My LogiMed Story by Rick Desmarais:
By Rick Desmarais
Director, Lean & Operational Excellence
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare System
First Year Attended: 2013
How He’s Participated: Attendee & Speaker
"I’ve been participating at the Logimed conference every year since 2013…Because it continues to be the only event with the right mix of manufacturers and suppliers."
I first got involved with the LogiMed conference series when I was invited to speak at the European 2013 event. I quickly learned that, unlike most other conferences I’ve attended, the focus was on the content and providing a platform to share knowledge and ideas. I’ve come back every year since then as speaker (in Europe AND United States) but always made sure to bring along a couple of colleagues with me to maximize on the networking opportunities. Why? Because it’s the only place my team and I meet with the right kind of people to help drive our business strategies.
I was really impressed by the organization and content of the 2015 LogiMed US event – it was timely, relevant and generated a lot of interesting conversations. I presented on a topic touching on lean operations and moderated a roundtable on the same topic. More importantly, we’ve made and maintained connections with other drivers of the medical device industry connections. LogiMed never disappoints!
Which is why you’ll see me at the event in 2018!
I’ve upped my participation in the coming year to an Advisory Board member – a position that allows me to help maintain the relevancy of topics and discussions at the event. I’m truly looking forward to another 3 days of exchanging ideas, discussing solutions and most importantly, making connections!