MPO Symposium Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8:15 - 9:15 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

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9:15 - 10:00 am
Breaking the Barriers of Organizational Silos
Julia S. Rasor, MS
Medical Device Strategist and Entrepreneur
Rasor Consulting Group

10:00 - 10:45 am
How Experts Evaluate Supplier Quality During Outsourcing Decision-making
Steve McKenna
Senior Quality Manager, Corporate Alliance Quality Management
Boston Scientific Corporation

10:45 - 11:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Strategies for Managing IP

Derek Sakata, MD

Associate Professor and Medical Director for Anesthesia Services
John A. Moran Eye Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah

Toby H. Kusmer, PC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Networking Luncheon and Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions
A discussion leader will briefely present a topic and open the floor for
informal and interactive group conversation.

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1:30 - 2:15 pm
Top Five Metrics to Assessing Vendor Health
Michael Cole
VP of Operations
Zoll Medical Corporation

2:15 - 3:00 pm
Risk Mitigation in Offshore Sourcing:
Is Your Company Truly Achieving Lowest Total Cost?

Susan Mucha
Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm

The Open-book Pricing Debate: An Interactive Panel Discussion

Marcia Weinstein
Director of Marketing

Tony Mulone

Dave Robson
Vice President, Development

Thomas Taylor
Roush Life Sciences

Tom Vassallo
Executive Vice President, Global Business Development
Helix Medical


4:15 - 5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

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5:45 - 6:30 pm
Shuttle Bus Departs Conference Center and Drives to Kings of Dedham
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dinner and Bowling at Kings of Dedham


Day 2: Thursday, November 4, 2010
8:30 - 9:15 am
Continental Breakfast

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9:15 - 10:00 am
The New Productivity Paradigm: Where Do Lean
& Six Sigma Fit Into Your Operations?

Ku Ho (Jonathan) Chong
Director, Business Development, Medical Products Vertical

TBM Consulting Group, Inc.
10:00 - 10:45 am

Key Elements to Negotiating Outsourcing Agreements—Pitfalls and Strategies

Christopher Donovan
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Tom Burns
VP Sales & Marketing

Tegra Medical

Larry Nichols
NUTEK, Corp.

Gil Reich
VP Sales & Marketing
The MedTech Group, Inc.

10:45 - 11:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Medical Device & Diagnostic (MDD) Industry
Direct Material Sourcing Benchmark Study Results

Linda Meloro