Masimo Founder/CEO Joe Kiani to Give Keynote Address at Orange County World Trade Week 2018

Monday, November 20, 2017

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The Greater Irvine Chamber proudly announces that Masimo founder, chairman, and CEO Joe Kiani will deliver the keynote address during the 4th annual Orange County World Trade Week (OCWTW) Breakfast and Forum on May 17, 2018, at the Irvine Marriott. 

Kiani leads one of the world’s most admired global medical technology innovation companies and is a convention-breaking maverick as an inventor of world-changing noninvasive patient monitoring devices. As the head of Masimo, he has been a beacon for patient safety and innovation in healthcare for more than 25 years. 

Kiani and Masimo have helped to solve the "unsolvable" problems plaguing patient monitoring through significant inventions with more than 600 issued and pending patents worldwide.

Convinced that the use of adaptive signal processing could solve the problems of motion artifact and noise that plagued pulse oximetry–widely recognized as the 5th vital sign–he founded Masimo in 1989 to improve patient outcome and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications.

Under his leadership, Masimo has grown from a “garage start up” into a successful publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MASI) employing more than 3,500 people worldwide and providing its technology and clinical-leading Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry technology directly and through leading OEM patient monitoring manufacturers.

Today, Masimo is an innovative powerhouse delivering key noninvasive medical breakthroughs, including: rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™–the first blood constituent monitoring platform to measure multiple blood constituents noninvasively that previously could only be measured invasively and help clinicians improve patient safety and reduce cost of care. Masimo also introduced wearable rainbow SET Radius-7 as well as the bedside rainbow SET Radical-7 and Patient SafetyNet™–the first remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system shown to help hospitals improve patient safety and clinical outcomes by dramatically decreasing rescue events and costly ICU transfers.

Kiani founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) in 2012 and the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. PSMF has the goal of eliminating preventable deaths by 2020 in the U.S., and to significantly reduce preventable deaths in hospitals worldwide. Today, PSMF has over 3,500 hospitals from around the world that have committed to patient safety. In February 2017, the hospitals that had joined Patient Safety Movement reported 69,519 lives saved annually.

Kiani also leads Cercacor Labs, a spinoff company from Masimo, and serves on the Board of Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Chapman University’s President’s Cabinet, San Diego State University’s College of Engineering Advisory Board, Clinton Foundation Executive Council, Medical Device Manufacturers Association Board, Masimo Foundation of Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare, and is an angel investor and sits on some of the Boards of promising start-up companies with unique positive lifesaving and societal consequences.

“Joe Kiani brings an incredible portfolio of global experience and is a thought leader in innovation,” said Linda DiMario, executive vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber. “We are confident that our attendees will benefit from his experiences and be inspired by his story.”

The Greater Irvine Chamber’s Orange County World Trade Week forum, first held in 2015, brings together Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County. The inaugural OCWTW drew nearly 200 attendees and as the event has continued to grow, 450 people attended in 2017. 

For more information and to become involved in OCWTW, contact Linda DiMario.

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