Embassy Suites Old Market, Omaha


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Individual Attendees:

There charge will be $0 for individual attendees. We ask that all attendees register by the August 1st so that we can determine the number of meals needed.


Vendor tables are available for $600, or included free if you are a Silver, Gold or Platinum level sponsor.  Please use the registration link above to pay and register your table. Set-up will be available at 8:00 AM Friday morning.







Program Title



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John Ferraro

Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the impact on Healthcare Technology Management



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CHI Health

Dr. Sanjay Singh

Brain, The Miraculous Organ



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Dale Cover

Digital Mammography & FFDM QC



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Meeting and Lunch



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Hawkeye Biomedical, LLC

Tom Buck

Tissue Processors



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Rhino Group

Jim Pytlik & Jennifer Daniel of Skytron

OR Cockpit



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Technical Prospects

Chris Watson

Basic Troubleshooting of Imaging Equipment and the importance of Preventive Maintenance



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Conquest Imaging

Jim Rickner

Ultrasound Probes and Portables



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Jesse Fisher

HL7 and how it can relate to DICOM modality worklist



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Vendor Fair and Lunch - Box Lunch



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Pronk Technologies

Julio Castro

Infusion Pump Testing



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Tim Fonte

HeartFlow FFRct: Improving Real-world Cardiovascular Care with Deep Learning Image Analysis and Biomedical Simulation



Cascio's Restaurant




Pacific Springs Golf Course

Annual Golf Outing


John Ferraro

"Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the impact on Healthcare Technology Management"

John Ferraro brings 25 years of sales and CEO leadership experience in the Enterprise Healthcare and Cloud Software sectors. He has vast experience in building successful direct and indirect sales channels and was early in signing and growing cloud hosting partnerships beginning in 2006. John formerly led high-growth sales teams at successful industry leaders, including Legato now EMC/Dell, Unison now IBM and at Computer Associates, where he started his career. John has also been a successful CEO at both InMage (acquired by Microsoft) and SeeCommerce, a leading analytics software company now part of Terradata. He brings significant experience selling into healthcare, finance and manufacturing sectors at a global scale.‚Äč

Dr. Sanjay Singh

"Brain, The Miraculous Organ"

The Creighton Epilepsy Center is led by Sanjay P. Singh, MD. Dr Singh is an internationally renowned expert in epilepsy treatment. He has won international, national and regional awards for his professional achievements and his dedication to the care of patients with epilepsy. He is invited to lecture on epilepsy therapy at many prestigious medical centers around the world. He is currently the Chairman & Professor of the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dale Cover, President, RSTI

Digital Mammography & FFDM QC

Dale Cover joined RSTI in 1990.  In his 26 years with RSTI he has held positions as Lab Instructor, Technical Instructor, Senior Instructor and Training Manager.  He served as VP and Director of Training from 2009-2013. In January 2013, Dale was promoted to position of President.

Prior to coming to RSTI, Dale worked as Chief of Technical Operations for a start-up wireless cable company. Dale also served in the US Army for 8 years in the field of Satellite Systems repair.  Other electronics experience includes Field Service with Picker International and Satellite Assembly and Testing with TRW.

Dale received his electronics training in the US Army as well as leadership, equipment maintenance management, instructor and personnel management training.  Dale has been a Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist (CRES#170) and is a Partner at RSTI.  Additionally, Dale serves as a current member of the RSTI Board of Directors.

Tom Buck, President Hawkeye Biomedical

"Tissue Processors"

Tom Buck is the president of Hawkeye Biomedical.  He has been in the medical equipment repair business since 1978 when he started as an entry level BMET at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

He has managed two Bio-Med departments; one in Pueblo, Colorado and one in Amarillo, Texas.  In 1990 he decided to go into field service, specializing in Histology equipment.

Tom was a senior field engineer for Thermo for 11 years before starting Hawkeye Biomedical in 2001.

Jim Pytlik & Jennifer Daniel

"OR Cockpit"

Jim joined Skytron in 2013 as its Director of Technology Products.  Prior to coming to Skytron, Jim owned a school supply distributorship and chain of multi-focused Hallmark Gold Crown stores.  In addition, Jim spent more than a decade in various Brand Management and Commercial Lending roles.  He holds a M.B.A in Marketing from Michigan State University and a B.B.A in Finance from Western Michigan University. 

Jennifer Daniel is Assistant Product Manager at Skytron, LLC., a Healthcare Efficiency Solutions company. In her ten years at Skytron, she has held roles in marketing, corporate accounts and business development. Jennifer’s current focus is in managing Clinical Business Intelligence solutions that promote patient safety or operational efficiency. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Grand Valley State University.


Chris Watson, Technical Support Engineer and Technical Trainer for Technical Prospects

“Basic Troubleshooting for Imaging Equipment and the importance of Preventive Maintenance”

Chris started out servicing Copier’s for 3M and Xerox for 13 years. He then joined the Navy and spent 8 ½ years working on F-14 Tomcats. After the Navy he spent over 10 years servicing all modalities of Imaging equipment for Siemens. He has a background in Electronics, Hydraulics, and Mechanics.

Jim Rickner, Training Director for Conquest Imaging

"Ultrasound Probes and Portables"

Jim has over 20 years of experience working on variety of electronic equipment.  His experience includes repairing and operating flight simulators, specialty aircraft avionics, destructive material testing instruments and a variety of ultrasound systems.  He has worked for Conquest Imaging over ten years and was the Senior Field Service Engineer prior to becoming the Training Director.  Jim has attended all courses offered at Conquest Imaging for GE, Philips, Siemens, and ATL and has repaired a variety of others.  He has earned degrees in Electronics, Scientific Analysis and Instructor of Technology.  In addition to his degrees, he has attended courses that have allowed him to become a Certified Quality Management Facilitator and a Coach for the Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success.  He is an active state board member for the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA).  Jim is also the Lead Technical Support Specialist for Conquest Imaging, providing 24/7 technical support for ultrasound to customers nationwide.

Jesse Fisher

"HL7 and how it can relate to DICOM modality worklist."

Jesse Fisher received a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 1988.  His first civilian job was as supervisor of Biomedical Engineering at Downey Community Hospital in Downey California.  That beginning and a subsequent job at a radiology PACS company pushed him to later create Binovia Corp.  Binovia is a company where IT and biomed skills are blended to provide service from the point of data creation (the patient) through the network, and ultimately to the EMR.  These services include:

Ø  Medical equipment maintenance and repair

Ø  Image transmission and backup

Ø  Network administration, maintenance, and expansion

Ø  PACS integration, hosting, and administration

Ø  File backup

Ø  VPN configuration

Ø  HL7 configuration and integration

Ø  RIS hosting and integration

Ø  Special projects

Julio Castro, Regional Sales Director for Pronk Technologies

"Infusion Pump Testing"

Julio’s responsibilities in sales also include traveling to biomedical associations presenting technical and educational information to the biomedical engineering community.  His background is in electronics, whose career started as an electronics technician in 1988 and has held a wide range of positions in the medical industry including service engineer, service manager, and in sales and marketing over the past 25 years.

Tim Fonte


Tim has over 12 years of start-up experience developing and commercializing innovative medical devices and software. He currently serves as HeartFlow's Vice President of Customer Success, helping customers maximize the potential of HeartFlow’s technology to provide non-invasive blood flow analysis for aiding physicians in diagnosis and treatment planning of coronary artery disease. He joined HeartFlow in 2010 and held various leadership positions to create HeartFlow’s core technology, methods, clinical data, and service. Previously, Tim led mechanical R&D at Cameron Health (acquired by Boston Scientific), helping bring the world’s first minimally invasive S-ICD from development to early commercial use. Tim's experience with HeartFlow’s core technology started when he was a researcher at Stanford’s Cardiovascular Biomechanics Research Lab, developing methods to simulate blood flow from MRI and CT data. Tim also co-founded a startup to develop custom-fit medical products, and he holds 40 awarded patents. He received his B.S in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.S in Engineering from Stanford University

Event Details and Lodging

Event will be held at Embassy Suites in Downtown Omaha

Embassy Suites is located at 555 South 10th Street.  

A block of rooms is reserved for the event.  When making reservations mention the HBA group for discounted rooms. 

Reservations can be made at (402)346-9000.

Rooms must be reserved by 7/17/2018.
Check in is 4:00PM. Check out is 11:00AM.


August 16th, 2018 7:00 AM   through   August 18th, 2018 9:00 PM
555 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
Event Fee(s)
Individual Attendee $ 0.00
Vendor Booth $ 600.00

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