New Zealand Women in HealthTech, “Breaking through Bias”

April 10, 2019
5.30pm - 7.30pm
BNZ Artspace, Level 7, Deloitte Centre, 80 Queens Street, Auckland

Welcome to the launch of the newly formed

New Zealand Women in HealthTech, “Breaking through Bias”

When: Wednesday, 10th April 2019

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: BNZ Artspace, Level 7, Deloitte Centre

Please join us and be part of our first event, which includes a collaborative group representing the HealthTech sector in NZ between:

* New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT)

* Consortium for Medical Device Technologies(CMDT)

* Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ)

Our mission is to empower women and diversity to flourish at all levels of the HealthTech industry by making cultural change within organisational opportunities and leadership. 

Come and be part of a positive, energetic and supportive forum, and have an opportunity to meet others who want to make new connections, think big, learn how to challenge norms, and be supported. 

We are honoured to welcome our first inspiring guest speakers:

Dr Catherine Mohr is Vice President of Strategy at Intuitive Surgical

Dr. Catherine Mohr is a New Zealand expat and the Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, a high technology Silicon Valley based company that makes the da Vinci surgical robot. In this role she is responsible for strategic planning of new developments, identifying new technologies for incorporation into the robotic platform, and conducting surgical labs to evaluate prototype devices and technologies. She is also a Consulting Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine and on the medicine and robotics faculty of Singularity University. 

Dr. Mohr received her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from MIT, and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine.  She has been involved with numerous startup companies in the areas of alternative energy transportations, computer aided design software, and medical devices.

Dr Mohr currently serves as a scientific advisor for several startup companies. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of surgical robotics, innovation, and the importance of science. She is also the author of numerous scientific publications, and the recipient of multiple awards including “World Class New Zealander” for raising the profile of her home country internationally.

Despite her busy schedule, Catherine still continues to contribute to the growth of NZ’s medtech sector. She consults to the NZ government, is a mentor to several start-ups and is a member of the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence Advisory Board.


Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie (Ngati Porou),Director - Consulting, Deloitte

I am a proud champion of diversity and inclusion in New Zealand. After years in the public sector and equally as many working with large and medium sized businesses in the private sector, I have been able to bring all of my skills and experience together to help organisations to empower their people to bring their whole selves to work and therefore improve New Zealand's economic outcomes.

Join me in my vision for Aotearoa, New Zealand - because we all win!


There will be networking opportunities before and following the official presentations.

Many thanks to our Partners - BNZ whose support is enabling us to hold our first event at the amazing BNZ Artspace in Auckland,  Webtools Health for designing and supporting our new website and MedTech Centre of Research Excellence for organizing our speakers.


Tickets are limited so please secure your spot asap

NZHIT, MTANZ and CMDT Members - $20.00

Non Members - $30.00

(Includes drinks and nibbles on the evening)


If you have any questions about the event or the organisation, please contact Erin Currie, Olympus and Chair of MTANZ via email .

Dr. Catherine Mohr

Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie

Director - Consulting, Deloitte


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