In the highly regulated Healthcare and MedTech ecosystem, security, data privacy and compliance are the major factors to consider for significant adoption of Cloud. Microsoft, Activ Surgical and Innominds together explore how Microsoft Azure IOT enabled ecosystem is leading the next wave of healthcare innovation with Telehealth solutions through seamless cloud connectivity, real time inferencing and training workloads.
The Fireside chat series will feature interactions with CXOs from leading technology companies on the latest proven digital solutions to help enterprises innovate and stay ahead amid new disruptive technology-based business models.
In the first interaction in the series, Activ Surgical, Qualcomm and Innominds together explore how AI and 5G technologies are set to radically alter healthcare with telehealth solutions. Activ Surgical, the company that was the first to perform a fully-autonomous, minimally invasive robotic surgery, recently joined the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator Program that aims to connect cities with an ecosystem of providers to help deliver greater efficiencies, cost savings, safety and sustainability. Activ Surgical is collaborating with Innominds on the development of next generation surgical sensing capabilities that will usher in a new era of visibility and insights for surgeons around the world.
Mr. Sanjeet Pandit is the Global Head for Smart Cities practice at Qualcomm, Inc USA and responsible for Carrier and Ecosystem relationships in this domain. His expertise in the telecom industry spans 20 plus years. He specializes in Smart City design, creation of Smart verticals, digital transformation and go-to-market strategies creating an experience that would benefit public private domains and citizen engagements. Sanjeet has worked and created relationships with the Smart City ecosystem partners, resulting in multiple Smart City projects globally.
He joined Qualcomm in late 1995 and moved to Ericsson in 1999 following the sale of the infrastructure division of Qualcomm, moving back to Qualcomm in 2007. He has held various senior positions at Qualcomm and was responsible for APAC and India business development prior to leading the Smart City vertical.
David Nash serves as regional president of Qualcomm Technologies North America & Australia, overseeing all the company’s outward-facing sales and business development activity with customers and partners in the region. This includes customer and partner management in support of the company’s business units — Mobile, IoT, Wireless Infrastructure and Networking, Automotive, and RFFE.
Nash has more than 30 years of experience in the wireless communications industry including 20-plus years with Qualcomm. Since joining the company in 1997, he has held various positions in technical support, sales and marketing, and business development including several years interfacing with 3GPP operators globally on technology direction, device needs, and providing guidance on Qualcomm Technologies solutions. As Qualcomm’s representative, Nash serves on the boards of the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA) and 5G Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from United States International University in San Diego, California.
Todd Usen is an accomplished and seasoned leader with more than 25 years of medical device and healthcare experience, and a proven track record of leading, developing and executing on commercialization strategies and driving market development initiatives for profitable growth. He joined Activ Surgical in January 2019 after serving as the President of the Medical Systems Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas, where he helped lead the group’s expansion from six medical divisions to 11.
Prior to joining the Olympus Corporation, Todd held the position of President, Orthopedics, at Smith and Nephew, overseeing the Total Joint, Sports Medicine and Trauma divisions. He held several other vital positions for Smith and Nephew including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Joint Reconstruction; Senior Vice President, Sports Medicine; and Senior Vice President, Endoscopy. Prior to Smith and Nephew, Todd worked for Boston Scientific as the Vice President of Sales for the Neurovascular division, Director of Endoscopy Sales, and Global Manager of Field Development. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Business and did his M.B.A. work at Pepperdine University.
Tom Calef is a highly accomplished medical roboticist and seasoned engineering leader who has delivered breakthrough innovation in surgical robotics. Previously, he was the Director of Advanced Robotics at Medrobotics, where he led the development and release of the first flexible surgical robotics platform, grew the engineering team from two to 50 people, and guided numerous surgical robotics products through 510k clearance. He holds both a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Raj Ganti is responsible for serving the needs of Innominds key/strategic accounts. In his role, he helps Innominds clients accelerate their digital transformation journey, helping them deploy a combination of Connected Devices (5G), Edge Compute (AI/ML), and Cloud platforms. Raj has worked with a range of global clients in the area of digital advisory, cross practice solutions, and digital platforms.