Medical Device Innovation: Using Strategic Foresighting to Stay Ahead of the Pace of Change

In our previous on-demand webinar, we highlighted the unprecedented change occurring in the healthcare sector. With this rapid change comes uncertainty, making it difficult for medical device industry executives, innovation leaders, and R&D managers to have the confidence and conviction about the future state of healthcare technology.

This on-demand webinar helps address this uncertainty and equips you with a way to overcome the future unknowns. Foresighting—a structured approach to explore and envision the future—can help companies get informed, shift perceptions, and confidently plan for the future. If you answer yes to these three questions, then this on-demand webinar is for you:

• Do you wish you could envision the future of healthcare more clearly to improve strategic planning
   and risk management efforts?
• Does your role involve helping your company identify opportunities and develop future products?
• Do you wish you had a structured way to think about the future of enabling medical technologies?

Foresighting expert Tom Culver hosts this on-demand webinar and shares how to use a structured foresighting process specifically for innovation, strategy, R&D, and business unit leaders at medical device and healthcare technology companies. Using simple frameworks and examples from emerging artificial intelligence and medical technology spaces, this webinar will walk you through how foresighting is used to help you better prepare for the future.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn about specific foresighting processes and methods for better strategic planning
   and risk management in developing future products
• Explore three plausible future scenarios for emerging technology in the medical space


Tom Culver
Senior Innovation Advisor
RTI Innovation Advisors

Tom is a senior member of the Innovation Advisors group at RTI International and leads our strategic foresighting practice. A natural teacher, Tom has developed, organized, and taught nationwide workshops on megatrends and forecasting, breakthrough innovation, technology scouting and market intelligence, in addition to serving as an invited speaker on innovation management topics. He has extensive innovation management experience combined with industry experience in advanced technology and product development. For over 18 years, he has delivered innovation advising and insights research solutions for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and large government clients (e.g. NASA, NIST).

Leslie Wainwright, PhD

Leslie is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation, and has experience that spans academic research, pharma/biotechnology and healthcare delivery. She has worked with executive teams from multi-national organizations and startups alike to design growth strategies, create alternative business models, and evaluate emerging clinical and care delivery technologies. Leslie is a speaker and facilitator on the future of healthcare, enabling technologies, disruptive innovation, and emerging business models, domestically and abroad. Leslie received her Ph.D. in microbiology at Northwestern University, completed postdoctoral research training at the University of Maryland’s Center for Vaccine Development, and received a B.A. in Biology from DePauw University.



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