Opening Remarks / Keynote
Doug Goertzen, BASc
President, Kardium Inc.
Doug Goertzen is the President and COO of Kardium Inc., a Vancouver based company revolutionizing the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The Kardium team has developed and commercialized one of the most sophisticated medical devices ever to be deployed percutaneously into the human body. Doug co-founded Kardium in 2007 and led the company as CEO for the first 13 years. He currently provides overall management of the engineering, manufacturing, quality, regulatory and intellectual property teams. Doug has extensive experience in the journey of taking a medical device from concept to clinical testing, and then through regulatory approval to commercial launch. Throughout his career at Kardium he has focused on bringing together an extremely talented team and cultivated a collaborative culture in order to deliver a market leading product.
Prior to Kardium, Doug held the position of General Manager, Proofing and Color at Eastman Kodak Company, and was responsible for the $55M worldwide proofing and colour business and a 130-person team. He held senior positions in service, development, and management during his 12 years at Kodak and Creo Inc. (acquired by Kodak in 2005). He graduated with a BASc in Electrical Engineering from Simon Fraser University.