Go inside Google and Johnson & Johnson's bid to change surgery and the state of medtech innovation in 2017 on December 12th

DeviceTalks is back in California for DeviceTalks West on December 12, 2016. Join us at our 5 year anniversary celebration for an inside look at the state of medtech innovation in 2017, as we explore Google and Johnson & Johnson’s bid to change surgery with its spinout Verb Surgical.

In addition, you’ll hear from leaders at Verb Surgical, Halt Medical, Heartflow, Inc., Medtronic, Merit Medical, InTouch Healthcare and many more.

Featured Speakers

Alejandro Galindo

Vice President and President Intensive Insulin Management (IIM) Business Unit Diabetes Group, Medtronic

Campbell Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Executive Vice President and ​Chief Medical Officer, HeartFlow

Chris Thierfelder

Director, Research & Development, Halyard Health

David Dykeman

Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Dirk Smith

Co-Founder, Minnetronix

Eric Geismar

CEO, EPG Consulting, Inc.

Ginger Pigott

Shareholder; Vice Chair of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, Greenberg Traurig

J. Rick Taché

Shareholder and Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig

Joseph M. DeVivo

CEO, InTouch Health

Kim Bridges Rodriguez

President & CEO, Acessa Health Inc.

Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D

Managing General Partner, Cerus DMCC

Nick Terafranca

CEO, NeuroRecovery

Scott Huennekens

President and CEO, Verb Surgical

Stewart B. Davis M.D.

Senior Vice President, Locust Walk


Monday, December 12

12:30pm: Registration, networking reception
1:00pm: DeviceTalks CEO panel/Lunch
2:30pm: Leadership Track: Medtech 2025: What does the industry look like in 10 years?
4:00pm: Finding your value proposition: A product development workshop
4:15pm: Networking break
4:45pm: Leadership Track: Hot Topics: M&A, IP and Product Liability Trends Impacting Medtech
6:15pm: Networking Reception
7:15pm: The interview: Inside the Google/JNJ spinout Verb Surgical with Scott Huennekens

View the full DeviceTalks West 2016 schedule & directory


Fairmont Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 476-2001

Media Sponsors