Keynote Speakers Will Deliver Insight into Bio/Med at MEDTECH 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

MedTech Association, a trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York State, is hosting its annual conference Sept. 15 and 16 in Albany, N.Y.

MEDTECH 2014 will feature several keynote speakers set to discuss topics related to the conference theme of Redefining Innovation in the Face of Healthcare Reform.

John Babitt is a partner and life sciences industry leader for Ernst & Young with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. He will share his thoughts on the state of the industry, a shift in the value-based healthcare model and future of Bio/Med. In addition, the conference will feature a “fireside chat” about MedTech’s inaugural industry report with representatives from KJT Group, of Honeoye Falls, and Battelle Technology Partnership Practice who conducted the quantitative and qualitative analysis for the report. MedTech’s industry report, which will be released at MEDTECH 2014, examines the industry’s economic impact and Bio/Med workforce and talent base in New York State.

Ken Tomaszewski is the founder, president and CEO of KJT Group while Tom Richardson serves as vice president of the global healthcare research and consulting arm of the company. Ryan Helwig is a senior economist with Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice with more than 15 years of experience conducting economic analysis.

The closing keynote for MEDTECH 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks.

To hear these keynotes, participate in two days of programming and explore 30-plus technology showcases, register now at Early-bird savings expire Aug. 12; sponsorship and exhibit deadlines are Aug. 15.

MEDTECH2014 is sponsored by AMRI, Thermo Fisher and AngioDynamics.


MedTech is an active New York State association of pharmaceutical, bioscience and medical technology companies, their suppliers and service providers, and research universities. The organization boosts the growth and prosperity of its members by connecting them for collaboration, offering educational programs, sharing news and information, and advocating for the industry with government leaders. MedTech is celebrating its 10th year of connecting New York State’s Bio/Med industry. For more information, visit and follow MedTech on social media at @MedTechAssoc. 

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