Digital Disruption Has Arrived: Your Role in the Future Orthopedic Supply Chain


Wednesday, June 16 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Room 51


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A burgeoning focus on digital health and data collection is forcing orthopedic device manufacturers to consider the adoption of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, big data, robotics, sensors and more. Companies are asking, on which technologies should we concentrate our commercialization efforts? How will digitization impact our manufacturing and supply chain processes? When will these technologies actually be adopted by hospitals and surgeons? What should we do with all of this data?

A more sophisticated collection and use of data to inform product development, supply chain and sales cycle decisions is just starting to impact the orthopedic manufacturing sector. Dr. Stefano Bini argues that this change will accelerate with the rollout of alternative payment models and other measures designed to decrease the overall cost of orthopedic manufacturing and patient care. Orthopedic manufacturers will be forced to invest in the digitization of their supply chains first and provide digitally-enabled systems to their customers second.

Join us for the entire keynote experience. A hot breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks from Keynote Sponsor Tecomet at 8:05 a.m. Dr. Bini's keynote will begin at 8:15 a.m.


Stefano Bini, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Chief Technology Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,

University of California San Francisco