The MedtronicTalks Podcast Series brings insights, observation and lessons from the leaders of the medtech industry’s single, largest leader. Episodes will center around one of Medtronic’s business units ranging from cardiac care to surgical robotics. We’ll talk with decision-makers who keep Medtronic at the forefront of Medtech. We’ll also speak with regulatory, financial and other operational leaders including the CEO about how Medtronic is preparing for the future.
Salmon talks acquisitions, Blackstone, the FDA, and why Medtronic is in diabetes for the long haul
Sean Salmon, Executive Vice President and President, Diabetes Operating Unit, says Medtronic’s diabetes unit is reinvigorated by acquisitions, new internally developed products and a partnership with a private equity giant. In this MedtronicTalks podcast episode, Salmon explains why the diabetes community is excited about Medtronic’s pipeline and what the company is doing to meet those higher expectations.
CEO Martha examines first year at the helm- looking at the good, the bad, and the best paths forward
CEO and Chairman Geoff Martha took the helm at Medtronic just as the world was entering the epic pandemic. But the lockdown didn’t slow down Medtronic’s reorganization, a seismic change that Martha and the management team felt was necessary to instill a new “Medtronic Mindset.”
Now one year in, Martha shares his thoughts on the past year. What’s gone well? What could go better? And where is Medtronic looking for growth? He also speaks to the decision to pull] Medtronic’s HeartWare HVAD off the market.
What is Bob White’s `Big 5’ when hiring? How Medtronic blends performance, patient care into culture
In this interview, Bob White, executive vice President and president of Medtronic’s Medical Surgical Portfolio, explains the importance of corporate culture. He also shares his “Big 5” list of qualities he likes to see in potential hires. We also hear from our sponsor, Foster.
How speaking up, listening well and reaching out is creating opportunities for AAPI community
In this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Martha Ha, chief privacy officer and chief counsel of corporate governance, and John de Csepel, CMO, vice president, medical affairs of the Americas, explain how the company is reaching out to employees of Asia and Pacific Island and helping them to understand how to better work within the corporate culture.
Both come to the conversation bringing direct experiences. Ha, who is Korean descent, shares some troubling experiences from her young life and some challenges she's had to overcome and some realizations that she's had. Dr. de Csepel is married to a woman of Chinese descent and he's raising two biracial children.
Ha gives high praise to Medtronic leadership. She also shares that the company also has won external recognition in the form of several awards.
GASTROINTESTINAL: New tech, broad pipeline and big markets creating enormous opportunity
Giovanni Di Napoli, president of Medtronic’s gastrointestinal business, walks us through his path from the basketball court to the medtech industry. In this discussion he shares the company’s vision for delivering less invasive diagnostic and treatment tools to make diagnosis and treatment much easier for patients.
From Mazor to Hugo and beyond: Where does Medtronic see opportunities in robotic surgery
In this episode, two of the executives leading Medtronic’s push into robotics surgery update listeners on the progress and potential of Medtronic's MAZOR X Stealth and Hugo RAS system platforms.
Megan Rosengarten, president of surgical robotics, says HUGO is poised to deliver surgeons newfound capabilities and options. The company hopes to begin selling the system later this year after filing for a CE Mark in Europe and an IDE with the US Food and Drug Administration.
We also speak with Linnea Burman, vice president and general manager, enabling technologies, about Medtronic’s cranial and spinal offerings including the spine surgical robot, Mazor.