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Experts Discuss "Implementing Value-Based Procurement - A Case Study"

5:00 to 5:29pm check-in; 5:30 to 7:00pm presentation, discussion and Q&A; 7:00 to 7:30pm networking

Event Details


Date: Monday October 29, 2018 | 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Speaker(s): David Yundt, CEO, Plexxus
Andrea Englert-Rygus, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus
Dov Klein, Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Plexxus

HOST: Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, and Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: Implementing Value-Based Procurement - A Case Study
Venue: Classroom LL1025 (Lower Level, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 + HST per person (includes 1 seat for the discussion)
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SYNOPSIS: A panel of experts will engage the audience in a discussion on "Implementing Value-Based Procurement - A Case Study."


For those who attend four sessions in the Link and Learn Series you may be eligible for a certificate of completion.

  1. October 29, 2018 - Procurement and Innovation Session: Implementing Value-Based Procurement - A Case Study
  2. November 13, 2018 - Health IT Session 1: What Comes Next for Digital Health?
  3. November 20, 2018 - Global Health Session: The Political Economy of Universal Health Care: Reaching the Hard to Reach
  4. December 4, 2018 - Health IT Session 2: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare
  5. February 13, 2019 - Health IT Session 3: How Ontario`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  6. March 5, 2019 - Health IT Session 4: How Innovative Entrants are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Healthcare

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in total you are eligible for the certificate, with one exception – if a student attends all three MedTech sessions they will be eligible for a certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions for a module sticker or the certificate. Details of events will be posted above and updated on an on-going basis.

For more information on the Rotman Link and Learn Series Certificate please contact Rosemary Hannam, Senior Research Associate - Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, at


David Yundt is President and CEO of Plexxus, and has led the organization since it began operating in April of 2006. During his career, David has developed and implemented innovative business solutions in a variety of industries that include shared services, health care, consumer products, third party logistics, distribution and pharmaceuticals. David sits on several boards, and is a graduate from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and the Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Andrea Englert-Rygus is the Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management at Plexxus, a Toronto based healthcare shared service organization with expertise in supply chain management, IT and business transformation. Plexxus currently serves 20 hospitals in the GTA and broader region. Andrea leads Plexxus strategic services including sourcing, spend management, contract management and supplier management. In addition, Andrea is responsible for customer relationship management; this includes service delivery, customer service, account management, implementation of new services and on-boarding new Customers.

Dov Klein is Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at Plexxus and supports hospitals in achieving their common objective of excellent patient care and outcomes. In this role, Dov works with a wide array of stakeholders to enable the acquisition of products and solutions to support patients through value based healthcare, innovation procurement and the development of new business models and partnerships. Previously, Dov was a Director in PwC's Canadian healthcare practice with a primary focus on healthcare strategy, finance and operations – serving as PwC’s healthcare finance and procurement lead. Dov was also the Ontario Hospital Association’s Program Leader for Financial Management, with a focus on Health System Funding Reform and the changing patient-based funding landscape. Dov received his MBA from the Rotman School of Management as well as an M.Ed from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) with a focus on policy, leadership, diversity and change

About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy: 

Driving Excellence in Healthcare Management
Healthcare represents a huge and growing sector in all industrialized economies and is representative of the service and knowledge-oriented focus of the 21st century economy. The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy brings an innovative research agenda together with world-ranked business learning to successfully raise the level of management in complex healthcare organizations.

NEW - Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences:

The pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector has been accelerating, creating a demand for professionals who can navigate the strategic, economic, political, and social undercurrents that are changing the face of this global structure. To meet the challenge, the Rotman School of Management is introducing its Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Grounded in world-class thought leadership and practical instruction, this 18-month program will you help develop the expertise you need to drive your career.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing to 24 hours prior to the event will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee per person. If we do not receive written notice of your cancellation, you will be charged the full amount for this session. Substitutions are always welcome.
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