MedForce 2018

June 25 - 26, 2018

Omni Parker House, Boston, MA

1.888.482.6012

Day One: Monday, June 25, 2018 | Sales And Marketing Collaboration Day: Addressing Commercial Model Changes

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome Remarks & Ice Breaker

Charleen Ring, Program Director,MedForce
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Charleen Ring

Program Director
MedForce

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Address

To learn how you can chair Day 1, contact Christine Johnson at christine.johnson@wbresearch.com or 646-200-7458.

9:00 am - 9:20 am The Pursuit of Inflection: Gaining Traction In A Complex Space

Jim Yearick, Vice President, Marketing & Education – MCS/HeartWare,Medtronic
The ratio of success for early technology companies in medical devices is challenging due to significant barriers in a highly complex environment.  Even for large companies like Medtronic, gaining standard of care usage for promising new technology in an established space can be tricky.  This session will provide experiences and insight into:

  • Conditioning the product, company and market
  • Prioritizing Structural vs. Behavioral Barriers
  • Accelerating and Expanding when the time is right
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Jim Yearick

Vice President, Marketing & Education – MCS/HeartWare
Medtronic

9:20 am - 9:40 am “Feet On The Street” – The One Thing Sales Needs From Marketing

Sean Moore, Vice President, Business Unit,Olympus
Responsible for leading U.S. Sales, Marketing, and Training for the business unit at Olympus, a top 20 largest medical device manufacturer, Sean Moore recently initiated and led a comprehensive restructuring to increase sales execution and marketing effectiveness while anticipating the changing needs of the medical device industry and healthcare environment. In this keynote, Sean will share his experience and insights into how your organization can achieve commercial excellence.

  • Hear what insights and strategic direction marketing can provide to help their sales force make informed decisions
  • Bridging  the knowledge gap
  • Generating robust insights about markets and customers
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Sean Moore

Vice President, Business Unit
Olympus

9:40 am - 10:20 am The Digital Future Now: How We Can Build Additional Transformatives Digital Future For Healthcare Today

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience,Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
The best way to predict the future, is to build it… now. And digital platforms can deliver this revolution that is needed in healthcare today. We must truly embrace our patients and their caregivers with digital solutions that attract, engage, enchant, and even heal and save lives. The power of digital is now available to healthcare via new technologies that enable quick and easy mashups that deliver tremendous value to patients and healthcare organizations. In this presentation you will learn, via the example of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health’s Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience Group (@DICEGrp), how we can all use digital technologies to build this transformative digital future for healthcare today.
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Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

You’ve just heard three captivating stories from three healthcare industry leaders. We know you have questions. We’re inviting our morning keynotes back up on stage to get a bit more in-depth, and of course, answer your most pressing questions.
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Jim Yearick

Vice President, Marketing & Education – MCS/HeartWare
Medtronic

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Sean Moore

Vice President, Business Unit
Olympus

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Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

10:40 am - 11:20 am MedForce Morning Mingle -- Networking And Refreshment Break In The Social Zone

11:20 am - 11:40 am Fireside Chat: Launching A Marketing Center Of Excellence

Mary Beth Moynihan, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy,Boston Scientific
A marketing center of excellence is still somewhat of a foreign concept in this industry. Interested in how Boston Scientific recently launched a marketing excellence campaign and framework? Mary Beth Moynihan will discuss how her team is driving more digital engagement, lead generations for their salesforce, and measuring success along the way. 
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Mary Beth Moynihan

Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy
Boston Scientific

Our panelists have each taken a creative integrated approach to commercialization, and they understand that
keeping up with your professional development is crucial in this dramatically changing marketplace. Our stakeholders from marketing and sales will share their most important takeaways from their top challenge they faced since 2017.

  • Discussing top challenges
  • Insights into what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned along the way
  • Sharing key takeaways for their peers 
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Rajit Kamal

Vice President & Global Franchise Leader, Marketing
Johnson & Johnson

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Vivek Kopparthi

Co-Founder & CEO
NeoLight

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Nick Ruth

Senior Director, U.S. Marketing
Alcon

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Kathleen Voboril

Director, Digital & Marketing Operations
Elekta

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Luncheon

Track A: Sales Training Boot Camp For Sales Leadership

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
To learn how you can chair Track A, contact Christine Johnson at christine.johnson@wbresearch.com or 646-200-7458.

Track B: Digital Digest For Marketers

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
To learn how you can chair Track B, contact Christine Johnson at christine.johnson@wbresearch.com or 646-200-7458.

Track A: Sales Training Boot Camp For Sales Leadership

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Evolving Your Commercial Execution From A Sales Training Perspective
Mark Baldari, Senior Training & Educational Specialist,Terumo
Strategically, companies know they have to evolve their sales organization, but they’re struggling to understand what that looks like and how they can develop right skill set in their frontline sales.  The customer is changing the way they buy faster than sales are evolving. This session kicks off the sales training track with important information on:

  • Evaluating compensation structure
  • Training sales in current landscape, as health systems continue  to expand
  • Getting sales on the same page as the customer
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Mark Baldari

Senior Training & Educational Specialist
Terumo

Track B: Digital Digest For Marketers

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm “The Internet of Medical Things”
Daniel Powell, Vice President, Sales & Marketing,Nexeon MedSystems
Leaders of the health care revolution are adopting an emerging sub-sector of IoT – the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).    IoMT refers to a connected infrastructure of medical devices and software applications that can communicate with various healthcare IT systems. IoMT is being leveraged to improve medical care by integrating all forms of diagnostics and biometric data to better inform healthcare decisions.  Once this data connectivity is achieved, the addressable market is expected to widen significantly as these therapies start to improve patient outcomes while reducing the overall burden of management.  
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Daniel Powell

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Nexeon MedSystems

Track A: Sales Training Boot Camp For Sales Leadership

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Case Study Revolution: EQ vs IQ-Which One Guarantees Business Success?
Kirt Pfaff, Training & Development,La Jolla Pharmaceuticals
In 1990s the term “Emotional Intelligence” was first coined and has continued to gain acceptance throughout the business world.  EQ is a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor’s one’s behavior, discriminate throughout the challenging business landscape, and guide one’s thinking and action.  Throughout the presentation the following characteristics will be thoroughly evaluated and applied:

  • Understanding one’s own emotions to influence the business environment (self-awareness)
  • Managing emotions to increase productivity (self-management)
  • Empathetic to the emotional drives of colleagues (social awareness)
  • Interacting with colleague’s emotions (social skills)
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Kirt Pfaff

Training & Development
La Jolla Pharmaceuticals

Track B: Digital Digest For Marketers

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Case Study Revolution: Marketing Automation: These Are The Droids You’ve Been Looking For
Debbie Donovan, Director, Communications & Corporate Identity,EndoGastric Solutions
Sending Email to customers and prospects is easy, in theory. In this session we will break it down:

  • How to segment customers and prospects into lists. 
  • How to decide which content to send each segment. 
  • Each segment responds differently; let’s set expectations for good.
  • Who should send message (From)
  • Creating templates that generate FOMO
  • How to triage replies
  • Open discussion of products attendees use (hot tips/watch outs)
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Debbie Donovan

Director, Communications & Corporate Identity
EndoGastric Solutions

Track A: Sales Training Boot Camp For Sales Leadership

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Drive Commercial and Clinical Intelligence in the Competitive Healthcare Landscape
Don DeStefano, Director, Business Development,LexisNexis Risk Solutions Abigail Bernardi, Director, Market Planning,LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Refine targeting strategies using medical claims based market intelligence and analytics 
  • Using the power of predictive analytics and data attributes to help you enhance your segmentation and targeting efforts.
  • Leverage provider networks to understand shared patients, discover new influencers, and map provider relationships. 
  • Track payer reimbursement trends relevant to your market 
  • Build impactful and timely messages relevant to your audiences
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Don DeStefano

Director, Business Development
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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Abigail Bernardi

Director, Market Planning
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Track B: Digital Digest For Marketers

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Case Study: Project/Process Management for Digital Teams
Kathleen Voboril, Director, Digital & Marketing Operations,Elekta
Using a project management software has forced the digital team at  Elekta to really define their project management processes. As there are vast differences for interactive media and traditional print project management, Kathleen Voboril will discuss:

  • How and why Digital projects are different 
  • How Elekta manages their projects to ensure collaboration and iteration
  • Maintaining scale and volume to support a global organization pumping out hundreds of projects in a year
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Kathleen Voboril

Director, Digital & Marketing Operations
Elekta

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break In The Social Zone

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Innovation Exchange

Choose Two of eight topics:

These Innovation Exchange roundtable discussions are the crux of the Integration Focus Day. Sit down with 10-15 other medtech executives, share solutions to common challenges, and ask the burning questions you need an answer to. Because no other vendors attend these roundtables, you’ll be pleased by how candid the conversations are. 

1. Understanding CMS Quality Ratings and Incentive Programs

2. Disrupting the World of Reporting through Personalized Analytics: A New Era of Information Consumption

3. Engage Your Audience, Customize The Experience And Measure For Meaning

4. Voice of the Patient as Marketing Intelligence

5. Technology in the Field: Sales Enablement and Coaching Strategy 

6. How Data and Insights Can Accelerate Customer Engagement

7. Leveraging The Best Ideas from Your Agency

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Why Lead Generation Always Wins Versus Awareness and Education

Stan Van Gent, Marketing Director, Direct-to-Patient & Direct-to-Referrer Center of Excellence,Boston Scientific
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Stan Van Gent

Marketing Director, Direct-to-Patient & Direct-to-Referrer Center of Excellence
Boston Scientific

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Government Update 2.0: The Continuing Impact Trump Administration On Healthcare Reform

John Colleran, Principal/Former Branch Chief, Health & Human Services,Todd Strategy Group/The White House (Formerly)
What can we expect over the next 4-8 years, post the 2016 election?  It’s no secret that the state of national healthcare will impact how we sell, to whom we sell, pricing, market access, and most importantly, the customer landscape. We’ve brought our expert panel  to discuss:

  • The changing administration and its impact on healthcare delivery systems
  • Addressing the current political climate and get up to speed on current and future policies
  • Understanding how it affects the healthcare  industry
  • Getting up to date on healthcare reform  and how it impacts the customer 
  • Learning how companies and suppliers can help hospitals maximize their health economics proponents 
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John Colleran

Principal/Former Branch Chief, Health & Human Services
Todd Strategy Group/The White House (Formerly)

5:20 pm - 6:20 pm Home Run Happy Hour

We’re bringing a taste of Fenway Park to MedForce. Join us for peanuts and crackerjacks, a cold one, or two, and networking fun and games. 

6:20 pm - 6:20 pm End of Day One