MedTech Visionaries Awards
Introducing our judges
We are proud to introduce you to the MedTech Visionaries Award Panel of Judges.
Leslie W. Cothren
Leslie holds several certifications including the CISSP, HCISPP, CPHIMS and ITIL Foundations in IT Service Management. In 2008, he began as IT Director with Universal Mental Health Services. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Midsize Enterprise Summit and a regional CIO Forum event. He’s also involved in the local NC HIMSS Chapter sitting on the programming committee as well as facilitating classes on becoming CPHIMS Certified. Cothren is active in SIM (Society for Information Management), HIMSS, and several smaller regional organizations.
Ray Gilpin BSRT, RRT
Ray Gilpin is the CEO of Specialized Respiratory Services, LLC. with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Disease Management, Mechanical Ventilation, Sleep Apnea, OSA, BLS, ACLS and Emergency Medicine. Strong business development professional with a COPD and Mechanical ventilation background. Specialized Respiratory Services, LLC has created a business model that provides Respiratory Therapy as a viable and affordable option. .
Andrey Krasnov is CEO of CrioSoft and one of the founders of the company. He founded CrioSoft in 2014, bringing more than 20 years of technology industry leadership, computer software and hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Andrey Krasnov manages corporate direction and strategy at CrioSoft, facilitating company activity in software development, sales, marketing, and support. In 2009, Andrey was recognized by LISTnet as one of the top 20 Techies of Long Island, NY.
With over 10 years in the sales field, primarily focused on the medical device and pharm sectors, Harmonie Lewis is a savvy individual with a keen mind for what motivates B2B and B2C representatives to act. Her career in creating marketing campaigns and lead/prospect opportunities has led her to be a key liaison to hospitals and other businesses in the MedTech field – all of which have come to rely on her for exacting information that mark decisive next steps for achieving their goals.
Joe Mercado is a HealthIT Product Leader and Data Informaticist with experience in consulting and quality, and regulatory affairs. His exceptional levels of creative thinking and problem-solving, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset, enables excitement within his product development teams. Passionate about interoperability and transforming healthcare within the Population Health and Behavioral Health spaces, Joe is excited to continue pushing the envelope.
Peter McCredie is managing director of EarthCom. EarthCom Communications a new type of CRM consultancy. He was also in charge of concept development for BankVault, originating the concept to protect online bank accounts from hacking. Peter has a history in the HER sector having been a key member of Medrecord, an early developer of medical records and debtor accounts systems. This all in addition to being an Audiometerist conducting screening tests throughout Western Australia.
A writer of strategies and stories to support companies developing AI (Artificial Intelligence), machine learning, IoT and other technologies that improve manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, retail, education, government, utilities, and other sectors.
His partial client list includes:Intel • Medical Informatics Corp. • Bernoulli Health • IEI • webee • ADLINK • Cisco • Aventyn • MROBOT • Logic Supply • National Instruments • AOPEN • meldCX • Tridium (Honeywell) and AAEON Europe
David W. Sime
David directs the multi award winning digital media agency Oncor Video. A published author on the application of Virtual and Augmented Reality in both mental and physical healthcare; David has written for Springer’s journal series “Biomedical Visualisation”, IGI Global’s “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment”, History Scotland Magazine’s “Virtual Heritage”, Danish magazine Mandag Morgen and Five Star Magazine. He has also been recognised by Google, Scottish Enterprise and the Chartered Institute of Marketing for his skills in marketing leadership and planning, corporate reputation management, strategic analysis and decision-making, and emerging social and technological trends
Simms is a hands-on marketing and communications executive with broad, cross-functional experience helping international companies, start-ups, and small businesses build pipeline and awareness through the creative use of digital technology. For much of the past two decades, Kevin has helped pioneering companies in the cloud-based, B2B telecommunications software industry expand their market share, especially within the healthcare vertical. Kevin is known for his creativity, analytical, “outward-in” thinking and adaptability, as well as for quickly learning and creatively applying new concepts and technologies to drive demand and achieve company objectives.
Petr is a serial entrepreneur for more than 30 years who believes that science and technology can help humanity to reach a new better level of being. Petr is CEO of Whytics with a focus on counterfactual simulations using brain-inspired AI and the latest advances in counterfactual learning and causal emergence. Petr also helps innovative teams in the field of Artificial Intelligence technology to grow into confident companies with global ambitions. He serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at Singularity University and provides advice on fundraising, strategy and product management. He advises companies on how to cooperate with startups. Petr has been featured in the group of 28 AI leaders in the flagship World Intellectual Property Organization study.
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