DeviceTalks West – Bringing world-class education to the medtech community

DeviceTalks will be returning to the west coast on December 11-12, 2017 with an expanded day-and-a-half program designed to better serve the medtech community. The program features two dedicated tracks including “Building Better Companies” for senior executives and “Building Better Products” for engineering managers and their engineering teams.

Program highlights include:

  • Keynote addresses and plenary panels featuring exclusive insights from industry leaders changing the course of medicine
  • A dedicated engineering track designed to help engineers do their jobs better
  • A technology showcase featuring the hottest medtech companies in the marketplace today
  • Ample networking time to network with the best of the best in the industry

Join us at DeviceTalks West for this don’t miss industry event!

Featured Keynote Speaker

Stacey Pugh

Vice President and General Manager, Medtronic Neurovascular

Featured Speakers

Suzanne Winter

Vice President, Americas Region, Medtronic Diabetes

Jeffrey Brewer

President & Chief Executive Officer, Bigfoot Biomedical

Kim Bridges Rodriguez

President & CEO, Acessa Health Inc.

Jordi Parramon

Director, Medical Devices, Verily-Google Life Sciences

Frank Pokrop

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Becton Dickinson

Jeff Wyman

Vice President, InVentures, Smith and Nephew Advanced Surgical Device Division

Harsh Dharwad

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Nihon Kohden America

Paul Grand

CEO, MedTech Innovator

Ginger Pigott

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

Chris Thierfelder

Director, Research & Development, Halyard Health

Stuart Karten

President, Karten Design

Belinda A. Mohr, Ph.D.

Lead Health Economist, Global Health Economics Team, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Justin Barad, MD

Co-Founder and CEO, Osso VR

Andy Schimmoeller

Senior Electrical Engineer, Battelle

Debbie Donovan

Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, EndoGastric Solutions

Winnie Yu, Ph.D.

Sr. Director, Medical Innovation, Flex

Stanton Rowe

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology and Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences

Annie Cashman

Global Medical Business Development Manager, Proto Labs

Reggie Groves

CEO, REVA Medical

Matt Reifenberger

Health Economics and Reimbursement, Edwards Lifesciences

Bill Betten

President, Betten Systems Solutions

Scott Thielman

CTO and Co-Founder, Product Creation Studio

Bill Evans

SVP, Innovation, Ximedica

Jeff Gross, Ph.D.

CSO, Canary Medical


Monday, December 11

1:00pm: Registration, networking
1:30pm: Plenary Session: Speed equals innovation but how do I do my job faster?


  • Managing Suppliers to improve speed to market
  • The regulatory pathway of tomorrow: How do we gameplan for changes in Silver Springs, EMEA and more?

3:30pm: Exhibition/Networking break

  • Hot Topics: Financing, IP, and Products Liability Trends Impacting MedTech
  • Creating the Connection: A Hands-On Approach to Creating Value in Connected Healthcare Ecosystems

5:30pm: Exhibition/Networking Reception
6:30pm: Dinner and DeviceTalk: Featuring Stacy Pugh, ‎Vice President, Medtronic Neurovascular

Tuesday, December 12

8:00am: Exhibition/Networking Breakfast
9:00am: Tools for Succeeding with Outsourced Product Development
10:00am: Innovation story with Edwards Lifesciences’s Stanton Rowe
10:45am: How Innovation transforms markets and Industries
11:45am: Exhibition/Networking break


  • What’s next in sensors?
  • Untethering of innovation: The Wireless Revolution

1:15pm: Exhibition/Luncheon
2:15pm: Understanding value-based healthcare and its impact on medtech
3:15pm: Fireside Chat: Inside Bigfoot Biomedical with CEO & Founder Jeff Brewer

View the full DeviceTalks West 2017 schedule & directory



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