Join Med-Tech Leaders at DeviceTalks Minnesota

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.

DeviceTalks Minnesota 2017 Recap

“DeviceTalks is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to come together and share perspectives. As a featured speaker, I was impressed with the quality of the conversation and the caliber of delegates. Bringing together leaders to discuss the healthcare environment is essential to fostering community in the medical device industry. I go to many events, but DeviceTalks stands out as one of the best programs our industry has to offer.” – Scott Huennekens, CEO, Verb Surgical

“DeviceTalks is a great forum for corporate executives to network and share information and ideas on how to grow their companies. You can count on meeting a lot of high level executives who know the industry very well.” – Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific

Keynote Speaker

Cindy Kent

President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division

Featured Speakers

Martha Shadan

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

Sheri Dodd

Vice President & General Manager, Medtronic

Lee Jones

Founder, CEO, Rebiotix

Danelle Miller

Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Intelligence, Roche Diagnostics

Lisa Shafer

Sr Director New Device and Bioelectronic Technologies, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Kathleen Skarvan

CEO, Electromed

Dennis Wahr, M.D.

President and CEO, Holaira

Anne E. Sissel, CFA

Managing Director, Baxter Ventures

Kathleen Tune

Advisor, Thomas, McNerney & Partners

Shaye Mandle

President & CEO, Medical Alley

Ashish Kulkarni

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, EVP at Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.

Randy Nelson

CEO and Founder, Evergreen Medical Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Robroy MacIver, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota

Wendy Warne

Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

Dr. Seth J. Goldenberg, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development Strategy, NAMSA

Steven Risser

Research Leader, Battelle

Dr. Roy Smythe

Chief Medical Officer for Healthcare Informatics, Philips

Robert Rajalingam

Vice President & General Manager of the Vascular Access business unit, Smiths Medical

Robert Bodor

Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Proto Labs

Curt Wiedenhoefer

President, Consensus Orthopedics

Ralph Cardinal

R&D Director of Electronic Medical Equipment, Boston Scientific

Stephanie Board

VP of R&D Delivery System Engineering, Abbott

Mac McKeen

Fellow, Boston Scientific

Megan Brandt

Vice President, Regulatory, CHF Solutions

Henry Bryson

Director of Business Development, DeviceLab

Dr. Cora Leibig, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Chromatic 3D Materials

Jeremy Friedman

Chief Operating Officer, Integer

Dr. Bob Roohparvar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Batteroo

Rich Nazarian

CEO & Chairman of the Board, Minnetronix

Aidan Petrie

Chief Innovation Officer, Emeritus, Ximedica

Joe Brennan

Director of Business Development, Ximedica

Andreas Pfahnl, ScD

CEO, Kobara Medical, Inc.

Jim Reed

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Minnetronix

Derek Mathers

Director, Advanced Applications Development at Worrell, Inc.

Tom O’Hara

Global Business Manager / Advisory Services, Intertek

Bryan Clark

Corporate Research Fellow, Boston Scientific

Chad Dvoracek

Data Engineer, The Nerdery

Kim Bridges Rodriguez

President & CEO, Acessa Health Inc.

Bill Betten

President, Betten Systems Solutions LLC


Monday, June 26

2:00pm: Networking & Exhibition Opens


  • Creating the Connection: A Hands-On Approach to Creating Value in Connected Healthcare Ecosystems
  • DeviceTalks Discussion Groups

5:00pm: Welcome Reception
6:00pm: Dinner and Interview: Featuring Cindy Kent, President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division

Tuesday, June 27

7:00am: Registration, networking breakfast
8:00am: Plenary Session: Speed equals innovation but how do I do my job faster?
9:00am: Plenary: Optimizing resources to build a better medtech team
10:00am: Exhibition/Networking break


  • Hot Tech Industry Panel: Big Data and its impact on product development
  • The FDA of tomorrow: How do we gameplan for changes in Silver Springs

11:30am: Plenary: Understanding value and its impact on medtech
12:30pm: Exhibition/Luncheon


  • Powering medical devices: Battery and power source update
  • Learning Track: MedTech 3.0 and how data, AI, VR, AR and drone surgery will change medicine

2:30pm: Exhibition/Networking break

  • Untethering of innovation: The Wireless Revolution
  • Reimbursement – A review of what’s new in the world of payment


  • Hot Tech: 3D Printing
  • Investment update: What’s going on in medtech investing in 17′ and beyond?

5:15pm: Exhibition/Closing Reception

View the full Minnesota 2017 schedule & directory


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11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-1900


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