MD&M West  brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices. From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers to discover innovation and engineer new technology.

Conference

Explore eight medtech-focused tracks, and view on-demand conference content (post-event) at the event’s Design. Engineer. Build. Conference (formerly known as the MD&M West Conference).

Center Stage

The epicenter of the expo floor features panel discussions, live demos, thought leadership presentations, and more.

3D Printing eXperience Theater

The theater features 24 live demos and free content within a dedicated 3D printing content hub.


Who will be there

Our Corporate Profiles  section shows you where to find some of the companies attending MD&M West.

New Products

Look at some of the products being shown on the MD&M West Exhibitor floor.

keynotes

SPE Welcome and Keynote: Saving the World through Medical Plastics & Sustainable Solutions (In partnership with SPE)

Victoria Carr-Brendel, President/Group Vice President, Advanced Bionics, A Division of Sonova Group

Vicky joined Advanced Bionics, a Sonova Group, from JenaValve Technology Inc., a global and innovative transcatheter heart valve company, where she became CEO in mid-2015. She is an accomplished medical device executive with vast experience across several therapeutic areas. She started her career at Baxter as a scientist in research and development and took on increasingly larger business roles throughout her career. At JenaValve, she was responsible for bringing the company through new product development, clinical trial completion for CE mark, and optimizing the commercial launch of their next generation valve and system. Prior to her present position, she worked as Franchise General Manager at Boston Scientific, in the Peripheral Interventions division, where she ran global business operations, including the Bayer interventional radiology acquisition. She has a successful track record of growing businesses and improving profitability. Having spent her entire career in healthcare, she has a background as an innovation and growth leader, bringing with her marketing, development, clinical and strategic business experience in the medical device sector. She holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology and has spent 18 years in various management roles.

Conference Keynote: Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Manufacturing — Or Is It?

The development and use of artificial intelligence, like many things, was accelerated during COVID-19. From image and speech recognition and robotic process automation initially, now to smart devices, augmented reality and deep learning, AI is making the world a better place. Or is it? Many investors are betting big but claims of bias and implementation challenges loom large.

The panel of industry experts will talk about what’s driving adoption across manufacturing, and how AI and ML state of the art technology can deliver tangible benefits for emerging and fast-paced manufacturing. Topics include:

  • Trends in AI + ML across manufacturing sectors

  • The Love/Hate relationship between AI and big data

  • Implementation challenges including ethics and bias, data quality, levels of autonomy, and the potential for “overtrust” by users

  • How AR/VR hardware are using AI + ML to advance training knowledge to address changes in workforce demographics

  • AI and ML skills engineers need now to be competitive in the marketplace

Conference Keynote: Kevin Goodheart, Engagement Manager, Siemens Digital Industry Software

Speakers:

Kevin Goodheart is an Engagement Manager at Siemens Digital Industry Software. Kevin is part of the engineering and consulting services team at Siemens, where he helps clients solve challenging problems in their product development, manufacturing, or product performance. During his four years at Siemens, Kevin has been part of a team helping clients understand and utilize the executable digital twin (xDT), including utilizing simulation tools and AI/ML to solve real-world problems that run in real time.

Kevin has a background in computational fluid dynamics and a doctorate from TU Munich. He has a master of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Conference Keynote: Kelly Malone, Chief Customer Officer, Taqtile

As chief customer officer for Taqtile, Kelly Malone is responsible for technical pre-sales, project delivery and services, and customer support and account management. For more than 25 years, Kelly has worked in technology primarily focused on software operating systems, development platforms, and software application commercialization. He joined Taqtile in 2015 following his role as director of business develop-ment at Microsoft supporting the Windows Platform team and specifically the HoloLens.

Kelly spent more than 10 years in a variety of sales, business development, and product management roles at Microsoft. Kelly also held sales vice president roles at Accenture and Spring Wireless.

Conference Keynote: Dave Saunders, Chief Technology Officer & Cofounder, Galen Robotics

Since 1991, tech entrepreneur Dave Saunders has taken over 40 Internet-based products from inception to market. He has led diverse product development programs, driving innovation in a variety of fields, including desktop Internet software, cloud computing services, medical devices, telco switching, virtual machine clustering, and computer-vision-guided surgical tools. At InterCon, Dave helped develop the first commercial Internet software for Macs and PCs in the early 1990s. In a previous executive role, Dave led commercialization efforts for new technologies for medical devices at Mayo Clinic, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also held senior roles with Lucent Technologies, Bluehawk Networks, and Ascend Communications.

As an ardent supporter of the Internet of Things and the co-founder and CTO for Baltimore-based medical systems creator Galen Robotics, Dave continues to pursue his vision of a connected world that enriches lives.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – TUESDAY AUGUST 10

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Session Schedule

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Medical Design Briefs Magazine

This article first appeared in the August, 2021 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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