5:00pm: Networking Reception
6:00pm: The Big 100 Dinner Gala Featuring an Interview with Anders Wold, GE Healthcare

View the full DeviceTalks Boston 2017 schedule & directory


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