Keynote Speakers

Monday, September 27, 2021 | Washington, DC
(times in ET)

12:35 PM – 1:35 PM

Featured DC Keynote Speaker: Secretary Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013–2015); U.S. Senator (1997–2009); Former Chairman, Atlantic Council; President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (2009–2012); Former Member, The Systemic Risk Council; Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University; and Co-founder, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.
Moderator: Scott Whitaker, President and CEO, AdvaMed

As the 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense and a former senator, Chuck Hagel leveraged his ability to see beyond party lines in order to advance powerful partnerships and drive progress on a variety of high-profile global issues. Hagel joins our speaker lineup in Washington, DC for a gripping conversation about his varied experiences in leadership on a global stage. Hagel will discuss the importance of collaborative leadership, offer his perspective on the current geopolitical landscape and share his unique outlook on the world following recent events in Afghanistan.

3:15 PM – 3:55 PM

Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by IQVIA MedTech
Welcoming Remarks: Bhavik Patel, Senior Vice President, Global Market Insights & Medtech, IQVIA
Moderator: Patrick Daly, Global Vice President and General Manager, IQVIA

  • Vince Forlenza, Former Chairman, BD
  • Edward J. Ludwig, Former Chairman and CEO, BD
  • Michael F. Mahoney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Scientific
  • Michael A. Mussallem, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Elizabeth Woody, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, BD

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | Minneapolis, MN
(times in CT)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote: MedTech Innovator Finals

Moderator: Paul Grand, Founder & CEO, MedTech Innovator

Finals Competitors:
  • Alva Health
  • BioDevek
  • Caretaker Medical
  • Cooler Heads Care
  • Nutromics
12:45 PM – 1:25 PM

Keynote: MedTech Executives Sharing Personal Career Lessons & Advice

Moderator: Martha Shadan, MBA, President & CEO, Miach Orthopaedics

  • Peter J. Arduini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Integra LifeSciences
  • Lisa Earnhardt, Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, Abbott
  • John Liddicoat, MD, Executive Vice President and President, Americas Region, Medtronic
  • Kevin Lobo, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Stryker

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Minneapolis, MN
(times in CT)

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Keynote: The Future of Health Care

Moderator: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor, Forbes

  • Karen Parkhill, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Medtronic
  • Kari Snaza, Chief Strategy Officer, Mayo Clinic