DeviceTalks Boston has ended

DeviceTalks is a conversation among leaders. It’s an evening for an exchange of ideas, insight and contacts among the pioneers of the medical technology industry. Formerly known as the Big 100, this event is held annually in Boston, Orange County and the Twin Cities.

On July 15th, you’re invited to join us for a discussion with some of the area’s most innovative and influential leaders, including Brian Concannon, CEO, Haemonetics; Duane DeSisto, CEO, Insulet; Carmichael Roberts, General Partner North Bridge Venbtures and Founder of  480 Biomedical, Arsenal Medical, Diagnostics for All, MC10 and Dr. Charles Carignan.

DeviceTalks also features four panel discussions on hot issues facing medtech companies. The descriptions of which can be found below. When you register you are automatically allowed entry into any of the panels listed.

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Tuesday, July 15

3:30pm EDT

Registration, networking, coffee reception
Connect and re-connect with colleagues in the medical device industry. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

4:00pm EDT

Blending quality into your business strategy

Enterprise quality management with global, harmonized processes is the goal of every quality systems organization.  Without proper organizational and financial alignment, the vision will not become reality.  Learn the necessary steps to build a solid business case for quality by assessing the current state of your quality and business processes, what your business goals are then how to create a blueprint to achieve results in the future.


Mohan Ponnudurai

Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems
Mohan Ponnudurai is an Industry Solution Director in Sparta Systems’ Product Management group, responsible for helping guide the company’s alignment with industry trends, needs and requirements. Additionally, he helps both our company and our clients.in the Oil and Gas (Energy... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

4:00pm EDT

Hot Topics: M&A Megadeals, IP, Financing, and Products Liability Trends for MedTech Companies
  • M&A trends from the perspective of both acquirer and seller
  • IP protection is key to a successful exit
  • Financing best practices from early stage to exit
  • Products liability litigation - what every medtech company needs to know

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David Dykeman

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Medical Technology, Greenberg Traurig
David Dykeman, who co-chairs the firm's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology group, is a registered patent attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. David's practice focuses on securing worldwide intellectual property protection... Read More →


Jed Cohen

Managing Director, Leerink Partners
Jed Cohen joined Leerink Partners as a Managing Director in 2009 to cover the medical technology sector. Jed has over 20 years of Healthcare Investment Banking experience, including 12 years at Citigroup and three years at UBS prior to joining Leerink. Jed’s transaction experience... Read More →

Dirk M. Kuyper

President & CEO, IlluminOSS Medical
Dirk Kuyper brings over twenty five years of successful experience in the commercialization of medical devices. Prior to joining IlluminOss Mr. Kuyper was President and CEO of Alphatec Spine, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), where he led the company to triple revenue to $200M and expanded... Read More →

David Peck

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, Greenberg Traurig
David C. Peck works with emerging growth companies, established entities and private equity firms in executing their strategic plans. He assists companies beginning with corporate formation, obtaining and structuring both equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, as... Read More →

Jeremy Sohn

Managing Director, MPM Capital
Jeremy Sohn joined MPM Capital's Boston Office in 2013 to help lead the firm's interests in mobile health and big data. Prior to MPM, Jeremy provided strategy and operations consulting for multiple healthcare and technology start-up companies.  From 2007-2011, Jeremy was COO... Read More →

Sara Thompson

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Sara K. Thompson concentrates her practice on products liability litigation, with an emphasis on representing manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other consumer products, in litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Sara has experience managing individual... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

4:00pm EDT

The business case for connectivity: mhealth, wearable technology and unlocking data
Connecting medical devices to the cloud can help companies claw back reimbursement rate cuts but there's more to mobile development building a patient-focused mobile app.

MPR hosts an interactive panel on the do's and don'ts of connecting medical devices to the cloud. This session will involve leaders from device companies that are successfully creating mobile applications for their medical devices.  Find out what those companies are doing correctly and how to implement a solid business case for your own in-house or external development.


Brian Scrivens

Director, Product Consulting, MPR

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Ibraheem Badejo

Senior Director - New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Boston.
Ibraheem (Ib) is Senior Director, New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston. He leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector. From 2010 to 2013, Ib was a Research Fellow at Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson... Read More →

Isaiah Kacyvenski

Head of Sports and Fitness Segment, MC10
Isaiah Kacyvenski¹s diverse background includes playing in the National Football League for 8 years for the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, Sports Legacy Institute.  Isaiah currently runs... Read More →

Craig Mauch

Director Product Design, MPR
Director of Product Design managing the Boston Area office and Industrial Design and Embedded Resources within the Product Development group at MPR.

Nandini Murthy

Principal, ENEM Consulting
Ms. Murthy has over 20 years of work experience in regulatory affairs, clinical and quality assurance functions with multiple device specialties, including cardiology, neurology, radiology and diagnostics. Having served on the Executive team of several... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

4:00pm EDT

What hospitals want medtech to know

We take for granted certain “truths” in medical device marketing. So once an idea is accepted as gospel, it becomes a rule we cling to—even if the landscape is shifting. The question is, what opportunities are you missing by not breaking the rules?

This year, KHJ is hosting a panel of experts to discuss myths and truths in medical marketing. Get ready to shatter some cherished notions.


Rob Kinslow

Sr. Strategist, KHJ
Rob is an award-winning brand strategist and writer who helps clients forge competitive brands and drive them forward through all channels and communications. In addition to strategic communications to medical and scientific audiences, he has extensive experience writing authoritatively... Read More →


Richard Birkhead

Chief of Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Lowell General Hospital
Dr. Richard Birkhead is chief of cardiology and interventional cardiology at Lowell General Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center. From 1991–2012 he directed the Cardiac Cath Lab at Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Birkhead earned his MD from SUNY Upstate and served residencies at... Read More →

Allan Hoffman

Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Lowell General Hospital and North Shore Medical Center
Dr. Allan Hoffman leads one of the North Shore’s most extensive programs for vascular and interventional radiology. He has conducted award-winning research on vascular and vascular-related disease and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Radiology and JVIR... Read More →

Scott Sigman

MD, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Lowell General Hospital
Dr. Scott A. Sigman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon providing comprehensive care to patients at Orthopedic Surgical Associates of Lowell since 1996.  Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Sigman possesses the skills and experience to diagnose and treat sports injuries... Read More →

Joseph A. White

President, Lowell General Hospital
Mr. Jody White serves as President of Lowell General Hospital and is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the hospital's management. Prior to this appointment, White served for ten years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowell General... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

5:30pm EDT

Networking Reception
Enjoy mingling with fellow guests over food and cocktails in this one hour power networking session.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

6:30pm EDT

The Interview: Brian Concannon, Haemonetics

In it's 40th year in business, Haemonetics is on the cutting edge of medical technology. In the past decade, this "quiet" Massachusetts company has transformed itself into one of the most influential businesses in the medical device space, accomplishing a transformation that is looked upon with envy by medtech titans such as Medtronic.

Hear from Concannon how Haemonetics transformed itself from a humble manufacturer of blood collection products into a billion dollar blood management services company that is embedded in the entire supply chain of blood donation.

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Brian Johnson

Publisher, Co-Founder, DeviceTalks, MassDevice, Medical Design & Outsourcing
Brian grew up in the medical devices industry -- as a child, he and his older brother used the surgical staplers his father sold for U.S. Surgical Corp. as toy guns. One episode involving about $10,000 worth of surgical staples earned him an early lesson about medical technology and... Read More →


Brian Concannon

President, CEO, Haemonetics
Brian Concannon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Haemonetics Corporation, a publicly traded company (NYSE: HAE) headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, that provides blood management technologies and services to hospitals, blood collectors and plasma biopharmaceutical... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

7:15pm EDT

Innovators panel
Insulet CEO Duane DeSisto, Dr. Charles Carignan and serial entrepreneur and North Bridge Venture Partners' Carmichael Roberts   will headline a panel of innovators to discuss what the medical technology world is doing to solve big problems and what those companies need in order to achieve transformational change.


Brad Perriello

Executive Editor, Co-founder, MassDevice
Brad Perriello has written for The Associated Press, The Eagle-Tribune, Boston.com, The Boston Globe, Industrial Distribution magazine and a variety of local and regional newspapers. He received a master's degree in journalism from Boston University in 2005. Brad has covered a... Read More →


Dr. Charles Carignan

Founding President, NinePoint Medical
Dr. Charles S. Carignan has served healthcare worldwide participating on committees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Charles... Read More →

Duane DeSisto

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Insulet Corp.
Mr. DeSisto has served as Insulet's President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2003. Previously, he served as the Company's acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Insulet, Mr. DeSisto was with PaperExchange.com, Inc... Read More →

Carmichael Roberts

General Partner, North Bridge Ventures
Carmichael Roberts is an entrepreneur and General Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners where he finances and builds companies from their inception. He specializes in launching cutting edge companies that create innovative products by applying chemistry, materials science and... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:15pm - 8:00pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston

8:00pm EDT

Closing Reception
Wrap up your evening and look forward to next year.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 8:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Westin Waterfront Boston
Wednesday, July 16

8:00am EDT

How do hospitals buy and why? Executive Roundtable Breakfast & Focus Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Selling to hospitals is different than it was just one year ago. Hospitals are using analytic data to make their purchasing decisions, and it's having a significant impact on how the medical device industry does business.

At this Executive Roundtable, we'll share with you what hospitals know and how it's being used. We're interested in your thoughts about how big data is being used to focus sales efforts, understand factual market share, and create opportunities to lock in business.

This is a private, invitation-only event. If you're interested in helping to shape how the device industry competes in a changing economic landscape contact Jackie Gonzalez at jgonzalez@j29associates.com for an invitation.

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Brian Johnson

Publisher, Co-Founder, DeviceTalks, MassDevice, Medical Design & Outsourcing
Brian grew up in the medical devices industry -- as a child, he and his older brother used the surgical staplers his father sold for U.S. Surgical Corp. as toy guns. One episode involving about $10,000 worth of surgical staples earned him an early lesson about medical technology and... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
The Partners Suite @ Fenway Park 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA
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