DeviceTalks is an educational forum bringing together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best practices of getting medical devices to the market.

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

Jeffrey Brewer

President & Chief Executive Officer, Bigfoot Biomedical

Michael J. Pederson

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

Heidi Dohse

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

Hon. Melvin Carter

Mayor, Saint Paul

Tim Philips

Compliance Officer, FDA’s Office of Medical Device and Radiological Health Operations

Dr. Myriam J. Curet, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical

Featured Speakers



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

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