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Closing Session and Keynote

Wednesday, November 29, 4:30-5:30 PM
Convention Hall No. 5

Randy SchiestlKeynote Presentation: "The Power of Global Collaboration"

This presentation will summarize medical device innovation opportunities and best practices to drive global collaboration. A strong, positive, established innovation culture is critical to the continuous flow of product concepts, design and development, commercialization and sustainment. Future medical device research and product development will require new approaches and global partnerships.

Randy Schiestl, Vice President, Global Technology, Boston Scientific Corporation
Randall (Randy) Schiestl, PMP, is the Vice President, R&D, Global Technology at Boston Scientific, where he leads a team to deliver computational analysis, technology roadmapping, product design, packaging & labeling, knowledge management, engineering systems, product security and lab services. Randy’s current focus is on building Global Technical Community across the corporation, R&D Globalization and innovation best practices.

He has BSME, MBA and Executive MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota. Randy received the UMAA Alumni Service Award from the College of Science & Engineering and the Design of Medical Device Conference Award. He serves on multiple industry advisory committees and is a founding board member of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium.

Art ErdmanClosing Remarks

Dr. Art Erdman, Director, Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, University of Minnesota
Founder and Chair, Design of Medical Devices Conference, University of Minnesota
Arthur G. Erdman, PhD, is the Richard C. Jordan Professor and a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, specializing in mechanical design, bioengineering and product design. In July 2007 he was selected as the Director of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center at the U of M. He received his BS degree at Rutgers University, his MS and PhD at RPI. Dr. Erdman has published over 325 technical papers, 3 books, holds over 30 patents, and shares with his former students 9 Best Paper Awards at international conferences.

Dr. Erdman currently has a number of ongoing projects of which many are related to biomedical engineering and medical device design. He led the effort to create LINCAGES, a mechanism software design package that has been use worldwide. Dr. Erdman has had research collaborations with faculty in Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Epidemiology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Dentistry, Otolaryngology and Sport Biomechanics. He has consulted at over 50 companies in mechanical and product design, including Xerox, 3M, Andersen Windows, Proctor and Gamble, HP, Rollerblade, Sulzer Medica and Yamaha. He has received a number of awards including ASME Machine Design Award and the ASME Outstanding Design Educator Award. Erdman is a Fellow of ASME and a Founding Fellow of AIMBE. He has been the Chair of fifteen Design of Medical Devices Conferences which are held on the University of Minnesota campus each April.

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