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January Technical Meeting, Wearables & Implantables: How Technology Transforms Health Care … How Health Care Transforms Technology

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Location: Axiom Electronics, 9845 NE Eckert Dr. Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006

Wearables & Implantables:  How Technology Transforms Health Care … How Health Care Transforms Technology

Matthew K. Hudes

CEO bdlBilologx, Vancouver, Washington/USA, mhudes@bdlbio.com


Digital Health is driving the uptake of wearable and implantable devices replete with biometric sensors.  These new technologies are enabling health care to become more immediate, more effective, and more personalized.  Health care applications of technology bring greater demands for privacy, safety, and security, with corresponding regulatory oversight. In turn, health care is influencing how Digital Health technologies are developed, manufactured, and commercialized.

I. Introduction and Motivation
Wearable and implantable technology, when combined with web and email, mobile technology and social networking, data management and analytics, results in a new paradigm called “Digital Health.”  Tools that connect patients, physicians, payers, and life sciences companies can transform the delivery of health care.  But in order to realize such a fundamental transformation of the health care system, changes are required on the part not only of health care providers but also of life sciences manufacturers and of patients/consumers.  Essential technologies such as wearable and implantable devices in Digital Health become subject to medical regulations and medical technology product development processes as they are utilized not only to monitor but also to directly affect human health.
II. Technical Approach or Experimental Procedure
This presentation provides a survey of trends in Digital Health, focused on the role of wearable and implantable technology.  Consumer, market, and financial data is examined to understand how these technologies are changing health care and how health care is changing the business of developing, manufacturing and commercializing these technologies.

III. Results and Discussion
While the results are generally positive to the market opportunity for wearable and implantable technologies, there are unintended consequences and unforeseen results that are emerging as the market develops.  It is likely that further transformation is required to fully realize the potential for health care as well as for the technology business addressing these needs.
IV. Brief Biography

Matthew Hudes is the Founder and CEO ofbdlBiologx, a company devoted to helping the products of innovative companies reach patients more quickly. 
bdlBiologx provides 1) on-demand services to stimulate company growth 2) leading-edge Business Development and Licensing (BDL) processes and systems, and 3) capability-building to support the growth of a BDL function within a company. For the prior 11 years, Matthew was the BioPharma practice leader for Deloitte.  In this role, he provided guidance and direction to clients and to the firm’s Audit, Tax, Consulting, and Advisory Services practices.  Deloitte is recognized as the leading full-scope professional services firm in Life Sciences. During the course of his long career, Matthew has provided strategic professional services to leading Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Technology companies, as well as Academic Research Centers and regional centers for Life Sciences.  He has worked with leading Life Sciences innovation centers in the U.S. and globally.   He speaks frequently about such topics as digital health, fostering innovation, personalized medicine, the use of technology for innovating clinical research, finance transformation, manufacturing and quality, regulatory compliance, and supply chain.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of BIOCOM, a faculty member and executive sponsor of the UC Berkeley BioExec Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area BioEconomy Initiative, and he was the executive sponsor of Deloitte’s unique innovation collaboration with the University of California. Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of Accélère, a software company that developed a system to find patients (and investigators) for clinical trials and to improve researchers’ access to information typically “trapped” in laboratory and medical systems. Formerly, Matthew led the global Capgemini Life Sciences Biotechnology and R&D practice.  As a former Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, he founded the firm’s Life Sciences Consulting practice and led the firm’s Biotechnology Consulting practice. He served as a strategic advisor to leading-edge companies in Life Sciences and Technology over a period of more than 17 years. Matthew received an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from the University of Connecticut.

Questions? Contact:
Michael David Brinkley

Chapter Tutorial

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Location: Axiom Electronics, 9845 NE Eckert Dr. Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006

AOI & X-Ray Masterclass


A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing.  He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.


He started his career in this industry with bare printed circuit boards in the early days of multi-layer technology, moving through to contract manufacturing. He had ten years’ experience with advanced materials and soldering systems before working with high technology x-ray and AOI Systems, again for 10 years.


Then for almost 3 years Keith worked as a technology and business consultant, assisting many of the major industry names and being Technology Editor for an Industry magazine for part of that time.

from 2017 to 2019 he was Global Sales Director of the leading X-ray manufacturer. Recently reverting to a Consultancy role allowing him more freedom to pursue other projects, including i4.0.


He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe, last year he was presented with the SMTA International Leadership award.

AOI and X-Ray Masterclass


Keith Bryant


SMTA Europe


Course Outline


The first half of the course will cover all aspects of X-Ray inspection, we will cover the basics of the Technology, in-line, off-line and at-line comparisons, looking at the positives and negatives of each. The latest hardware and software developments, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D (CT) will be explained and compared, together with images of demanding applications.


The second half of the event will cover all aspects of AOI technology, from basic 2D through to advanced 3D technology and the technologies between. Looking at the latest 3D advances launched at APEX the week before this event and contrasting them to earlier systems.


We will finish with an overview of Industry 4.0 for Inspection and the related Management Information Systems which take inspection into the realms of the SMART Factory of the Future.


All those attending will have the option to download my guide ‘BGA and Area Array Process Defects - Causes & Cures’, when it is released later in February


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Scott Buttars

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
January 24, 2019
4:00 PM
January Technical Meeting, Wearables & Implantables: How Technology Transforms Health Care … How Health Care Transforms Technology Axiom Electronics, 9845 NE Eckert Dr. Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006 Michael David Brinkley 
February 5, 2019
8:00 AM
Chapter Tutorial Axiom Electronics, 9845 NE Eckert Dr. Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006 Scott Buttars 

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