Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

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Event Date Tue Feb 11 PST - Thu Feb 13 PST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Feb 11 11:30am - Thu Feb 13 7:00pm
Location Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Region Americas

Featuring more education than ever before, the 12-track MD&M West conference program offers something for everyone across the product development spectrum — from R&D and design engineers to regulatory and quality professionals. Take your know-how to the next level by learning from the brightest in business at deep dive sessions.

Look out for brand-new, engaging educational formats including Lightning Workshops, Tech Talk Panels, roundtable discussions, exclusive keynote presentations, networking events, and more.


2020 Speakers and Advisory Boards


Saher Bishara
Senior Principal Human Factors & Usability Engineer, Medtronic Diabetes

Tressa J. Daniels
Associate Director, UXD & Human Factors, BD

Vicki Gashwiler
Executive Director, Strategic Development- Medical Device & Diagnostics, Premier Research

Eri Hirumi
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MicroVention

Jay S. Jayashankar
Materials Science & Reliability Engineering Leadership, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Valma Klein
Director, Clinical Research, Alfred Mann Foundation

Dave Nach
Vice President, Development Strategy, Premier Research

Matt Pawluk
Director of Quality & Manufacturing, Evolve Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

Frank Pokrop
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality, Sotera Wireless, Inc.

Dave Saunders
Chief Technology Officer, Galen Robotics

Eric Steuben
VP, Operations, PROCEPT BioRobotics

Ekaterina Tkatchouk
Principal Engineer, Research & Development- Surgical Structural Heart, Edwards Lifesciences


Aaron Joseph
Principal, Sunstone Pilot, Inc.

Abdul Halabi
Director, Healthcare, NVIDIA

Aimee Pulley
Director of Quality/ Regulatory and Legal Counsel Medical Device, Hirlan, Inc.

Albert McGovern
Director of Mechanical Engineering, Shure Incorporated

Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, UC Irvine

Alex Dukic
Vice-President of R&D, Digital Ventures, Boston Scientific

Amanda Pedersen
News Editor, MD+DI

Amarjit "Al Luniwal, PhD, DABT
Toxicologist, NAMSA

Andrew Kline
Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association

Andy Savarese
Medical Technologies Sales Director, Carbon, Inc.

Ann Sheldon
Vice President Global Supplier Quality, Medtronic

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
CEO and Founder, Instrumental

Anthony Ng
Director of Electrical Engineering, Research and Development, and Device Development, Abbott

Anthony Rizzo
Assistant Vice President Healthcare Development, BSI Medical Devices

Avi Robbins
Vice President, Global Product Development and R&D, Porex Corporation

Barry Keenan
VP of Engineering, BioSig Technologies

Ben Zwillinger
Sr. Human Factors Engineer, Product Creation Studio

Benedicte Thiebaut, Ph.D.
Technology Director of Medical Components, Johnson Matthey

Benjamin Chia
CDO/CMO, Acorn/Elemental8

Benjamin Gray
Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Imaging

Berk Norman
AI Engineer, Sirona Medical

Bernhard Kappe
CEO, Orthogonal

Beth Andrews
Vice President, Managed Accounts, Moving Analytics Inc.

Bill Baskind
President, WSB Engineering

Bill Betten
President, Betten Systems Solutions LLC

Bill Boswell
VP of Marketing, Cloud Application Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Bill Greenblatt
VP Business Development, Quest International, Inc.

Blue Quisquis
CEO/Founder, SINC IT/Native American Cannabis Industry Consultant

Bob Matthew
President, Quality Engineering Management

Boris Leschinsky
VP, Product Development, CorInnova Inc.

Brenden Monahan
CPO, Vusar

Brian Milch
North-America Healthcare Segment Lead, AWS

Brian Mullins
Director of Design and Development, Kablooe Design

Brian Schmitz
Senior Director, Surgical Robotics R&D, Stryker

Calvin Chen
CEO, CrossLinkBio, Inc.

Carlos Herrera
Senior Program Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Carsten Jarfelt
CEO, AddiFab Inc.

Cheryl Weckle
Development Scientist, Trinseo LLC

Chris Coggan
Board Member, California Cannabis Industry Association

Chris Parker
Associate Department Head In-Vivo Biocompatibility, Toxikon

Chris Pearson
President, 5G Americas

Chris Wiltz
Senior Editor, Design News, Informa Markets

Christopher Macomber, MD
General and Minimally Invasive, Chair of Robotic Surgery, Allina Health Surgical Specialists, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Christopher Scott
Vice President, Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Christopher W. Macomber, MD, MBA, FACS
General and Minimally Invasive, Chair of Robotic Surgery, Allina Health Surgical Specialists, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Connie Conboy
Director, MedAccred

Corey Cashmere
Global Healthcare Solutions, atrify GmbH

Craig Coombs
President, Coombs Medical Device Consulting, Inc.

DC Palter
Angel Investor, Chemical Angel Network

Dan Johnson
Department Chair, Department of Packaging Science, College of Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Danielle Swank
Founder & CEO, Fomoro

Danny Piper
Principal, NewCap Partners

Daphne Allen
editor-in-chief, MD+DI

Darcey Howard
Global Marketing Director, Coconut Bliss

Dave Neville
President, Infinity Robotics

Dave Saunders
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Galen Robotics

David Lopez
District Manager, Southern California, FANUC America

David McLain
Director, Sustainability, Printpack, Inc.

David Nalan
Research Associate and Lab Operations Medical Device Human Factors, HirLan Inc.

David Noonan
Director of Systems, Algorithms and Robotics, Auris

David Vazquez
Director, Quality Engineering & Supplier Quality, BD

Deborah Attwood
Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Devin McCombie
Vice President of R&D, Sotera Wireles, Inc.

Donna Bibber
Vice President, Business Development, Isometric Micro Molding, Inc.

Doug Billings
Managing Director, Deloitte

Doug Portnow
Principal Attorney, SLWIP Law

Dr. Dov Gal
Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, ReShape Lifesciences Inc.

Dr. Raj Nihalani
Chief Technology Officer & Business Developement Officer, ReShape Life Sciences, Inc

Dr. Yubiao Liu
Medical Application Development Representative and Medical Technology Platform Leader, Eastman

Duygu Gunay
3D Printing Consultant, HP

Ebenezer Ferreira
Project Management - MEDTECH Programs, Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Edward Mehr
Co-Founder & CEO, Machina Labs

Edwin Bills
Principal Consultant, Edwin Bills, Consultant

Ehsan Mokhberi
Sales Manager for Strategic Accounts, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Ekaterina Tkatchouk
Principal Engineer, Research & Development, Surgical Structural Heart, Edwards Lifesciences

Elizabeth Cain
Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Epicor Software Corporation

Emily Mitzel
Technical Consulting Manager, Sr. Scientist, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Eri Hirumi
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Microvention

Eric Miller
Co-Owner & Principal, PADT Inc.

Eric Steuben
Vice President, Operations, PROCEPT BioRobotics

Ervin Dimeny
Consultant, Dimeny Enterprises LLC

Evan Hochstein
Applications Engineer, Stratasys

Faycal Benayad-Cherif Ph.D
Business Manager Software & Vision, FOBA

Felipe Castañeda
Industrial Designer and Creative Director, MakerBot

Frank Pokrop
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Quidel Corporation

Fred Pisacane
VP of Sales, Foamtec Medical/Foamtec International LLC.

Frederick A. Stearns
Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

Gaurav Bansal
Principal Engineer, Airbus A^3 Labs

George Morar
3D Printing Applications Engineer, Protolabs

George Wilson
Senior Program Manager, ARRK Product Development Group USA, Inc.

George Yule
President, Plastics Network Resources LLC

Gia Rozells
Director of User-Experience Design, Becton Dickinson

Gianluca De Novi, PhD
CEO, Xsurgical

Gilles Robert
CEO, Ceramaret

Gulam Emadi
Prinicpal Systems Engineer, SetPoint Medical

Gustavo Varca
Manager, New Applications Development, E-Beam Services, Inc.

Guy Vinogrand
CEO, bio-T

Guy Vinogrand
CEO, bio-T Medical

Harel Gadot
CEO & Company Group Chairman, MEDX Ventures Group

Hari Nayar
Principal Technologist & Supervisor of Robotic Surface Mobility Group, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Harshal Bhogesra
Project Engineer, SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding

Hayley Haggarty
General Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Group, Informa Markets

Isabel Sanz
3D Printing Consultant, HP

Isabelle Lang-Zwosta
Global Regulatory Affairs and Business Development Dr. med. (MD), knoell Germany GmbH

Jack Frederick
Founder & CEO, Rocket Science & Leadership

Jacob Rindler
Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence

Jaime Lewis
Vice President of Operations, NEO Alternatives/Root 66

Jair Calixto
Technical Affairs and Innovation Director, Sindusfarma Brazil

Jake Hebert
Regional Sales Manager - West, Futamura Group

James Jackson
Principal Industrial Designer & Technical Lead, Starfish Medical

James Wabby
Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, Devices and Combination Products, Allergen

Jamie Hartford
Content Director, Informa Markets

Janet Michener Whipple
Partner, Med Device & IVD, Validant

Jay Crowley
Vice President, USDM Life Sciences

Jay Jayashankar
Materials & Process Development Engineer, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Jeevak Badve
Principal, Director of Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar Product Innovation Studio

Jeff Schipper
Director of Special Operations, Protolabs

Jennifer Maffre
WW Medical Science and Franchise Medical Affairs Manager, Biosense Webster, Inc., a J&J company

Jennifer Milne
Product Manager, Formlabs

Jennifer Riter
Senior Director – Analytical Lab Services, West Pharmaceutical

Jerry Condra
Senior Technical Account Manager, Microsoft

Jerry Ok
Senior Director, Research & Development Hardware Engineering, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.

Jim Apfel
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Sparton

Jim Talbot
Vice President, RA/QA, Zap Surgical

Joe Campbell
Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing & Application Development, Universal Robots

John Crombie
President, UpStart Product Development

John Danese
Industry Director, Life Sciences, Birlasoft

John Merritt
Medical Packaging Product Manager, Harpak-Ulma

Jon Goveia
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott

Jonathan Palley
CEO & Co-Founder, Spire Health

Jos van Vroonhoven
Senior Manager, Standardization, Philips, the Netherlands

Josh White
Principal and Creative Director, OffWhite Co.

Juergen Giesow
Director of Technology and Engineering, Arburg

Justin Swartz
Director of Strategic Business and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, Forecast 3D

Kate Stephenson, PhD
Founding Principal, Dyad Engineering

Keith Barr
President & CEO, Leading2Lean LLC

Kelly Williams
Sustainability Strategist, Futamura Group

Kerri Casino
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Edwards LifeSciences

Kevin Creehan
Partner - Additive Manufacturing, Wipro

Kim Trautman
Executive Vice President, Medical Device International Services, NSF International

Kim Walker
Independent Global Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Clinical Affairs Consultant, Kim Walker Consulting

Kimberly Simms, Esq.
Founding Attorney, The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms

Kristian Hulgard
General Manager - Americas, OnRobot

Kurt Grutzmacher
PEO Consultant, TriNet USA, Inc.

Kyle Graham Cologne, MD
Vice-Chair, Surgical Clinical Quality Group, USC Keck School of Medicine

Kyle Miller, MD
Senior Global Clinical Marketing Manager, Intuitive Surgical

Laura Bix, PhD
Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning and Academic Analytics, Michigan State University

Laura Hodson
Deputy Branch Chief - Emerging Technologies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Lauren D'Agostino
Co-Founder, Lagom Teas

Laurence Sampson
Sr. Director Medical Device Business Processes, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Lea Westman
Attorney, SLWIP Law

Len Czuba
President, Czuba Enterprises, Inc.

Lena Cordie-Bancroft
Owner/Principal Consultant, Qualitas Professional Services, LLC

Lewis Simms
Solutions Marketing and Communications Manager, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Linda Lybert
Founder/Executive Director, Healthcare Surfaces Institute

Lisa Pierce
Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa Pierce
Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa Spicka
Founder & Principal, Maracuja Solutions

Liz Krewson, PhD
West Coast Operations GM, Andersen Products of California, Distributor of Andersen Sterilizers

Lori Jordan
Former Director, Corporate Business Development AI & ML, Microsoft

Lori Yaphe-Delisle
President and Chief Visionary, Tourmaline Enterprises

Luis Jimenez
Vice President of Business Development, Brandwood CKC

Lynn Zhang
Senior Technical Specialist, Eurofins EAG Laboratories

Malcolm Knapp
Director of Product Marketing, Tempo Automation, Inc.

Manish Nandi
Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Specialties, Americas, SABIC

Marcelo Trevino
Global Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Agendia

Mark Brinkerhoff
President, Fusion Design

Mark Rutkiewicz
VP Quality, Innovize

Mark Swanson
Principal Consultant, H&M Consulting Group, LLC

Martell Winters
Director of Science, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Matt Graf
Director, Quality Assurance & Global Quality Systems, Cook Medical

Matt Pawluk
Director of Quality & Manufacturing, Evolve Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

Matt Sand
President, 3DEO

Matthew Jorgensen
Chemistry & Materials Scientist, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Maya Babu, MD, MBA
Director, Neurotrauma, Massachisetts General Hospital

Meg Kedrowski
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Melanie Lang
CEO, Formalloy

Melissa Orme, PhD
Vice President Additive Manufacturing, Boeing

Michael Anderson
Director of Technology, The PTR Group

Michael Crismon
Sr. Solutions Engineer, Epicor Software Corporation

Michael Flanagan
Radiation Technical Advisor, Sterigenics, A Sotera Health Company

Michael Paloian
President, Integrated Design Systems, Inc.

Micheal Scheidnes
Director, Design Engineering, Sparton

Michele Nash-Hoff
President, ElectroFab Sales

Mike Watson
Sales & Brand Manager, Olivarez Honey Bees

Mitch Freeman, BS
Chief Operating Officer, Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC

Mohit Bhoite
Sr. Hardware Engineer, Particle Industries Inc.

Nach Dave
Vice President, Development Strategy, Premier Research

Nicholas DiFranco
Market Manager, Lubrizol Life Science - Health

Nicholas Wyman
CEO, Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation

Nick Packet
MDM Specialist, Packaging Engineer, Dupont

Nicole Osmer
Founder, Health + Commerce

Nithin Raikar
Sr. Business Manager, SABIC Specialties for LNPTM Resins and Compounds, SABIC

Nourredine Boubekri Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering Technology, University of North Texas

Omar Ford
Managing Editor, MD+DI

Pat Baird
Senior Regulatory Specialist - Head of Global Software Standards, Philips

Patrick Ganzer
Principal Research Scientist & Bioelectronic Medicine Lead, Batelle

Paul Dempster
Director of Medical Imaging and Factory Automation, Video Sensing Division, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Paul Lindstrom
Director, R&D, Combination Products, AstraZeneca

Peter Schmitt
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Montesino

Philip Remedios
Principal of Design & Development, BlackHagen Design

Phillip G. Smiraldo, Ph.D., DABT
Toxicologist, NAMSA

Professor Nez
Personal Branding Coach & LinkedIn Expert, Professor Nez Consulting Agency, LLC

Ram Vjayagopal
R&D Manager, Millar, Inc.

Raquel Marcolongo
Pharmacist, ANVISA

Raúl El-Fakdi
Brand Manager & Marketing, Comexi

Rebecca Beals
Senior Marketing Manager, Global Strategic Marketing, Biosense Webster, Inc., a J&J company

Renato Acosta
Technical Service Engineer, Eastman

Richard Ward
Vice President of Business Development, Perritt Laboratories

Rick Gagne
OEM Custom Solutions Provider, Ampco Manufacturer's Inc.

Rick Puglielli
President, Promold Plastics

Rob Chase
Founder and President, NewGen Surgical

Rob Spiegel
Senior Editor, Design News, Informa Markets

Robin Schneider
Director of Marketing, Phasium

Roger Mazzella
Sr. Product Manager, The Qt Company

Roger Tang
Senior Vice President, Science, Systems, and Engineering, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.

Ron Basak-Smith
Co-Founder & CEO, Sana Packaging

Ron Kamienchick
Senior Director-Digital Health Group, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Ronald Kurz
Sr. Director Medical Business Division, Sr. Director Business Development Division, CANON VIRGINIA, INC

Ronnie Wilson
Lead Technology Project Manager, GKN Aerospace

Rose Catherine
Sales Development Manager, Healthcare, Solvay

Russ Gonsiorowski
Consultant, Sterigenics, A Sotera Health Company

Russell Branaghan, PhD
President, Research Collective

Ryan Klebba
VP Business Development and B2B Sales, Steris Instrument Management Services (Steris IMS)

Ryan Martin
CEO, Midwest Composites

Saher Bishara
Senior Principal Human Factors & Usability Engineer, Medtronic Diabetes

Sai Yamanoor
IoT R&D Applications Engineer, Praxair

Sally Dominguez
Multi-Award-Winning Inventor & Adventurer

Sarah Clark
Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly

Satyandra Kumar Gupta
Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science/Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Southern California

Scott Goolsbey
Supplier Controls Manager, Stryker

Scott Reese
Senior VP of Manufacturing, Cloud and Production Products, Autodesk

Scott Thielman
Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio

Sean Anderson
Head Consultant, Hoplos LLC

Shana Leonard
Vice President, Content & Strategy, Informa Markets

Shawn Sommerkamp
Professional Services, Director - North America, HID Global

Shawna Johnson
Sales and Marketing Manager, ProMed Molded Products

Shri Shetty
CEO, PrinterPrezz

Shrinivas Shetty
Founder and CEO, PrinterPrezz

Shriya Srinivasan
Former Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Siddharth Desai
Technical Leader, and President, Health Care Evolution Inc.

Simon Drexler
Director, Linear Motion Technology, ATS Automation

Srihari Yamanoor
President, Designbly

Srinivas Subramanian
President and General Manager, Nordson EFD

Stacie Depner
Engineering Program Manager, Symbient Product Development

Stefan Nusser
VP of Product, Fetch Robotics

Steve Groothuis
Chief Technology Officer, Packaging, Samtec, Inc.

Steve Rivera
SVP - Americas, Trustwave

Steven Charlebois, PhD
Vice President of Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, MED Institute Inc.

Steven Hansen
CEO and Co-Founder, Odin Technologies, LLC

Sunny Tan
Head of Human Resources, CSS R&D and Cerenovus, Biosense Webster, Inc., a J&J company

Susan Neadle
Senior Director Global Value Chain Quality Design, Johnson & Johnson

Tej Sarup
Global Practice Head, AI & Big Data, Birlasoft

Terri Hiskey
Vice President, Global Product Marketing for Manufacturing, Epicor Software Corporation

Thierry Wagner
Global Director, Regulatory & Standards – Healthcare, DuPont™ Safety

Thomas Bowles
Director of Quality Assurance, Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Thor Rollins
Director: Toxicology and E&L, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Tim Conrad
Principal Implant Design and Materials Engineer - Research and Technology, Advanced Bionics

Tim Goldsmith
Human Factors Engineer & User-Experience Designer, Illumina

Tim Stout
CEO, Stout Laser Etch LLC

Tina Barrett
Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, Eastman

Todd Dickson
President, Lumenous Device Technologies

Tom Meehan
Technical Service Representative, Eastman

Tom Ulrich, PhD
Chief Scientist, Tandem Diabetes Care

Tony Radoszewski
President & CEO, Plastics Industry Association

Tony Uphoff
President & CEO, Thomas

Tressa Daniels
Global Director of Human Factors Engineering, Teleflex Inc.

Valma Klein
Director, Clinical Research, Alfred Mann Foundation

Vicki Barbur
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and IP Commercialization, Battelle

Vicki Gashwiler
Executive Director, Strategic Development-Medical Device &Diagnostics, Premier Research

Vinay Goyal
Principal Consultant/Project Manager, Consultant

Vipul Dave', PhD
Senior Materials Engineering Fellow, Johnson & Johnson

Virginia Lang
Chief Scientist, HirLan Inc.

Walt Berghahn
Executive Director, Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council

Walter Cecka
Senior Director, Drug Delivery Practice, Triple Ring Technologies

Wayne Champa
President, Champa Associates Inc.

Wendy Mach
Technical Consulting Manager, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Wes Peer
Application Development Scientist, Eastman Chemical Company

Wil Vargas
Director, Standards, AAMI

Will Healy III
Industry Marketing Director, Balluff

Wisam Breegi
CEO & Founder, Breegi Scientific

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Media and Support

• DesignNews
• Packaging Digest
• Powder & Bulk Solids
• Qmed

• California Life Sciences Association

• Aerospace & Defense Technology
• Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
• Design-2-Part
• Fabricating & Metalworking
• Guide to German Medtech Companies
• Industrial Machine Trader
• Industrial Machinery Digest
• Machine Design
• Manufacturing Technology Insights
• Manufacturing Tomorrow
• Medical Design Briefs
• Medical Device Developments
• Medical Plastics News
• Med-Tech Innovation
• MedTech Media Europe
• MedTech Outlook
• Medtech-zwo
• MyTechMag
• Packaging Europe
• Packaging Hotline
• Plastics Hotline
• Robotics Tomorrow
• Tech Briefs
• Today’s Medical Developments
• US Tech
• Vision Spectra
• World Manufacturing Journal