Big Data and You: An Opportunity and Threat to Your Orthopedic Business


Wednesday, June 16 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


Room 49


All Levels

Participant Type:

All Roles


Big Data’s value to medicine lies in its potential to improve the predictability of diagnostics and treatments, while also helping companies develop novel therapies and products. Using big data systems (which include artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms), new intelligent devices will manage case monitoring, “read” radiographic information, and predict and then manage patient treatment plans earlier and more accurately than today. Orthopedic professionals should expect new generations of big data-friendly devices, drugs and other products.

Big data, and all that it implies, is a significant opportunity and threat at every level of a medical device business.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition and scope of big data

  • Learn how big data is playing out in orthopedics today

  • Receive a forecast as to how rapidly big data will integrate into medicine and which products or sectors are likely to bear the brunt of disruption


Robin R. Young

Founder and CEO ,

Orthopedics This Week and Pearl Diver Technologies