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Will Mitchell on "Key Trends in MedTech Strategy"

6:00 to 6:30pm registration check-in; 6:30 to 7:30pm presentation and Q&A; 7:30-8:00pm networking

HOSTED BY: Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy

Event Details


Date: Monday February 10, 2020 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Speaker(s): Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization; Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

Guest Speaker: Scott MacNair, President, Stryker Canada
Topic: "Key Trends in MedTech Strategy"
Venue: Classroom 1065 (Main Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25 plus HST per person
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SUMMARY: The goal of this workshop is to address the key strategic trends to aid those working within the industry as well as entrepreneurs or new entrants to the medical devices arena. Topics and examples will focus on Canadian and global companies.


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

  1. November 6, 2019 - Procurement and Innovation Session: Transforming the healthcare supply chain
  2. November 12, 2019 - Health IT Session 1: IT for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)
  3. November 20, 2019 - Global Health Session 1: The Global Sanitation Challenge - Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. November 27, 2019 - Global Health Session 2: Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability
  5. December 10, 2019 - Health IT Session 2:  Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?
  6. February 4, 2020 - Health IT Session 3: How Canada`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  7. February 10, 2020 - MedTech Module: Key Trends in MedTech Strategy
  8. March 3, 2020 - Health IT Session 4: The Aging Population and Digital Solutions

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in-person you are eligible for the certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions. 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


Scott joined Stryker Canada in 2008 and has held numerous commercial sales and marketing leadership roles within the organization. He was promoted to President for Canada in June 2016. His current responsibilities include operational and commercial performance for Canada, as well as the accountability of the financial performance of the Canadian business. Under Scott’s leadership, Stryker Canada continues to be a leader in Orthopaedics, Medical & Surgical, and Neurotechnology & Spine. Stryker Canada has continued to be an employer of choice in Canada being recognized for Great Places to Work, and Top 100 Employer in Canada. Stryker Canada is currently expanding as they are in the process of building a new state of the art office and distribution space in Hamilton, which will be LEED Silver Certified.

About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy 

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The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy is a research, education and policy centre aimed at generating insights for governments, organizations and other key stakeholders facing complex healthcare challenges.

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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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