Speaker Directory

  • Charlie Baker

  • Rob Beatty

    formerly Project Manager / Senior Biomed Technician, UMASS MEMORIAL MEDIC, Account Manager

    With over fifteen years in the field, Rob Beatty is a respected resource for healthcare systems navigating the ever-changing technological and regulatory environment. Combining business acumen with leadership skills, Rob finds a way for every IT upgrade to pay off multi-dimensional benefits, in terms of patient and clinician satisfaction as well as significant costs savings. His role spearheading a patient alarm management project successfully reduced clinical irrelevant and non-actionable SpO2 alarms by 68% from 9.4 minutes/pt/day to 2.9 minutes/pt/day and a reduction of over 89% in the number of cardiac alarms on acute care telemetry floors. With particular expertise in middleware management, Rob has enabled the health care systems he’s worked with to save millions and millions of dollars.

    Today, Rob’s expertise can be accessed through Signet, which proudly serves as One Source for all Mission Critical Technical Systems. His objectivity, analytical prowess and unique industry perspective make him a great person for every systems administrator to know; from the largest hospital groups to the single-physician practice.

  • David J. Berkowitz

    Vice President, Healthcare Insights and Analytics

    David Berkowitz is currently responsible for business development and sales for ECRI Institute’s information, analytics and services, providing healthcare insights and analytics to organizations in the payer, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and consultant market sectors as well as collaborating on products and concepts for healthcare providers. Mr. Berkowitz has over 35 years of experience in health care, particularly in the areas technology evaluation, assessment and sales with views from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

    Starting at ECRI in 1977 as a biomedical engineer, he spent 18 years with ECRI where he was responsible for testing and evaluating health care technology and performing forensic analyses of accidents involving medical devices and building and managing ECRI’s technology consulting practice. During that time, he contributed extensively in ECRI’s publications helping health care providers understand and manage medical devices. He returned to ECRI in 2013 to develop the markets for healthcare insights and analytics

    Mr. Berkowitz also spent 16 years at Varian Medical Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of radiation therapy technology for the treatment of cancer. At Varian he had responsibilities for managing strategic and national accounts and was Director of the Northeast Region

    Mr. Berkowitz holds B.S. and M.Eng Degrees in Biomedical Engineering as well as a Certificate of Clinical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Bill Betten

    Director of Business Solutions

    Bill is the Director of Business Solutions at Devicix, a contract design and product fulfillment firm located in Minnesota that focuses on the medical market. Bill utilizes his years of experience in the medical industry to expand and advance device product developments into the medical and life sciences industries. Prior to joining Devicix, Bill served as vice president of business solutions at Logic PD, medical technology director at TechInsights, vice president of engineering at Nonin Medical, and in a variety of technology and product development roles elsewhere. Bill serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Medical Design and Diagnostic Industry, as well as Advisory Boards for the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, for St. Thomas University, and for Minnesota State University, and is a noted author and lecturer. Bill received bachelors degrees in electrical engineering and physics from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a masters in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

  • Michael J. Brady, Ph.D.

    Department Head - Microbiology Services

    Michael Brady is the associate department head of Microbiology services at Toxikon. In this role, Dr. Brady oversees the microbiology testing for medical devices. He is the author of a number of articles and co-inventor on two antimicrobial patent applications. Dr. Brady received his B.A. in Biology from St. Anselm College, an M.S. in Biology from the University of Lowell, and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His graduate research focused on bacterial pathogenesis for a class of enteric pathogens. Prior to joining Toxikon, he conducted pre-clinical development studies for antimicrobial technologies.

  • Brian Buntz

    Editor-in-Chief, Qmed
  • Jim Calandra

    Managing Director

    Jim Calandra is a Managing Director at Capstone Partners a Boston based middle market corporate finance firm. Relying on his business strategy and financial analysis skills, Jim works with entrepreneurs to build durable value and to help convert their life’s work into wealth.

    Prior to joining Capstone, Jim was the founder, President and CEO of Gamma Medica, Inc., a medical imaging technology company, where he helped build a “world class” medical device operation focused on the breast cancer screening needs of women with dense breast tissue.

    Jim is a graduate of Bentley University, a CPA and an adjunct member of the business faculty of Rivier University.

  • Elliot Cohen

    CTO and Co-Founder

    Elliot is a scientist at heart, an engineer by training and a vocal advocate for transparent, customer-empowered healthcare. He graduated from UC Berkeley and has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Elliot has played key engineering roles at both healthcare and non-healthcare related startups, was an associate at Founder Collective and started his career as a program manager at Microsoft.

  • Suzanne Deffree

    Editor-in-Chief, Design News

    As Editor-in-Chief of Design News and Content Director for UBM's Advanced Manufacturing group, Suzanne Deffree has tremendous respect for engineers, makers, and electronics hobbyists. In her current role managing the trusted media brand, she has the pleasure of conversing with interesting, intelligent, and outright funny engineers about the innovations that make the world go round. As an award-winning journalist, she aims to leverage her position to help continue driving engineering and knowledge sharing forward through Design News, as well as UBM events including DesignCon and the Embedded Systems Conference. Find her on Twitter at: deffree

  • Mike Dunkley

    Senior Vice President, Advanced Systems

    Mike Dunkley is SVP, Advanced Systems, at Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy. He leads Continuum’s medical devices business and is inspired by the opportunity to deliver better healthcare experiences. Previously, Mike held a variety of upper-level management positions at the development consulting firm Cambridge Consultants, where he was responsible for high-level contract acquisition and technical operations. Most recently, he worked as VP of Engineering at start-up Pronutria, Inc. developing novel technology in the area of global nutrition. His more than twenty years of working for multi-national consulting companies allow him to grasp engineering concepts and business opportunities on a global scale. Mike earned a BA and Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

  • David J. Dykeman


    David J. Dykeman, JD is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Boston. A registered patent attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in patents, intellectual property, and licensing, David’s practice focuses on securing strategic worldwide intellectual property protection and related business strategy for high-tech clients, with particular expertise in medical devices, life sciences, biotechnology, and healthcare IT. David also performs patent due diligence to assess patent portfolios for venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Magazine and served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). David was appointed founding Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law's Medical Device Committee and served on the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative Research, Innovation & Commercialization Task Force.

    An author of over 45 articles and a speaker at over 40 conferences on medical devices and life sciences intellectual property, David is recognized for his industry contributions. In June 2012, he was named to the “40 Medtech Innovators Under 40” list by Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. David was also honored as one of Boston's "40 Under 40" innovative business leaders by the Boston Business Journal. Recently, David was named a “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences, and one of the top 250 Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in the world by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine. David can be reached at (617) 310-6009 or dykemand@gtlaw.com. David’s full biography is available at http://www.gtlaw.com/People/DavidJDykeman.

  • Michael Fraai

    Executive Director- Biomedical Engineering & Device Integration

    Michael, a native of Curaçao, has an Undergraduate Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a Graduate Degree from the Hartford Graduate Center/RPI, Hartford, CT. Michael joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1994 as a Clinical Engineer. In 1997 he was promoted to Assistant Director of Biomedical Engineering then in 2002 he was offered the role of Director. Most recently in 2014 Michael was promoted to the position of Executive Director of Biomedical Engineering & Device Integration. Michael focuses on strategic & innovative use of technology to match the current clinical practice model in the hospital. Michael is responsible for implementing a hospital- wide telemetry system, a patient care network of 1000+ devices and maintaining an inventory of 24,000+ medical devices covering the BWH's distributed campus.

  • Bill Gillis

    Chief Information Officer

    Bill Gillis, is the Chief Information Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), a value-based physician and hospital network and Pioneer Accountable Care Organization in Massachusetts. Bill has worked in the healthcare IT segment for over fifteen years. He specializes in EHR/EMR & HIE/Interoperability strategies, technologies and deployments. In 2006 he led the team that architected and deployed one of the first Cloud based EHR offerings in the country. As well as working for BIDCO and its affiliated organizations, Bill provides guidance to physician practices, Health Centers and physician organizations with their Health Information Technology strategies. He has served on the technical subcommittee for the State Health Information Exchange for Massachusetts (MAHiway). Bill has spearheaded the concept of using analytics and realtime EHR clinical data to improve quality and outcomes for patients. These efforts awarded BIDCO the #1 performing Pioneer ACO in Massachusetts and the #3 performing in the US. Bill has been a guest speaker on eHealth Technologies for Harvard Medical School, Boston University, Suffolk University and numerous industry events and conferences. Bill also works with several nonprofit organizations whose mission is to improve healthcare in developing countries through the use of technology. Along with his HIT accomplishments, he has competed in several international motorsports events such as the Daytona 200, Isle of Man TT, Baja 1000 and the Bonneville Speed Trails. Bill works directly with John Halamka, CIO CareGroup/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

  • Tony Holtz,

    Technical Specialist
    Proto Labs

    Tony Holtz is a technical specialist at Proto Labs, a digital manufacturing company specializing in quick-turn additive manufacturing, CNC machining and injection molding. Holtz has been with Proto Labs for more than 10 years with roles ranging from CNC mill operator to mold designer to customer service engineer. While his formal education is in industrial machinery operations, he has extensive knowledge and experience in both traditional and advanced manufacturing processes and materials. Throughout his tenure at Proto Labs, Holtz has worked with countless designers, engineers and product developers to improve the manufacturability of their parts.

  • Ron Ih

    Senior Manager of Business Development & Marketing - Secure Products Group
  • Sridhar Iyengar


    Sridhar is CEO of Elemental Machines, a company helping scientists invent faster by improving experimental reproducibility. Formerly, he was a founder and director of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including the award-winning Shine, an elegant activity monitor. Sridhar also founded and served as CTO of AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first hardware medical device to connect directly to the iPhone, winning both the Red Dot and the GOOD Design Awards. He built AgaMatrix from a two-person start-up to shipping 15+ FDA-cleared medical device products, 3B+ biosensors, 3M+ glucose meters for diabetics, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 20 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar.

  • Matthew Jordan

    Director of Insights & Strategy

    Matthew Jordan is Director of Insight and Strategy at Artefact, an award-winning technology design and innovation company. Matthew has been consulting in the healthcare industry for close to 20 years, focusing on balancing user needs and goals with business objectives to deliver meaningful user experiences and actionable solutions. He has shared his insights into the future of healthcare at leading industry conferences, including the IDSA Medical Device Conference and SxSW.

  • Gregg Kirkpatrick


    Gregg has led new product development teams for the approval of over 30 FDA approved 510(K)s for over 20 medical products and all the expanded feature/benefit enhancements.

    He has experience with start-up companies including Novacor Medical (developed power control system of implantable heart pump which is a Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) the world's first fully electronic heart pump); Nellcor (Pulse Oximeters and En-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) monitors); Imatron Medical (developed high voltage control system for the world's fastest CAT Scanner for fully body imaging and heart scans); Andros Medical Division (developed the world's first Anesthetic 5-Gas Analyzer with Auto Gas ID for Hewlett Packard Medical and Siemens Medical).

    Gregg has also worked with large established medical companies: Abbott Laboratories (developed tubing and syringe infusion pumps, my team invented and developed the first PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesic) smart pump using a built in bar code reader to ensure the right drug with the right concentration is loaded in the pump, the only IV Pump with this capability to date); Cardinal Health/Carefusion (awarded five patents developing next generation infusion systems, completed 26 projects for the Alaris System Medley Modular Infusion Pumps including new IV Therapies and secure wireless connectivity for downloading safe drug limits for all drugs that can be infused, the Medley has over 70% of the market for general hospital IV use and 90% of the wireless infusion business). Amgen (developed Pen Injectors for breakthrough Bio-Logic drugs, Amgen is the World's Largest Independent Bio-Tech company).

    He received his degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Graduated in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences with an emphasis in Medical Device Development (developed the first Pulse Oximeter to be implemented on a micro-chip in 1978).

  • Lonny Kocina


    Lonny pioneered the concept of our nationally trademarked Pay Per Interview Publicity business model which allows clients to purchase publicity by the story, rather than pay hourly with no guarantee of coverage. His business foresight is evident in many ways including quickly reserving portal web addresses such as publicity, media relations, and checkerboard, and advising clients to do the same. Lonny has written two books: Media Hypnosis: Unleashing the most powerful sales tool on earth, published in 2002 and Reach & Teach Product Promotion: Teaching Consumers to BUY in 2007. In his spare time, Lonny teaches marketing as an adjunct faculty member at Dakota County Technical College.

  • Brian Kronstedt

    Manager, Hardware Product Development

    Brian has a background in medical device R&D, manufacturing, and operations, and serves as a Product Development Manager at Preventice Solutions. At Preventice Brian is responsible for hardware development of the company’s world-class wearable medical devices. Prior to joining Preventice Brian served as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager at SonaCare Medical and as a Project Engineer at Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics. Brian earned his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. degree in Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

  • Ravi Kuppuraj


    Ravi is Co-founder at InfoBionic, that has developed MoMeTM - a cloud-based, universal patient monitoring solution with unprecedented analytics that allows physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients. Ravi is a medical industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in cardiology patient monitoring and technology development. Prior to InfoBionic, Ravi served as the Vice President of Research and Development at Draeger Medical, a global powerhouse in patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery, and respiration technology. Prior to that, Ravi headed R&D efforts at SpaceLabs Medical, in Seattle, where he was instrumental in driving the development of key technologies and products in patient monitoring solutions.

Ravi was involved with several successful med-tech startups, including CardioNet, where he served as Director, ECG Analysis, and was an integral team member that developed and launched CardioNet’s revolutionary Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) product. Ravi holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a PhD and MS in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and University of Miami respectively, and a BSEE from Bangalore University.

  • Mark Lowe

    Vice President of Sensors

    Mark Lowe, MBA & MSME, is Vice-President of Sensors at Tekscan. Mark has more than 25 years of experience spanning research, mechanical engineering, and management positions. Mark joined Tekscan in 1997 and since then has held a number of roles, including Applications and Test Group Manager and Director of Engineering.

    Mark manages the FlexiForce® sensor product line, primarily focused on driving Tekscan’s OEM embedded sensor business. Mark also oversees the company’s Sensor Design and Applications Engineering groups and is closely involved in developing and incorporating new technologies, and modernizing sensor manufacturing to optimize sensor throughput, cost, and quantity.

    Mark graduated Magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a Master of Business Administration, High Technology degree. Mark also holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern.

  • Michael McNeil

    Global Product & Security Services Officer

    Michael C. McNeil is the current Global Product Security & Services Officer for Royal Philips. In this capacity, McNeil is responsible for leading the global product security program for the company and insuring consistent repeatable processes are deployed throughout their products and services in the Healthcare market. Prior to this assignment, McNeil was the former Global Chief Privacy & Security Officer at Medtronic responsible for the development and design of their initial product security and incident response management programs; Chief IT Security Officer at Liberty Mutual Group; Global Chief Privacy Officer at Pitney Bowes, and Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer of Data Services for Reynolds & Reynolds.

    McNeil is a noted security and privacy expert, he has conducted in-house training and presentations for industry, customers and clients and has presented at several security and privacy conferences worldwide. Michael is a current Governing Body Co-Chair for the annual Summit, Boston and Minneapolis CISO Executive Summits presented by Evanta. He is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AMMI), Medical Device Safety & Security Consortium (MDISS), and the NH-ISAC. Michael has held the chair position for the Medical Device Privacy Consortium (MDPC) and currently holds the chair position for the MDPC Device Security Working Group which recently published the Whitepaper entitled “Security Risk Assessment Framework for Medical Devices”.

    He was recently named an inaugural, 2013 Top 10 Breakaway Leader of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and was also awarded in 2013 as the First Minneapolis CISO Visionary Award, in addition to these accomplishments, he was also awarded the 2011 Outstanding MBA of the Year by the National Black MBA Association.

    Michael is married to Devita McNeil and they are the proud parents of two children (Danielle and Vincent) and grandfather of Jadyn.

  • Nicholas Negroponte


    Nicholas Negroponte is the co-founder (with Jerome B. Wiesner) of the MIT Media Lab (1985), which he directed for its first 20 years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. He gave the first TED talk in 1984, as well as 13 since. He is author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2005 he founded the non-profit One Laptop per Child, which deployed $1 billion of laptops for primary education in the developing world. In the private sector, Negroponte served on the board of directors of Motorola (for 15 years) and was general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment. He has personally provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Zagats and Wired magazine.

  • Jake O'Donnell

    Senior FDA Compliance Principal
    Regulatory and Quality Solutions (R&Q)
  • Deivis Parejo

    Business Development

    Deivis Parejo, Business Development at HONLE UV AMERICA, Inc. Deivis leads HONLE’s competitive, industrial, state-of-the-art UV/LED Equipment business and is motivated by the opportunities to deliver UV/LED experiences from local to worldwide integrators and contract manufacturers from small to large. Prior to joining HONLE UV America, Deivis served as a Latin America International Regional Sales Manager at Patterson Pump Company and as a Project Solution Specialist at Galaxy Integrated Technologies. Deivis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an Associates’ degree in Engineering Design from Massachusetts Bay Community College.

  • TJ Parker

    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

    TJ Parker is the founder and CEO of PillPack, a full-service pharmacy that delivers a better, simpler experience for people managing multiple medications. Since PillPack’s inception in early 2013, Parker has raised over $60M in venture capital and PillPack has shipped millions of personalized individual packs to customers all across the United States. Due to PillPack’s combination of convenient packaging, modern technology, and personalized service, PillPack was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014. Parker holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He was also named one of Forbes' '30 Under 30' in Healthcare in 2015.

  • Eric T. Pierce, MD, PhD

    Physician Director of Anesthesia Bioengineering, Supply & Technical Support, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

    Eric Pierce currently oversees selection, in-servicing and maintenance of medical devices, supplies, equipment and drugs for the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management at MGH. He also has responsibilities for point-of-care testing and technical services (anesthesia technicians). In these capacities he functions as a liaison and coordinator between the clinical staff and a very talented group of Bioengineers and managers within the department.

    Eric’s interest in biomedical devices began during his graduate research in which he developed devices and used monitoring systems necessary for animal research focused on the central nervous system control of kidney function. After completing a PhD in Physiology he went on to obtain an MD, specialty training in Anesthesiology, and subspecialty training in Cardiac and Obstetrical Anesthesia. He is also board certified in Peri-operative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

    Dr. Pierce has been in clinical practice for over 25 years in both academic and private practice settings. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed research papers (mostly device related) and book chapters. He has also served a medical consultant for a number of large and small device companies including Baxter and Philips. Before coming to MGH ten years ago, he did a fellowship at the FDA during which he reviewed 510K and PMA applications and also participated in guidance meetings with medical device developers.

  • Sean Priddy

    Director of Business Development

    Sean Priddy has 20 years of professional experience developing embedded electronic products for the industrial, aerospace, consumer and medical device markets. Sean uses his technical expertise to help medical device OEMs design and develop high-performing products, and has specific acumen in connected device design for companies looking to leverage the Internet of Everything in their next-generation devices.

    Sean excels at aligning customers’ key business objectives with engineering solutions that optimize the commercialization process in his current role as Director of Business Development for Creation Design Services. With FDA-registered and ISO 13485-certified manufacturing facilities and design centers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and China, Creation Technologies is a partner that medical device OEMs count on to deliver a seamless experience across the entire product lifecycle, providing global manufacturing and supply chain leverage in addition to turnkey product development. Sean holds several patents, an M.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University.

  • Paul Robinson

    Regional Director Operations
    Regulatory and Quality Solutions (R&Q)
  • James Rudolph

    Senior Industrial Designer & Program Manager

    James is a senior industrial designer and program manager at Farm. He brings design and creative direction to product development programs, with related experience in user research, usability testing, human factors, program management, and strategy. While at Farm James has worked for a range of clients, including General Electric, DePuy Mitek, Symmetry Medical, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and MAKO Surgical. James graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a BS in industrial design, and holds a master’s degree in human factors from Bentley University. While at Syracuse he received the Arthur J. Pulos Award for Intellectual Communication for his senior thesis work. James previously taught human factors and design courses at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has lectured on design and ethnography at various conferences and colleges, including UPA, IDSA, University of Cincinnati, and Northeastern University.

  • Bryce G Rutter, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • Christine Santagate

    RAC, Client Solutions Advisor
    Regulatory and Quality Solutions (R&Q)
  • Craig Scherer

    Co-Founder & Senior Partner

    Craig is co-founder and senior partner of Insight Product Development, a design innovation consultancy in Chicago. Since 1988, Insight has grown into a leading design firm that serves companies globally in a variety of healthcare and lifescience spaces including: medical services, systems and devices, pharmaceutical delivery systems, and laboratory and diagnostics platforms. Craig maintains an active role in project management, working with technology-centric medical companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50. He is also a director of Insight Accelerator Labs which he co-founded in 2013 to help med tech start-ups evolve their technology in order to bridge the gap between bench top solutions and proven clinical applications. Craig is an active presenter and editorial contributor on topics such as, the role of user-centered design in healthcare, balancing user capability with device complexity, and technology and development best practices. Craig holds a BFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Harshal Shah

    Vice President of Global Medical Technology Division

    Harshal is VP in Global Medical Technology group at Cambridge Consultants. His work focuses on drug-device combination product development, life-cycle management, commercial launch, technology innovation and device-focused regulatory strategy. He is particularly interested in scientific and engineering innovations around the drug delivery of biologics through advance delivery devices via the parenteral and respiratory routes.

    Harshal has more than 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, with significant expertise in the oncology patient journey, the economics of cancer care, latest industry trends in R&D, and commercialization strategy. He has worked for a number of major companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Merck.

    Harshal has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nirma Institute of Technology, India and an MBA from Syracuse University, New York.

  • Nirav Sheth

    Head of Clinical and Strategic Marketing

    Nirav "Rav" Sheth joined MC10 in 2013 as the head of Market Development for the Medical sector. Rav has built a cross-functional career path across a variety of industries, with a consistent focus on commercializing ground-breaking medical technologies. Early on, he received an introduction to microelectronic packaging at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. After four year stints at General Electric and McKinsey and Company, Rav made the transition into the medical device arena. Progressing through roles of increasing responsibility at multiple medical device companies, he has led teams in operations, regulatory compliance, strategic marketing, and commercial marketing. Rav was responsible for driving the global launch of carotid stenting at Cordis Corporation and the formation of a new therapeutic endoscopy group at Olympus Corporation. Most recently, Rav led Marketing for St. Jude Medical's Vascular and Structural Heart businesses in the Americas. Rav has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Columbia University, an M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Texas, and an M.B.A. and M. Eng. Mgmt. from Northwestern University.

  • Laurance Stuntz


    Mr. Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness.

    At the eHealth Institute, Laurance and his team are leading state’s participation in the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative and helping all providers in the Commonwealth adopt electronic health records and the statewide health information exchange, with a particular emphasis on behavioral health and long term care providers. As part of this effort, they work with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that patients have access to their data and become active and engaged participants in managing their health. For more information, please visit www.mehi.masstech.org

    Prior to joining the eHealth Institute, Mr. Stuntz worked for private industry and has 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology product development, systems integration and management consulting. Much of this work was focused on collaboration and exchange of information among all types of healthcare organizations. He was a Partner at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with responsibility for CSC’s Collaborative Communities solution area and the Senior Vice President responsible for product development for NaviNet.

  • Isha Suman

    Team Lead, Research and Operations

    Isha Suman is Team Lead, Research and Operations at Decision Resources Group. She has authored several reports on the biopsy and laparoscopic device markets in the endoscopy division of the company. Isha holds a post graduate degree in Marketing with the Indian Institute of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Visveswariah Technological University, India.

  • Scott Woodruff

    Senior Industrial Designer & Program Manager

    Scott is passionate about working at the intersection of design and business. His experience in the corporate environment, combined with his background in industrial design and his MBA, have helped him successfully drive business strategy and development in the healthcare space over the last eight years. While working at several companies within Johnson & Johnson, Scott identified and developed new opportunities for strategic growth and helped launch numerous products, services, and user experiences. Most recently, at DePuy Synthes, Scott focused on building organizational capabilities by developing and teaching a design thinking process that incorporates research, usability, and branding. Scott graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in industrial design and completed his MBA at Babson College with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing.

  • Kevin Young

    Senior Vice President, Product Experience

    Kevin Young is SVP, Product Experience at global innovation design firm Continuum and is passionate about design. He understands that it is a powerful tool that can be used to tap into the sensorial and subconscious triggers that make people fall in love with products and services.

    Since joining Continuum in 1997, Kevin has been the manager of many successful and award-winning projects, including the iluminage Skin Smoothing Laser for Unilever and the Hundred Dollar Laptop for the MIT Media Lab. In addition, Kevin has focused on building strong relationships with Continuum’s Fortune 100 clients, such as Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, and American Express.

    Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design. He later acted as an adjunct professor at Syracuse, teaching courses in product development and computer-aided design. During his professional career, Kevin’s product design successes have resulted in 8 IDEA awards, 2 ID awards, and 2 Red Dot awards. Additionally, Kevin has the honor of being named on 26 U.S. patents.