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Scott Huennekens
Former CEO Verb Surgical, Volcano Corporation

Fireside Chat with Scott Huennekens
Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

A successful medical device entrepreneur, Scott Huennekens has held positions including CEO, board member, and investor at more than 10 startups with market valuations totaling over $5B. He most recently served as president and CEO of Verb Surgical, Google, and Johnson & Johnson’s surgical robotics startup. Huennekens graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Southern California and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Kevin Blankespoor
Vice President of Product Engineering, Boston Dynamics

Keynote Address: Exploring Real World Applications for Dynamic Robots
Thursday, May 16 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In his current role as vice president of product engineering at Boston Dynamics, Kevin Blankespoor has led development of the BigDog, LS3, Atlas, and Handle robots in addition to writing the control software that first enabled Boston Dynamics’ legged robots to dynamically balance and walk outside in real-world situations. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

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Vicki Anastasi
Vice President and Global Head, Real World Evidence Late Phase Research & Medical Device and Diagnostics Research, Icon, plc

Per Bergman
Vice President of R&D, Corindus Vascular Robotics

Donna Bibber
Vice President, Isometric Micro Molding

Rafael Diana
Senior R&D Engineer, GE Healthcare

Kurt Geitz
Vice President, Research & Development, Endoscopy Division, Boston Scientific

Danny Gelfman
Senior Principal Solutions Designer - Healthcare Innovation Team, Medtronic

Eri Hirumi
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MicroVention

Boris Leschinsky
Vice President, Product Development, CorInnova

Ephrat (Ephi) Most
Manager Software Quality Engineering, Medtronic.

Roger Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Shriya Srinivasan
Former Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Nadia Tsao, Ph.D.
Technology Analyst, IDTechEx