Spring Conference

HMMC Spring 2019 Conference: Education Excellence

Where Manufacturers come to Learn, Network & Succeed!

May 21- 23, 2019
Madison, WI

HMMC is pleased to introduce our new “Education Excellence” conference being held at The University of Wisconsin School of Business – Madison on May 21 – 23, 2019.

Please join us at our Spring Education for Ongoing Success conference being held at The University  Wisconsin School of Business,  on May 21 – 23, 2019.

Join us while we continue our commitment to provide for our members a platform focused on “Education for Ongoing Success.”  During our meeting you will have the opportunity to improve your Business GPA = Goal attainment, Processes & Actionable takeaways.

HMMC is committed to help you Learn, Network & Succeed

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

12:00 – 3:00 PM Board Meeting

3:15 – 5:00 PM Committee Meetings- New Members Welcome

6:30 – 7:15 PM Welcome Reception

7:30 – 9:00 PM Opening Dinner

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome to the Spring 2019 Manufacturers Executive Conference

Janis Dezso – President

8:15 – 9:30 AM Susan Finerty; Keynote and Facilitated Action Learning

Master the Matrix and Influence in the Healthcare Space

You’re in a Matrix, whether you realize it or not. Matrix roles are everywhere in the healthcare industry and when you can understand the dynamics that exist within the matrix, you can master anything. And then there is Influence. It doesn’t happen on a schedule, and it can’t be calculated on a spreadsheet. It’s also becoming increasingly uncoupled from formal authority as represented on organizational charts. But in modern cross-functional organizations, influence is how decisions get made, how changes are implemented and ultimately how things get done.

Develop the ability to build strong, trusting partnerships across the healthcare industry that enable you to work effectively and to influence beyond the lines of direct authority. This engaging keynote and action-learning workshop will allow participants to:

  • Pinpoint role conflicts on a macro and micro level and outline required actions
  • Diagnose personal decision-making challenges and structure key decisions
  • Build influence skills in the healthcare manufacturing industry; identify influence opportunities and apply influence tactic

9:30 – 10:00 AM Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM Susan Finerty; Part 2 with Chuck West

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM TBD; Organization Spotlight; Epic

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM Networking Activity

Bilge Mutlu; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Psychology and Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Disruptive Technologies in the Healthcare Industry

The Healthcare manufacturing industry is no stranger to disruptive technologies. Learn from a world-renowned researcher on what is coming and how it will impact you. Mutlu will share his experiences during his sabbatical at Johns Hopkins where he studied AI-based clinical decision support systems as well as developed his research program. His program builds human-centered methods and principles for designing robotic technologies that help people communicate, work, and pursue personal goals and draws on a transdisciplinary design research process that combines aspects of design, computer science, and social and cognitive sciences.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM HMMC provided Speaker – TBD

6:30 – 9:00 PM Evening Networking Event – TBD

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 AM HMMC Business Meeting & Updates to Membership

Janis Dezso – President

8:30 – 10:00 AM Adam Bock & Scott Converse; Faculty Industry leaders – GE Healthcare, HW Health, and others TBD

Red Talks and Panel Discussion – Innovative Strategy & Process for Healthcare Manufacturers

Engage with top faculty and industry leaders on how strategy and process for innovation is changing in the healthcare manufacturing industry. Faculty members Adam Bock and Scott Converse will highlight their personal and professional experience leading strategy and process with brief “Red” talks on their respective areas of expertise. Bock and Converse will then moderate a panel discussion of industry experts from Wisconsin based organizations like GE Healthcare, UW Health and more.

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM Quad Med Speaker

11:30 – 11:45 AM Closing Comments

Janis Dezso– President

11:45 AM Adjournment

Conference Speakers


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The purpose of HMMC Sponsorships is to enable organizations to support HMMC and have access to its membership. Members meet twice a year to network and learn from distinguished speakers the latest marketplace trends on a broad range of business topics.


HMMC is looking forward to hosting our Spring meeting at the University of Wisconsin Business School in Madison, WI, May 21-23, 2019. Check back for information on our night out event.

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