We Are

Furthering the Advancement and Impact

of Medical Device

WOMEN

Where: KPMG in Boston, Two Financial Center, 60 South St, Boston, MA 02111 
When: April 7, 2020 7am–6pm

Who We Are. What We Do.

MedExecWomen is an organization focused on empowering female executives to accelerate the positive impact of medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery, and digital healthcare around the world. We’re committed to:

  • Creating a network of executive women in medtech and facilitating connections.
  • Improving gender parity in medtech leadership positions.
  • Educating executives about the benefits of diverse leadership teams and how to optimize talent.
  • Supporting the development of leadership skills through training and advancement programs.  

Our second annual MedExecWomen Conference will be held on April 7, 2020, hosted by KPMG in Boston, Two Financial Center, 60 South St., Boston, MA 02111.

Meeting Details

The second annual MedExecWomen conference will be held on April 7, 2020 at KPMG in Boston, Two Financial Center, 60 South St, Boston, MA 02111. A one-day event, MedExecWomen 2020 will again feature industry executives discussing dynamic topics to provide insight that empowers women and accelerates progress. Panel discussion topics include:

  • Assessing Cultural Fit as a Component of M&A: A critical factor in successful integration
  • At the Cutting Edge of Digital Health
  • Global Development Strategies
  • Back by Popular Demand - How to Become a Board Member
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Agenda

7:00 – 8:00 AM   Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 AM   Welcome & Introduction to MedExecWomen

8:30 – 9:15 AM   A Patient’s Story: Katherine Leon – SCAD Alliance

Katherine is a survivor of a heart attack caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. In 2003, Katherine survived SCAD, heart attack, and double bypass surgery. Finding no single-center, long-term research had ever been conducted on SCAD, she began to pursue this goal herself. After several years participating on the WomenHeart online community, she compiled and presented anecdotal data on SCAD to a researcher at Mayo Clinic. A successful pilot study led to two research initiatives, which began in September 2011; a virtual registry of SCAD patients worldwide and a DNA biobank that includes survivors and relatives.

9:15 – 10:15 AM   Panel 1: Global Development Strategies

Regional panelists representing different regions (EU, AP, AUS, US) discuss the constant changes when operating in a global environment. From supply chain to commercialization, regulatory to marketing, you are accountable for maximizing your company’s profits and ensuring success. During this session, listen to experts managing in the worldwide medical device community.

Moderator: Greg Dombal, President, Halloran Consulting

Panelists

  • Katrin Leadley, MD – Chief Medical Officer, Endotronix
  • Bronwyn Brophy – President EMEA, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • TBD
  • TBD

10:15 – 10:45 AM   Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM   Panel 2: Assessing Cultural Fit as a Component of M&A: A Critical Factor in Successful Integration

Assessing cultural fit prior to M&A activity can appear to be a nice-to-have appraisal compared to the financial valuation. Hear from those leading assessments and executing integrations how cultural fit or cultural misalignment can impact the likelihood of delivering deal model expectations.

Moderator: Leslie Storms, Vice President US Sales, Ethicon, a J&J Medical Device Company 

Panelists

  • Anita Jensen, Ph.D., M.A., MSW – SVP, Organizational Development & Learning, Jefferson Health & Jefferson University
  • Jennifer O’Krancy – Principal, Ernst & Young, People Advisory Services
  • Lisa Blair Davis – Head of Global Human Resources, J&J Medical Device Companies
  • Gwen Watanabe – Vice President of Global Corporate Development, Strategy and Strategic Relationships

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM   Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 PM   Executive Interview: Cathy Burzik

Interviewer: Mary Beth Moynihan – SVP, Corporate Marketing and Market Access at Boston Scientific

1:30 – 2:30   Panel 3: State of the Market in Life Sciences

Current views of political, equity capital markets and M&A trends, including how the election may impact 2020; will the IPO bull market continue? Will M&A continue to be filled by smaller deals or will the mega-deal return?

Moderator: Meghna Eichelberger – Boston Consulting Group

Panelists

  • Kristen M. Stewart – CFA, Medical Supplies & Devices Analyst, Barclays
  • Kalli Dircks – Executive Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley
  • TBD
  • TBD

2:30 – 3:00 PM   Break

3:00 – 3:45 PM   Panel 4: At the Cutting Edge of Digital Health

Moderator: Maria Shepherd – CEO, Medi-Vantage

Panelists

  • Luba Greenwood – former Strategic BD & Corp Ventures, Google
  • Jodi Eddy – CIO, Boston Scientific
  • Anjana Harve – CIO, Hill-Rom
  • Vizma Carver – Digital Health Advisor, FDA

3:45-4:30 PM   Panel 5: Back by Popular Demand – How to Become a Board Member

Moderator: Rita Allen – President of Boston Club

Panelists

  • Ellen Zane – CEO Emeritus, Tufts Medical Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Teresa Matkovits, Ph.D. – Chief Development Officer, Matinas Biopharma
  • Alison Taunton-Rigby – Independent Director, CEO, and Entrepreneur in life science and healthcare organizations

4:30 – 5:00   End of Day Keynote: Globalization in Underdeveloped Countries & Why I Moved to the Gates Foundation

Speaker: Mary Thistle – The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis and diarrheal diseases, and to improve outcomes in maternal and newborn health — major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people.

5:00 – 5:15 PM   Closing: Maria Shepherd

5:15 – 7:30 PM   Networking Wine Reception & Dinner

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