DeviceTalks provides world-class education with exclusive insights from industry leaders changing the course of medicine. Coupled with a technology showcase featuring the hottest med tech companies in the marketplace, 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.


This year’s DeviceTalks Minnesota will feature four tracks packed with expertly curated content created by the industry for the industry. Our ECO-SYSTEM track will focus on the issues impacting medtech companies across Minnesota and beyond; Our TECHNOLOGY track will drill down on the hottest new tech that is changing medtech: Our REGULATORY 101/201 and CLINICAL 101 tracks, hosted by Medical Alley, will focus on the most important trends in regulatory and clinical development.

NEW! Read about how Medical Alley and DeviceTalks partnered to bring even more incredible content to DeviceTalks

Keynote Speakers

Heidi Dohse

Sr. Program Manager, Healthcare, Google, Founder, Tour de Heart Foundation

Michael J. Pederson

Senior Vice President, Cardiac Arrhythmias and Heart Failure Division, Abbott

Featured Speakers

Martha Shadan

Global Vice President, Marketing, Smith & Nephew, President & CEO, Rotation Medical

Sheri Dodd

Vice-President & General Manager, Medtronic Care Management Services – formerly Cardiocom

Randall Schiestl

Vice President of Research & Development, Global Technology, Boston Scientific Corporation

Mac McKeen

Fellow, Boston Scientific

Megan Brandt

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Sunshine Heart

David Knapp

Vice President, Corporate Research, Boston Scientific

Michael C. McAlpine

Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Joe Carlson

Reporter, Medical technology, Star Tribune

Timothy Jackson

Director Program Management, Boston Scientific

Sophia Khan

‎Senior Director Global Inclusion and Diversity, Medtronic

Dr. Gwenyth Fischer

Director of the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium and assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Daniel McLaughlin

Director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs, Opus College of Business

Keith Boettiger

Vice President, Abbott Neuromodulation

Thank you to our program committee

  • Justin Pacquette, Director, Public Affairs, Abbott
  • Alex Romero, Product Manager, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
  • Brad Perriello, Executive Editor, MassDevice/Medical Design & Outsourcing
  • Carolyn Baldus, Senior Communications Manager, Minnetronix
  • Manny Villafana, CEO/Founder, Medical 21, Kip’s Bay Medical, St. Jude Medical, Guidant, ATS Medical
  • Frank Jaskulke, Vice President, Intelligence, Medical Alley
  • Aimee Garza Director, Strategic Marketing, Integer
  • Juli Denny, VP of Sales and Marketing, R&Q
  • Julia Feygin, Director, Clinical Research, DaVita
  • Kevin Berger, Marketing Manager, Cyient
  • Lisa Shafer, Sr Director New Device and Bioelectronic Technologies, Teva
  • Mac McKeen, Fellow, Boston Scientific
  • Megan Brandt, Vice President, Regulatory, CHF Solutions
  • Mary Kay Sobcinski, Senior Principal Advisor, Clinical Sciences, RCRI
  • Phil Allen, Sales/Marketing Director, Lowell
  • Randy Nelson, CEO, Evergreen Medtech
  • Sue Danielson, Vice President, Regulatory, 3M
  • Bill Betten, CEO, Betten Solutions
  • Brian Johnson, Publisher/Co-Founder, DeviceTalks, MassDevice, Medical Design & Outsourcing, Drug Delivery Business News


If you wish to become a member of the committee please contact



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