April 26, 2012
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Next Generation Hardware and Software Needs for Medical Products
presented by John Hoschette, Principal System Architect, Author - Smiths Medical
The medical industry real-time computing architectures and future needs are rapidly evolving with all the new technologies advancements. Large memories, nano sensor technology, MEMS, networking, wireless communication and security are dramatically transforming operating rooms into high speed information centers. Networked medical devices which provide real-time patient information on integrated displays for the surgical team are now becoming more prevalent. In addition, health care providers are pushing to enhance the quality of home care, and at the same time the pressure to reduce costs is demanding new networked computing architectures and significantly enhanced real-time processing hardware and software. This Keynote will explore the future directions in functionality needed for real-time computing hardware and software for medical devices to meet these demanding applications.
About the speaker: John Hoschette is a Senior Principal System Architect with Smiths Medical Research and Development (R&D) department in St. Paul. He is responsible for developing advanced architectures for Smiths Medical next generation products. John has 36 years of experience in developing electronics, software and special signal processing devices for both medical and military systems. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota as well as a Business Administration Certificate. John is also a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.
Prior to joining Smiths Medical, John was a Technical Director with Lockheed Martin working in the Tactical Avionics division. His work encompassed developing the next generation of super mission computers for the F-35, F-16 and F-22 jet fighter aircraft. John also held an executive staff position at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA assisting in the career development and management of approximately 5000 engineers at the campus. He was previously with Honeywell, Northrop, Alliant Tech Systems and Loral - spanning from the east to west coast.
John has been an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and the Gordon Institute of Tufts University for over 10 years. In addition, he has been a guest speaker for many universities including University of Arizona, Brown, Georgia Tech, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Minnesota, Stanford, and California- Berkeley.
Awards & Publications - Citation of Honor Award by the IEEE-USA-20000. John has published over 50 articles dealing with engineering career development and effective communications. Special feature articles have appeared in Today's Engineer and Spectrum magazines. John's new book (out now) is "The Engineers Career Guide".