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Some members of our firm attended the 4th Annual Healthcare Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference hosted by McGuireWoods, LLP on Thursday. There were some excellent panels and discussions regarding the medical device industry.
A panel titled ’Medical Device – the Next Four Years’ included Ross Gordon, Director at Lincoln International and Jay Istvan, Director at Bain & Company. They outlined some major medical device trends, including:
1. Greater patient engagement
2. Higher prevalence of chronic disease
3. Increased profit and loss focus in medical technology and supply purchasing
4. Integration of care and protocol standardization
5. Physician shortage
6. Increased pressure to measure speed
7. Integrated care as a lever to improve outcomes and lower cost
Providers will focus on 2 primary strategies that include; consolidation and reduction of cost of care on site (e.g. teleservices and the home). Growth in medical technologies will occur in the following areas; point of care cost, remote patent monitoring, tele-consultation and consumer devices and tracking apps.
This on-demand crash course is intended for anyone preparing for the NPDP certification exam, and provides a review of all the relevant NPDP material. It is a ‘true’ on-demand service designed to allow customers to access the course material anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace.
The University of Chicago Innovation Roundtable is pleased to announce that Barry Calpino, Vice President of Breakthrough Innovation at Kraft will present on March 20th at the Gleacher Center Downtown Chicago. He will tell the story of Kraft Foods North America’s recent major upsurge in innovation performance. He will discuss how Kraft’s leadership made it a key area of strategic emphasis and the story behind how they have recently risen to top-tier level of innovation performance in the CPG industry – capped off by the recent launch of over 70 new products in early 2012. He will also share lessons learned from the journey and some general thoughts on innovation from spending over 18 years in CPG Innovation.
Barry oversees the Global Innovation Center of Excellence for Kraft. Amongst his Center of Excellence roles, Barry oversees the Corporate Breakthrough Innovation group and is on the Kraft North America Leadership team, leading Innovation across the KNA teams.
Barry has been at Kraft since 2009. He has over 18 years of CPG Brand Marketing experience, with 13 of those years spent mostly or entirely focused on leading Innovation. Leading CPG companies he has worked for in Innovation include SC Johnson, Kellogg’s and Wrigley, where he led Gum and Candy innovation for North America prior to coming to Kraft.
Barry has an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Marquette and his MBA from Kellogg-Northwestern. Barry is originally from Chicago and resides there today, where he is married with 3 kids.
The University of Chicago: Gleacher Center, Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Registration: 6:00-6:30 PM
Presentation and Q&A 6:30-7:45 PM
Midway Club: 7:45-9:00 PM
Cost: Free (Food and drinks are not served)
The University of Chicago Innovation Roundtable LinkedIn Group The Innovation Roundtable group on LinkedIn is a networking tool that is open to anyone with an interest in the development and commercialization of new products and services. We established this group to encourage connections between our members to discuss concepts, tools and best practices for innovation. In addition, we would like to use it as an informal ‘membership directory’ for IRT members who have LinkedIn profiles.
We think the development of a membership directory of this type can be useful for networking, and for finding subject matter experts, and we encourage anyone on our mailing list to enroll via the website links below:
Innovation Roundtable Group on LinkedIn
Group Owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The University of Chicago IRT has a new format for securing future speakers, and we appreciate your input. It is called the IRT Tackle a Topic Program. The purpose of our events is to inform our members on new innovation trends and theories/practices. Perhaps you know of an interesting new product, process, business model or a planned interactive exercise that a friend or colleague has developed, and they want to share their findings with the IRT community. Or you heard a great speaker that could provide further insight on innovation/new product development.
As a sponsor, we invite you to introduce the speaker/event and be actively involved in the event. We especially encourage interactive formats.
In order to sponsor a speaker, please find the guidelines below:
* The event must be relevant to Innovation/New Product Development
* Provide the IRT Board Members a short outline of the presentation (see outline below):
Description of the presentation/event/activity
-What participants will learn
-Who should attend
-How often has this individual presented on this topic?
-Does the speaker wish to sponsor the event at their location? If so, refreshments are welcome but not mandatory
Please send to Mary Drotar at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If the IRT board agrees to move forward with the event, the sponsor provides the slides to the IRT Board Members for review 2 weeks prior to the event. The events usually occur at the Gleacher Center or offsite if there is a sponsor availiable.
Submit your short description as soon as possible so we can plan and promote the event in advance.
We appreciate and welcome your participation.