2025 Speakers

Viju Menon

In his role, Viju is responsible for global operations, including manufacturing, direct procurement, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, sustainability, integrated business planning, logistics and advanced operations such as additive manufacturing technology development.

Prior to joining us, Viju served as Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice President at Verizon. Before his work at Verizon, Viju held key leadership roles at Intel in technology, supply chain and manufacturing operations.

Viju earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania and dual graduate degrees (MBA, S.M. in electrical engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leaders for Global Operations program. He also holds a graduate degree (M.S.E. in computer science engineering) from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Kerala, India.

Viju Menon

Group President Global Quality & Operations

Stryker

Paul Connolly

Paul brings more than 30 years of global manufacturing and supply chain experience at multinational companies with a strong track record in delivering operational excellence and transformation programmes

Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, Paul held senior roles at Goodyear, DePuy, Inc., and other Johnson & Johnson family companies

Paul Connolly

President of Global Operations

Smith+Nephew

Scott House

Scott House is Abbott’s Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services. He was appointed to this position in March 2020.

Scott joined Abbott in 1990 as a member of the Abbott Engineering Professional Development Program, and rose through a variety of management roles in both quality and operations, including Divisional Vice President, Operations for Abbott’s Diabetes Care business. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Scott served as Senior Vice President, Quality Operations.

In his current role, Scott leads a global organization dedicated to ensuring that Abbott’s quality, regulatory and engineering values are consistently applied across the corporation, helping ensure the highest quality products for our customers, strict compliance with global regulatory requirements, and a safe environment Abbott colleagues around the world.

“Everything we do at Abbott is geared toward helping people live their best possible lives,” says Scott. “At a fundamental level, my organization exists to help Abbott people deliver on that promise.”

Scott earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas.

Scott House

Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services

Abbott

Paudie O’Connor

Paudie O’Connor is the Senior Vice President for Global Supply Chain at Boston Scientific, a position he has held since May 2022. In this role, he is responsible for leading the world-class Global Supply Chain team, comprised of thousands of colleagues guided by its purpose of delivering for patients. Paudie’s career in healthcare and medical technology has spanned over 26 years, serving in various roles across management, operations and engineering. Previously, Paudie served as Vice President, Planning and Customer Experience at Boston Scientific from January 2021 to April 2022 and multi-site vice president, Manufacturing from February 2015 to January of 2021. Prior roles in Boston Scientific included Vice President of the Clonmel, Ireland site from January of 2009 to February of 2015 and various engineering and operations positions in the U.S. and Ireland from 1998 to 2008. Prior, Paudie worked for Aer Lingus, PRI Automation and Integer. He is the current sponsor of the Massachusetts PRIDE employee resource group. Paudie earned a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University College Dublin.

Paudie O’Connor

SVP Global Supply Chain

Boston Scientific

Michael Ingles

Michael Ingles is Edwards Lifesciences Director of Business Excellence, orchestrating the global Operational Maturity Index (OMI) program. He leads an international team of experts assessing business areas across various manufacturing sites to ensure standardization and continuous improvement.

Michael also owns the Edwards Production System (EPS), providing plants with standardized work processes built upon proven principles, practices, and tools. His leadership is pivotal in maintaining world-class standards across the company’s global operations, including facilities in Singapore, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Utah, Irvine, California, and upcoming plants.

Mike joined Edwards Lifesciences in 2006, working in various roles in finance, project management, and strategy.

Michael Ingles

Director of Business Excellence

Edwards Lifesciences

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Medtronic

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Philips Healthcare

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