CEOs Unplugged Series

Now in its sixth year, the highly successful CEOs Unplugged Series features top leaders of the MedTech industry. These industry giants will provide their exclusive insights in an intimate, interactive environment.

Speakers will discuss the most crucial issues facing the industry, drawing from personal observations and experiences across their fields. Attendees can expect to gain a deep understanding of the industry’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.

Private Health Exchanges – The Here and Now
Tuesday, October 7
9:30 am – 10:15 am

Moderator: Kristi Savacool, CEO, Aon Hewitt

SpeakerGregory C. Case, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aon

Current Issues Facing the MedTech Industry
Tuesday, October 7
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Moderator: Lauren O'Donnell, Global General Manager and Vice President, Life Sciences Industry, IBM


José E. Almeida, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Covidien (Invited)
David C. Dvorak, President & Chief Executive Officer, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
Stephen J. Ubl, President & Chief Executive Officer, AdvaMed

Supply Chain as a Strategic Advantage
Tuesday, October 7
11:45 am – 12:15 pm


Donald M. Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Segment, Cardinal Health
Michael Genau, Senior Vice President and President, U.S. Region, Medtronic, Inc.
Craig M. Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx SupplyChain

Are You Maximizing Your Market Share?
Tuesday, October 7
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Moderator: Kevin J. Schimelfenig, President, SalesForce4Hire, LLC.


Peter Arduini, President & Chief Executive Officer, Integra LifeSciences Corporation
Kieran Gallahue, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CareFusion Corporation
Kevin Lobo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Stryker Corporation

Current State & Health of the MedTech Ecosystem
Tuesday, October 7
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Stuart Randle, President and Chief Executive Officer, G.I. Dynamics, Inc.
Debra Rectenwald, President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division, Health Care Business
Nadim Yared, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVRx, Inc.

A Changing Landscape: Impact of the 2014 Elections & How to Get Involved
Tuesday, October 7
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Moderator: JC Scott, Senior Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, AdvaMed


Senator Evan Bayh, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP 
Joseph DeVivo, President and Chief Executive Officer, AngioDynamics
Caroll H. Neubauer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, B. Braun Medical Inc.
Jack Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Discussing Innovation in Today’s New Health Economy
Wednesday, October 8
9:45 am – 10:15 am

Moderator: Brian Williams, Healthcare Strategy and Innovation, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Invited Speakers:

Tanner Howe, President, AgNovos Healthcare
James V. Mazzo, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AcuFocus, Inc.

The Future of MedTech: Today’s Challenges are Tomorrow’s Opportunities
Wednesday, October 8
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Moderator: Rupam Chaudhury, Global Industry Vertical Head (EIS – Life Sciences), Tata Consultancy Services


Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, BD
Mike Mahoney, President and CEO, Boston Scientific Corporation Inc.
Gary Pruden, Worldwide Chairman, Global Surgery Group, Johnson & Johnson

Changes in Delivery with Advanced Technology
Wednesday, October 8
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Moderator: Ellen Leinfuss, Senior Vice President, UL EduNeering

Invited Speakers:

Gerhard F. Burbach, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Thoratec Corporation
Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research and Development Corporation
Scott Hollister, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor, Surgery, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan