2020 Agenda

Spread out over three days full of leading industry innovators and networking opportunities. 

MedTech Innovation Forum 2020 Agenda

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 pm

EXPERIENCE

Welcome Reception

Get to know your fellow attendees, get a rundown of the agenda and learn how we’ll be using our digital experience platform to help you get the most out of MedTech Innovation Forum 2020.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

9:00 – 9:15 am PST

WELCOME

Welcome Address

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

9:15 – 10:15 am PST

PANEL

Innovation and Opportunities to Win in the New Normal

The pandemic has provided many challenges and obstacles to overcome. However, it has also provided us with opportunities and innovation. How are companies adapting to the ”new normal”? How has healthcare delivery changed and will it change further? What innovations stand out? How has the pandemic affected the medical device industry?

Clay Wilemon, Chief Strategy Officer, BRADO (Moderator)

Daniel Hawkins, CEO, Avail Medsystems

Brad Oliver, Vice President & Regional President, Americas, Lumenis

Bob Terbruggen, DxTerity Diagnostics

10:15 – 11:00 am PST

PANEL

On the Front-Lines of COVID-19

Panelists will discuss their involvement in the pandemic, details, behind the scene details, lessons learned, behind the scenes, and what does the future hold.

Lawrence Ganti, President, Chief Business Officer, SI02

Rachel Hoffman, Executive Director, Clinical Development, Medical Device & Diagnostics, Syneos Health

Dr. Andrew Noymer, Associate Professor, Population Health and Disease Prevention Public Health, UCI

Sanjay Patil, CEO, Excelera Health

11:00 – 11:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

PANEL

Effect on MedTech Commercialization

It is not business as usual for medical technology and life sciences companies. Our panelists will discuss how they changed strategies to still address client concerns and bring products to market.

Nnamdi Njoku, VP & GM, Mechanical Circulatory Support/Heartware, Medtronic

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

PANEL

Companies That Pivoted During COVID-19

The past few months have forced companies to rethink their marketing, strategies and products. Hear from our panelists on how their companies pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis and how they are fairing with the changes they made.

Scott Whitcup, Founder & CEO, Akrivista (Moderator)

David Bruyette, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, Anivie Lifesciences

Nigel J. Clarke, VP of R&D and Advanced Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics

Henry Ji, PhD, CEO, Sorrento

12:00 – 12:15 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

12:15 – 12:45 pm PST

KEYNOTE

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Joe Kiani, Founder & CEO, Masimo

Jim Mazzo, Executive Chairman, Neurotech, Advisor, ZEISS (Moderator)

Joe Kiani, Founder & CEO, Masimo

12:45 – 1:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

1:00 – 1:45 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

MedTech International Workshop

Learn about the options that exist outside the United States for clinical trials, collaboration, trade agreements, and market access.

1:00 – 1:45 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

The Value of Diversity in Venture Investing

Gender and racial imbalances exist throughout the Finance Industry. Though there have been some modest efforts of late to push for diversity, particularly in VC, these have yielded incremental changes at best. Only 14% of investment decision-makers in VC today are women, just 3% are Black. Join our expert panel to learn what they are doing to address the diversity deficit in VC.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

8:00 – 8:45 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

8:45 – 9:15 am PST

WELCOME

How Orange County Become a Center of Innovation

Ken Beall, Founder, University Lab Partners 

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

9:15 – 10:00 am PST

KEYNOTE

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Geoff Martha, CEO, Medtronic

Brett Wall, EVP and Group President, Restorative Therapies Group, Medtronic (Moderator)

Geoff Martha, CEO, Medtronic

10:00 – 10:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

10:15 – 11:30 am PST

LAUNCHPAD

LaunchPad Presentations

11:30 – 11:45 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

11:45 am – 12:45 pm PST

LAUNCHPAD

LaunchPad Presentations + Award

12:45 – 1:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

1:00 – 1:45 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Women Leaders in Life Sciences and MedTech in Orange County

What does it mean to lead? Hear from our panel of fearless leaders in life sciences and MedTech in Orange County. How are they leading their organizations in today’s dynamic business landscape? Learn how they guide their teams, execute strategies, and deliver business results.

Annette Walker, President, City of Hope, Orange County

Friday, October 30, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

9:00 – 9:30 am PST

WELCOME

Octane’s Community Initiatives

Kelly Barba, Chair, Women Leaders of Octane and Director of Client Engagement, K&L Gates

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Amanda Fowler, Executive Director, Global Corporate Giving, Edwards Lifesciences

Paula Golden, President, Broadcom Foundation

Mallory Grimaud, Senior Designer, Octane 

9:30 – 10:15 am PST

PANEL

Investment Panel: How Do You Raise Money in the Current Environment?

2020 has proved to be a challenging business climate for startups and companies in need of funding but many have triumphed. Hear from our panelists who managed to raise capital in 2020.

Tom Berryman, Founder, Privy (Moderator)

Lubna Ahmad, CEO, Invoy Technologies

Tak Cheung, NEA

Kyle Dempsey, MVM Partners

Rick Sanghera, CEO, Atacor Medical, Inc.

Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner, Wavemaker

9:30 – 10:15 am PST

PANEL

Elective Surgery: Elective Therapies: What Steps Are Being Taken to Help Patients and Increase Procedures?

The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed most elective surgeries as health care organizations properly focus on the wave of patients overwhelming their care capacity. Surgical patients are on hold, and providers have lost a valuable source of revenue to support their operations. But hospital strategists, in partnership with community surgeons, need to move beyond understanding the financial impact. They must begin creating a purposeful plan for managing elective surgery demand after COVID-19.

Sabing Lee, Partner, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)

Darryl E. Barnes, MD, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Sonex Health

Austin Domenici, CFO, Medtronic Diabetes

Chris Owens, President & CEO, Gynesonics

Kamaskshi R. Ziedler, MD FACS, Plastic Surgeon & Managing Partner, AESTHETX

10:15 – 11:00 am PST

PANEL

Telehealth Panel

Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care.

Jeremy Gabrysch, MD, Remedy, CEO

Alison LaSov, LMFT, CEO, Advekit

Rob Quigley, Ambry Genetics

10:15 – 11:00 am PST

PANEL

Preparing for a Liquidity Event- How to Avoid Obstacles?

The ultimate liquidity event for most venture-backed companies is likely to be an exit in the form of an acquisition. Timing a liquidity event correctly can be a challenging proposition, and the interests of the founders and investors may not be identical. These kinds of exits can be full of misalignments, hidden obstacles, and delays, but they don’t have to be. Join our expert panel to learn how to avoid strategic pitfalls that can occur around misalignment between your company’s goals and your possible exit opportunity. Learn what to do early on to make sure you don’t create additional obstacles in an eventual exit.

Zachary Myers, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Paul Tobin, General Partner, Elevation Fund and President Octane, Enterprise Solutions

11:00 – 11:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Exhibits

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

PANEL

Changes in Clinical Trials Moving Forward

Will there be a change in how clinical trials are run moving forward?

Janet K. Cheetham, Pharma D, Celeris Consulting (Moderator)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

PANEL

The Trends in Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy Commercialization (Regenerative Medicine)

Aileen Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Tanya Dorff, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope

Hans S. Keirstead, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIVITA Biomedical

Dr. Michael May, CEO of CCRM (Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine)

Peter Wehrly, CEO, VIVEX

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

PANEL

2020 Election & Implications for the Life Science Sector

Jeffrey J. Kimbell, President, Jeffery J. Kimbell & Associates

12:30 – 1:15 pm PST

PANEL

Networking, 1×1 Meetings & Expo Hours