Keynote Speakers

Be stimulated and inspired by healthcare leaders and experts during the keynote presentations. Keynote speakers will present their unique perspectives in healthcare.

Thursday, February 27

Victor M. Montori, M.D. Victor M. Montori, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Victor M. Montori, M.D. is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade. He is a Senior Advisor in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research of the US Government. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the BMJ, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He recently published the book Why We Revolt – A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.

Friday, February 28

Alex KnightAlex Knight
Founding Partner, QFI
Scottsdale, Arizona

Alex Knight, BSc, MBA, CEng, is a founding partner of QFI and inventor of Theory of Constraints-based solutions. For nearly three decades he has been working around the world alongside many great leaders in healthcare, social care, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. His consulting, speaking, lecturing and coaching work has shown him first-hand the joys and struggles people face in their endeavors to improve their services and businesses.

For the last 15 years, Alex has been building, testing and verifying a Theory of Constraints solution for healthcare. The solution has been tested in acute, community and mental health settings in the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States and Australia. On completion of the solution, Alex and the team have focused their attention on building the education, implementation and software elements to ensure the solution’s robustness, sustainability and scalability.

Knight previously served as Managing Director of Ashridge Consulting Ltd. and Chief Executive of Goldratt Consulting. Knight was mentored for three decades by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the inventor of the Theory of Constraints and author of The Goal. Knight followed in his mentor’s footsteps with the novel Pride and Joy, which reviewers have dubbed The Goal for the healthcare industry.