October 28-29, 2020

Minneapolis, MN

MD&M Minneapolis Conference Keynotes

Teresa Prego

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Global Kinetics

Digital Health Innovation — Evolution or Revolution? A Look into the Next Decade of Digital Health
Wednesday, October 23 | 8:30 – 9:10 a.m.

Medical devices are now crossing the line between therapeutics, digital health, and device. With the recent explosion of digital health tools and technologies, what will differentiate those that succeed from those that never make it to market? Join us at the first keynote of the MD&M Minneapolis Conference as Teresa Prego looks at historical and future impacts of technology advancements, AI, and data on new technologies and approaches to managing health, and the resultant impact of these changes on issues related to regulatory, data security, and access decisions. As a passionate innovator, Teresa will take you through what lessons can be learned from technologies that have successfully commercialized.

Christopher Velis

Founder and Executive Chairman, Miraki Innovation

From Zero to $5.75 Billion: Making Medtech Powerhouses
Wednesday, October 23 | 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Auris Health is a household name for medtech engineers. Entrepreneur Christopher Velis identified the market for, built and invested in, combined cutting-edge technologies, and shaped an industry-leading team to form Auris Health. Come hear Velis share the behind-the-scenes story of how one of medtech's biggest transactions, the acquisition of Auris Health by Johnson & Johnson, came to be, and how this repeatable process continues to build lifesaving companies. Velis will take you through Miraki Innovation's lab-to-company translation process and give you the tools for balancing entrepreneurial creativity with discipline to mitigate risk.

Ranndy Kellogg

President & CEO, Omron Healthcare

Going for Zero: Bringing Technology Closer to Patients
Thursday, October 24 | 8:30 – 9:10 a.m.

Technology is changing the way we manage our health. More than ever, we rely on health trackers, smart watches, and data to better understand our well-being. In this keynote, Ranndy Kellogg will discuss the concept of “Going for Zero,” how the powerful combination of medtech breakthroughs, consumer education, and behavior change will help individuals become more proactive about their health and reduce their risk of cardiac events. As part of his remarks, Ranndy will showcase the latest heart health technology from Omron including HeartGuide, the first wearable oscillometric blood pressure monitor, and share how, through technology, remote patient monitoring and insights-driven data can build a more complete picture of a patient’s heart health.