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Medtech Insight Awards 2018

Our commitment to awards entrants and attendees is bound up in the selection of judges who volunteer their time, experience and consideration of the hundreds of entries to our various annual global awards.

The judges, invited from all core sectors of the medtech and pharma industries, engage in the judging process independently, combining their industry knowledge to score entries against the entry criteria. The judges' scores are all combined, giving us the shortlist and winners.

Without judges’ depth of knowledge and passion for supporting the medtech industry, the Medtech Insight Awards would not be possible.

We take this opportunity to thank all our judges for their role in helping to ensure the integrity of the Medtech Insight Awards.

The 2018 Judging Panel is:


Serge Bernasconi
Chief Executive Officer
MedTech Europe


Mr Bernasconi has more than 30 years experience in the world of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, working in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough in US and Europe, and more recently Medtronic.

In his capacity as President & International Regional Vice President of Medtronic France, he was elected President of APIDIM (The French Association for the Promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices), and Vice President and Treasurer of SNITEM (French Medical Technology Industry Association).



Bill Murray
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting


bill_murrayBill joined Deloitte Consulting in May of 2018 as a leader in their MedTech practice focused on R&D and innovation. Previously, Bill was CEO of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a unique public-private partnership where he built the organization to be a leading voice on the benefits of U.S. patient access to high quality safe and effective medical technology. Prior to MDIC, he held senior leadership positions within industry ranging from start-up CEO to billion dollar plus global businesses. Bill speaks regularly on issues important to the ecosystem including testifying before congress on modernizing clinical trials. Bill currently serves on the boards of Sonex Health and Nortech Systems.



Fredrik Nyberg
Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed)


Nyberg_webFredrik Nyberg is CEO at Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), based in Singapore.
He brings 30 years of healthcare industry experience, 25 of which were spent in Asia Pacific, including China and Japan. He has held senior sales/marketing, general management and strategic consulting positions, working with some of the largest global medical device & pharma multinationals.


Fredrik has worked extensively with start-up medical technology companies both as advisor and as venture capitalist. He began his career in Asia in regional sales and marketing in anaesthesia, critical care and patient monitoring.
He is a frequent speaker on the healthcare industry in Asia Pacific.

Richard Phillips
Director, Healthcare Policy

Richard joined the ABHI in June 2015 with over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.

Richard holds a first degree in Sports Science from Brighton Polytechnic and a Master's in Health Economics Research and Management from Keele University. He served from 2003 until 2013 as a member of the Technology Appraisal Advisory Committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and also on the Programme Advisory Group of the Healthcare Quality and Information Authority in Ireland.

Richard is a non-Executive Director of both the West Midlands and South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Networks, serving as Chair of the latter for most of 2015. He also sits on the Board of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham and Chairs the Programme Board of the Small Business Research Initiative Healthcare. He is a longstanding member of the Institute of Healthcare Management. 

Randel Richner
Founder, President
Richner Consultants


Randel has over 30 years’ experience working in health policy, reimbursement, economics, and data analytics for health service, technology and pharmaceutical companies. She presently serves as a Senior Advisor to Boston Biomedical Associates after serving as a senior advisor to Avalere in Washington DC. She successfully founded and sold The Neocure Group, a company providing data analytics, health economics, reimbursement strategic services for biotech, technology, pharmaceutical industry. Richner was Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Reimbursement, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), establishing the global reimbursement and economics function, expanding to national/international medical device legislative and regulatory, tax, and trade issues.


Richner has been actively engaged in policy initiatives with US Congress and CMS for many years,
serving a four-year term as the first industry representative, Executive Committee (EC) Medicare
Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC). She has served on numerous boards including Executive Dean's Advisory Board, University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, MassMedic, founder of MassMedic Women in Medtech, Medical Device Industry Consortium (MDIC), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Research (ISPOR), founder of the US Medical Device Council of ISPOR, and Asia-Pacific Medical Device Council, Institute of Medicine (IOM) special committee on cost-effectiveness/post-market surveillance; Executive Advisory Board, Center for Evaluation Value, Risk in Health (CEVRH) Tufts New England Medical Center. She is an invited executive lecturer at Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business, University of Michigan School of Engineering and Pharmacy and a Griffith Leadership Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Leslie Saxon
Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Photo and bio coming soon....

Kristin Simeons
Vice President of Business Development, ximedica


In her role as Vice President of Business Development, Kristin partners with clients to translate strategic goals into robust operational plans that achieve objectives and satisfy the client’s interim and long-term milestones. With a background in both healthcare delivery solutions and medical device portfolio management, Kristin draws upon a wealth of experience steeped in market-focused strategy, key-stakeholder alignment, risk mitigation and meaningful governance.

After spending over a decade leading device business units for 3M, STERIS, and Covidien, Kristin most recently combined analytics, operational performance improvement, and clinical resourcing in helping hospitals define the approach and tactical plans needed to support the migration from fee-for-service to risk-based payment models.

Kristin holds an undergraduate Business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.



Mark Turco
Chief Innovation Officer & Corporate Outreach Officer
Penn Center for Innovation


mark_turco_webDr. Mark Turco is responsible for identifying, fostering and promoting University-wide innovations that will successfully translate into external commercial partnerships globally. In this role, Mark leads the Penn Center for Innovation corporate outreach efforts and also partners with Penn innovators to help them develop commercial connection strategies as well as helping to build out Philadelphia’s Innovation culture.




Medtech Insight Awards 2018

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