Project Portfolio Management: Medical Device Industry Perspectives

When: « Back to Calendar September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Where: Mass. Medical Society
860 Winter St
Waltham,MA 02451
Member Cost: $ 50
Nonmember Cost: $ 85
Contact: MassMEDIC
Categories: MassMEDIC Events

Remaining relevant in a competitive market requires life cycle management of existing products and developing new innovative products at any given time.  Although the level of uncertainty and risks differ significantly, both types of projects compete for the same resource pool (budget and skills).  How can you ensure your project portfolio prioritization attends to these diverse needs, maximizes resource utilization, and is aligned with the strategic goals of the organization?  A change in the standard operating model to more effectively deal with the requirements of innovation and life cycle management projects may need to be considered.

Is your organization prepared to field high functioning teams that can deliver on your strategic initiative?  Establishing a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capability is a significant undertaking for any organization.  Join us for a round table discussion with industry experts familiar with the benefits and challenges associated with building and sustaining strong Portfolio, Program and Project Management practices within their organizations.




Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking


Welcome and Introduction

Overview Presentation

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A




Andrew Dolvig
Director, Regional Operations
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

Andrew Dolvig is responsible for driving quality execution of projects across a variety of clients in the Life Science, Consumer and Healthcare Industries and developing the skills and careers of the project managers on his team.   Additionally, Andrew leads the IPM Service Line to establish or enhance the Project Portfolio Management and PMO maturity of clients by implementing customized solutions that will have a sustained impact on their organization.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience leading a variety of projects spanning Fortune 100 companies, start-up ventures and the Federal Government.  These projects have ranged from PMO establishment, Portfolio Management software and process, new product development, capital equipment installations, mergers and acquisitions, and software development. 

Andrew graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a degree in Material Science and Engineering.  He currently lives in Elmhurst, IL with his wife, Nikki, and three wonderful children.




Susan Moreira
Vice President, Research & Development
Beaver-Visitec International, Inc.

Susan Moreira leads technology research, product development and ophthalmic clinical teams at Beaver-Visitec International, Inc.  She also directs the Global IP Portfolio, facilitates the Portfolio Decision Team’s investment review process, and manages relationships with KOLs and Scientific Advisors.  Previously, Ms. Moreira served as Director of Research & Development at Becton Dickinson’s BD Ophthalmic Systems business (part of the BD Medical worldwide business segment) where she worked for 14 years.  Prior to her focus on product development and innovation, Ms. Moreira held positions in a number of BD business units where she addressed process development, automation and quality management challenges.  She joined BD as part of a rotational Manufacturing Development Program.  Ms. Moreira graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.



Michael Pereira
Executive Vice President, Technology & Operations

As head of technology and operations, Michael leads Ximedica’s product development service and manufacturing operation and is responsible for ensuring the proper execution of the programs and guaranteeing that their overall goals, as well as their technical, financial, operational, quality, and compliance metrics are achieved by Ximedica’s management and teams. Michael emphasizes Ximedica’s philosophy of cross -functional collaboration with clients, continuous improvement processes and quality systems, and accountability towards delivering superior products.

Michael has over 20 years of product development and manufacturing experience and has been at Ximedica for 15 years. During his tenure at Ximedica, he has been involved in the development of hundreds of medical and consumer products in a variety of roles, including Lead Engineer, Program Manager, and Head of Program Management and Engineering.

In addition to his responsibilities within Ximedica, Michael presents at industry events and is a member of Medical Design Technology’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.


lloyd-sternLloyd Stern
Vice President, Product Management
Dräeger Medical Systems, Inc.

Lloyd Stern leads the product management team at Dräeger for the global Patient Monitoring portfolio.  Previously, Mr. Stern served as Director of Product Management at Masimo for their instrumentation line of products.  Prior to his stint at Masimo, Mr. Stern worked at Philips Healthcare for over 20 years and held positions in a number of Philips’ business units such as Home Health, In Vitro Diagnostics, and Consumables where he worked in various functions (product marketing, strategic marketing, business development, quality management and strategic purchasing).  Mr. Stern graduated with an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University.


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